Affiliated Experts

Ann Mettler

Ann Mettler
Executive Director and Co-Founder
The Lisbon Council

Ann Mettler is executive director and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based knowledge economy think tank. She also serves as executive director of the European Digital Forum, a new think tank spearheaded by the Lisbon Council and Nesta, in collaboration with the European Commission’s DG Connect and Startup Europe Partnership. Previously, Ms Mettler worked at the World Economic Forum, where she last served as director for Europe. She has provided analysis of current affairs on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and BBC, and is a frequent speaker at high-level conferences across Europe. Read more »

Gail D. Fosler

Gail D. Fosler
President
The GailFosler Group LLC

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Gregory Tassey

Gregory Tassey
Non-resident Senior Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
State and Local
Science and R&D

Gregory Tassey is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. His major fields of research are the economics of innovation, technology-based economic growth policies, and R&D program impact analysis and evaluation. Over his career, he has become a leading expert in innovation economics and related policies, consulting with U.S. and foreign governments, leading universities, and non-profit organizations. He is currently a member of a National Academy of Sciences committee that is charged by Congress with improving returns on federal R&D. Read more »

Roberto Masiero

Roberto Masiero
President
THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation

Roberto Masiero is the President of THINK!, The Innovation Knowledge Foundation, a think tank based in Milan, Italy, and operating in Europe and emerging markets. Roberto spent most of his career with International Data Corporation (IDC), the leading worldwide ICT market research company, where he held the position of President IDC International until September 2009. In this capacity, he was acting as the high-level executive contact for IDC’s worldwide customers, leading IDC's conference business and managing IDC’s worldwide government relations. Read more »

Greg Farmer

Greg Farmer
Vice President of Government Affairs
Qualcomm Incorporated

Greg Farmer is Vice President of Government Affairs for Qualcomm. In this capacity, Farmer leads Qualcomm’s Washington, DC office and manages the legislative agenda for the Company with respect to the federal government and the United States Congress. Read more »

Richard Lipsey

Richard Lipsey
Professor Emeritus
Simon Fraser University

Dr. Richard G. Lipsey is currently Professor Emeritus of Economics at Simon Fraser University. He is an officer of the Order of Canada, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Econometric Society, and a past president of the Canadian Economic Society and the Atlantic Economic Society. Read more »

Vinny Catalano

Vinny Catalano
Non-resident Senior Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Economic Theory
E-Mail:
vcatalano@itif.org

Vinny Catalano is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and President and Global Investment Strategist with Blue Marble Research and author of “Sectors and Styles.” A global macro economic and capital markets expert, Vinny appears regularly in the media (CNBC, Bloomberg Radio, National Public Radio, Canada’s C- TV and BNN TV, New Delhi TV) and is frequently quoted in various professional publications (Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Financial Times, Reuters, Fortune, thestreet.com, MarketWatch, Read more »

John Zysman

John Zysman
Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Professor Zysman has been a member of the University of California, Berkeley faculty since 1974, teaching European politics and political economy, and has been Co-Director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) since its establishment in 1982. He has written extensively on European and Japanese policy and corporate strategy; his interests also include comparative politics, Western European politics, and political economy. Read more »

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger
Visiting Professor
MIT’s Engineering Systems Division

Dr. Wladawsky-Berger is Visiting Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT’s Engineering Systems Division, and Adjunct Professor in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the Imperial College Business School. He is a member of BP’s Technology Advisory Council, the Visiting Committee for the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago and the Board of Visitors for the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more »

Pierre de Vries

Pierre de Vries
Research Fellow
Economic Policy Research Center of the University of Washington

Pierre de Vries is a Resea