ITIF Experts

Doug Brake

Doug Brake
Telecommunications Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
E-Mail:
dbrake@itif.org
Phone:
(202) 524-5541

Doug Brake is a Telecommunications Policy Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He specializes in broadband policy, wireless enforcement, and spectrum sharing mechanisms. He previously served as a research assistant at the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado, where he sought to improve policy surrounding wireless enforcement, interference limits and gigabit network deployment. Read more »

Robert D. Atkinson

Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Competitiveness
E-Government
Economic Theory
Internet
Manufacturing
Productivity
Science and R&D
Taxes
Transportation
E-Mail:
ratkinson@itif.org
Phone:
202-449-1351

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Michelle Wein

Michelle Wein
Trade Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
E-Mail:
mwein@itif.org
Phone:
202-524-4398

Michelle Wein is ITIF’s Trade Policy Analyst, specializing in the connections between international trade, innovation, intellectual property and economic productivity. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Hill, Politico and Inside U.S. Trade, among others. Prior to joining ITIF, Michelle worked on intellectual property policy at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of State. She also spent four months studying European Union governance challenges in Berlin, Germany.

Ben Miller

Ben Miller
Economic Growth Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
E-Mail:
bmiller@itif.org
Phone:
202-626-5720

Ben Miller is ITIF’s Economic Growth Policy Analyst, specializing in the connection between technology, innovation, and the macroeconomy. Ben joined ITIF in 2013 after working as an economic analyst for the Federal Trade Commission, and has held a variety of other positions in the private and non-profit sectors. He also served for two years as an education volunteer in the Philippines with the US Peace Corps. Ben holds a Masters of International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Bachelors of Arts in German from Whitman College.

Joe Kennedy

Joe Kennedy
Senior Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
E-Mail:
jkennedy@itif.org

Joe Kennedy is a Senior Fellow at ITIF with a focus on economic policy. For almost three decades he has provided legal and economic advice to senior officials in the public and private sector. Much of this advice has been directed at public policies involving technology, competitiveness, and the social contract. He also consults privately on these issues. Read more »

Megan Nicholson

Megan Nicholson
Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Megan Nicholson is a Policy Analyst with ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI). She specializes in clean energy policy, the federal energy budget, the role of the Department of Defense in the energy innovation ecosystem, and international environmental policy. She also manages CCEI’s Energy Innovation Tracker, a public database of federal investments in energy innovation down to the project level, which is widely used as an analytical resource by policymakers, think tanks, and academics. Read more »

Val Giddings

Val Giddings
Senior Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Competitiveness
Life Sciences
Science and R&D
E-Mail:
vgiddings@itif.org

L. Val Giddings joins ITIF as Senior Fellow after nearly three decades of experience in science and regulatory policy relating to biotechnology innovations in agriculture and biomedicine. He works with ITIF to bring intellectual leadership to examination of the constraints inhibiting innovations in these areas, and devising remedies to those constraints. Read more »

Stephen Ezell

Stephen Ezell
Director of Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Competitiveness
E-Government
Economic Theory
Internet
Manufacturing
Productivity
Science and R&D
Trade
Transportation
E-Mail:
sezell@itif.org
Phone:
202-449-1349

Stephen Ezell is the Director of Global Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), with a focus on science and technology policy, international competitiveness, and trade, manufacturing, and services issues. He is the co-author with Dr. Robert Atkinson of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, September 2012). Mr. Read more »

Daniel Castro

Daniel Castro
Vice President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Accessibility
Cybersecurity
E-Government
Health IT
Intellectual Property
Internet
Privacy
Transportation
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