Waldo Jaquith is the director of the U.S. Open Data Institute. He’s been a website developer and technologist in the open data space for over twenty years. In 2011, in acknowledgement of his transparency work, Jaquith was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House and, in 2012, an "OpenGov Champion" by the Sunlight Foundation. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and son.
Director of Automotive Business Development for Americas
Bita Sistani has more than 20 years of experience working in the semiconductor industry. Her career began at Intel where she held several positions including Microprocessor design engineer, Flash memory quality and reliability engineer, Software applications engineer as well as several management positions. Read more »
Andrew Coetzee is group vice president, product planning for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., responsible for product planning, pricing, regulatory affairs, powertrain planning and advanced technology. Read more »
Mary L. Brown joined Cisco’s Government Affairs office in 2004, where she serves as Managing Director. She covers a wide range of public policy issues for Cisco related to IP-based technologies, wireless and networking.
During her career, she has worked as a consultant, as in-house regulatory counsel for a major carrier, and for approximately 10 years as a staff lawyer and manager at the Federal Communications Commission. In addition to telecommunications issues, she has substantial experience in Internet law and policy. Read more »
Erin Mershon is a technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. She’s also covered politics and policy for Communications Daily, The National Journal, Roll Call, and The Huffington Post. She’s a Cincinnati, Ohio native and a graduate of Kenyon College, where she studied political science and ran the college newspaper.
Eli Dourado is a research fellow in the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in Internet governance, intellectual property, political economy, and the economics of technology. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Ars Technica, and Wired, among other outlets. Read more »
Philip S. Corwin is the Founding Principal of Virtualaw LLC, a Washington, DC consulting firm that specializes in assisting clients in shaping public policy. With extensive federal legislative and regulatory experience, his practice is focused on the dynamically evolving law of electronic commerce and intellectual property. Read more »
Admiral Barnett is Co-Chair of Venable's Telecommunications Group and a partner in the firm's Cybersecurity Practice. He has a rare combination of experience in cybersecurity, national defense, homeland security, emergency communications, public safety communications and technology policy. This experience is invaluable to clients in the financial services, transportation, telecommunications and utilities industries as well as other critical infrastructures. Read more »
Vice President of Public Relations and Government Affairs
Kofi Jones is the Vice President of Public Affairs for American Well – a national mobile and web based telehealth solution provider based in Boston. Prior to joining American Well, Kofi spent 4.5 years working for the Deval Patrick Administration - first as a Public Affairs Director and spokeswoman for the Governor’s Economic Development Secretary, and then as the state’s first Chief Marketing Officer. She has also spent several years as a communications and media expert, including a decade in television news as a producer, reporter, and anchor. Read more »
Krista Drobac, is a Senior Policy Advisor in DLA Piper's Health Care Policy and Regulatory group, based in Washington, DC, and Executive Director of the Alliance for Connected Care. She was previously director of the Health Division in