Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Douglas Fuller

Douglas Fuller
Professor, Department of Business Administration
Zhejiang University’s School of Management

Douglas B. Fuller is a professor in the Department of Business Administration of Zhejiang University’s School of Management.  He previously taught at King’s College London, Chinese University of Hong Kong and American University. His research spans a number of areas including political economy of development, technology policy and strategy, and comparative capitalism with a geographic focus on East Asia. The focus of his current research is the relationship between China’s institutions and its patterns of technological development.  

Daniel Berninger

Daniel Berninger
Founder
The Voice Communication Exchange Committee

Daniel Berninger is a Washington, DC based independent communication architect. Daniel's work started with the original assessment of VoIP at Bell Laboratories in 1995, technical contributions to the founding of Free World Dialup in 1996, and continued at VocalTec Communications where he led the first VoIP deployments at Verizon , HP , and NASA. He won a VON Pioneer Award as co-founder of the VON Coalition. Daniel also led the founding teams, created the business model, and recruited the CEO's for ITXC (NASDAQ: ITXC/Tom Evslin) and Vonage (NYSE: VG/Jeffrey Citron).

Tom Mcgarry

Tom Mcgarry
Fellow and VP of Research
Neustar

Mr. McGarry, who has been with Neustar since 1998, has been critical in moving the telecommunications industry to number pooling and driving the development of a new solution for routing telephone numbers on the Internet. Mr. McGarry is now VP of Research at Neustar Labs. The research group establishes technology direction and strategy both within the company and on an industry-wide basis. Mr. McGarry previously served as interim CTO of Neustar.

Ann Cavoukian

Ann Cavoukian
Information and Privacy Commissioner
Ontario, Canada

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. An avowed believer in the role that technology can play in protecting privacy, Dr. Cavoukian’s leadership has seen her office develop a number of tools and procedures to ensure that privacy is protected in Ontario – and around the world. Read more »

Ann Cavoukian

Ann Cavoukian
Information and Privacy Commissioner
Ontario, Canada

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. An avowed believer in the role that technology can play in protecting privacy, Dr. Cavoukian’s leadership has seen her office develop a number of tools and procedures to ensure that privacy is protected in Ontario – and around the world. Read more »

Laura Breeden

Laura Breeden
Program Director for Public Computing and Broadband Adoption
NTIA

Laura Breeden joined NTIA in May 2009 to lead the public computing and sustainable broadband adoption components of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, a $4.7 billion competitive grant program funded under the Recovery Act.  BTOP is designed to promote the construction of new infrastructure for broadband communications in unserved and underserved areas, make public access computer centers and training available to vulnerable populations, and promote broadband adoption by groups that are under-represented among broadband subscribers.   Under her leadership, BTOP aw Read more »

Larra Clark

Larra Clark
Director, Program on Networks
American Library Association

Larra Clark is a program director in the American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Her responsibilities include overall management of OITP’s telecommunications portfolio, strategic communications and research, and day-to-day management of projects in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more »

Larry Downes

Larry Downes
Internet Industry Analyst and Author

Larry Downes is an Internet industry analyst and author on developing business strategies in an age of accelerating technological disruption.

He is the co-author, with Paul F. Nunes, of Big Bang Disruption (Penguin Portfolio 2014).  Based on extensive research, the book introduces a new kind of disruptive innovation and teaches executives across industries how to adjust their strategies to survive it. Read more »

Emily Shaw

Emily Shaw
National Policy Manager
Sunlight Foundation

Brian Rayburn

Brian Rayburn
Lead Data Scientist
Symcat
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