A recognized global leader in Internet policy, Leslie Harris is the President and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) the leading Internet freedom organization working at the vanguard of technology and policy innovation. Read more »
Chris Wolf has practiced law for more than three decades, and currently leads the global privacy practice at Hogan Lovells US LLP, resident in Washington, DC. He also is the founder and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a Washington, DC based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices, and earlier this year formed the Coalition for Privacy and Free Trade. Chris has edited or authored several books on privacy and Internet issues. Read more »
Julian Sanchez is a Washington, D.C., based research fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute. He studies issues at the busy intersection of technology, privacy, civil liberties, with a special focus on national security surveillance. Sanchez came to Cato from a career in journalism covering many of the same issues, which included stints as the Washington Editor for the technology news site Ars Technica, a blogger for The Economist, and an editor for Reason magazine.
As the incoming Managing Director of the Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project at Babson Global, the commercial arm of Babson College, Shanker A. Singham brings with him a wealth of experience in trade, competition and regulatory systems. He is one of the most experienced, and well known international trade and competition lawyers in the world, having authored the leading text book on the subject of trade, competition and regulatory frameworks. He has lectured, written and spoken extensively, including over one hundred articles and book chapters. Read more »
Edward Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), specializing in U.S. economic competitiveness. In addition, Mr. Alden is the director of the CFR Renewing America publication series. The former Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times, his work focuses on immigration and visa policy, and on U.S. trade and international economic policy. Read more »
Matthew Hancock is an economist and politician. He has been a Member of Parliament for West Suffolk since 2010 and is Minister for Skills in the UK Government’s Departments of Education and of Business. Before entering Parliament he worked as an economist at the Bank of England, and later as Chief of Staff to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) George Osborne. He once held the world record for the most northerly game of cricket ever played.
Nadhim Zahawi is an entrepreneur and politician. He has been the Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010 and sits on the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee. Before working in politics he founded the market research and polling company YouGov, taking it public in 2005 and continuing as Chief Executive until his selection as a parliamentary candidate. He is also a non-executive Director of FTSE 250 recruitment business SThree Plc. He is a keen horse rider and used to be a useful show jumper many decades ago.
Carrie Johnson is a Justice Correspondent for the Washington Desk.
She covers a wide variety of stories about justice issues, law enforcement and legal affairs for NPR's flagship programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the Newscasts and NPR.org.
While in this role, Johnson has chronicled major challenges to the landmark voting rights law, a botched law enforcement operation targeting gun traffickers along the Southwest border, and the Obama administration's deadly drone program for suspected terrorists overseas. Read more »
Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services
Phillip Singerman serves as Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity he is responsible for the NIST suite of external partnership programs, including the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, NIST technology transfer and small business innovation research awards, economic analysis, and technology innovation. Read more »
Scott Doron directs the Southern Technology Council and provides senior-level guidance to Southern Growth on projects in the areas of science and technology. Scott authored and co-authored seven reports as part of Southern Growth Policies Board's initiative on telecommunications and economic development. He also managed three regional conferences on telecommunications in Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia. Read more »