Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Thomas M. Dailey

Thomas M. Dailey
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Verizon

Mr. Dailey is responsible for providing legal, policy and strategic-level advice to Verizon’s Chief Strategy Officer and Global Strategy organization on the future direction of the corporation in numerous areas including video, cloud, healthcare and IoT/M2M. Mr. Dailey also serves as head of international public policy and regulatory affairs with responsibility for developing and implementing Verizon’s public policy objectives in a wide array of areas, including wireless, Internet and Internet governance, security and data protection.   Read more »

Jerry Berman

Jerry Berman
Founder
Center for Democracy and Technology

Jerry Berman is the founder of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). CDT is a Washington, DC based Internet public policy organization established in December of 1994. CDT plays a leading role in free speech, privacy, Internet Governance and architecture issues affecting democracy and civil liberties on the global Internet. Read more »

Jill Lesser

Jill Lesser
Executive Director
Center for Copyright Information

Jill Lesser currently serves as the Executive Director of CCI. Ms. Lesser’s background includes serving as the Deputy Director of Public Policy and Director of the Civic Media Project at People for the American Way (PFAW), a Washington, D.C.-based civil liberties organization where she directed the organization’s public policy initiatives relating to new technologies and the First Amendment.  After PFAW, she became a Senior Vice President, Domestic Public Policy, for AOL, Inc. Read more »

Harry Lightsey

Harry Lightsey
Executive Director
Global Connected Consumer-Global Government Relations, GM

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Mark A. Riccobono

Mark A. Riccobono
Executive Director, Jernigan Institute
National Federation of the Blind

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Tina Lee

Tina Lee
Researcher
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access

Seunghyun “Tina” Lee is a Ph.D student in Industrial Design working at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access in College of Architecture. Her research interest is in human-computer interaction (HCI) using universal and human-centered design approaches to provide better experiences for people with and without limitations. Currently, she is working on designing and developing mobile voting interfaces using the universal design approach for facilitating voting performance. Read more »

Kathryn Summers

Kathryn Summers
Associate Professor
University of Baltimore
Kathryn Summers' current work focuses on making medical and other information easier to find, navigate and read on the Web for people with lower literacy skills.

Stephen Blosser

Stephen Blosser
Assistive Technology Specialist
Michigan State University

Stephen Blosser has served as the Assistive Technology Specialist at the RCPD since 1998. MSU approaches assistive technology delivery as a team effort. Stephen works closely with MSU associates, assistive technology users, parents, aides, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, physicians and service providers. To facilitate assistive technology implementation, Stephen is involved in the initial evaluation, system design, construction, delivery, mounting, training and maintenance of technology systems for persons with disabilities. Read more »

Frances Harris, PhD

Frances Harris, PhD
Research Scientist
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access

Dr. Harris is a Research Scientist at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Dublin. Read more »

Shaun Kane

Shaun Kane
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Shaun Kane is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Shaun's primary research interests are accessible user interfaces and mobile human-computer interaction. Shaun's work explores ways to make mobile devices easier to use, especially for people with disabilities and people in distracting environments. Shaun received his PhD from The Information School at the University of Washington in 2011. 

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