Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith
Research Professor of Robotics
Carnegie Mellon University

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Laura Drees

Laura Drees
Policy Intern
Center for Data Innovation

Laura is a policy intern with the Center for Data Innovation. She is entering her third year at the University of Colorado Law School, where she has volunteered with CU Restorative Justice, worked as a Research Assistant, and served as a Legislative Research Fellow for State Senator Aguilar. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in English and Psychology and a minor in German. Her main interests are in public policy law, consumer protection, and technology legislation and regulation.

Christopher Wood

Christopher Wood
Executive Director
LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute

Samir Goswami

Samir Goswami
Director of Government Professional Solutions
LexisNexis

Jill Ingrassia

Jill Ingrassia
Managing Director, Government Relations and Traffic Safety Advocacy department
AAA

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Anthony Shaw

Anthony Shaw
Transportation Program Specialist
ITS America

Anthony first joined ITS America in May 2013 as an intern in the Technical Programs department, and was hired as a Transportation Specialist four months later. Much of Anthony’s work at ITS America has focused on the policies and technical issues concerning autonomous and connected vehicles. Read more »

Eric Beinhocker

Eric Beinhocker
Executive Director
The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford

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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).