Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Gordon Goldstein

Gordon Goldstein
Managing Director and Head of External Affairs
SilverLake

Gordon Goldstein joined Silver Lake in 2010. He is a Managing Director with responsibility for global external affairs, including government relations, public policy, strategic communications, and media relations issues for Silver Lake as well as key public affairs issues for the firm’s portfolio companies. In 2012 Mr. Goldstein  represented Silver Lake as a member of the United States government and industry delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications. Mr. Read more »

Jacquelynn Ruff

Jacquelynn Ruff
Vice President
International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Communications

Jacquelynn (Jackie) Ruff is Vice President – International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Verizon Communications. In addition to being a leading communications provider in the U.S., Verizon delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. 

Ms. Ruff leads the group that is responsible for global public policy development, advocacy, and guidance.  She directs activity within U.S. and international forums, such as the International Telecommunication Union, the OECD, APEC, and the Internet Governance Forum. Read more »

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.  

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