Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Isabel Sawhill

Isabel Sawhill
Co-Director
Budgeting for National Priorities at The Brookings Institution

Isabel V. Sawhill is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She serves as co-director of the Budgeting for National Priorities project and co-director of the Center on Children and Families. She holds the Cabot Family Chair. In 2009, she began the Social Genome Project, an initiative by the Center on Children and Families that seeks to determine how to increase economic opportunity for disadvantaged children. She served as vice president and director of the Economic Studies program from 2003 to 2006. Prior to joining Brookings, Dr. Read more »

Carsten Fink

Carsten Fink
Chief Economist
World Intellectual Property Organization

Carsten Fink is the Chief Economist of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) based in Geneva. Before joining WIPO, he was Professor of International Economics at the University of St. Gallen. He also held the positions of Visiting Professor at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Group d’Economie Mondiale, a research institute at Sciences Po. Prior to his academic appointments, Mr. Fink worked for more than 10 years at the World Bank. Read more »

Rajat Kathuria

Rajat Kathuria
Director and Chief Executive
ICRIER

Rajat Kathuria is Director and Chief Executive at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. He has over 20 years experience in teaching and 10 years experience in economic policy, besides research interests on a range of issues relating to regulation and competition policy. He worked with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) during its first eight years (1998-2006) and gained hands on experience with telecom regulation in an environment changing rapidly towards competition. Read more »

Ben Luján

Ben Luján
United States Congress
(NM-3)

Born and raised in New Mexico, Rep. Ben Ray Luján grew up in Nambe, a small farming community north of Santa Fe bordered by the pueblos of Nambe and Pojoaque. There he learned the time-honored traditions and values of New Mexico. Read more »

Dr. William Janeway

Dr. William Janeway
Senior Advisor
Warburg Pincus

William H. Janeway is Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1988 and was responsible for building the information technology investment practice.  Previously, he was executive vice president and director at Eberstadt Fleming. Dr. Janeway is a director of Magnet Systems, Nuance Communications, O'Reilly Media, and a member of the Board of Managers of Roubini Global Economics.   Read more »

Stan Ratcliffe

Stan Ratcliffe
President
NCR Government Systems

Stan Ratcliffe is president NCR Government Systems LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NCR Corporation.  As the leader of this organization, Ratcliffe is focused on driving the adoption of next-generation self-service solutions that facilitate the exchange of information among governments and their constituents. Read more »

Thomas Dohrmann

Thomas Dohrmann
Director
Public Sector Practice (U.S.), McKinsey & Company

Tom is a co-founder of our Public Sector Practice in the Americas. He directs our work with tax authorities and public-finance agencies, as well as our research on public-sector productivity. He also helps lead the McKinsey Center for Government’s work on fiscal management. Read more »

Robert Mahini

Robert Mahini
Policy Counsel
Google

Robert Mahini is currently a Policy Counsel at Google, Inc. working on consumer protection and competition issues. Previously, he was an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission from 2005-2012. He worked in the FTC's Office of the General Counsel on regulatory, legislative, and litigation matters, including on privacy issues such as email spam.  Since 2009, he has taught Government Law at The George Washington University Law School. Read more »

Colleen Robbins

Colleen Robbins
Chief of Online Threat Initiatives
Federal Trade Commission

Colleen B. Robbins is the FTC’s Chief of Online Threat Initiatives in the Division of Marketing Practices.  Her work includes identifying and evaluating high tech fraud case prospects and litigating spyware, Internet fraud, and business opportunity cases.  Among her most recent cases, Ms. Robbins is litigating the Commission’s suits against six entities responsible for tech support scams that have affected consumers globally.  In addition, Ms. Read more »

Michael O’Reirdan

Michael O’Reirdan
Engineering Fellow
Comcast Cable

Mike O’Reirdan is an Engineering Fellow at Comcast where he has worked since 2003. He has been involved with the design and operation of large-scale highly available public facing IT systems since 1990. Currently focused on security issues, he was responsible for the architecture of the current Comcast anti-spam platform and the architecture of the Comcast anti-bot service, Constant Guard.  Read more »

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