Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Victoria Espinel

Victoria Espinel
Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
Office of Management and Budget

Victoria A. Espinel currently serves in the Executive Office of the President as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in September 2009 and was confirmed by the Senate in December 2009. In this capacity, she is charged with developing and implementing the Administration’s overall strategy for enforcement of intellectual property. Read more »

Adam Thierer

Adam Thierer
Senior Research Fellow
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Adam Thierer is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University with the Technology Policy Program. His primary research interests are technology, media, Internet, and free speech policy issues, with a particular focus on online child safety and digital privacy policy issues. Read more »

Eliza Krigman

Eliza Krigman
Reporter
Politico

Eliza Krigman is a technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. She developed her policy muscles at National Journal, where she served as a principal writer for the Tech Daily Dose blog and also contributed to the company’s daily paper and weekly magazine. Krigman's coverage of tech issues has run the gamut from copyright infringement, online privacy and cable fee disputes to net neutrality and music performance royalties. She has also written extensively on federal education issues and lobbying. Read more »

Hank Hultquist

Vice President, Federal Regulatory
AT&T

Hank joined AT&T (then SBC) in 2004. He represents AT&T at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a number of issues including broadband and Internet policy, video and media policy, intercarrier compensation, and universal service. He is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) and serves on the North American Numbering Council (NANC). Prior to joining AT&T, he was with MCI for eight years. Read more »

Scott Jordan

Professor of Computer Science
University of California, Irvine

Scott Jordan is Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine. His research interests include communications policy, pricing and differentiated services in the Internet, and resource allocation in wireless multimedia networks. In the communications policy area, he is working on network neutrality and traffic management. He is developing moderate network neutrality policies founded on network architecture that encourage development of network management for multimedia applications while prohibiting anti-competitive behavior. Read more »

Lynn Armbrust

Lynn Armbrust
Technology Enablement & Process Design Executive
Bank of America

Lynn Armbrust is Technology Enablement & Process Design executive for the eChannels and Customer Solutions organization at Bank of America. In this role, Armbrust is responsible for leading the design, development and deployment of customer experiences and solutions, including leading the following teams: User Experience Design; Emerging Channel Capabilities; Money Movement ePlatforms; Process Excellence; Integrated Business Architecture; Customer Protection and Social Spaces Solutions; Relationship Continuum Execution and Integrated Management Reporting and Analytics. Read more »

Kent Dicks

Kent Dicks
Chief Executive Officer
MedApps Inc.

Kent Dicks has over 25 years of successful entrepreneurial experience providing dynamic and strategic leadership in demanding environments of Information Technology, Engineering and Aerospace/Defense. Under Mr. Dicks leadership, MedApps has become widely acknowledged in the remote monitoring field by industry and government organizations alike. Read more »

Ed Gray

Ed Gray
Vice President of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
Elster Solutions

Ed Gray is Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at Elster Solutions where he is responsible for legislative and regulatory policy development and execution at the federal and state levels. He has over 35 years experience in the electricity industry. At Elster he has participated in over 15 state regulatory proceedings, given over 30 industry presentations, and participated in national and international standards policy efforts. Read more »

Kim Hart

Kim Hart
Technology Reporter
Politico

Kim Hart is a technology reporter at Politico. Previously, she created and wrote the “Hillicon Valley” blog at The Hill newspaper, which covers Congress. Earlier, she covered national technology and policy for The Washington Post, where she also wrote the weekly “Download” column. She has worked at The Baltimore Sun and at her hometown paper in Fort Myers, Florida. She is an honors graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Maryland, and has taught journalism at George Washington University and Georgetown University.

Paul E. Jacobs

Paul E. Jacobs
Chief Executive Officer
Qualcomm

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is chairman of Qualcomm’s board of directors and the company’s chief executive officer. A leader in the field of mobile communications for nearly two decades and a key architect of Qualcomm’s strategic vision, Dr. Jacobs’ responsibilities include leadership and oversight of all the company’s initiatives and operations. Read more »

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