Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Jerry Taylor

Jerry Taylor
Senior Fellow
Cato Institute

Jerry Taylor is among the most widely cited and influential critics of federal energy and environmental policy in the nation. Taylor is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and National Review and appears regularly on CNBC, NPR, Bloomberg Radio, the BBC, and Fox News. His op-eds on public policy have appeared in the pages of the Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Los Angeles Times and most other major dailies. Read more »

Klaus Mochalski

Klaus Mochalski
CEO and Co-founder

Klaus Mochalski is CEO and co-founder of ipoque. He has conducted research in the area of network measurements for five years, working on international projects in the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of Leipzig, Germany and the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Prior to his research he was working as an IT consultant planning and deploying large-scale network installations. Read more »

Thomas Sehested

Thomas Sehested
Senior Vice President, Anti-Piracy Solutions

Thomas Sehested joined MarkMonitor with more than seven years of experience in Internet anti-piracy. At MarkMonitor, Thomas is responsible for the company's anti-piracy solutions business. In 2004, Thomas founded DtecNet to effectively combat the growing problem of Internet piracy worldwide. With a "customer first" focus, Thomas successfully grew DtecNet into a market leading global anti-piracy company. Prior to DtecNet, Thomas worked in Business Development at one of Europe's largest Internet Service Providers, Tiscali. Read more »

David Price

David Price
Director of Piracy Analysis

Dr David Price is  a leading expert in digital piracy. David has well over a decade of specialist experience working with companies seeking to understand the advantages and dangers of internet technologies. Read more »

Joseph Farrell

Director of the Bureau of Economics
Federal Trade Commission

The FTC named Joseph Farrell to head the Bureau of Economics in April, 2009. Prior to that position he taught economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also chaired the Competition Policy Center. Joseph Farrell was educated at Oxford University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1981. He joined UC Berkeley in 1989 as an associate professor and became a full professor in 1991. He as elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2002. Professor Farrell previously was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics with the U.S. Dept. Read more »

Janet L. McDavid

Hogan Lovells

Ms. McDavid is a partner in the Washington, D.C. Read more »

Seth Bloom

General Counsel
Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, Staff of Sen. Herb Kohl, Chairman

Seth Bloom serves as General Counsel of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee on the staff of Senator Herb Kohl, the Chairman of the Subcommittee. He is responsible for antitrust, competition, and other business regulation issues for Senator Kohl. He has served on Senator Kohl’s staff on the Antitrust Subcommittee for the past eleven years. In this capacity, he has been responsible for planning hearings to investigate competition in many industries, including telecommunications and media, health care, aviation, energy, and agriculture. Read more »

William F. Tyndall

William F. Tyndall
Senior Vice President, Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs
Duke Energy

Bill Tyndall is senior vice president of federal government and regulatory affairs for Duke Energy. He leads the group responsible for federal policy and government affairs, and environment, health and safety policy. He was named to his current position in April 2009. Read more »

Cathy Zoi

Acting Under Secretary for Energy
Department of Energy

Cathy Zoi is the Acting Under Secretary for Energy and Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in her Assistant Secretary role on June 19, 2009. Ms. Zoi oversees a broad energy portfolio, including the Offices of Electricity Delivery and Reliability, EERE, Fossil Energy, Nuclear Energy, Environmental Management, and Legacy Management. Ms. Read more »

Merrilea Mayo

Mayo Enterprises, LLC

Merrilea Mayo, Ph.D., is the founder of Mayo Enterprises, LLC, a consultancy in the areas of innovation, workforce, technology and the future of learning. Her recent work has included projects for NASA’s Office of the Administrator, and the Kellogg Foundation. Previously, Dr. Mayo was a Director of Future of Learning Initiatives at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Her portfolio there included video-game-based learning, educational virtual worlds, and cell-phone-delivered learning. From 2001–2006, Dr. Read more »