Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Hilary Cain

Hilary Cain
Director, Tech and Innovation Policy
Toyota

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Eric Berkobin

Eric Berkobin
Vice President, Engineering
Verizon Telematics

Eric Berkobin is the Vice President of Engineering for Verizon Telematics (f/k/a/ Hughes Telematics, Inc.) and has been with the company since 2005. He has engineering (both software & hardware) and manufacturing responsibility for OEM, Aftermarket, and Mobile PERS products.Berkobin has helped secure In-Drive contracts with three Fortune 500 clients. He played an integral role in HTI’s 2006 acquisition of Networkfleet, a leading provider of wireless fleet management services. Read more »

Leo McCloskey

Leo McCloskey
Senior Vice President, Technical Programs
ITS America

As Senior Vice President for Technical Programs, Leo McCloskey leads ITS America’s work regarding research, standards, and other technology-driven initiatives. Prior to joining ITS America, Leo was Vice President of Marketing for Airbiquity, a leader in connected vehicle service delivery for major automakers like Ford Motor Company, Nissan and General Motors. While at Airbiquity, Leo directed the organization’s work in areas such as driver distraction and ecosystem development. Leo brings significant expertise in connected services, software, technology and advanced networking. Read more »

Britta Gross

Britta Gross
Director, Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy
GM

Britta Gross is the Director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy at GM. She is responsible for assessing energy system alternatives, identifying energy strategies and business opportunities, and steering the commercialization efforts for electrical and hydrogen infrastructure. This infrastructure is required to support the deployment of GM’s rapidly developing electric propulsion vehicle technologies, based on fuel cells and plug‐in batteries. Ms. Gross has an extensive and diverse background in the Automotive and Aerospace industries. Read more »

Jason Harrison

Jason Harrison
Director, Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships
AT&T

Jason Harrison is Director of Product Marketing for the automotive segment within AT&T’s Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships Organization (EEPO) where he leads several key initiatives related to AT&T’s automotive business including product definition, relationship management and business development. Jason first joined EEPO in 2006 to build the program for the first iPhone launch. Since then, he has managed the Apple relationship and national operations for all Apple products within AT&T as well as operations for other tablet manufacturers and AT&T resellers. Read more »

Mark Doms

Mark Doms
Under Secretary of Commerce Economic Affairs
Department of Commerce

Under Secretary Mark Doms serves as a top economic advisor to the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Obama Administration.  In this capacity, he contributes to policies and discussions on a wide range of issues including trade, manufacturing, taxation, innovation, competiveness, retirement security, immigration, and education.  Dr. Doms also leads the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), which includes two of our nation’s leading information agencies: the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Read more »

Erie Meyer

Erie Meyer
Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Erie Meyer is a Senior Advisor to the U.S. CTO at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she works on the President’s Open Data Initiatives. Read more »

Waldo Jaquith

Waldo Jaquith
Director
U.S. Open Data Institute

Waldo Jaquith is the director of the U.S. Open Data Institute. He’s been a website developer and technologist in the open data space for over twenty years. In 2011, in acknowledgement of his transparency work, Jaquith was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House and, in 2012, an "OpenGov Champion" by the Sunlight Foundation. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and son.

Bita Sistani

Bita Sistani
Director of Automotive Business Development for Americas
Micron Technology

Bita Sistani has more than 20 years of experience working in the semiconductor industry. Her career began at Intel where she held several positions including Microprocessor design engineer, Flash memory quality and reliability engineer, Software applications engineer as well as several management positions. Read more »