Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Eli Dourado

Eli Dourado
Research Fellow
Mercatus Center

Eli Dourado is a research fellow in the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in Internet governance, intellectual property, political economy, and the economics of technology. His writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostForeign PolicyThe GuardianArs Technica, and Wired, among other outlets. Read more »

Phil Corwin

Phil Corwin
Founding Principal
Virtualaw

Philip S. Corwin is the Founding Principal of Virtualaw LLC, a Washington, DC consulting firm that specializes in assisting clients in shaping public policy. With extensive federal legislative and regulatory experience, his practice is focused on the dynamically evolving law of electronic commerce and intellectual property. Read more »

Jamie Barnett, Rear Admiral (Ret.)

Jamie Barnett, Rear Admiral (Ret.)
Co-Chair of Telecommunications Group
Venable LLP

Admiral Barnett is Co-Chair of Venable's Telecommunications Group and a partner in the firm's Cybersecurity Practice. He has a rare combination of experience in cybersecurity, national defense, homeland security, emergency communications, public safety communications and technology policy. This experience is invaluable to clients in the financial services, transportation, telecommunications and utilities industries as well as other critical infrastructures. Read more »

Kofi Jones

Kofi Jones
Vice President of Public Relations and Government Affairs
American Well

Kofi Jones is the Vice President of Public Affairs for American Well – a national mobile and web based telehealth solution provider based in Boston. Prior to joining American Well, Kofi spent 4.5 years working for the Deval Patrick Administration - first as a Public Affairs Director and spokeswoman for the Governor’s Economic Development Secretary, and then as the state’s first Chief Marketing Officer. She has also spent several years as a communications and media expert, including a decade in television news as a producer, reporter, and anchor. Read more »

Krista Drobac

Krista Drobac
Policy Advisor
DLA Piper

Krista Drobac, is a Senior Policy Advisor in DLA Piper's Health Care Policy and Regulatory group, based in Washington, DC, and Executive Director of the Alliance for Connected Care.  She was previously director of the Health Division in the National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices and was a Senior Advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Ms. Read more »

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson
United States Congress
(OH-6)

Born and raised on family farms, Congressman Bill Johnson learned early the values of hard work, honesty, and sacrifice. Those values have stayed with Johnson throughout his life and have made him the leader he is today. Read more »

Doris Matsui

Doris Matsui
United States Congress
(CA-6)

Congresswoman Doris Matsui has represented the city of Sacramento and its surrounding areas since 2005.  She is committed to strengthening Sacramento’s flood protection, ensuring quality, affordable health care for all, promoting a clean energy economy, and creating a vibrant region where families can live, work, and play. Read more »

Richard Bennett

Richard Bennett
Visiting Fellow
American Enterprise Institute
Richard Bennett  has a 30 year background in network engineering and standards. He was vice-chair of the IEEE 802.3 task group that devised the original Ethernet over Twisted Pair standard, and has contributed to Wi-Fi standards for fifteen years. He was active in OSI, the instigator of RFC 1001, and founder, along with Bob Metcalfe, of the Open Token Foundation, the first network industry alliance to operate an interoperability lab.

Hal Salzman

Hal Salzman
Professor
Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Hal Salzman is a sociologist and Professor at the E.J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the J.J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University.  His research focuses on globalization of science and engineering, S&E workforce education and development, workplace restructuring, skill requirements, and technology. He has conducted a number of studies of the IT industry, on both software design and work practices and on science and engineering work force issues. His research has been funded by the Alfred P. Read more »

Jonathan Rothwell

Jonathan Rothwell
Associate Fellow
Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Jonathan Rothwell is an associate fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, where he has worked since 2009. His research covers a variety of topics on the sources of regional and national economic growth and prosperity with a focus on human capital and innovation. He has written Brookings reports on the labor market for education and skills, the economic consequences of patents and science and technical knowledge, the cleantech industry, and how land regulations create income segregation and unequal access to high-performing public schools. Read more »

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