Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein
Columnist
Washington Post, Newsweek

Ezra Klein writes an opinionated blog on economic policy, collapsing banks, cap and trade, health care reform and pretty much anything else you can attach a chart to. His blog points to the hottest policy ideas on the Web and provides his own up-to-the-minute take. Before coming to The Post, he was an associate editor at the American Prospect. Klein has appeared as a guest on CNN, MSNBC, NPR and C-SPAN.

Karen Kornbluh

Karen Kornbluh
U.S. Ambassador to the OECD

Karen Kornbluh was sworn in as Ambassador and U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in August, 2009. Read more »

Andrew Wyckoff

Andrew Wyckoff
Director of Science, Technology and Industry
OECD

Andrew W. Wyckoff is the Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) where he oversees OECD’s work on innovation, business dynamics,  science and technology, information and communication technology policy as well as the statistical work associated with each of these areas.  Read more »

Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra
Chief Technology Officer of the United States

Aneesh Chopra is the United States Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy. He works to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to protecting the homeland. He was sworn in on May 22, 2009. Read more »

Beth Shiroishi

Beth Shiroishi
Assistant Vice President, Citizenship and Sustainability
AT&T

Beth Shiroishi is Assistant Vice President, Citizenship and Sustainability, with AT&T. In this role, she has responsibility for the company’s focus on citizenship and sustainability, including communication of the company’s positions and initiatives, stakeholder relationships, and structural governance internal to the company.

James Miller

Vehicle Technologies Program
U.S. Department of Energy
Energy & Climate

Bill Tomlinson

Bill Tomlinson
Associate Professor
UC Irvine

Bill Tomlinson is an Associate Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, and a researcher in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. He studies the fields of environmental informatics, human-computer interaction, multi-agent systems and computer-supported learning. His book Greening through IT (MIT Press, 2010) examines the ways in which information technology can help people think and act on the broad scales of time, space, and complexity necessary for us to address the world's current environmental issues. Read more »

John A. “Skip” Laitner

John A. “Skip” Laitner
Director of Economic and Social Analysis
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

John A. “Skip” Laitner is the Director of Economic and Social Analysis for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Robert S. Epstein

Robert S. Epstein
Chief Medical Officer
Medco

Dr. Robert S. Epstein joined Medco in 1995 and has served as Medco's Chief Medical Officer since 1997. In this capacity, he is responsible for formulary development, clinical guidelines, drug information services, accreditation oversight, and personalized medicine services. He is also responsible for analysis and reporting for Medco's clients. In 2009, Dr.

Masahiro Nishikawa

Senior Researcher
Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism