Non-Affiliated Experts

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

David Douglas

David Douglas
Senior Fellow
Breakthrough Institute

David Douglas is a high-tech executive with a strong focus on innovation and sustainability.  Most recently Dave was Senior Vice President of Cloud Computing and Chief Sustainability Officer at Sun Microsystems. As CSO he oversaw the strategy and execution of Sun's environmental initiatives, including enhancements to Sun's products in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling technologies, product recycling and clean manufacturing, and improvements in the sustainability of Sun's operations. Dave has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Read more »

Richard Harris

Richard Harris
Correspondent, Science Desk
NPR News

Richard Harris reports on science issues for NPR's newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

In 2010, Harris’ reporting uncovered that the blown-out BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was spewing out far more oil than asserted in the official estimates. He covered the United Nations climate negotiations, starting with the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, followed by Kyoto in 1997 and Copenhagen in 2009. Harris was a major contributor to NPR’s award-winning 2007-2008 “Climate Connections” series. Read more »

Robbie Diamond

Robbie Diamond
President and CEO
Electrification Coalition and Securing America's Future Energy

Robbie Diamond is the President and CEO of the Electrification Coalition, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group of business leaders committed to promoting policies and actions that facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale in order to combat the economic, environmental, and national security dangers caused by our nation’s dependence on petroleum. The Coalition was launched in November 2009, and as its first official act, released the Electrification Roadmap, a sweeping report outlining a vision for the deployment of a fully integrated electric drive network. Read more »

Roger Pielke, Jr.

Roger Pielke, Jr.
Professor of Environmental Studies
University of Colorado at Boulder

Roger A. Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001 and is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). At CIRES, Roger served as the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research from 2001-2007. Roger's research focuses on the intersection of science and technology and decision making. In 2006 Roger received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. Read more »

Joshua Freed

Joshua Freed
Vice President for Clean Energy
Third Way

Joshua Freed is the Vice President of the Clean Energy Program at Third Way. He focuses on the policies and strategies needed to bring about clean energy reform and to address climate change. Prior to joining Third Way, Joshua served for more than a decade as a political strategist for national, federal and local campaigns and was a senior staffer on Capitol Hill. Most recently, he was a Vice President at GMMB, where he was part of the media team for Obama for America and advised the senior leadership of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more »

Juliana Gruenwald

Editor
Tech Daily Dose

Steven J. Metalitz

Steven J. Metalitz
Partner
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Steve Metalitz is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP. For more than 15 years, he has advised trade associations and companies in the film, music, software, videogame and publishing industries on domestic and international anti-piracy and other copyright matters. Besides intellectual property, his practice also focuses on privacy and e-commerce issues. Read more »

Emery Simon

Counselor
Business Software Alliance

Emery Simon is Counselor to the Business Software Alliance. He advises the BSA and its member companies on a broad range of domestic and international policy issues including intellectual property, electronic commerce, trade and security policy. The BSA's members include the leading American software and computer companies in the business of developing creative software solutions for the work-place, school and home.  Read more »

Edward Reilly

Edward Reilly
CEO Americas
FD International Limited

Edward Reilly is CEO Americas of FD International Limited and a Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting.

Throughout his career of advising senior corporate leaders, Edward has provided strategic counsel on complex issues facing clients and how to deal with the associated communications challenges.  With an extensive background in attitudinal and market research, Edward has led a myriad of innovative communications programs that have advanced the business objectives of his clients across a spectrum of industries.
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Steven F. Hayward

Steven F. Hayward
F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow
American Enterprise Institute

Steven F. Hayward, is the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy in San Francisco.  He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and an M.A. Read more »

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