Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Kate Seelman

Associate Dean
University of Pittsburgh

Katherine D. Seelman is associate dean and professor of rehabilitation science and technology at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She served as director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the Clinton Administration. Professor Seelman has been involved in science, technology and public policy throughout her career as a researcher, policy analyst and administrator of programs and projects. She has received many awards and is widely published.

Ken Salaets

Global Policy

As director of a portfolio of information technology policy and advocacy initiatives, Ken Salaets has played a critical role in positioning ITI as the leading global industry voice on issues such as IT accessibility policy and energy efficiency. He is an accomplished public speaker who is often called upon by government and industry to present the IT business perspective on a number of issues.
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Ari Ne'eman

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Axel Leblois

Executive Director

Axel Leblois is the co-Founder of W2i, the Wireless Internet Institute, and President of its parent company World Times, Inc. Prior to creating W2i, Axel Leblois spent over 20 years at the helm of information technology companies in the United States including as CEO of Computerworld Communications, CEO of IDC - International Data Corporation, President of Bull HN Worldwide Information Systems - Formerly Honeywell Information Systems and CEO of ExecuTrain. Read more »

Fernando Laguarda

Fernando Laguarda
Vice President
Time Warner Cable

Fernando R. Laguarda is Vice President, External Affairs and Policy Counselor for Time Warner Cable. In this position, Laguarda helps Time Warner Cable develop and advance its policy positions, focusing on consumer protection, competition issues, intellectual property and telecommunications regulation. Laguarda has primary responsibility for working with nongovernmental policy stakeholders such as civil rights and human rights organizations, think tanks, foundations, academic institutions and public interest groups. Read more »

Jason Goldman

US Chamber of Commerce

Leah Katz-Hernandez

Gallaudet University

Larry Goldberg

Director of Media Access

is WGBH's Director of Media Access and oversees NCAM (the research and development arm) and the two access production/service departments: The Caption Center and Descriptive Video Service®. He regularly publishes on media access issues, presents WGBH research at conferences, and consults for government and media and technology companies on access issues. Mr. Read more »

Susan Fox

Vice President
The Walt Disney Company

Rosaline Crawford

Director of Law and Advocacy
National Association of the Deaf

Prior to joining the NAD as an attorney in 2002, Rosaline Crawford was engaged in administrative support, sales, and management in publishing, insurance, guest services, and conference planning from 1970 to 1988. From 1988 to 2001, she worked as an administrative assistant and paralegal in the Office of General Counsel at The Catholic University of America (CUA). She received her bachelor of arts degree from CUA in 2000 and her juris doctor degree from the CUA Columbus School of Law in 2002 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar. Read more »

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