Non-Affiliated Experts

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

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

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

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

Ron Kind

Ron Kind
United States Representative

Representative Ron Kind is an Honorary Co-Chair of the ITIF Board of Directors.  A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Ron Kind has represented the people of western Wisconsin's Third Congressional District since 1996.

Matthew F. Wood

Associate Director
Media Access Project

Matt Wood joined MAP in September 2009. Before coming to MAP, he was an associate in the communications practice groups of two other law firms in Washington, DC. He worked at Hogan & Hartson from 2005 until 2009, and at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson from 2001 to 2004. His practice focused on broadband facilities deployments, cable programming contracts, and new technology wireless spectrum policy. He also specialized in universal service, intercarrier compensation, and special access issues, and worked extensively on intellectual property and privacy matters. Read more »

George Ford

Chief Economist
Phoenix Center

George S. Ford a co-founder of the Phoenix Center and currently serves as its Chief Economist. Read more »