Non-Affiliated Experts

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

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 »

Sascha Meinrath

Director, Open Technology Initiative
New America Foundation

Sascha Meinrath is the Director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative and has been described as a "community Internet pioneer" and an "entrepreneurial visionary." He is a well-known expert on community wireless networks, municipal broadband, and telecommunications policy. Read more »

Steven Teplitz

Senior Vice President
Time Warner Cable

James Speta

Professor of Law
Northwestern University Law School

Jim Speta has been a professor of law at Northwestern Universty of Law school since 1999. His research interests include telecommunications and Internet policy, antitrust, administrative law, and market organization. He teaches in the Law School and in the Joint Program in Law and Business operated by the Law School and the Kellogg School. A 1991 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Speta joined the Northwestern faculty following a one-year visit. He had previously clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Read more »

Randolph May

Free State Foundation

Randolph J. May is President of The Free State Foundation, an independent, non-profit free market-oriented think tank. Before entering the think tank world, he practiced communications, administrative, and regulatory law as a partner at major national law firms. He served as Assistant General Counsel and Associate General Counsel at the Federal Communication Commission from 1978 to 1981. Mr. Read more »

Eric Klinker

Chief Executive Officer

Eric Klinker is the Chief Executive Officer of BitTorrent, Inc. bringing close to two decades worth of networking experience as a technologist and innovator. Eric joins BitTorrent from his previous post as CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Internap, a leading provider of network optimization and content delivery solutions. Previously, Eric worked at netVmg, Excite@Home and the Naval Research Laboratory. Read more »

James W. Cicconi

Senior Executive Vice President
AT&T Services, Inc.

Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president-External and Legislative Affairs, is responsible for AT&T's public policy organization. He has served in this capacity since November 2005, shortly after the close of the merger between SBC Communications and AT&T Corp. Read more »

Jaana Remes

Senior Fellow
McKinsey Global Institute

Jaana Remes is a senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's economics research arm. MGI's independent investigations combine McKinsey's microeconomic understanding of companies and industries with the rigor of leading academic economic analyses.
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