Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Rick Whitt

Washington Telecom and Media Counsel

Paul Misener

Vice President, Global Public Policy

Julius Knapp

Chief Office of Engineering and Technology
Federal Communications Commission

Barbara Esbin

Senior Fellow and Director
Center for Communications and Competition Policy

Barbara Esbin is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Communications and Competition Policy at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Esbin served for over fourteen years at the Federal Communications Commission, most recently as Special Counsel in the Market Disputes Resolution Division of the Enforcement Bureau. Before joining the Enforcement Bureau at the FCC, Esbin spent four years as Associate Bureau Chief at the Commission's Media Bureau. Read more »

Morgan Reed

Morgan Reed
Executive Director
Association for Competitive Technology

Morgan Reed is a highly sought after expert on the intersection of government and technology. Beginning with a career in the ROC (Taiwan) and China, Morgan has dealt with foreign governments, telecommunications groups, software manufacturers and small business owners managing the core issues of innovation and IP. Read more »

Robert Crandall

Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Brookings Institution

Robert Crandall is a nonresident senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He has specialized in industrial organization, antitrust policy, and the economics of government regulation. His current research focuses on regulatory policy in the telecommunications sector, with particular emphasis on competition in wireless and broadband services. Read more »

Stephen Bennet

Angel Investor

Steve Bennett is an angel investor and board member. He left Intuit after 8 years as President and CEO in December 2007.  He is a board member of Sun Microsystems, Qualcomm and Intuit and two private companies, Sojern and Nemean Networks where he is the Chairman. He is also the Chairman of the Deans Advisory Board for the Wisconsin School of Business. Read more »

Edward Kazenske

Senior Director of Patent Prosecution Strategy and Relations
Microsoft's Intellectual Property & Licensing Group

Edward R. “Kaz” Kazenske is the Senior Director of Patent Prosecution Strategy and Relations in Microsoft’s Intellectual Property & Licensing Group. He joined Microsoft in 2005 and leads the first Microsoft patent team to locate in the Washington, D.C. area. His key focus is to effectively obtain patent protection for Microsoft’s innovations. Kaz is responsible for outreach and partnership efforts with patent offices around the world, and provides guidance and strategy on a broad array of patent policy issues. Read more »

Marc Williams

Governmental Programs Executive