Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Stephen Conroy

Stephen Conroy
Senator for Victoria
Australian Labor Party

Hon. Stephen Conroy

Hon. Stephen Conroy
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Australian Senate

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Rep. Adam Schiff

Rep. Adam Schiff
United States Congress
(CA-28)

Congressman Adam Schiff represents California's 28th Congressional District. Throughout his tenure Schiff has focused on improving our economy, bolstering national security, strengthening our communities, helping small businesses and improving education, safety and health care for our children. Read more »

Jon Veronau

Jon Veronau
Partner
Covington and Burling, LLP

Linda Loubert

Linda Loubert
Affiliate Researcher
Institute for Urban Research, Morgan State University

Soumitra Dutta

Soumitra Dutta
Dean
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Soumitra Dutta is the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean and Professor of Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, New York. Prior to July 2012, he was the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology at INSEAD and the founding director of eLab, a center of excellence in the digital economy.  Read more »

Gordon Goldstein

Gordon Goldstein
Managing Director and Head of External Affairs
SilverLake

Gordon Goldstein joined Silver Lake in 2010. He is a Managing Director with responsibility for global external affairs, including government relations, public policy, strategic communications, and media relations issues for Silver Lake as well as key public affairs issues for the firm’s portfolio companies. In 2012 Mr. Goldstein  represented Silver Lake as a member of the United States government and industry delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications. Mr. Read more »

Jacquelynn Ruff

Jacquelynn Ruff
Vice President
International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Communications

Jacquelynn (Jackie) Ruff is Vice President – International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Verizon Communications. In addition to being a leading communications provider in the U.S., Verizon delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. 

Ms. Ruff leads the group that is responsible for global public policy development, advocacy, and guidance.  She directs activity within U.S. and international forums, such as the International Telecommunication Union, the OECD, APEC, and the Internet Governance Forum. Read more »

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith
Research Professor of Robotics
Carnegie Mellon University

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Laura Drees

Laura Drees
Policy Intern
Center for Data Innovation

Laura is a policy intern with the Center for Data Innovation. She is entering her third year at the University of Colorado Law School, where she has volunteered with CU Restorative Justice, worked as a Research Assistant, and served as a Legislative Research Fellow for State Senator Aguilar. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in English and Psychology and a minor in German. Her main interests are in public policy law, consumer protection, and technology legislation and regulation.

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