Whitney is the co-director of the Center for Civic Design, which wants every interaction that any citizen has with government to be an easy, effective experience. Their current work includes projects with the Future of California Elections (funded by the James Irvine Foundation), continuing work to develop new Field Guides to Ensuring Voter Intent (funded by the MacArthur Foundation), and further development of the Anywhere Ballot. She served on two Federal advisory committees, or the U.S. Read more »
Jules serves as Executive Director and Co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. Founded five years ago, FPF is supported by more than 80 leading companies, as well as an advisory board of comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates.
FPF’s current projects focus on online data use, smart grid, mobile data, big data, apps and social media. Read more »
Paul Feenstra serves as Senior Vice President for Government and External Affairs at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), where he oversees the organization’s policy priorities, legislative outreach and communications strategy. Read more »
Catherine McCullough is Executive Director of the Intelligent Car Coalition, a group of that advocates for public policies that bring the benefits of innovation at the intersection of automotive and communications technologies to consumers.
She was raised in Washington and has worked in politics and policy for over twenty years. Much of her work helps clients in the tech and telecom fields successfully navigate the current Washington state-of-play. Read more »
Eric Berkobin is the Vice President of Engineering for Verizon Telematics (f/k/a/ Hughes Telematics, Inc.) and has been with the company since 2005. He has engineering (both software & hardware) and manufacturing responsibility for OEM, Aftermarket, and Mobile PERS products.Berkobin has helped secure In-Drive contracts with three Fortune 500 clients. He played an integral role in HTI’s 2006 acquisition of Networkfleet, a leading provider of wireless fleet management services. Read more »
As Senior Vice President for Technical Programs, Leo McCloskey leads ITS America’s work regarding research, standards, and other technology-driven initiatives. Prior to joining ITS America, Leo was Vice President of Marketing for Airbiquity, a leader in connected vehicle service delivery for major automakers like Ford Motor Company, Nissan and General Motors. While at Airbiquity, Leo directed the organization’s work in areas such as driver distraction and ecosystem development. Leo brings significant expertise in connected services, software, technology and advanced networking. Read more »
Britta Gross is the Director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy at GM. She is responsible for assessing energy system alternatives, identifying energy strategies and business opportunities, and steering the commercialization efforts for electrical and hydrogen infrastructure. This infrastructure is required to support the deployment of GM’s rapidly developing electric propulsion vehicle technologies, based on fuel cells and plug‐in batteries. Ms. Gross has an extensive and diverse background in the Automotive and Aerospace industries. Read more »
Jason Harrison is Director of Product Marketing for the automotive segment within AT&T’s Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships Organization (EEPO) where he leads several key initiatives related to AT&T’s automotive business including product definition, relationship management and business development. Jason first joined EEPO in 2006 to build the program for the first iPhone launch. Since then, he has managed the Apple relationship and national operations for all Apple products within AT&T as well as operations for other tablet manufacturers and AT&T resellers. Read more »
Under Secretary Mark Doms serves as a top economic advisor to the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Obama Administration. In this capacity, he contributes to policies and discussions on a wide range of issues including trade, manufacturing, taxation, innovation, competiveness, retirement security, immigration, and education. Dr. Doms also leads the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), which includes two of our nation’s leading information agencies: the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Read more »