Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Kim Taipale

Founder and Executive Director
Stillwell Center

K. A. (Kim) TAIPALE is the founder and executive director of the Stilwell Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy, a private, non-partisan research and advisory organization focused on information, technology, and national security policy. Read more »

Paul Rosenzweig

Paul Rosenzweig
Founder
Red Branch Law & Consulting, PLLC

Paul Rosenzweig is the founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company, and a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group.  Mr. Read more »

Chris Vein

CIO
City of San Francisco, California
Chris Vein is San Francisco’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, Department of Telecommunications and Information Services. In these capacities, Mr. Vein provides policy guidance on the City’s technology vision, provides telecommunications and information technology services to city departments, as well as guiding technology and cable television franchise policies.

Lynn Etheredge

Consultant and researcher on rapid learning health networks
Self-employed

Lynn Etheredge is an independent consultant working on health care and social policy issues. During the 1970s, he was the Office of Management and Budget’s principal analyst for Medicare and Medicaid and led its staff work on national health insurance proposals in the Nixon and Ford administrations. He returned to OMB as a senior career executive and headed its professional health staff in the Carter and Reagan administrations. Read more »

Chalapathy Neti

Executive Architect, Information Agenda for Healthcare
IBM Research

Dr. Chalapathy Neti is currently a Senior Manager for Information Analysis and Interaction technologies at IBM Research. In this role, he manages several research groups involved in developing Unstructured Information (text, speech and image) Analytics and its application to Healthcare & Lifesciences, CRM and Business Intelligence. Prior to this assignment, he held various technical and management positions including the CTO of IBM’s Digital Media business, manager of audio-visual speech technologies and rich media analysis (speech, audio and video). Read more »

Kenneth Buetow

Director
NCI Center for Bioinformatics

Kenneth H. Buetow's multi-disciplinary scientific career has focused for more than 20 years on understanding the role of genetics in complex human diseases such as cancer, and on applying sophisticated informatics technologies to solve major biomedical challenges. In his current role of National Cancer Institute Associate Director responsible for Bioinformatics and Information Technology, he initiated and oversees the caBIG(r) (cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid) program, a groundbreaking initiative built to connect the entire cancer community in a "World Wide Web" of biomedical research. Read more »

Allyson Schwartz

Representative
U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz is serving in her third term representing Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district. The 13th district includes both the close-knit neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia, as well as the first ring suburbs of Montgomery County.

Prior to her service in Congress, Representative Schwartz was a leading healthcare executive in Philadelphia and from 1990 to 2004 served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, where she was considered one of the most accomplished legislators for her ability to forge bipartisanship partnerships.
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Alan Inouye

Director
Office for Information Policy, American Library Associatian

Alan Inouye joined ALA in August 2007 as the Director of the Office for Information Technology Policy. In addition to overseeing the efforts of the Office, Dr. Inouye also serves as the Director of the Program on America's Libraries in the 21st Century. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Read more »

Dan Clancy

Engineering Director
Google Book Search

Daniel J. Clancy, PhD, is the Engineering Director for the Google Book Search Project. This project is working to bring off-line books content on-line and make it searchable to allow discovery of books. Google is working with both publishers and libraries as part of this project. Read more »

Peter Brantley

Director of Access
Internet Archive