Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Donald Purcell

The Center for Global Standard Analysis

Don Purcell is a recognized expert in strategic relationships concerning globalization, international standardization and strategic standards education initiatives.

John Dunham

Director and President
John Dunham and Associates

John Dunham is the President of John Dunham & Associates.  John specializes in the economics of how public policy issues affect products and services. Read more »

Everett Ehrlich

Everett Ehrlich
ESC Company

Dr. Everett M. Ehrlich is one of the nation's leading business economists. His firm, ESC Company, combines economic analysis, business development, and communications skills to solve a wide range of business problems. ESC's diverse clientele have included leading firms in the financial, accounting, pharmaceutical, automotive, and other industries, and such diverse organizations as the Pew Center for Global Climate Change and the Major League Baseball Players Association. Read more »

Gary Hufbauer

Reginald Jones Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

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Debbie Goldman

Telecommunications Policy Director
Communications Workers of America

Jung Hyup

Senior Researcher

Charles M. Vest

National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Vest earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1963, and M.S.E. Read more »

Vivek Wadhwa

Adjunct Professor
Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University

Vivek Wadhwa is a fellow with the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and executive in residence/adjunct professor at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. He helps students better prepare for the real world, lectures in classes and leads groundbreaking research into globalization and the U.S. competitive advantage. He is also an advisor to several start-up companies and a regular columnist for Read more »

John Kao


Dubbed "Mr. Creativity" and "a serial innovator" by The Economist , Dr. John Kao describes his job description as "instigator of new things."  He is considered a leading authority on the subjects of innovation, organizational transformation, and digital media. He is author of the best-selling Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, a BusinessWeek best-seller that has been published in a dozen languages, and Innovation Nation , published in October, 2007.  Read more »