Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Harold Feld

Harold Feld
Senior Vice President
Public Knowledge

Harold is Public Knowledge’s Legal Director. He is responsible for managing and mentoring PK’s growing legal team and acting as lead attorney for issues before the Federal Communications Commission and the courts. He is also lead attorney for the Public Interest Spectrum Coalition, of which PK is a proud member. Read more »

Scott Cleland

Founder and President
Precursor, LLC

Scott Cleland is an analyst with a long track record of industry firsts. Cleland is President of Precursor LLC, which consults for Fortune 500 clients; authors the "widely-read"; publishes; and serves as Chairman of, a pro-competition e-forum supported by broadband interests. Eight different Congressional subcommittees have sought Cleland's expert testimony on a wide range of complex emerging issues related to competition; and Institutional Investor twice ranked him as the top independent telecom analyst in the U.S. Read more »

Clyde Prestowitz

Clyde Prestowitz
Founder and President
Economic Strategy Institute

Clyde Prestowitz is founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute. His leadership has propelled ESI into an important role in the public policy process, influencing and often defining the terms of the debate in the areas of international trade policy, economic competitiveness, and the effects of globalization. Mr. Prestowitz has played key roles in achieving congressional passage of NAFTA and in shaping the final content of the Uruguay Round, as well as providing the intellectual basis for current U.S. trade policies toward Japan, China, and Korea. Read more »

Gregory Tassey

Gregory Tassey
Senior Economist
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Gregory Tassey is Senior Economist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His major fields of research are the economics of innovation, technology-based economic growth policies, and R&D program impact analysis. Dr. Tassey has a B.A. in physics from McDaniel College and a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University. He has published 35 articles in policy and economics journals and written four books, the most recent being The Technology Imperative.

Craig Mundie

Chief Research and Strategy Officer

Craig Mundie is chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft Corp., reporting to CEO Steve Ballmer. In this role, he oversees one of the world's largest computer-science research organizations, and is responsible for Microsoft's long-term technology strategy. Mundie also directs the company's fast-growing healthcare-solutions business, along with a number of technology incubations. He routinely works with government and business leaders around the world on technology policy, regulation and standards. Read more »

Robert Hoffman

Vice President of Government and Public Affairs

Robert Hoffman is Vice President of Congressional and Legislative Affairs for Oracle Corporation, the world's largest enterprise software company.  Robert is responsible for the development and implementation of Oracle's legislative agenda, which includes tax reform, trade promotion, and cybersecurity policy, and also oversees Oracle's political outreach and participation programs. Read more »

Chris Caine

Vice President, Governmental Programs

Jeff Brueggeman

Vice President, Public Policy

Lincoln Hoewing

Lincoln Hoewing
Vice President, Internet and Technology Policy
Verizon Communications

Link Hoewing is Vice President of Internet and Technology Policy for Verizon, the country's largest telecommunications provider. Verizon was formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE. He is responsible for identifying and assessing emerging issues, developing corporate positions on Internet and Technology industry issues. In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, Mr. Hoewing develops relationships with high technology industry members, interactive technology associations, research institutes, and think tanks. Read more »

Jennifer Sanford

Senior Manager, International Trade and Environment
Cisco Global Policy & Government Affairs

Jennifer Sanford joined Cisco in April 2004, and serves as senior manager of International Trade and Energy/Environment Policy. Jennifer is responsible for the development and implementation of Cisco’s international trade policy strategy, particularly with respect to China, and for strategic planning and internal operations of Cisco’s global government affairs team. Read more »