Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Curtis Johnson

Managing Partner

Daniel Sarewitz

Daniel Sarewitz
Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Arizona State University

Daniel Sarewitz is Professor of Science and Society, and co-director and co-founder of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO), at Arizona State University.  His work focuses on revealing and improving the connections between science policy decisions, research and innovation, and beneficial social outcomes. Read more »

C. Fritz Foley

Associate Professor
Harvard Business School

Robert Shapiro

Co-founder and Chairman
Sonecon, LLC

Pete Engardio

Senior Writer

Valérie La Traverse

S&T Counsellor
Embassy of Canada

Valérie La Traverse has been science and technology counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Washington since 2005. Her role is to represent Canadian government S&T departments and agencies, monitor S&T policy developments in the US, advise Canadian policymakers, and develop partnerships between Canada and the US. Read more »

Tim Kelly

Lead ICT Policy Specialist
The World Bank

Morten Elbæk Petersen

Managing Director
National Danish e-health Portal

Morten Elbæk Petersen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1961. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Social Science from the University of Odense.

Morten Elbæk Petersen has been Managing Director of the National Danish e-Health Portal – – since May 2002. Read more »

Christina E. Wanscher

Chief Consultant, Head
International Unit, MedCom

Christina E. Wanscher has worked for the MedCom organisation since 2004 and today she is heading the International department of MedCom. MedCom International has 12 employees and is currently involved in more than ten European and nationally-funded projects. Read more »

Hannu Hanhijärvi

Executive Director
Health Care Programme, Sitra

Mr. Hanhijärvi is the Executive Director for the Health Care Program at Sitra, the National Fund for Research and Development in Finland. In this capacity, Mr. Hanhijärvi is responsible for Sitra´s Health Care Program which was started in late 2004 to continue for five years. The planned budget for the program is €100 million and involves roughly 20 persons. Previously, he was Director of the Life Sciences Investment Team at Sitra where he led an investment team of 10 people to develop a company portfolio of 35 to 55 biotech and life sciences companies. Mr. Read more »

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