Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Allan Adler

Vice President of Government Affairs
Association of American Publishers

At present, Mr. Adler is Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs in the Washington, D.C. office of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the national trade organization which represents our Nation's book and journal publishing industries. Read more »

George Vradenburg

Chesapeake Crescent Initiative

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Thomas Kalil

Thomas Kalil
Deputy Director for Policy
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Thomas Kalil is Deputy Director for Policy of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Senior Advisor for science, technology and innovation of the National Economic Council. Kalil previously served as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science and Technology at UC Berkeley, where he was charged with developing major new multi-disciplinary research and education initiatives at the intersection of information technology, nanotechnology, microsystems, and biology. Read more »

Gururaj Deshpande

Chairma and Co-Founder
Sycamore Networks

Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande co-founded Sycamore and has served as chairman of the board of directors since Sycamore's inception in February 1998. He also served as treasurer and secretary from February 1998 to June 1999 and as president from February 1998 to October 1998. Before founding Sycamore, Dr. Deshpande co-founded Cascade Communications Corp., a provider of wide area network switches. From October 1990 to April 1992, Dr. Deshpande served as president of Cascade and, from April 1992 to June 1997, he served as Cascade's executive vice president of marketing and customer service. Dr. Read more »

Krisztina Holly

Vice Provost for Innovation

Krisztina "Z" Holly is an innovation expert who lives, works and plays at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology, design, and academia. As vice provost for innovation at the University of Southern California and executive director for the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, she leads a university-wide team of 30 to help faculty and students make impact with their ideas. Read more »

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