Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Erie Meyer

Erie Meyer
Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Erie Meyer is a Senior Advisor to the U.S. CTO at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she works on the President’s Open Data Initiatives. Read more »

Waldo Jaquith

Waldo Jaquith
Director
U.S. Open Data Institute

Waldo Jaquith is the director of the U.S. Open Data Institute. He’s been a website developer and technologist in the open data space for over twenty years. In 2011, in acknowledgement of his transparency work, Jaquith was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House and, in 2012, an "OpenGov Champion" by the Sunlight Foundation. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and son.

Bita Sistani

Bita Sistani
Director of Automotive Business Development for Americas
Micron Technology

Bita Sistani has more than 20 years of experience working in the semiconductor industry. Her career began at Intel where she held several positions including Microprocessor design engineer, Flash memory quality and reliability engineer, Software applications engineer as well as several management positions. Read more »

Andrew Coetzee

Andrew Coetzee
Group Vice President, Product Planning
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.

Andrew Coetzee is group vice president, product planning for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., responsible for product planning, pricing, regulatory affairs, powertrain planning and advanced technology.
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Mary Brown

Mary Brown
Director of Government Affairs
Cisco Systems

Mary L. Brown joined Cisco’s Government Affairs office in 2004, where she serves as Managing Director.  She covers a wide range of public policy issues for Cisco related to IP-based technologies, wireless and networking.

During her career, she has worked as a consultant, as in-house regulatory counsel for a major carrier, and for approximately 10 years as a staff lawyer and manager at the Federal Communications Commission.  In addition to telecommunications issues, she has substantial experience in Internet law and policy.  Read more »

Erin Mershon

Erin Mershon
Technology Reporter
Politico Pro

Erin Mershon is a technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. She’s also covered politics and policy for Communications Daily, The National Journal, Roll Call, and The Huffington Post. She’s a Cincinnati, Ohio native and a graduate of Kenyon College, where she studied political science and ran the college newspaper.  

Eli Dourado

Eli Dourado
Research Fellow
Mercatus Center

Eli Dourado is a research fellow in the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in Internet governance, intellectual property, political economy, and the economics of technology. His writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostForeign PolicyThe GuardianArs Technica, and Wired, among other outlets. Read more »

Phil Corwin

Phil Corwin
Founding Principal
Virtualaw

Philip S. Corwin is the Founding Principal of Virtualaw LLC, a Washington, DC consulting firm that specializes in assisting clients in shaping public policy. With extensive federal legislative and regulatory experience, his practice is focused on the dynamically evolving law of electronic commerce and intellectual property. Read more »

Jamie Barnett, Rear Admiral (Ret.)

Jamie Barnett, Rear Admiral (Ret.)
Co-Chair of Telecommunications Group
Venable LLP

Admiral Barnett is Co-Chair of Venable's Telecommunications Group and a partner in the firm's Cybersecurity Practice. He has a rare combination of experience in cybersecurity, national defense, homeland security, emergency communications, public safety communications and technology policy. This experience is invaluable to clients in the financial services, transportation, telecommunications and utilities industries as well as other critical infrastructures. Read more »

Kofi Jones

Kofi Jones
Vice President of Public Relations and Government Affairs
American Well

Kofi Jones is the Vice President of Public Affairs for American Well – a national mobile and web based telehealth solution provider based in Boston. Prior to joining American Well, Kofi spent 4.5 years working for the Deval Patrick Administration - first as a Public Affairs Director and spokeswoman for the Governor’s Economic Development Secretary, and then as the state’s first Chief Marketing Officer. She has also spent several years as a communications and media expert, including a decade in television news as a producer, reporter, and anchor. Read more »

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