Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Stan Ratcliffe

Stan Ratcliffe
President
NCR Government Systems

Stan Ratcliffe is president NCR Government Systems LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NCR Corporation.  As the leader of this organization, Ratcliffe is focused on driving the adoption of next-generation self-service solutions that facilitate the exchange of information among governments and their constituents. Read more »

Thomas Dohrmann

Thomas Dohrmann
Director
Public Sector Practice (U.S.), McKinsey & Company

Tom is a co-founder of our Public Sector Practice in the Americas. He directs our work with tax authorities and public-finance agencies, as well as our research on public-sector productivity. He also helps lead the McKinsey Center for Government’s work on fiscal management. Read more »

Robert Mahini

Robert Mahini
Policy Counsel
Google

Robert Mahini is currently a Policy Counsel at Google, Inc. working on consumer protection and competition issues. Previously, he was an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission from 2005-2012. He worked in the FTC's Office of the General Counsel on regulatory, legislative, and litigation matters, including on privacy issues such as email spam.  Since 2009, he has taught Government Law at The George Washington University Law School. Read more »

Colleen Robbins

Colleen Robbins
Chief of Online Threat Initiatives
Federal Trade Commission

Colleen B. Robbins is the FTC’s Chief of Online Threat Initiatives in the Division of Marketing Practices.  Her work includes identifying and evaluating high tech fraud case prospects and litigating spyware, Internet fraud, and business opportunity cases.  Among her most recent cases, Ms. Robbins is litigating the Commission’s suits against six entities responsible for tech support scams that have affected consumers globally.  In addition, Ms. Read more »

Michael O’Reirdan

Michael O’Reirdan
Engineering Fellow
Comcast Cable

Mike O’Reirdan is an Engineering Fellow at Comcast where he has worked since 2003. He has been involved with the design and operation of large-scale highly available public facing IT systems since 1990. Currently focused on security issues, he was responsible for the architecture of the current Comcast anti-spam platform and the architecture of the Comcast anti-bot service, Constant Guard.  Read more »

Heidi Jacobus

Heidi Jacobus
CEO
Cybernet Systems Corporation

Heidi Jacobus is the founder and CEO of Cybernet Systems Coporation of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She earned her B.S. degree at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, her M.S. degree in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and completed the coursework portion for the Ph.D. (Familiarly known as "ABD" or All but Dissertation.) 

Lloyd Hackel

Lloyd Hackel
VP
Metal Improvement Company, Curtiss-Wright

Dr. Lloyd Hackel is currently Vice President for Advanced Technologies of Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Metal Improvement Company. This appointment followed a 28 year career at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he last headed the Laboratory’s Program for Laser Science and Technology directing the development of high power lasers and applications for government and industry. He is a co-inventor of the laser system and leader of the peening technology development that is now very successfully employed by in the commercial application of laser peening. Read more »

Dr. Paul Sanberg

Dr. Paul Sanberg
President, National Academy of Inventors
Senior VP, Research and Innovation at the University of South Florida

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Pearl Huang

Pearl Huang
Vice President
Discovery Partnerships in Academia, GlaxoSmithKline

Lisa Kuuttila

Lisa Kuuttila
CEO
Science and Technology Corporation at University of New Mexico

Ms. Kuuttila joined STC.UNM (STC), the University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer program, as President  & CEO in 2003. She works with the STC.UNM Board of Directors in developing strategies for implementing STC's vision to play a vital role in New Mexico's economic development and to be a leader in technology commercialization. Under her leadership, STC.UNM is substantially growing its program using the Rainforest model to develop an innovation ecosystem in New Mexico. Read more »

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