Sandra Aistars is the Executive Director of the Copyright Alliance, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization of artists, producers and distributors from across the copyright spectrum. She is also the chairman of the Copyright Alliance Education Foundation, which provides copyright resources for K-12 educators and classrooms. She is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and new media topics at a variety of venues. Read more »
Canada-India Centre of Excellence, Carleton University
Dr. Prabir K. Neogi has a B.Eng. from Calcutta University in India and a Ph.D. (Engineering) from Imperial College, London University (GB). After teaching for a year at the Royal Military College in Kingston and working for 9 years in the Computer Service Bureau Industry, he joined the Government of Canada in 1977. He worked for 35 years in the Department of Communications (DOC) and its successor, Industry Canada, serving as a Special Advisor with the Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector until his retirement in December 2012. Read more »
Niels Heltberg holds a graduate in Political Science from University of Copenhagen, 1999. He attended graduate studies at Georgetown University, 1997-1998. Heltberg worked in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1999-2002 as well as 2005- the present. From 2002 to 2005 he was worked for the Danish Ministry of Finance.
Innovation for Tekes, The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, at the Finnish Embassy in Washington, DC
Jukka Salminiitty currently serves as the Innovation Counselor for Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) at the Embassy of Finland. He was the Director of FinNode USA (Finnish Innovation Centre) between 2008 and 2013.The Global FinNode Network was the national foresight platform for Finnish innovation agencies supported by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These foresight activities were merged with S&T collaboration under the larger Team Finland umbrella and Mr. Read more »
Agency of Growth Policy Analysis & Office of Science & Innovation, Swedish Embassy
Dr. Hoijer serves as the head of the Office of Growth Policy Analysis, Science and Innovation at the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oxford in 2002, and subsequently worked as an academic at the London School of Economics, teaching and conducting research in international political economy. Prior to taking up his current position he has also worked as Head of Division at the Swedish Research Council, Senior Advisor (re. Read more »
David Young is responsible for developing company policy on a broad range of Internet and technology issues. Before 2000, he spent six years working in Verizon’s Research and Development (R&D) group on many advanced technologies including VoIP, data network architectures, and audio, video and image compression. He has been named as an inventor on eleven U.S. government patents for his R&D work. David is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Communications Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
John Bergmayer is a Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge, specializing in telecommunications, Internet, and intellectual property issues. He advocates for the public interest before courts and policymakers, and works to make sure that all stakeholders—including ordinary citizens, artists, and technological innovators—have a say in shaping emerging digital policies. Read more »
Jake Colvin is a Vice President, Global Trade Issues, at the National Foreign Trade Council. Jake leads the Council's work to modernize trade rules for the digital age and heads a project to promote trade policy solutions to pressing global challenges such as climate change. He directs a series of dialogues around the country with business leaders, educators and entrepreneurs to explore the role of the global marketplace in the success of American businesses and workers. Read more »