Non-Affiliated Experts

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

John Jimison

John Jimison
Managing Director
Energy Future Coalition

John W. Jimison is the Managing Director of the Energy Future Coalition. The Energy Future Coalition is a broad-based, non-partisan public policy initiative of the UN Foundation that brings diverse stakeholders together to bridge their differences and identify energy policy options that address the great challenges of oil dependence, global climate change, and the maintenance of strong and growing economies. Read more »

Melvin Greer

Melvin Greer
Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist Cloud Computing
Lockheed Martin

Melvin Greer is Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing Lockheed Martin, Chief Technology Office. With over 25 years of systems and software engineering experience, he is a recognized expert in Service Oriented Architecture, Cloud Computing and Gamification. He functions as a principal investigator in advanced research studies. He significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Mr. Read more »

David Malkin

David Malkin
Director, Government Affairs and Policy
GE Digital Energy

David Malkin is the Director of Government Affairs and Policy for GE Digital Energy, a leading supplier of electric transmission and distribution technologies. He coordinates and directs Digital Energy’s global government relations portfolio, and is responsible for positioning GE as a trusted advisor to policymakers and regulators on a range of electricity issues. In the United States, David is active at both the Federal and State level on policy and regulatory matters related to grid modernization. Read more »

Phil Davis

Phil Davis
Senior Manager of Smart Grid Solutions
Schneider Electric

Phil develops strategies for coordinating and integrating demand side grid events with the traditional supply side resources of the energy business. Prior to joining Schneider Electric via an acquisition, he was Chief Operating Officer for RETX Energy Services, a pioneer of Demand Response, and has engaged in similar activities for over thirty years. Trained in Economics, Mr. Davis has an extensive professional background in applying efficient energy strategies to support disparate management goals. Read more »

Miles Keogh

Miles Keogh
Director, Grants and Research
(NARUC)

Miles Keogh oversees and directs all aspects of NARUC's domestic grant activities. Miles serves as a liaison between NARUC members, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other key organizations with respect to NARUC's Energy and Environmental Programs and security programs. Miles also supports the Energy Resources and Environment and the Committee on Critical Infrastructure.

Max Peterson

Max Peterson
Director and General Manager
Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector

Max Peterson is AWS Director and General Manager for Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector.  Mr. Peterson is responsible for developing and supporting AWS public sector partnerships with system integrators, solution providers, independent software vendors and value added resellers.  AWS’ rich partner ecosystem plays a key role enabling government and education customers to leverage AWS cloud solutions.   Mr. Read more »

Cathy Snyder

Cathy Snyder
Vice President
Energy & Environment Government Relations, Lockheed Martin

Cathy Snyder joined Lockheed Martin in 2002. She currently serves as the Government Relations Vice President for Energy & Environment at Lockheed Martin Washington Operations (2009-current). She supports federal, state, international, and commercial customers for strategic business initiatives in the energy generation, efficiency, information management, environmental management and sustainability businesses. Her portfolio also includes government relations across the U.S. Read more »

Greg Walden (Invited)

Greg Walden (Invited)
Congressman
State of Oregon, Second District

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden represents the people of Oregon's Second Congressional District, which includes 20 counties in central, southern, and eastern Oregon. Walden, 56, is a lifelong Oregonian whose ancestors came to Oregon by wagon train in 1845.  Read more »

Kevin Bankston

Kevin Bankston
Director of the Free Expression Project
Center for Democracy & Technology

Kevin Bankston is Senior Counsel and Director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. Prior to joining CDT inFebruary 2012, he was a Senior Staff Attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) specializing in free speech and privacy law with a focus on government surveillance, Internet privacy, and location privacy. Read more »

Jim Blakley

Jim Blakley
Cloud Services Solutions Director
Intel Architecture Group, Intel

Jim Blakley leads Intel’s Cloud Services Solutions team in the Cloud Platforms Group. He works with software and hardware vendors, systems integrators, service providers and enterprise IT organization to define, integrate and drive early adoption of innovative technology solutions in cloud computing. Read more »