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Monday, April 18


Welcome & Introductions
Monday April 18, 2016 2:00pm - 2:05pm
Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20001


Making Cities Smarter Through Wireless

Over half of the world's population lives in cities, presenting new challenges for urban governance, sustainability, and energy use. Technology like advanced sensors and data analysis has already been deployed in cities large and small to make local government for efficient, transparent, and effective, but many initiatives are only in their earliest stages. The public and private sector have committed to investing millions of dollars in grants and projects to vastly expand participation and impact of these initiatives, but are we equipped to bring them to maturity? As the Internet of Things expands, what can we learn from existing smart cities and civic technology programs? How can industry, government, academia and other stakeholders work most effectively to make cities more livable, resilient, and equitable for their residents?

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John Horrigan

Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
I have done extensive work on tech adoption, including barriers to adoption, as well as exploring the impacts of online connectivity. I have done this at the Pew Research Center, the FCC (National Broadband Plan), and as a consultant. I work in DC, but am a proud resident of Baltimore, MD.

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Jeff Brueggeman

Vice President — Global Public Policy, AT&T
Jeff Brueggeman is Vice President-Global Public Policy for AT&T.  He is responsible for developing and advocating AT&T’s global public policy positions on privacy, cybersecurity and Internet policy issues.  | | Mr. Brueggeman is based in AT&T’s Washington, DC office.  He represents AT&T in a wide range of legislative, regulatory and policy development proceedings involving privacy, cybersecurity and... Read More →
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Daniel Correa

Senior Advisor for Innovation Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dan Correa is Senior Advisor for Innovation Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He has previously worked as an analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank, where he authored reports on innovation, entrepreneurship, and broadband policy, which have been cited in publications including The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Correa has also... Read More →
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Deb Socia

Executive Director, Next Century Cities
Prior to her new role as the Executive Director of Next Century Cities, Deb Socia was the Executive Director of the Tech Goes Home program whose mission is to ensure digital equity. The program was selected as a ComputerWorld 2011 Laureate, was awarded the Public Technology Institute’s 2011 Solutions Award and the 2009 Verizon Tech Savvy Award as well as being mentioned as an exemplary program in several national publications. Before her... Read More →

Monday April 18, 2016 2:05pm - 2:40pm
Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20001


How Can We Make the Internet of Things the Innovation of Things?

The "Internet of Things" promises to become a platform for how electronic devices collect and disseminate data about every facet of our daily lives, all made possible by wireless. However, as the Internet of Things evolves, more and more challenges are realized — from privacy and security to spectrum and battery life. Are policymakers and industry prepared for the future? Will there be a smooth transition to the Innovation Of Things?

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Joshua New

Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy think tank studying the intersection of data, technology, and public policy, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Brussels. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.  | At the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua has authored... Read More →

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Travis Hall

Telecommunications Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Travis is a Telecommunications Policy Analyst for the NTIA's Office of Policy and Development. He focuses his research on surveillance and consumer privacy. | | Travis received his PhD in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. His dissertation reasearch focused on the cultural contexts and histories of state indentification programs, such as those using bodily features like biometrics or tatoos. He has furthered this research... Read More →
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Karen Rose

Senior Director, Strategy & Analysis, Internet Society
Karen Rose is Senior Director, Strategy & Analysis at the Internet Society.  Karen began her career in public policy working on Internet and e-commerce issues at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. She later joined the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce where her work focused on the coordination of Internet naming and addressing functions, including the domain... Read More →
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Juan Carlos Zuñiga

Principal Engineer, InterDigital
Telecommunications expert with over 19 years of international experience. Currently leading the technology development and standardization activities in the areas of 5G network technologies such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Privacy, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Heterogeneous and Dense Wireless Networks (cellular, Wi-Fi, IoT) and Distributed Content Management at InterDigital. | | Highly skilled in positioning... Read More →

Monday April 18, 2016 2:40pm - 3:15pm
Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20001


Coffee Break
Monday April 18, 2016 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20001


The Mobile Glass Ceiling — It Might Just Be Advertising
What are the essential ingredients to the most robust mobile marketplace in the world? Spectrum, devices, and content all play a vital role. But fundamental to all of these? Advertising. No advertising – no content. No content – no audience and no devices. No devices and spectrum doesn’t even matter. And advertising, the underpinning of this entire dynamic ecosystem, is at an inflection point. The rise of a mobile-first world is pushing the industry to become more efficient, less obtrusive, and more creative than ever before, to enable better ad experiences. Hear from leading mobile media companies and enablers how they’re helping create mobile ads that people will welcome.

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Eric John

Senior Director, Mobile, IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau)
Eric John, Senior Director, Mobile, works with media companies, publishers, and marketers to help grow their mobile business through industry standards, research, and buyer/seller best practices. He brings nearly 15 years of technology marketing and partnership development to this position. Prior to joining IAB, Eric led digital strategy and initiatives for the Association of Magazine Media (MPA) where he helped launch their... Read More →

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Peter Chelala

VP, Mobile Product & Sales, Viacom
Mr. Peter Chelala has been Vice President of Mobile Product & Sales of Viacom, Inc. since June 4, 2012. Mr. Chelala drive strategy and development of mobile ad sales products across Viacom Media Networks' Music and Entertainment brands. He joined Viacom from The Weather Channel where he worked for the four years building and selling marketing solutions across the its mobile platform. Prior to The Weather Channel, Mr. Chelala spent three years... Read More →
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Alexandra Hardiman

VP Mobile Products, The New York Times
Alexandra Hardiman is Executive Director of Mobile Products at The New York Times.  In this position, she is responsible for the overall strategy and product management of The Times's phone and tablet portfolio, comprised of 10+ products across iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and the Mobile Web.  Prior to this role, Alex managed all iOS news apps, including the 2010 launches of The Times’s flagship news app for iPad... Read More →
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Christopher Klotzbach

Director of Product Marketing, Flurry from Yahoo, Yahoo
Christopher is the Director of Product Marketing for Flurry by Yahoo!, a mobile analytics, publishing and advertising solution. Christopher's background is in print journalism, and before joining Yahoo! he was the media manager of product for Forbes.com.  | | He received his bachelor's degree from Boston University and now resides in the San Francisco area.  
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Ryan McConville

President & COO, Kargo
As President and COO, McConville is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Kargo, including product and engineering, sales and marketing, and leading the next stage of the company’s growth, spearheading its business development initiatives and establishing strategic relationships with major media and technology companies. McConville joined Kargo in 2013 as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships... Read More →

Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20001


Mobile Broadband — Keeping Up With Consumption
The introduction of the iPhone less than a decade ago spurred an astounding wave of innovation in mobile devices. It also spurred a desperate quest to find wireless bandwidth to satisfy exponential increases in bandwidth consumption. Industry, civil society groups, engineers, Congress, the Administration and the FCC worked desperately to find creative solutions to not only freeing up more spectrum but to using it more innovatively. That hard work may be starting to pay off. However, many feel that Europe and Asia are poised to make significant leaps ahead of where the US mobile broadband marketplace is. Our panel will explore look at where the current mobile broadband market is, where it is expected to be in 10 years and whether other countries are outpacing us. Our panel will discuss what these developments mean for consumers, businesses and government agencies in the coming months and years.

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Matthew Hussey

Associate Chief (Policy), Office of Engineering & Technology, Federal Communications Commission
Providing technical expertise and consultation to the legislative and regulatory processes for telecommunications and technology policy issues. In-depth knowledge on spectrum, broadband, and media issues that encompasses technical, business, and policy experience.

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Michael Calabrese

Director, Wireless Future Project, New America Foundation
Michael A. Calabrese directs the Wireless Future Program at New America, a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C.  As part of the New America’s Open Technology Institute, he develops and advocates policies to promote ubiquitous, fast and affordable wireless broadband connectivity, mobile broadband competition, and more efficient spectrum use, including the reallocation of more prime spectrum for shared and unlicensed... Read More →
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Edgar Figueroa

President and Chief Executive Officer, Wi-Fi Alliance
As president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance, Edgar has led an unprecedented period of growth for Wi-Fi®, with more than two and a half billion devices shipped in 2014 alone. Under Edgar’s leadership, Wi-Fi Alliance has grown to more than 600 member companies, maintained an aggressive development roadmap, and adopted a vision of “Connecting everyone and everything, everywhere.” Edgar forged numerous strategic... Read More →
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Dominique Lazanski

Public Policy Director, GSMA
Dominique works on cyber security policy and internet governance for the GSMA and also leads the GSMA’s Internet Governance Task Force. Previously, she worked for Yahoo!, eBay and Apple in the US, and more recently for the Taxpayers’ Alliance in the UK. She holds a BA from Cornell University, an MSc in Information Systems Management from the London School of Economics and a second master’s degree from the University of... Read More →

Monday April 18, 2016 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20001


Networking Reception & Happy Hour

Join us for a networking reception next Monday evening at the Newseum's Knight Conference Center following the State of the Net Wireless conference. Network with wireless Internet stakeholders and leaders following our closing keynote conversation.

Stick around or stop by when you leave the office for cocktails and appetizers by Wolfgang Puck as you take in the great views the Newseum has to offer overlooking the Capitol and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Monday April 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:15pm