The Digital Patriots Dinner is part of CTA Tech Week which brings together top innovators and policymakers to experience the latest tech innovations and discuss issues critical to the industry including trade, broadband, self-driving vehicles, digital health and more.
The Digital Patriots Dinner will bring together policymakers and the tech community to celebrate leaders who champion American innovation.
Yvette Clarke is Representative of the Ninth Congressional District of New York. Clarke is a Senior Member of both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Committee on Homeland Security. Clarke is the First Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and has been a member since coming to Congress in 2007. Clarke is a leader in the tech and media policy space as co-chair of the Smart Cities Caucus and co-chair of the Multicultural Media Caucus. Congresswoman Clarke believes smart technology will make communities more sustainable, resilient, and livable and works hard to ensure communities of color are not left behind while these technological advancements are made. Clarke formed the Multicultural Media Caucus to address diversity and inclusion issues in the media, telecom, and tech industries. Representative Clarke is being honored for her passionate advocacy in supporting broadband adoption, advancing digital equity, and responsible use of artificial intelligence in innovation.
United States Senator Roger Wicker has represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate since December 2007. Wicker is the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee for the 118th Congress. Wicker is also a senior member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, having served previously as the chairman and ranking member for the 116th and 117th Congresses, respectively. During his time in the Senate, Wicker has championed pro-growth policies in Congress to create jobs and limit federal overreach. He has actively supported cancer survivorship programs and efforts to fight heart disease, diabetes, childhood obesity, and Alzheimer's. Wicker is being honored for his passionate advocacy in supporting telehealth and other advances in digital health innovation.