Event

Tech Week

April 14-15, 2021 | Digital Event

Thank you for joining us for CTA's Tech Week. We hope you enjoyed seeing top innovators and policymakers discussing hot-button tech topics including digital health and AI, broadband access, self-driving vehicles, online speech, cybersecurity and more. Watch any sessions you may have missed or replay these important conversations below. ​

Innovation Policy Summit

Technology drives our economy, creates high-paying jobs, and ensures a better future. Policymakers and innovators must recognize their common goal of promoting innovation and American technology leadership.

At CTA’s Innovation Policy Summit, innovators and policymakers discussed hot-button tech topics: digital health and AI, broadband access, self-driving vehicles, online speech, cybersecurity, trade and more.  

What Does the Future Hold for Section 230 and Online Speech?

Policymakers are proposing radical changes to Section 230, the law that underpins the modern internet. Legal and policy experts will explain what this could mean for innovators, small businesses and Internet users.

  • Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA
  • U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon
  • Michael Petricone, Sr. VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs, CTA (moderator)
Digital Health and Emerging Technologies

Technology and AI will boost our wellness and health care by improving outcomes, expanding coverage and providing cost-cutting efficiencies. This session will explore how AI will revolutionize healthcare, and how government can help.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD, Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
  • René Quashie, VP, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Digital Health, CTA (moderator)
How Can Policymakers Unlock the Transformative Power of Self-Driving Vehicles?

Self-driving vehicles can boost the economy, save lives and empower seniors and people with disabilities. Our speakers will consider how government can enable this technology and how smart cities can accelerate its adoption.

  • Melissa Froelich, Director, Government Relations, Aurora
  • James Owens, Former Acting Administrator, U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Former Acting General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Mitchell Kominsky, Director, Government Affairs, CTA (moderator)
New White House, New Congress…New Trade Policy?

Exports create US jobs and power our economy. Our speakers will explore how our current trade policy will evolve - or possibly stay the same - in 2021.

  • Jeff Werner, VP of Corporate and Government Affairs, Panasonic Corporation of North America
  • Sage Chandler, VP, International Trade, Government Affairs, CTA (moderator)
Securing the Digital Future 

Cybersecurity risks are escalating, threatening businesses, governments and consumers. We will examine the real-world challenges of protecting user data and how government can make things better – or worse.

  • Marjorie Dickman, Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer, BlackBerry
  • Jamie Susskind, VP, Regulatory Affairs, CTA (moderator)

Connectivity in America 

Access to broadband internet is necessary to participate in modern life. Our speakers will explore how policymakers can accelerate the deployment of broadband internet.

  • John Godfrey, Sr. VP, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America
  • Courtney Reinhard, VP of Federal Government Relations, Verizon
  • Tiffany Moore, Sr. VP, Political and Industry Affairs, CTA (moderator)


Speakers

Sage Chandler
Sage Chandler

VP, International Trade, Government Affairs, CTA

Marjorie Dickman
Marjorie Dickman

Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer, BlackBerry

Melissa Froelich
Melissa Froelich

Director, Government Relations, Aurora

John Godfrey
John Godfrey

Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America

 Mitchell Kominsky
Mitchell Kominsky

Director, Government Affairs, CTA 

Tiffany Moore
Tiffany Moore

Sr. VP, Political and Industry Affairs, CTA 

James Owens
James Owens

Former Acting Administrator, U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Former Acting General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation

Michael Petricone
Michael Petricone

Sr. VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs, CTA 

René Quashie
René Quashie

VP, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Digital Health, CTA 

Courtney Reinhard
Courtney Reinhard

VP of Federal Government Relations, Verizon

Gary Shapiro
Gary Shapiro

President and CEO, CTA

Jamie Susskind
Jamie Susskind

VP, Regulatory Affairs, CTA 

Jeff Werner
Jeff Werner

VP of Corporate and Government Affairs, Panasonic USA

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
Ron Wyden

U.S. Senator (D-OR)

Invite Only | 4/14/2021

Lobby Day

Join us April 14 for CTA’s Lobby Day where Members of Congress and high-level staffers will speak to CTA members on issues critical to the tech industry including trade, broadband, self-driving vehicles, digital health and more.  This event is for CTA members only. 

clubhouseClubhouse

Are you on Clubhouse? Join the Consumer Technology Association as we bring our #CTATechWeek policy discussions to Clubhouse April 13-15, 2021, at 5 PM ET. 

Join us for lively and informal discussions on key tech topics.

Tuesday, April 13, 5 PM ET
Digital Health and How Tech Rose to the COVID Challenge

Speakers:

  • Austin Carson, Government Relations Lead, Nvidia
  • Mignon Clyburn, Former Commissioner, U.S. Federal Communications Commission
  • Christine Evans, Chief Marketing Officer, Ginger
  • Ross Friedberg, Chief Legal and Business Affairs Officer, Doctor on Demand
  • Justin Kintz, SVP, Government Relations & Public Policy, Peloton
  • Amy McDonough, Managing Director & General Manager, Fitbit

Wednesday, April 14, 5 PM ET
Autonomous Transportation – Who Has the Map and How Do We Get There

Speakers: 

  • Jamie Boone, Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, Toyota
  • Finch Fulton, VP of Policy and Strategy, Locomation
  • Matthew Lipka, Head of Policy, Nuro
  • Tiffany Moore, Sr. VP, Political and Industry Affairs, CTA
  • Michael Petricone, Sr. VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs, CTA
  • David Quinalty, Head of Federal Policy & Government Affairs, Waymo
Thursday, April 15, 5 PM ET
Section 230: What’s the Real Problem and How Do We Fix It (Without Breaking the Internet)

Speakers:

  • Laurent Crenshaw, Head of Policy, Patreon
  • Christian Dawson, Executive Director, i2Coalition
  • Zach Graves, Head of Policy, Lincoln Network
  • Jennifer Huddleston, Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, American Action Forum
  • Tiffany Moore, Sr. VP, Political and Industry Affairs, CTA
  • Michael Petricone, Sr. VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs, CTA
  • Quentin Scholtz, Specialist, Government Affairs, CTA
  • Jamie Susskind, VP, Regulatory Affairs, CTA
  • Kate Tummarello, Executive Director, Engine