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Airbnb, Cisco, Toyota and Microsoft to Speak at CTA's New American Jobs Summit

Arlington, VA – April 24, 2017 – 

On Wednesday, May 3, Chris Lehane, head of global policy and public affairs, Airbnb; Roy Skillicorn, senior director, Cisco Services Academy; Robert Chiappetta, director, government affairs, Toyota Motor North America and Bill Kamela, director, workforce policy, Microsoft Corp.  will join policymakers and industry leaders at the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) New American Jobs Summit. Panelists - including Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) - will highlight policies and initiatives needed to address the future of work in the United States.

CTA also will unveil new research at the Summit exploring tech industry leaders' thoughts on current and future workforce challenges. Topline findings show 86 percent of tech leaders will need more employees with technical skills.


CTA's New American Jobs Summit will explore how the government and private sector can collaborate to develop a competitive workforce, create new high-wage jobs and foster economic growth in the face of the rapid technology innovation, an aging population and increased global competition.

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May 3, 2017
8:30 AM-4 PM

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ty Ahmad-Taylor, CEO, THX Ltd.
  • Stuart Anderson, Executive Director, National Foundation for American Policy
  • Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC
  • Jon Chapman, Co-Founder and President, National Partnerships, EverFi
  • Robert Chiappetta, Director, Government Affairs, Toyota Motor North America
  • Glenn DuBois, Chancellor, Virginia's Community Colleges
  • Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist, Consumer Technology Association
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Max Friefeld, CEO and Co-Founder, Voodoo Manufacturing
  • Ximena Hartsock, Founder, CEO and President, Phone2Action
  • Rep. Darrell Issa, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Bill Kamela, Director, Workforce Policy, Microsoft Corp.
  • Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report
  • Steve Koenig, Sr. Director, Market Research, Consumer Technology Association
  • Chris Lehane, Head of Global Policy and Public Affairs, Airbnb
  • Rep. Seth Moulton, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Bryan Moyer, President and CEO, Nashville Technology Council
  • Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association
  • Roy Skillicorn, Sr. Director, Cisco Services Academy
  • Bruce Stephen, Director of Research, Monster Government Solutions
  • Linda Livingston, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Management at the George Washington University School of Business and newly named President of Baylor University
  • Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director, Council for Global Immigration
  • Todd Shulte, President,
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