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Neil Chilson

Neil Chilson

Acting Chief Technologist, FTC

 

Chilson was appointed Acting Chief Technologist in July 2017. Prior to his appointment as Acting Chief Technologist, Chilson was an attorney advisor to Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen. In that capacity, he advised the Chairman on the FTC’s major technology-related reports, workshops, advocacies, and cases. Before he joined the FTC, Chilson was an attorney at the law firm of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where he handled a wide variety of telecommunications and privacy matters. He received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harding University.

Bob Bennett

Bob Bennett

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas, MO

 

Bio to be available shortly

Andreas Geiss

Andreas Geiss

Head of Unit ‘Spectrum Policy’, DG CONNECT, European Commission

 

Andreas Geiss is Head of Unit for Spectrum Policy in DG CONNECT of the European Commission. He has been working for the European Commission since 2002 in various positions. His responsibilities included mobile communications, the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme and negotiations with the Member States in different settings. Before joining the European Commission he worked for the European Radiocommunications Office (ERO), where he was project leader for projects dealing with terrestrial and satellite communications and setting up the ECO Frequency Information System (EFIS). He has been involved in the European preparations for World Radiocommunications Conferences since 1995. Andreas has a master's degree in electrical engineering and started his professional career in 1991 at the German Regulatory Authority in the area of telecommunications.

Hudson Thrift

Hudson Thrift

Security Operations Lead, Uber

 

Hudson Thrift leads security operations at Uber, where he is responsible for strategy, efficiency, and execution across the engineering security organization. Hudson is a co-founder and former COO of Kaprica Security, a mobile security company serving large enterprise and government customers, and acquired by Samsung Electronics in 2016. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the school’s renowned Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP) hacking team.

Stephen Pattison

Stephen Pattison

VP Public Affairs, ARM

 

Stephen is responsible for ARM’s Public Affairs, including contributions to public policy thinking across the world. His focus is London, Brussels, Washington and, increasingly, China. He was the first person to be appointed to a Public Affairs role at ARM, in 2012. Key issues on which he is working include Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Data Protection, Energy Efficiency, and Security. Stephen also oversees ARM’s Corporate Responsibility Programme.

Prior to joining ARM, Stephen was CEO, International Chamber of Commerce UK, where he represented the interests of a range of companies and focussed on various policy and international trade issues. He also worked for James Dyson as Head, International Business Development, where he introduced new products into new markets as well as accelerating growth in existing markets. He was once a British Diplomat, and worked at the British Embassy in Washington, and on UN issues in London, New York and Geneva.

Stephen has a Masters Degree from Cambridge University, and a Doctorate from Oxford. In 2003-4 he spent a year at Harvard as Fellow in International Affairs at the Weatherhead Center.

Ken DiPrima

Ken DiPrima

AVP New Product Development, IoT Solutions, AT&T

 

Ken DiPrima is Assistant Vice President of AT&T’s IoT Solutions. Ken leads a team that is responsible for developing solutions to support devices in the connected car, wearables, mHealth, smart cities, and tracking/monitoring devices in many different industries such as transportation, manufacturing, energy and healthcare, which are part of the Industrial Internet. With over 28 years of experience with AT&T and its predecessor companies, Ken has expertise in strategic planning, new product development, mobility service architecture (voice, Intelligent Networks, messaging, data, cloud), billing, security, engineering, long distance, and end-to-end testing.

Prior to this role, Ken was Executive Director of Product Realization, where he had responsibility for both product development and service architecture desiign for most of AT&T’s mobility services.

Ken earned a Bachelor in Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Florida. He is active in the community, working with Boy Scouts and local study groups. Ken lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Sue and his three kids, Ryan, Kyle, and Kayla.

Julie Kearney

Julie Kearney

Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Technology Association

 

Bio to be available shortly

Logistics

When

Tue 10 October, 2017 08.30 to
Wed 11 October, 2017 17.00

EDT

 

Where

The National Press Club

529 14th St NW,
Washington, DC 20045,
USA

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Downloads

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