WEBCAST Feb 12 – State of the Net 2024

isoc liveOn Monday February 12 2024, from 9am-5:15pm EST (14:00-22:15 UTC), the Internet Education Foundation presents the 2024 State of the Internet (SOTN) conference in Washington DC.

The livestream is provided via a partnership with the Internet Society Washington DC Chapter.

01 Welcome / Introductions (youtube / otter)
Tim Lordan – Executive Director, Internet Education Foundation
02 Fireside Chat with Alan Davidson (youtube / otter)
Cat Zakrzewski – National Tech Policy Correspondent, The Washington Post
The Honorable Alan Davidson – US Department of Commerce, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator
03 Keynote with Representative Don Beyer (youtube / otter)
The Honorable Don Beyer – Representative of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, US House of Representatives
04 Keynote With The White House’s Deirdre Mulligan (youtube / otter)
Deirdre Mulligan – Principal Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
05 Keynote with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr (youtube / otter)
The Honorable Brendan Carr – Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
06 Driving Efficiencies and Better Internet Experiences – Lessons from Netflix (youtube / otter)
Michael Smith – Director of Interconnection – United States and Canada, Netflix
07 AI At Work: Preserving Worker Dignity In Workplace Hiring, Management, and Compensation (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Ashley Gold – Tech Reporter, Axios
Benjamin Della Rocca – Senior Policy Advisor, The White House
Vivian Schiller – Vice President and Executive Director, The Aspen Institute
Dr. Athina Kanioura – Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, PepsiCo
Aiha Nguyen – Project Director, Labor Futures Initiative, Data & Society Research
08 Intelligent Threats: Understanding AI’s Impact on Cybersecurity Policy (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Heather West – Senior Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy Services, Venable LLP
Austin Carson – Founder & President, SeedAI
Alissa Starzak – Cloudflare
Grace Abuhamad – Chief of Staff, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Charley Snyder – Head of Security Policy, Google

09 Navigating the Digital Playground: Age Verification, Privacy, and Free Speech for Youth Online (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Naomi Nix – Social Media Reporter, The Washington Post
Daniel Castro – Vice President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
John Carr – Secretary, UK Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety
Haley Hinkle – Policy Counsel, Fairplay
Maureen Flatley – Stop Child Predators Advisor, Maureen Flatley
10 The Future Of Spectrum Policymaking: Charting America’s Technological Future (youtube / otter)
Umair Javed – Senior Vice President, CTIA
11 Internet Routing Security (youtube / otter)
Jason Livingood – Vice President – Technology Policy, Product & Standards, Comcast

12 Expanding Digital Opportunity Nationwide: Collaborative Efforts of the FCC and NTIA (youtube / otter)
Mark Colón – US Department of Commerce, Director, NTIA
Alejandro Roark – Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
13 Design of the Times: New Opportunities to Unlock Commercial Spectrum for Innovation and Wireless Competition (youtube / otter)
Becky Tangren – Vice President & Associate General Counsel, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
14 Ditch the Glitch: New Network Responsiveness Approaches for a Better Broadband User Experience (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Jason Livingood – Vice President – Technology Policy, Product & Standards, Comcast
Dominique Lazanski – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
Nick Feamster – Neubauer Professor of Computer Science, Director at Data Science Institute, University of Chicago
Mike Conlow – Director of Network Strategy, Cloudflare
Ermin Sakic – Senior Systems Software Engineer (Cloud Networking), NVIDIA
15 The AI Governance Puzzle: Assembling the Pieces of Policy and Trust (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Oma Seddiq – Tech Policy Reporter, Bloomberg Government
Dr. Travis Hall – Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Policy Analysis and Development (OPAD), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Adam Thierer – Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
Evangelos Razis – Senior Manager, Public Policy, Workday
Miranda Bogen – Director, AI Governance Lab, Center for Democracy & Technology
16 The High Court and Online Expression: Deciphering the Legal Landscape (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Nadine Farid Johnson – Policy Director, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University
Jess Miers – Senior Counsel, Chamber of Progress
Matt Wood, Vice President of Policy & General Counsel, Free Press
Nicole Saad-Bembridge – Counsel, NetChoice
Olivier Sylvain – Professor of Law, Fordham University Law
17 Fireside Chat with FTC Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya (youtube / otter)
Cristiano Lima-Strong – Tech Policy Reporter, The Washington Post
The Honorable Alvaro Bedoya – Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
18 AI Interoperability: A Proposed Framework For Competition, Innovation, and Human Agency (youtube / otter)
Richard Whitt – President, GLIA Foundation
19 Keynote with Representative Glenn Ivey (youtube / otter)
The Honorable Glenn Ivey – Representative of Maryland’s 4th Congressional District, US House of Representatives
20 Growing Push for Digital ID Could Remake the Internet (youtube / otter)
Jay Stanley – Senior Policy Analyst: Speech, Privacy & Technology Program, American Civil Liberties Union
21 Deploying Safe AI Tools On Digital Platforms: Lessons From Wikimedia’s Community-Driven Design Process (youtube / otter)
Aishwarya Vardhana, Senior Product Designer, Wikimedia Foundation
22 Fireside Chat with Keith Sonderling (youtube / otter)
Chandler Morse – Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Workday
The Honorable Keith Sonderling – Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
23 Balancing Progress and Privacy: The Regulatory Challenges of Neurotechnologies (youtube / otter)
Jameson Spivack – Senior Policy Analyst, Immersive Technologies, Future of Privacy Forum
24 Looking Out to the Horizon of Spacial Computing (youtube / otter)
Joseph Jerome – Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Tampa
25 Keynote with FCC Commissioner Anna M. Gomez (youtube / otter)
The Honorable Anna M. Gomez – Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
26 Internet Geopolitics: Multistakeholderism Defined The First Era? What Will Define The Next Era? (youtube / otter)
Colin Crowell – Senior Advisor & Managing Director, The Blue Owl Group
27 AI and the Arts: Redefining Creativity in the Digital Age (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Tod Cohen – Steptoe
Eileen Isagon – Curator & Creative Director
Ashkhen Kazaryan – Senior Fellow, Free Speech & Peace, Stand Together
Stan Adams – Lead Public Policy Specialist, Wikimedia Foundation
Hodan Omaar – Senior Policy Analyst, Information Technology & Innovation Fund
Ben Sheffner – Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Law & Policy, Motion Picture Association, Inc.
28 Online Expression And Policymakers: Finding The Balance (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Shane Tews – President, Logan Circle Strategies
Dr. David Morar – Senior Policy Analyst, Open Technology Institute
Eric Goldman – Santa Clara University School of Law
Steve DelBianco – President & CEO, NetChoice
Susan Benesch – Director, Dangerous Speech Project
29 The FCC’s Re-Constitution: A New Beginning (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Kelcee Griffis – Reporter, Morning Brew
Christopher Lewis – President/CEO, Public Knowledge
Matthew Brill – Partner, Global Chair of Communications Practice, Latham & Watkins
Angie Kronenberg – President, INCOMPAS
Diane Holland – Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
30 Hacking AI — It’s Not Just For Security Anymore! (youtube / otter)
Harley Geiger – Counsel – Cybersecurity Services, Venable LLP
31 U.S. Trade Policy Changes: The Biggest Threat to the Internet Flying under the Radar (youtube / otter)
Natalie Campbell – Senior Director, North American Government and Regulatory Affairs, Internet Society
John Morris – U.S. Internet Policy & Advocacy, Internet Society
32 The FTC, AI, and Its Existing Authority: How the Commission Has and Will Apply Its Authority to Artificial Intelligence (youtube / otter)
Andy Jung – Associate Counsel, TechFreedom
33 Deploying AI For Cybersecurity: Benefits Beyond The Risks (youtube / otter)
Brandon Pugh – Director, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute
34 Fireside Chat with Clare Martorana & Mina Hsiang (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Nancy Scola – Journalist
The Honorable Clare Martorana – U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer, The White House/Office of Management and Budget
Mina Hsiang – Executive Office of the President, Administrator of the United States Digital Service
35 Legislating AI: Perspectives From The Hill (youtube / otter)
Moderator: Maria Curi – Tech Policy Reporter, Axios
John Beezer – Senior Advisor, United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Rob Hicks – Legislative Director, Congressman Jay Obernolte (CA-8), United States House of Representatives
36 Fireside Chat with Under Secretary Robert Silvers (youtube / otter)
Shane Tews – President, Logan Circle Strategies
The Honorable Robert Silvers – Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security


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