Disruptive Innovation and Washington, DC are not words that usually go together.
But over the last decade, the Internet has unleashed a wave of innovative entrepreneurs and disruptive business models that are continually empowering consumers, creating jobs and powering the U.S. economy -- and Washington has started to take notice.
With this in mind, CCIA launched Project DisCo, a platform for promoting disruptive competition -- and the policies that pave the way for it -- to policymakers. And now, one year later, we’re hosting our first policy forum.
The agenda overview is as follows. For more details, including our full list of moderators and panelists, please see our website.
DISCO POLICY FORUM 2013
Tuesday, December 10
9:45am - 5:00pm
9:45am: Registration Opens
10:15am: Welcome, Opening Remarks
Featuring: Stephanie Joyce, Partner, Arent Fox LLP
10:30am: Policymaker Keynote Address
Featuring: Joshua Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
11:15am: Panel One
“Breaking Barriers to Internet-enabled Competition”
1:15pm: Q&A with Rep Jared Polis (D-Co.)
Moderated by: Rob Pegoraro
1:45pm: Panel Two
"Planning our Data Future: Privacy & Innovation in the 21st Century"
3:00pm: Panel Three
"Doing Business on the Cutting Edge of Copyright"
4:15pm: Industry Keynote Address
Featuring: Chet Kanojia, Founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc.
5:00pm: Post-Event Networking Reception
When & Where
Computer & Communications Industry Association
CCIA is an international not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to innovation and enhancing society's access to information and communications. CCIA promotes open markets, open systems, open networks and full, fair and open competition in the computer, telecommunications and Internet industries.