Featured Collaborators

On this page, C-PET is proud to introduce each panelist who has participated in C-PET events.

Martin A. Apple Marshall Brain Marilyn Cade Sarah Miller Caldicott
 
Daniel W. Caprio Jr. Vint Cerf Dr. Steven Chu Suresh Fernando
 
Giuseppe Gramigna James C. Greenwood John Kao Rebecca MacKinnon
 
Daniel Marschall Michael Nelson Jennifer Poulakidas Gary Shapiro
 
Letha Tawney Vivek Wadhwa Jody Westby


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Martin A. Apple
President Emeritus & Director of RD, Council of Scientific Society Presidents

Led for over a decade by M. A. Apple, CSSP is a unique association of top science leaders from disciplinary research associations that encompass over 1 million researchers in over 150 disciplines. It is the premier national center for science leader development.

October 13, 2010: Innovation and Technology Policy: What’s Washington’s Problem?
January 13, 2011: What really is innovation?
July 12, 2013: Emerging Issues in Energy Policy

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Marshall Brain
Founder, How Stuff Works

Marshall Brian is best known as the founder of How Stuff Works. He started HowStuffWorks as a hobby in 1998 and it has grown to be one of the top Web sites in the country. In 2007 Discovery Communications purchased HowStuffWorks.com for $250 million. He is also well known as the host of the show “Factory Floor” which appeared on the National Geographic channel.

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Marilyn Cade
Principal and CEO of mCADE, ICT Strategies

Marilyn Cade is the Principal and CEO of mCADE, ICT Strategies — providing strategy and advice in Internet governance, Internet policy, cyber security; global IP networking services and related policy issues.

August 7, 2013: Shaping the Industrial Internet

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Sarah Miller Caldicott
Great grandniece of Thomas Edison, CEO and Innovation author

Sarah Miller Caldicott is a great-grandniece of Thomas Edison, and a seasoned executive with years of hands-on experience driving growth in new and existing businesses. Coauthor of Innovate Like Edison, a groundbreaking book on Thomas Edison’s innovation best practices, Sarah inspires audiences around the world through her keynote speeches and executive programs on how to integrate Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation in organizations today.

April 27, 2011: Teleconference with Innovation Leader: Sarah Miller Caldicott

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Daniel W. Caprio Jr.
Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant

Dan Caprio brings over 25 years of experience on legal and policy issues involving the convergence of internet, telecommunications, and technology. He has substantial knowledge and experience in the areas of privacy, cyber security, and the Internet of Things, a term used when everyday objects are connected to the Internet. Mr. Caprio works with clients to define and capitalize on public policy strategies in the United States and Europe.

July 9, 2010: Privacy and Emerging Technologies
October 28, 2011: Cybersecurity: Risk, Crime, War
July 28, 2011: Discussion on the Internet of Things
March 20, 2012: Transatlantic Briefing on Privacy
August 7, 2013: Shaping the Industrial Internet

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Vint Cerf
Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant

Vinton G. Cerf has served as Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services from Google. Cerf also served at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Agency (DARPA), and as a member of the Stanford University Faculty.

February 4, 2011: Telecon with Innovation Leader – Vint Cerf

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Dr. Steven Chu
Distinguished scientist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997)

Former Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and professor of physics, molecular, and cellular biology, Dr. Steven Chu served as the Secretary of Energy from January 21, 2009, to April 22, 2013. Dr. Chu was charged with helping implement President Obama’s ambitious agenda to invest in clean energy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis, and create millions of new jobs.

July 12, 2013: Emerging Issues in Energy Policy

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Suresh Fernando
Systems thinker, social innovator and philosopher

Suresh Fernando is a systems thinker, social innovator and philosopher with a diverse background including twelve years in finance where he both built a $30 million private client brokerage practice as well as a investment banking and strategic advisory firm focused on early stage technology companies.

July 31, 2013: Employment Impacts of Emerging Technologies

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Giuseppe Gramigna

Giuseppe earned a BA in economics from The State University of New York at Purchase, and a graduate degree in economics from The New School for Social Research.

July 31, 2013: Employment Impacts of Emerging Technologies
October 16 – 19, 2013: Global Entrepreneurship

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James C. Greenwood
President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C.

James C. Greenwood is President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C., which represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the annual BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.

August 2, 2013: Future of the Biotechnology Industry
March 27, 2013: Thought Leader Telecon Series

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John Kao
President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C.

Dubbed “The Innovation Maven” by CNN, and “Mr. Creativity” and a “serial innovator” by The Economist, John is an innovation thought leader, practitioner and activist. He is a trusted advisor to companies, startups and nations on innovation strategy, implementation, and future trends. He is chair of the Institute for Large Scale Innovation, whose i20 group is an association of 33 national ‘chief innovation officers.’

January 31, 2012: Teleconference with John Kao

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Rebecca Mackinnon
Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation

As a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, Rebecca MacKinnon’s work focuses on holding technology companies accountable to universally recognized human rights standards on free expression and privacy. She is currently working with the University of Pennsylvania and Internews on a new project called Ranking Digital Rights, bringing together research partners from around the globe to develop a sound methodology to assess, compare, and ultimately rank the world’s most powerful information communications technology (ICT) companies on free expression and privacy criteria.

January 31, 2012: Shaping the Industrial Internet

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Daniel Marschall
Legislative and Policy Specialist for Workforce Issues at the national AFL-CIO

Daniel Marschall is Legislative and Policy Specialist for Workforce Issues at the national AFL-CIO. His involvement in the nation’s employment and training system goes back to the 1980s, when he was the head of the Dislocated Worker Program for the State of Ohio. He worked as a Legislative Director for a Member of Congress when the Workforce Investment Act was passed in 1998. He has a Master’s degree in communication from Georgetown University and a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University. At the AFL-CIO he handles legislation and policy related to the federal workforce development system, Trade Adjustment Assistance, layoff aversion, unemployment insurance, and approaches to worker adjustment. He is also a founding member of the Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN).

January 31, 2012: Employment impacts of Emerging Technologies

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Michael Nelson
Senior Fellow, C-PET; Technology Policy Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Dr. Michael Nelson is an Analyst on Technology Policy for Bloomberg Government and former Research Associate of the Leading Edge Forum, a global research and advisory service that explores new thinking and “next practice” roadmaps addressing the major challenges at the intersection of business, IT and management. Prior to joining the Leading Edge Forum, Michael was Visiting Professor of Internet Studies in Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) Program.  At Georgetown, he conducted research and teaching courses on The Future of the Internet, innovation, technology forecasting, and e-government, as well as consulting and speaking on Internet technology and policy.

March 26, 2009: The Future of the Internet Election
March 18, 2011: Innovation and Intellectual Property
July 28, 2011: Roundtable discussion on the Internet of Things
October 12, 2011: After Kenya, What is the future for Internet Governance
October 28, 2011: Cybersecurity: Risk, Crime, War
February 3, 2012: Intellectual Property, Piracy, a Free Internet and What Comes After SOPA?
August 23, 2012: Election Teleconference I: The Future of the Internet
August 7, 2013: Shaping the Industrial Internet

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Jennifer Poulakidas
Vice President for Congressional and Governmental Affairs at A.P.L.U

Jennifer Poulakidas (MPAff ’91) joined the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A۰P۰L۰U) in 2006, as vice president for congressional and governmental affairs. At A۰P۰L۰U, Jennifer works closely with the leadership of the Association’s 215 member institutions, including the presidents and the government relations officials of those universities, to promote public higher education’s positions to Congress and the Executive Branch on matters of science and research, student affordability and access, innovation and competitiveness, and internationalization, among other issues of importance to major public universities.

March 26, 2009: The Impact of the Sequester on Innovation

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Gary Shapiro
President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

Gary Shapiro serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Mr. Shapiro has been an active leader in the development and launch of HDTV. He Co-founded and Chaired the HDTV Model Station and has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC). He is also a Charter Inductee to the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers, and in 2003 received its highest award as the industry leader most influential in advancing HDTV.

March 23, 2011: Telecon with Innovation Leader: Gary Shapiro

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Letha Tawney
Senior Associate in the World Resources Institute’s Markets and Enterprise Program

Letha Tawney is a Senior Associate in the World Resources Institute’s Markets and Enterprise Program. She leads the Utilities of the Future project, which collaborates with utilities, regulators, technology suppliers and customers to build innovative utility business models that support and incentivize a transition from the fossil energy dominated electricity systems of today to a more responsive, resilient and cleaner renewable energy dominated power grid of tomorrow. This shift in the electric sector, built on utility / customer collaborations and enabled by sound policy, can lead to thriving utilities and a significant increase in renewable energy on the grid while helping to reduce costs to electricity users.

July 12, 2013: Emerging Issues in Energy Policy

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Vivek Wadhwa
Washington Post columnist and Innovation Guru

Vivek Wadhwa is a Visiting Scholar, School of Information, UC-Berkeley; Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, and Exec in Residence, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; Senior Research Associate, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University; and faculty member and advisor at Singularity University.

October 5, 2011: Thought Leader Teleconference Series

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Jody Westby
Global Cyber Risk CEO

Global Cyber Risk CEO, Jody Westby brings a seasoned, multidisciplinary perspective to the many issues facing businesses and governments today in the areas of privacy, information security, outsourcing/offshoring risks, cybercrime, and IT business risk management. Drawing upon more than twenty years of technical, legal, policy, and business experience, she regularly consults with governments, private sector executives, and operational personnel on the development of enterprise security programs that dovetail the technical, legal, operational, and managerial considerations.

October 28, 2011: Cybersecurity: Risk, Crime, War
October 16, 2012: Emerging Issues in Cybersecurity
December 19, 2012: Internet Governance After Dubai
February 20, 2013: Global Telecon: President Obama’s Cybersecurity Order
August 7, 2013: Shaping the Industrial Internet

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