The Progressive Policy Institute honored America’s “digital policy pioneers” – the policy leaders who created the legal and regulatory environment that has enabled the Internet’s explosive growth over the past two decades on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
These leading architects of U.S. digital policy, looked back to the early debates and key decisions over Internet regulation, and forward to the new challenges – data security and privacy, international governance, the advent of the “Internet of Everything,” digital literacy – facing today’s policymakers.
Larry Irving, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of the National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration
The Honorable Bill Kennard, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and former FCC Chairman (1997-2001)
The Honorable Karen Kornbluh, former U.S. Ambassador to the OECD and Senior Fellow for Digital Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Ira Magaziner, former Senior Advisor to the President for Policy Development (1993-1998)
Michael Powell, former FCC Chairman (2001-2005)
Larry Downes, Author of bestseller “Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance” and “The Laws of Disruption: Harnessing the New Forces that Govern Business and Life in the Digital Age”