Sunday, August 17

5:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

  • Welcoming Remarks:  Honorable John Hansen, Secretary of Technology, State of Colorado

  • Special Guest:  Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court


 Monday, August 18

8:30 a.m.


Opening Remarks

  • George A. Keyworth, Chairman, The Progress & Freedom Foundation


8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

  • Honorable Michael Powell, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission


9:30 a.m.


Communications Roundtable: Doing Business in an Era of Regulatory Turmoil

  • Raymond L. Gifford, President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator)

  • William Daley, President, SBC Communications, Inc.

  • Charlie Hoffman, President & CEO, Covad

  • Richard Notebaert, Chairman & CEO, Qwest Communications International, Inc.

  • Dennis Strigl, President & CEO, Verizon Wireless


11:00 a.m.


Discussion: The FCC's Tumultuous Year: Freeing Competitive Markets or Entrenching Managed Competition

  • Randolph J. May, Senior Fellow & Director of Communications Policy Studies, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator)

  • Honorable Kathleen Abernathy, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

  • Steve Berry, SVP, Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association

  • Margaret Greene, Chair, United States Telecom Association & President Regulatory & External Affairs,  BellSouth

  • Royce Holland, Chairman & CEO, Allegiance Telecom

  • Honorable Kevin Martin, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

  • Joseph W. Waz, Jr., Vice President, External Affairs, Comcast Corporation 


12:45 p.m.


  • Margaret Wilderotter, Senior Vice President of Business Strategy, Microsoft Corporation

6:00 p.m.

Informal Reception



7:00 p.m.


Working Dinners

  • Digital Online Content

  • Network Neutrality

  • Contestability of Communications Markets

  • Wireless Mandates

 Tuesday, August 19


8:30 a.m.


Keynote Address

  • John Chen, Chairman, CEO & President, Sybase



9:15 a.m.


Discussion:  The Role of IT in the Coming Recovery
  • Thomas M. Lenard, Vice President for Research, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator)

  • Timothy Bresnahan, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

  • Robert Crandall, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

  • Jeffrey Eisenach, Executive Vice Chairman, CapAnalysis, LLC.

  •  John Rutledge, Chairman, Rutledge Capital, LLC

10:45 a.m.

Discussion:  The Digital Content Marketplace -- Prospects & Challenges for Online Distribution
  • William Adkinson, Senior Policy Counsel, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator)
  • Doug Lowenstein, President, Interactive Digital Software Association
  • Shira Perlmutter, VP & Associate General Counsel, AOL Time Warner
  • Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office 
  • Jerry Pierce, Senior Vice President, Technology, Universal Pictures 
  • Jim Ramo, CEO, Movielink, LLC
  • John Rose, Executive Vice President, EMI Group & EMI Recorded Music





  • Honorable Timothy J. Muris, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission


1:15 p.m.

Technology Roundtable: Chips, Networks, and Apps -- Where Things Are and Where They are Going

  • Raymond L. Gifford, President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator) 

  • Steve Cakebread, Chief Financial Officer,

  • Pat Gelsinger, Chief Technology Officer,  Intel Corporation

  • Mark Wegleitner, Chief Technology Officer, Verizon Communications 


2:30 p.m.


Discussion:  Managing IT in a World of Change

  • Kent Lassman, Research Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator)
  • Jim Dillon, Chief Information Officer, State of New York
  • Orson Swindle, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Curtis Tearte, General Manager Public Sector, IBM Corporation
  • Leroy Williams, Chief Information Officer, State of Colorado


3:45 p.m.


Discussion:  Shifting Models of Software: Issues of Open, Proprietary and Shared Souce

  • James DeLong, Senior Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator)

  • Scott Borduin, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Autodesk

  • Jason Matusow, Shared Source Manager, Microsoft Corporation (Invited)

  • Honorable Bruce Mehlman, Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy, US Department of Commerce

  • James Stallings, General Manager, Linux, IBM Corporation

  • Michael Tiemann, Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat 


6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.


Chairman's Reception and Dinner

Chairman's Address

  • Mel Karmazin, President & Chief Operating Officer, Viacom, Inc.

Speakers are confirmed unless otherwise noted.



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