Conference Track

Innovation Policy

Tech entrepreneurs and policymakers must work together to promote growth and innovation. Our nation’s economy and world leadership depend on it. Come hear top innovators, policymakers and regulators discuss hot-button topics that impact and drive innovation. Topics will include 5G, Self-Driving Vehicles, Techlash, Privacy, Diversity, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Health, Trade & tariffs.

Tuesday, January 8

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

5G and Self-Driving Vehicles: A Policy Roadmap

LOCATION LVCC North Hall N258

Revolutionary technologies like 5G, self-driving vehicles and the internet of things are disrupting traditional models of transportation and communication, reshaping our communities and increasing mobility, consumer choice and connectivity. Experts discuss policy priorities to keep the US leading the way.

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Tech and Techlash in the 21st Century

LOCATION LVCC North Hall N258

Technology is increasing access to opportunity like never before, even as some call for regulation of successful tech companies or seek to rewrite laws underlying the Internet. Hear how policymakers can ensure technology fulfills its promise without undercutting innovation.

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

FCC and FTC Commissioner Roundtable

LOCATION LVCC North Hall N258

FCC and FTC commissioners discuss critical regulatory and policy issues related to infrastructure, 5G, privacy, accessibility, the Internet of Things, regulatory reform and disruptive innovation, among other hot topics.

Wednesday, January 9

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

American Privacy Regulations in a Post-GDPR World

LOCATION LVCC North Hall N258

In 2018, companies around the world had to adapt to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This jump-started conversations among American policymakers about what U.S. privacy regulations should look like. Representatives from industry and government discuss potential paths forward.

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

The Diverse Workforce Tech Needs to Thrive

LOCATION LVCC North Hall N258

The lack of diversity in the tech industry is a well-documented problem. Come hear from tech companies, entrepreneurs, and activists committed to building a diverse workforce within tech companies and within the entrepreneur and VC ecosystem.

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Conference Session

Taking the Lead on Innovation in Cities

LOCATION LVCC North Hall N258

Cities that harness innovation are the new hubs for entrepreneurs and economic development. Mayors and other city officials talk about what makes their cities thrive and how they attract the talent, investment and technology that drives the innovation economy.

Thursday, January 10

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Conference Session Live Stream

Drones: Mapping the Policy and Business Landscape

LOCATION LVCC North Hall N258

What are the remaining challenges limiting the potential of drones for businesses and consumers? At this point, how much depends on industry action, and how much depends on regulatory or legislative action? Are public perceptions of drones changing?

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Conference Session Live Stream

Tech Revolutionizing Medicine – If We Let It

LOCATION LVCC North Hall N258

Revolutionary technologies have the potential to cure diseases, drive efficiency and bring down barriers between doctors and patients. How do we cut through bureaucracy and regulation to safely and expeditiously bring these new approaches to the marketplace?

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Make Trade, Not Tariffs

LOCATION LVCC North Hall N258

The trade landscape is tumultuous and U.S. trade policy is at a critical nexus. Hear our experts discuss the 2019 trade landscape, the impact of tariffs, and how we can update trade agreements for the digital age.

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Solving Bias in Artificial Intelligence

LOCATION LVCC North Hall N258

Artificial intelligence is poised to revolutionize, and positively impact, many aspects of our lives. Questions remain about bias in some of these AI systems. In this discussion we will explore policy and technological options for addressing bias in AI.

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