Event Archive

March 12, 2008

ITIF hosted an event to debate the technical and economic reasons ISPs may need to manage their networks in the face of increasing bandwidth demands.

March 6, 2008

At this event, the lead scientists of two of the most innovative voting systems unveil their research and provide attendees the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations of their technology.

February 22, 2008

John Horrigan of the Pew Internet & American Life Project discusses the results of a new Pew study examining the prospects and challenges in expanding e-commerce shopping.

January 24, 2008

Construction costs continue to spiral out of control because the industry has not invested in technology, particularly information technology, to boost productivity. At this event, construction industry expert Barry LePatner will discuss how to fix the problem, including how information technology can play a key role in lowering construction costs and what the federal government can do to help.

January 22, 2008

An event marking the publication of an ITIF report articulating a national broadband strategy. ITIF President Rob Atkinson will present proposals from the report.

October 26, 2007

A discussion of the importance of information technology for health care, featuring former Representative Nancy Johnson, Dr. Alan Lotvin, Senior Vice President, ICORE Magellan Health Services, and Dr. Edna O. DeVries, Central Division Medical Director, Marshfield Clinic. Rob Atkinson, President, ITIF and Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst will release a new report on how electronic health records can improve health care.

October 19, 2007

A distinguished panel of experts discuss the state of broadband competition, how public policy can spur cutting-edge, “killer apps,” and the kind of policies needed to enable America to full advantage of broadband.

October 3, 2007

Professor Ken Kraemer, the co-author of a recent study of IT value chains, discussed the nature of the global supply chain for the iPod and notebook computer: where value is created, what each nation specializes in, and how much value each captures. Kraemer and ITIF President Rob Atkinson then discussed what kinds of public policies the United States needs to adopt to ensure that we stay competitive and capture a larger share of the value chain.

October 2, 2007

A discussion of the white space issue, with a particular focus on how emerging technologies can open up spectrum white spaces to unlicensed devices and thereby spur a new round of digital innovation.

September 24, 2007

A discussion of the importance of four free trade agreements currently under consideration, featuring Jamie Estrada, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce; Marc Lautenbach, Americas General Manager, IBM Corporation; and John Zogby, pollster president of Zogby International.