2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Putting Policymakers to Work For You

Tuesday, March 17
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10AB
Austin Convention Center

"Putting Policymakers to Work For You: Fostering a Pro-Innovation Nation"

It’s true: government can be a true driver of innovation! From coast to coast, entrepreneurs are building vibrant, tech-driven businesses that create jobs and energize the U.S. economy. While some policymakers are unaware of Internet-driven innovation happening in their own districts, many others are eager to learn more. As new technologies and communities arise, startups need to work hand in hand with government entities to thrive. How can startups engage with local and national governments to build smart, pro-innovation public policies and help policymakers at all levels recognize the value of industry self-regulation and disruptive innovation?


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Adrian Fenty

Business Dev Mgr

Perkins Coie

Adrian Fenty rose to national prominence when he served as Mayor of Washington, D.C. from 2007 - 2011.While serving as mayor of DC, Fenty was known for reforms that streamlined the District's gover...

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Grover Norquist


Americans For Tax Reform

Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and op...

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Michael Petricone

SVP Government Affairs


Michael Petricone is the senior vice president of government affairs for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). In his position, Petricone is responsible for representing the CE industry’s pos...

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Niloo Howe

Chief Strategy Officer

Endgame Inc


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