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

Privacy in the Age of Drone Fever

Tuesday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 7
110 E 2nd St

Drones offer businesses and law enforcement extraordinary efficiency and life-saving benefits, but they also present unique safety and privacy challenges for policymakers. Lisa Ellman, Obama White House veteran and pioneering drone policy advisor, has spent her career bridging the gap between government policy and entrepreneurial innovation. She will explain the current lively debate in our country -- "drone fever" -- about the domestic use of drones for everything from filmmaking to journalism to package delivery to industrial and business security. Lisa believes the key to balancing these opportunities and challenges is a true integration of policy and innovation, known as "Polivation:" Policymakers must promote innovation, and innovators must work hand in hand with policymakers. In this timely talk, Lisa will teach us how our country can make good use of new technologies, including drones, in a way that wins the public's trust and serves its interests.


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Lisa Ellman

Co-Chair/UAS Practice

Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Lisa Ellman has held a variety of positions at top levels of the Executive branch at the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice. Nearly eight years ago, she began working for her former law...

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