Government vs Innovation: Breaking Tech Barriers
Monday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM
110 E 2nd St
This session will focus on the impact government regulation has on startups. We will look at startups that have failed due to government regulation/legislation and discuss lessons learned as well look at startups who have succeeded when government tried to stand in their way. The session will also include specific recommendations on how disruptive startups can overcome regulatory and legislative challenges.
Arika Pierce is a seasoned government relations professional whose career has crossed nearly every facet of the government relations industry for over fourteen years. Ms. Pierce served as Vice Pres...Show the rest
Arika Pierce is a seasoned government relations professional whose career has crossed nearly every facet of the government relations industry for over fourteen years. Ms. Pierce served as Vice President of Federal and State Government Relations at HMS Holdings where she was charged with establishing the company’s presence in Washington, DC, building relationships with members of Congress and strategic business partners, and leading an integrated government relations program that was incorporated across business lines. Prior to joining HMS, Ms. Pierce worked as a lobbyist in the Federal Affairs Department of the American Academy of Pediatrics where she advocated child health issues before members of Congress and Federal agencies. Ms. Pierce’s government relations career began on Capitol Hill where she served as a Congressional Staffer for Senator John Breaux, the Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Senate Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations. Ms. Pierce holds a JD from the George Washington University Law School and an undergraduate degree in political science from Louisiana State University.Hide the rest