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How to Disrupt a Regulated Industry
Sunday, March 13
2:00PM - 3:00PM
700 San Jacinto Blvd
Want to compete in a regulated market or against an established industry? Will your revolutionary product change the world or be crushed by regulations written for another era? Learn the steps you need to take as you evaluate the political and regulatory landscape impacting your start up. Engage with experts to establish contacts and obtain strategic advice from those who have navigated large government systems, political relationships, and government contracting. Learn how to effectively engage policy makers, anticipate regulatory impact on new technologies, and clearly communicate your product/offering to the influencers needed to open doors and markets.
Austin is the Legislative Director for rep McCaul, chairman of the house homeland security committee. He also spearheads the High Tech Caucus and advises the Chairman on all things tech. Prior to w...Show the rest
Austin is the Legislative Director for rep McCaul, chairman of the house homeland security committee. He also spearheads the High Tech Caucus and advises the Chairman on all things tech. Prior to working for McCaul, Austin was Sr Policy Advisor to Rep Farenthold focusing on IP and online speech.Hide the rest
Sr Adviser for Innovation
US Department of Commerce
Joshua Mandell is the Senior Adviser for Innovation and Competitiveness at the U.S. Department of Commerce where he is responsible for the promotion and development of policies to support economic ...Show the rest
Joshua Mandell is the Senior Adviser for Innovation and Competitiveness at the U.S. Department of Commerce where he is responsible for the promotion and development of policies to support economic growth through innovation. Joshua is the policy lead in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce on intellectual property issues, entrepreneurship, economic development, technology standards, R&D and other aspects of the innovation economy. Prior to his appointment at Commerce, Joshua served as the Science and Technology Program Officer at The World Bank in their Innovation Labs, Global Practice for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ITE), and in Human Development. In these capacities, he focused on building innovation capacity in the public and private sector in many countries and regions. This work included building a knowledge workforce, driving technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, strengthening science and innovation policy and supporting inclusive innovations for developing countries. Mr. Mandell also served as the Senior Fellow at the Institute on Science for Global Policy at the University of California and the Senior Science and Technology Adviser at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for research collaboration between the UK and US, trade and investment opportunities in S&T, and international science policy. Before joining the UK Worldwide S&T Network in July 2003, Joshua worked as an environmental scientist and policy consultant in the private sector and for the U.S. Government where he specialized in areas of natural resource management, geographic information systems, remote sensing and environmental regulatory policy. He also served in the Office of the Vice President at the White House.Hide the rest
Dir of Government Rel
"Laurent Crenshaw is the head of federal affairs for Yelp Inc. In this role he serves as the point person in Washington D.C. on federal public policy for Yelp and has worked on issues relating to a...Show the rest
"Laurent Crenshaw is the head of federal affairs for Yelp Inc. In this role he serves as the point person in Washington D.C. on federal public policy for Yelp and has worked on issues relating to anti-SLAPP legislation, Internet Freedom, patents, consumer protection and promoting online competition."
Prior to joining Yelp, Laurent was a congressional staffer in the House of Representatives for eleven years. While there, he served as the Legislative Director for Representative Darrell Issa (CA-49). In this role, Laurent oversaw all legislation produced by Rep. Issa's office, specifically the telecomm, intellectual property and judiciary committee portfolios. He served as the lead staffer under Rep. Issa in the fight against SOPA and PIPA in the House of Representatives and helped to craft the OPEN Act.
Laurent holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.Hide the rest
California Technology Council