11.28.2012 01:38 PM
2013 CES to Expand Public Policy Focus
Summit to feature copyright, privacy, spectrum, patent reform and more
ARLINGTON, VA. -- The Consumer
Electronics Association announced a broad array of panel discussions to be held
at the Innovation Policy Summit during the 2013 International CES.
Coinciding with the start of the next U.S. Congressional session, the CES
Innovation Policy Summit will include top government officials, entrepreneurs
and policy experts who will underscore the relationship between technology
innovation and public policies while, addressing major issues impacting
American innovators and U.S. competitiveness.
The CES Innovation Policy Summit session panels include the following:
“Strategic Immigration: Bringing the
Best and Brightest to America,” panel featuring tech entrepreneurs Mert
Iseri of SwipeSense and Fabien Beckers of Morpheus Medical with a
representative from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office.
“Fighting the Patent Trolls,” panel
of companies that have been victimized by patent trolls, as well as Washington
policymakers who are helping the tech industry fight back.
“Beyond SOPA: Creating a
Pro-innovation, Pro-artist Copyright Policy,” featuring a discussion
among entrepreneurs and policymakers regarding how to protect intellectual
property while maintaining a vibrant Internet and creating new opportunities
for content creators.
“Mobile Impact on Economic Growth and
Job Creation,” a panel planned in partnership with The Brookings
“Facing the Policy Issues of Facial
Recognition Technology,” a panel discussing the policy implications of
deployment of this technology.
“Voluntary Incentive Auctions: The
Wireless Future Is Here!,” panel exploring how the voluntary spectrum
auctions are progressing and the impact on technology.
“Washington and the Startup Economy:
First, Do No Harm,” a discussion of what Congress needs to do to ensure
the next generation of high-tech, high skill jobs are created in America.
“E-waste Policy in the U.S.,”
where industry leaders and policymakers discuss how to move beyond the
patchwork of state e-waste laws to a sustainable industry-driven CE recycling
“Energy Efficiency: How Industry, Not
Government, is Leading the Way to Energy Savings in Electronics,” panel
of industry executives discusses the alternatives to regulatory efforts that
favor innovation and consumer choice.
“Driving the Debate on Safe Driving,” a
panel exploring the role of the federal government in this area; and
“Taking Flight: New Approaches to the
Use of Consumer Electronics on Airplanes,” produced in partnership with
APEX, panel of airline, technology and regulatory professionals discuss
policies and procedures for use of devices in flight.
There will also be a premiere of the documentary by Reddit Co-founder Alexis
Ohanian and General Manager Erik Martin:
“Silicon Prairie: America’s New Internet Economy,” which captures the
2012 Internet Bus Tour’s effort to “campaign for the Internet.” Following the
premiere, Ohanian and Martin will participate in a panel discussion examining
public policy and the Internet economy.
CEA will issue a select list of panel participants and summit attendees within
the next several weeks as confirmations are received.
In addition, CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro will interview Federal Communications Commission Chairman
Julius Genachowski in a one-on-one conversation focusing on spectrum,
broadband, the Internet and other hot issues. FCC commissioners are expected
for a separate discussion of the FCC’s
Regulatory Agenda for 2013.