‘Shareholder Actions and Social Justice in Tech’ (Ep. 127)
Michael Connor (@NYMichaelConnor) is the Executive Director of Open MIC, which he helped launch following a distinguished career as a media executive, entrepreneur and journalist.
‘COVID-19 and Black America’ with Jessica Fulton (Ep. 126)
Jessica Fulton (@JessicaJFulton) is the Vice President at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
The Digital Street — Criminal Justice and Tech’ with Jeff Lane (Ep. 223)
Jeff Lane is an Assistant Professor for Communication at Rutgers University.
‘5G is Here: What Does that Mean for You?’ with John Godfrey
5G is Here—but what does that mean for you? Samsung Electronics America’s Senior Vice President for Public Policy John Godfrey joined Joe Miller to discuss his company’s take.
‘How Data Mapping Can Save Moms’ Lives’ with Licy Do Canto (Ep. 218)
Licy Do Canto is Managing Director of BCW Healthcare in the firm’s Public Affairs and Crisis practice, where he leads policy and public affairs strategy for the firm’s healthcare clients in North America. He also oversees the BCW Healthcare Team in Washington, D.C.
How Media Policies Have Helped the Far Right with Anne Nelson (Ep. 217)
The author of ‘Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right’ and Joe Miller discuss how media public policy has helped the far right.
Public Health IT Policy with Licy Do Canto (Ep. 105)
Licy Do Canto is founder and president of the Do Canto Group, a bipartisan government relations firm specializing in public health and health care legislative and regulatory policy, with a particular focus on underserved communities. An expert in health care policy with nearly 20 years of beltway experience, Licy has a track record of building bipartisan consensus, guiding federal legislation into law, and directing national issue campaigns and coalitions. Describing him as a “highly regarded healthcare lobbyist” among his peers, and Congressional officials and other decision-makers across the federal government, the prominent Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill named Licy one of Washington DC’s top lobbyists for seven consecutive years, earning the recognition in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.
The Power of WiFi for Business and Communities with Edgar Figueroa (Ep. 104)
As president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance (@WifiAlliance), Edgar Figueroa has led an unprecedented period of growth for Wi-Fi®. Wi-Fi Alliance has grown to more than 700 member companiesUnder Edgar’s leadership. He has also maintained an aggressive development roadmap and adopted a vision of “Connecting everyone and everything, everywhere.” Edgar forged numerous strategic partnerships to facilitate penetration of Wi-Fi into established and emerging markets. Edgar also defined the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program development framework. He also guided the launch of several generations of interoperable Wi-Fi programs. These programs have proliferated Wi-Fi into mass markets such as mobile and consumer electronics.
Net Neutrality’s Winners and Losers with Chris Lewis (Ep. 103)
Christopher Lewis (@ChrisJ_Lewis) is Vice President at Public Knowledge. He leads the organization’s advocacy on Capitol Hill and other government agencies. Prior to joining Public Knowledge in 2012, Chris served at the Federal Communications Commission as Deputy Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs.
At the FCC, Chris advised the FCC Chairman on legislative and political strategy. He is a former U.S. Senate staffer for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Chris also has over 15 years’ worth of advocacy experience. Previously, Chris worked as the North Carolina Field Director for Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign.
Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Local Self Reliance. He also represents Public Knowledge on the Board of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG). Chris graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelors degree in Government. He lives in Alexandria, VA where he loves working on local civic issues and is elected to the Alexandria City Public School Board.
How to Build a Lobbying Presence in Washington with Elizabeth Frazee (Ep. 102)
Before you build a lobbying presence in Washington, consider the fact that technology now touches almost every aspect of our lives. Accordingly, our policymaking has become more complex as companies develop new technologies and consumers use technology in ways that were unanticipated. What are the key issues that policymakers and businesses should be focused on as they seek to fine-tune their policy strategies?