The Technology 202 Live
Advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, 3D-printing and quantum computing are poised to transform industries, government and society. On Thursday, November 8, eBay CEO Devin Wenig, three of President Trump’s key technology policy advisers and Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) joined other policymakers and experts to discuss the promise of these new technologies and the major regulatory challenges ahead.
This was the first event in Washington Post Live’s “Technology 202” series presented by Siemens.
One-on-One with eBay CEO Devin Wenig
One of the world’s top technology executives discusses how his company’s bottom line and its ability to reach new customers is affected by government regulation and the forces of global competition.
Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay, discusses how his company’s bottom line and its ability to reach new customers is affected by government regulation and the forces of global competition.
Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay, says he’s surprised by the ‘amount of time I have to dedicate now towards regulatory and policy issues.’
Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay, discusses how President Trump's trade policies impact the technology industry and other e-commerce companies.
Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay, discusses the responsibility that technology companies have to safeguard data privacy.
Devin Wenig
President and CEO, eBay
Devin Wenig is eBay’s President & CEO. During his tenure at eBay, Devin has led a transformation of the business, including a technology and data-led replatforming using structured data to catalog eBay’s vast inventory; investing in artificial intelligence capabilities; activating a sharpened and more clearly differentiated brand; redesigning eBay’s mobile experiences; and expanding global reach both geographically and by category.
Interviewed by Brian Fung
Brian Fung is a technology policy reporter at The Washington Post.
The View from the Trump White House Technology Team
Three senior White House officials discuss the Trump administration’s technology policy priorities, including holding private tech companies accountable, data privacy, antitrust issues and how they plan to meet the regulatory agenda of the new Congress.
Three of President Trump’s senior technology policy advisers, Michael Kratsios, Chris Liddell and Abigail Slater, discuss the Trump administration’s technology policy priorities, including holding private tech companies accountable, data privacy, antitrust issues and how they plan to meet the regulatory agenda of the new Congress.
Chris Liddell, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination at The White House, outlines the policy agenda and priorities of the White House.
Chris Liddell, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination at The House, calls the relationship between Washington and Silicon Valley "incredibly positive and healthy."
Three of President Trump’s senior technology policy advisers, Michael Kratsios, Chris Liddell and Abigail Slater, discuss the role that government has to regulate content on social media platforms.
Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy at The White House, describes the administration's focus on emerging technologies to ensure "America is the home for the next great technological discoveries."
White House senior technology policy advisers, Michael Kratsios, Chris Liddell and Abigail Slater, discuss the relevance that broadband will play in future infrastructure policies.
Michael Kratsios
Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy, The White House
Michael Kratsios is the Deputy Assistant to the President at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role, Kratsios serves as one of President Donald Trump's top technology advisers.
Chris Liddell
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination, The White House
Chris Liddell serves as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination. Liddell previously served as chief financial officer at Microsoft and General Motors.
Abigail Slater
Special Assistant to the President for Tech, Telecom and Cyber Policy, White House National Economic Council
Abigail Slater serves as a special assistant to the president with the White House’s National Economic Council. She previously served as general counsel for the Internet Association (IA), which represents tech giants like Google and Facebook.
Moderated by Tony Romm
Tony Romm is a technology policy reporter at The Washington Post.
Technology Policy 360: Cross-Sector Perspectives on Innovation and Regulation
A member of Congress representing Silicon Valley, a director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and executives from Formlabs, a 3-D printing company, and IonQ, a quantum computing firm, discuss the opportunities and challenges for bringing these new technologies to the marketplace in a climate of regulatory uncertainty.
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), who represents Silicon Valley, Valerie M. Browning, of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and executives from 3-D printing company Formlabs and quantum computing firm IonQ, discuss opportunities and challenges these new technologies face on the marketplace in a climate of regulatory uncertainty.
Valerie M. Browning, Director of the Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, describes her agency's portfolio of innovative technologies used to defend the U.S. homeland.
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), a member of the House Artificial Intelligence Caucus, discusses the understanding of artificial intelligence in Congress and how to regulate these new technologies in the future.
Jungsang Kim, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of IonQ, addresses a variety of areas where quantum computing and artificial intelligence can help solve the problems of the future.
Valerie M. Browning
Director of the Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Dr. Valerie Browning was named director of DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in December 2017. Dr. Browning has more than 30 years of experience in managing and executing defense-related research and development. Prior to her most recent DARPA appointment, Dr. Browning worked as an independent consultant providing subject matter expertise and strategic planning support to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and other government clients in the areas of advanced materials and alternative energy. She also served as chief technology officer for HELM System Solutions, Inc., a woman-owned small research and development (R&D) business.
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.)
Member, Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus
Congressman Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is serving in his first term. Rep. Khanna sits on the House Budget and Armed Services committees and is a vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Rep. Khanna is committed to representing the people and ideas rooted in Silicon Valley to the nation and throughout the world. He works to ensure the technology sector is at the forefront of U.S. economic policy and focuses on opportunities that the changing economy and technological revolution may have left behind.
Jungsang Kim
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, IonQ
Jungsang Kim is the co-founder and chief strategy officer at IonQ, a company developing world-leading general-purpose quantum information processors. Their unique trapped-ion approach combines unmatched physical performance, perfect qubit replication, optical networkability, and highly-optimized algorithms to create a quantum computer that is as scalable as it is powerful, and that will support a broad array of applications across a variety of industries.
Dávid Lakatos
Chief Product Officer, Formlabs
Dávid Lakatos is chief product officer at Formlabs, the pioneer and industry leader in professional desktop 3D printing, overseeing all aspects of the company’s product development. Prior to joining Formlabs, Lakatos founded Sold., an automated peer-to- peer selling service that was acquired by Dropbox. He was a co-founder of FabLab Budapest, the first rapid prototyping lab in Central and Eastern Europe.
Moderated by Cat Zakrzewski
Cat Zakrzewski is the anchor of “The Technology 202” newsletter at The Washington Post.
Content from Siemens
Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA, discusses responsible ways for companies to harness the power of artificial intelligence. Humpton says it starts by defining AI’s true purpose: Increasing human ability and solving the world’s toughest challenges.
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