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Event Partners

We are fortunate to have the support of several strategic partners that are leaders in the tech policy arena. These companies and organizations share our commitment to furthering innovation through greater education and collaboration. We invite you to learn more about them, and how you may work with them directly.

463 Communications

Our public relations partner for Tech Policy Summit, 463 Communications is a strategic communications firm created to match the unique needs of the Innovation Economy. As the only agency with a focus on technology policy and public sector issues with offices in both Washington, D.C and Silicon Valley, the firm is connected to the leaders of the technology industries; the public officials who drive key policies that impact innovation; and the media who chronicle the important nexus between technology, business and policy developments.

The leadership team of 463 Communications brings the experience of working for and with leading public officials, technology companies and trade associations to its clients, which include Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems and Verisign. Learn more at
www.463.com.

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
            
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a non-profit, nonpartisan public policy think tank committed to articulating and advancing a pro-productivity, pro-innovation and pro-technology public policy agenda internationally, in Washington, D.C. and the states. Recognizing the vital role of technology in ensuring American prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity and digital economy issues.

The mission of ITIF is to help policy makers at the federal and state levels to better understand the nature of the new innovation economy and the types of public policies needed to drive innovation, productivity and broad-based prosperity for all Americans.

ITIF publishes policy reports, holds forums and policy debates, advises elected officials and their staff, and is an active resource for the media. It develops new and creative policy proposals to advance innovation, analyzes existing policy issues through the lens of advancing innovation and productivity, and opposes policies that hinder digital transformation and innovation. Learn more at
www.innovationpolicy.org.


Association for Competitive Technology

The Association for Competitive Technology (ACT)is an international grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to protecting small business innovation. Focusing on the interests of small and mid-size entrepreneurial technology companies, ACT advocates for a healthy tech environment that promotes innovation, competition and investment. ACT has been active on issues such as intellectual property, international trade, e-commerce, privacy, tax policy and antitrust.

ACT represents more than 3000 software developers, systems integrators, IT consulting and training firms, and e-businesses from across the globe. While ACT members include some household names like eBay, Oracle, Microsoft, and Verisign, its members are primarily small and mid-size companies. Learn more at www.actonline.org.

New America Foundation

Established in 1999, the New America Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy institute dedicated to supporting a new generation of public intellectuals and public policy thinkers. New America’s mission is to produce solutions-oriented research and writing on our nation’s most difficult policy challenges.

Through its Wireless Future Program, New America has been working to expand access to an unlicensed spectrum "commons." New America believes that access to high-quality unlicensed, citizen-access spectrum will enable local governments and NGOs to cost-effectively deploy community-based wireless broadband networks, helping to advance a future of universal, affordable and pervasive broadband connectivity. New America opposes privatization of the airwaves and promotes a range of market-based policies that ensure that all commercial users compensate the public for their exclusive and limited-term licenses. Learn more at www.spectrumpolicy.org. 

Cyber Security Industry Alliance

The Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA) is the only advocacy group dedicated to ensuring the privacy, reliability and integrity of information systems through public policy, technology, education and awareness. The organization is led by CEOs from the world’s top security providers, who offer the technical expertise, depth and focus to encourage a better understanding of security issues. It is the belief of the CSIA that a comprehensive approach to ensuring the security of information systems is fundamental to global protection and economic stability.

CSIA members are united in their mission to enhance cyber security through public policy initiatives, public sector partnerships, corporate outreach, academic programs, alignment behind emerging industry technology standards and public education. Learn more at www.csialliance.org.


Business Software Alliance

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is the foremost organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world. BSA is the voice of the world's commercial software industry and its hardware partners before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members represent one of the fastest growing industries in the world. BSA programs foster technology innovation through education and policy initiatives that promote copyright protection, patent reform, cyber security, trade and e-commerce.

BSA members include Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Bentley Systems, Borland, CA, Cadence Design Systems, Cisco Systems, CNC Software/Mastercam, EMC, Dell, Entrust, HP, IBM, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, PTC, SAP, SolidWorks, Sybase, Symantec, Synopsys, The MathWorks and UGS. Learn more at
www.bsa.org.

Information Technology Industry Council


The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is an elite group of the nation's top high-tech companies. ITI helps member companies achieve their policy objectives through building relationships with Members of Congress, Administration officials, and foreign governments; organizing industry-wide consensus on policy issues; and working to enact tech-friendly government policies. ITI works to reduce barriers that stifle innovation, increase access to global markets, promote e-commerce expansion, protect consumer choice, and enhance the global competitiveness of our companies.

ITI has been described by The Washington Post as "well-regarded for its day-to-day lobbying skills," by Technology Daily as "the only high-tech association that compiles a comprehensive voting guide each Congress" and was the only high-tech group named as one of Washington's most effective lobbying groups in a National Journal survey of Members of Congress. ITI member companies take in a combined $580 billion in annual U.S. revenue and employ 1.7 million employees. Learn more at
www.itic.org.