Upcoming Event: “Competition Policy as Innovation Policy”

BY CCIA Staff
October 7, 2009

COMPUTER & COMMUNICATIONS

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Presents

“Competition Policy as Innovation Policy”

CCIA hosted an exciting competition policy program on Tuesday, October 27 from 12 – 2 pm at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

The Obama Administration has placed a high priority on innovation as a key component to driving economic recovery.  Rarely discussed in the realm of competition policy is the role that antitrust enforcement can play as a tool to enhance innovation and national competitiveness in areas like technology and telecommunications over the short and long term.  As the Administration executes on its agenda for economic recovery, should competition policy be used as a tool to enhance those efforts?  If so, how?

Date:    Tuesday, October 27 from 12 pm – 2 pm

Agenda:

12 pm        Registration and Lunch Buffet
12:15         Welcome and Intro
                   Ed Black, President & CEO, CCIA
12:20        Keynote Speech

                  Joseph Farrell, Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission
12:40       Panel discussion
  • Joseph Farrell, Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission
  • Jonathan Orszag, Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexecon; former Economic Policy Advisor on President Clinton’s National Economic Council
  • David Turetsky, Co-Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf; former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil and Regulatory Affairs in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Ed Black, President & CEO, CCIA (moderator)
1:40       Audience Q&A

 

CCIA is an international, nonprofit association of computer and communications industry firms, representing a broad cross section of the industry. This is an educational briefing designed to be widely attended in compliance with House and Senate ethics rules.

Related Articles

CCIA Encouraged By First Meeting of EU-U.S. Trade & Technology Council

Sep 29, 2021

Washington —  E.U. and US diplomats met Wednesday for the first Trade & Technology Council meeting in Pittsburgh. The meeting sought to rebuild the transatlantic partnership and to address global trade challenges. The two sides released a joint statement announcing principles and cooperation areas on issues including investment screening, export controls, and AI. The statement…

New Study Shows Microsoft Holds 85% Market Share in U.S. Public Sector Productivity Software

Sep 21, 2021

Washington — A new study conducted by Omdia has found Microsoft’s share in the U.S. government office productivity software market to be approximately 85 percent, more than seven times the share of the next largest competitor. The research report outlines a number of consequences to the U.S. government’s overreliance on a single vendor, including higher…

CCIA Whitepaper Identifies National Security Risks Posed By House Bills Targeting U.S. Tech Companies

Sep 13, 2021

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released a white paper on the national security implications of several House-passed bills aimed at a handful of U.S. tech companies as they compete with foreign companies. These bills were introduced in June 2021 and were marked up without legislative hearings or input from stakeholders, particularly…