Don’t Miss FCC Commissioners, FTC Commissioners, and White House Representatives During the Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

by mmtcbbsj on July 2, 2014

On July 28th and 29th, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council presents its 12th annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Spotlight on Opportunity, Innovation, and Inclusion in the New Digital Ecosystem.” The conference will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to highlight the most far-reaching issues affecting multicultural entrepreneurs and underserved communities.

 

FCC Commissioners’ Breakfast Highlights

FCC and White House officials discuss opportunities and barriers in telehealth, super fast broadband, the Internet of things, and technology adoption in underserved communities:

    Presiding Officer: Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate

            Remarks:

                        Hon. Jim Shelton, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Panelists:

            Hon. Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, FCC

            Hon. Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, FCC

            Hon. Ajit Pai, Commissioner, FCC

                        Hon. Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, FCC

           Closing Remarks:

                         David Honig, Co-founder and President, MMTC

  Big Data Panel2 - 2014 Access to Capital Conference

Big Data, Surveillance, Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Identity Theft: Impacts on Communities of Color Panel Highlights

Government and corporate leaders will discuss the impact of the advertising-supported ecosystem and the implications of the use of data aggregation, facial recognition, wireless surveillance, and other emerging cyber technologies on communities of color:

Presiding Officer: Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Research

       and Policy Officer, MMTC

Remarks:

            Tom Power, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications,

     Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the

     President

            Panelists:

                        Hon. Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

                        Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

                        Angela Simpson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, National

         Telecommunications and Information Administration

For attendees who wish to stay on location for the duration of the conference, the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Hotel is offering discounted room rates to those who reserve by July 11th. Please call to reserve your room, and mention the MMTC Access to Capital Conference to ensure your rate.

Register Now

Please bookmark our conference website for regular conference updates!

 A full agenda and list of confirmed speakers is available here.

 Information on sponsorships and donations is available here.

 Register now, and be sure to share details with friends and colleagues!

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Registration closes July 25th!

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