Time9:00AM4:30PM EST LocationLa Condesa, 400 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX, 78701
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Innovation Policy Day 2019

Join Consumer Technology Association (CTA) for its sixth annual Innovation Policy Day (IPD) at SXSW in Austin, TX. Innovation Policy Day is a day-long summit that brings together a diverse group of panelists to discuss policies that impact the emerging and disruptive technologies changing the way we live and work.

Register here. 


9:00 AM (CDT): Doors open, Breakfast served

9:30 AM: Opening remarks from Michael Kratsios, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

9:45 AM: Robots & Machine Learning: Perils and Promise

This panel will explore the ideal roadmap for positive outcomes in AI including the policy principles for the industry, how AI will empower workers and how we can prepare for this next generation of the workforce.

10:30 AM: Resilient Cities: Scenario Planning Power Session

In the wake of a disaster, how do we bounce back quickly and insure long-term performance of critical infrastructure? Our panel of government leaders explore responses to emergency situations and share what they need to be successful.

11:00 AM: Building a 21st Century Workforce

This panel will discuss ways to encourage greater adoption of non-traditional educational pathways — such as apprenticeships, train-to-hire programs and internships — to introduce Americans to high-demand careers in tech and help our country build a competitive and fully-equipped 21st century workforce.

NOON: Lunch served

Virtual Reality Demonstration: Walmart will be hosting a virtual reality (VR) demonstration showcasing worker training software from noon to 2 PM.

12:30 PM: “Tech-xit”: Is the EU too Tough on Tech?

Over the last two decades, European regulators have targeted leading U.S. tech innovators, placing heavy burdens on privacy, copyright, tax, and competition rules for major tech companies. Is the EU too tough on tech?

2:00 PM: Will Attacks on Section 230 Unravel the Internet?

This panel of experts will discuss the recent attacks on CDA 230 and how they can impact the technology industry — and the internet — forever.

3:10 PM: The Crossroads of Technology and Innovation

Fireside Chat with Andrei Iancu, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

3:30 PM: Up Next in Transportation: Flying Cars and Drones?

This panel will discuss the advantages of and challenges for urban air mobility in cities and how industry and government are addressing the policy, economic, social, environmental, and legal barriers.


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