Presenters and Panelists

Gary Anaquod

Garry Anaquod is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and co-founder of Brown Eyed Communications (BeComm), a First Nations start-up company employing licence-exempt fixed wireless to service underserved regions in Saskatchewan, Canada. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Physics. Garry has carried an IT vision for First Nations communities for many years, as he spent 11 years instructing a generation of computer science students at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (SIFC) in Regina. Garry's strong technical background and previous experience as a telecommunications consultant greatly informs Becomm's operations. Born in Saskatchewan and a member of the Muscowpetung First Nation, Garry has extensive personal and business networks among Saskatchewan First Nations.

Victor Bahl

Victor Bahl is a Senior Researcher and a Manager in the Systems and Networking Research Group in Microsoft Research Redmond. His research interests span a wide variety of problems in mobile computing and wireless networking including low-power RF communications; ubiquitous wireless Internet access and services; indoor location determination techniques and services; self organizing, self configuring multi-hop wireless networks; and real-time audio-visual wireless communications. He has authored over 50 scientific papers and 34 issued and pending patent applications in the areas of wireless communications, digital signal processing and computer communications. He participates and contributes to standards bodies including the IEEE, Bluetooth and HomeRF and to spectrum regulatory bodies including the FCC. Several of his ideas have found their way into Microsoft's core Windows Operating System product.

Dr. Bahl is the founder and Chairman of the ACM Special Interest Group in Mobility (SIGMOBILE); the founder and past Editor-in-Chief of ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (1996-2001), and the founder and Steering Committee Chair of ACM/USENIX Mobile Systems Conference (MobiSys); he has served on the editorial board of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and is currently serving on the editorial boards of the Adhoc Networking Journal, the Telecommunications Systems Journal, and the ACM Journal on Wireless Networking. He has served as a guest editor for several IEEE and ACM journals on topics related to mobile multimedia communications and on NSF and NRC panels related to networking issues and research. He served as the General Vice Chairman of ACM MobiCom, and as Program Chair for the IEEE Symposium on Wearable Computers and the ACM workshop on Wireless Mobile Multimedia. Dr. Bahl has served on the Steering Committee of several conferences and on the Technical Program Committee of over 30 international conferences and workshops. He is the recipient of Digital's Doctoral Engineering Award and the ACM SIGMOBILE's Distinguished Service Award. He is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of ACM, and a past president of the electrical engineering honor society Eta Kappa Nu.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Bahl was with Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of Hewlett-Packard) where he initiated, led, and delivered several seminal multimedia products including the industry's first hardware and software implementations of audio-video compression and rendering algorithms. He received his Ph. D in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Stuart M. Benjamin

Stuart Benjamin is the Rex G. and Edna Baker Professor in Constitutional Law at the University of Texas Law School. He graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School. Before he began teaching law, Professor Benjamin served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal; clerked for Judge William C. Canby on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and for Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court; served as staff attorney for the Legal Resources Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and worked as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. He is a co-author of Telecommunications Law and Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 2001). His recent articles include The Logic of Scarcity: Idle Spectrum as a First Amendment Violation (Duke Law Journal, 2002), Proactive Legislation and the First Amendment (Michigan Law Review, 2000), and Stepping into the Same River Twice: Rapidly Changing Facts and the Appellate Process (Texas Law Review, 1999).

Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler is a Professor at the New York University School of Law. He is the Director of the Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy, and of the Information Law Institute. His research focuses on the effects of laws that regulate information production and exchange on the distribution of control over information flows, knowledge, and cultural production in the digital environment. He has written about rules governing infrastructure, such as telecommunications and broadcast law, rules governing private control over information, such as intellectual property, privacy, and e-commerce, and constitutional law. Professor Benkler teaches information law and policy in the digital environment, communications law and property law. Before coming to NYU, Benkler clerked for Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court, and had earlier been an associate in the corporate practice group of Ropes & Gray in Boston. He received his J.D from Harvard Law School and his LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University. At both schools he was an editor of the law review.

Stuart Buck

Stuart Buck is a litigation associate in the Dallas office of Hughes & Luce, LLP. Mr. Buck graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 2000, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review from 1998-2000 and an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy from 1997-1998. After his graduation from law school, he clerked with Judge David A. Nelson, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2000 - 2001) and Judge Stephen F. Williams, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2001 - 2002).

Mr. Buck is the author of Replacing Spectrum Auctions with a Spectrum Commons, which appeared in the Stanford Technology Law Review in 2002. He has also published articles on the economics of environmental regulation, federal courts doctrines, and the First Amendment in journals such as the Harvard Law Review, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, the Utah Law Review, and the Texas Review of Law and Politics.

Mr. Buck is a long-time amateur radio operator, having received his first license at age 11 and the highest class license at age 12. At age 13, he became member #250 of the Very High Speed Club, an international organization of operators who can use Morse Code at 40+ words (200+ letters) per minute. In 1987, he received the DXCC Award from the American Radio Relay League for establishing contact with operators in at least 100 other countries.

Mr. Buck is also a professionally trained classical guitarist. He studied with Christopher Parkening at several master-classes, and earned his B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees under renowned teacher John Sutherland at the University of Georgia. In 1994, he was one of six North American guitarists to make it to the national finals of the American String Teachers Association competition.

Michael Calabrese

As Director of New America's Spectrum Policy Program, Michael Calabrese oversees the New America Foundation's efforts to improve our nation's management of publicly-owned assets - particularly the radio frequency spectrum. Previously, Mr. Calabrese has served as General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as director of domestic policy programs at the Center for National Policy, and as employee benefits counsel at the national AFL-CIO. He is the co-author of three previous books on policy and politics, and also of several recent studies concerning the quality of job creation in the new economy and trends in employee benefit coverage. Mr. Calabrese has published opinion articles in many of the nation's leading outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Atlantic Monthly. He is a graduate of Stanford Business and Law Schools, where he earned a joint JD/MBA degree; and a graduate of Harvard College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and Government.

Mark Cooper

Dr. Mark Cooper holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and is a former Yale University and Fulbright Fellow. He is Director of Research at the Consumer Federation of America where he has responsibility for energy, telecommunications, and economic policy analysis. He has provided expert testimony in over 250 cases for public interest clients including Attorneys General, People’s Counsels, and citizen interveners before state and federal agencies, courts and legislators in almost four dozen jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada. He is the author of two books - The Transformation of Egypt (Johns Hopkins, 1982) and Equity and Energy (Westview, 1983).

Pierre De Vries

Pierre de Vries is responsible for fostering emerging technology businesses at Microsoft.

De Vries works at the intersection of business strategy, technology planning, and policy. His current projects include trustworthy computing, wireless consumer broadband access, and developing Microsoft's participation in international collaborative research projects.

He joined Microsoft to design and build the Microsoft Home, a technology demo suite. He managed the development of consumer computing prototypes, and trials of high-speed public network technology. De Vries directed product planning for Windows CE products, and managed user interface development for devices like the Pocket PC, Auto PC and Smartphone. His recent projects have included designing a system to provide user context to applications, developing strategies for location-based services, and developing strategies to address the changing nature of work.

Before joining Microsoft, De Vries worked as an investment executive at Korda & Company, a UK high-tech consultancy and seed capital fund. He holds a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University.

Harold Demsetz

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1930, Professor Demsetz received a BA degree from the University of Illinois in 1953, MBA (1954) and Ph.D. (1959) degrees from Northwestern University. His teaching career began at the University of Michigan in 1958 and continued at the University of California at Los Angeles until 1963. In 1963 he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago, where he remained until 1971, returning in that year to the University of California--Los Angeles. He chaired UCLA's Department of Economics from 1978 through 1980. From 1984 to 1995, he held the Arthur Andersen UCLA Alumni Chair in Business Economics and Directed UCLA's Business Economics program.

He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Director of the Mont Pelerin Society, and a past (1996) President of the Western Economics Association International. Northwestern University, in 1994, awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, and, in 1996, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Social Science from Francisco Marroquin University. His name appears in Who's Who in America and similar directories.

Listed in Mark Blaugh's Great Economists Since Keynes, Professor Demsetz's research is focused on property rights, the business firm, and problems in monopoly, competition, and antitrust. The recipient of the Western Economics Association Distinguished Teaching Award in 1981, he is the author of numerous articles, three books, and three published monographs containing honorary lectures.

David Farber

David Farber is a faculty member of the Computer and Information Science Department and of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He also teaches in the Telecommunications and Networking MS program and is on the Faculty Council of the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management of the Wharton School.

At the University of Pennsylvania, he is the Director of the Distributed Computer Laboratory -- DSLwhere, with Prof. Jon Smith, he manages leading edge research in High Speed Networking.

His early academic research work was focused at creating the world's first operational Distributed Computer System while he was with the ICS Department at the University of California at Irvine. After that, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Delaware, where he helped conceive and organize CSNet, NSFNet and the NREN.

He graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1956 and then started a eleven year career at Bell Laboratories where he helped design the first electronic switching system - the ESS as well as helping to design the programming language SNOBOL. He then joined The Rand Corporation and to Scientific data Systems prior to joining academia.

He is also on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society. He is also a Fellow of the Center for Global Communications of Japan and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Democracy and Technology. He has just completed of service on the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and was the recipient of the 1995 Sigcomm Award for life long contributions to the computer communications field.

Gerald R. Faulhaber

Gerald R. Faulhaber is Professor of Business & Public Policy and Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; he served as Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001, where he worked on many telecommunications and Internet issues, including the AOL-Time Warner merger.

Professor Faulhaber's current research is in the area of public policy and broadband infrastructure for the Internet, and the political economy of regulation. He has published widely in professional journals, and is the author of several books, including European Economic Integration: Technological Perspectives and Telecommunications in Turmoil: Technology and Public Policy. He has served on numerous scholarly boards and review committees and was Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference in Washington, D.C. He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, and serves on the Board of Editors of Information Economics and Policy. He has served on the National Research Council's Committee for the Study on Issues in the Transborder Flow of Data. He was the founding director of Wharton's Fishman-Davidson Center for the Study of the Service Sector, from 1984 to 1989.

Prior to his academic career, Professor Faulhaber was Director of Strategic Planning and Financial Management at AT&T, after holding the position of Head, Economics Research at Bell Laboratories.

Tom Freeburg

Tom is a Corporate Vice President and Director of Motorola Labs. Consistently focused on staying ahead of technology, Tom is Motorola's Chief Futurist and is responsible for leading the company's research organizations in developing and discovering potential technology breakthroughs that will catapult Motorola into the future.

For 38 years, Tom has been working to position Motorola as a leader for the future by exploring the ongoing convergence and intertwining of digital and wireless communications. He holds more than 55 patents in cellular-like data transmission, RF data transmission, and related technologies. Most recently Tom has championed development of technologies and global standards aimed at wireless ATM communications and development of wireless technologies for Internet access. Tom is a Dan Noble Fellow and recipient of the Master Innovators award.

Michael D. Gallagher

Michael D. Gallagher, who joined the National Telecommunications and Information Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce on November 2, 2001, is a leading member of the Bush Administration's technology team, dedicated to bringing the benefits of new and exciting telecommunications technologies to American consumers. Working closely with the Federal Communications Commission and other federal government agencies, Mr. Gallagher directed NTIA's technical study that led to the Commission's approval of Ultrawideband, a promising new technology that could spur the development of innovative devices that efficiently use the radio frequency spectrum and could radically improve the ability of the nation's public safety entities to respond to emergencies. Mr. Gallagher also played a key role in NTIA's development of a landmark spectrum allocation plan that paved the way for the deployment of advanced mobile telecommunications services known as "3G" to meet an anticipated demand for new wireless services in the next decade and beyond. The 3G plan, which identified 90 MHZ of radio spectrum for future wireless services, was a significant element of the Administration's overall initiative to promote efficiency in the management of the radio spectrum, key to improving the quality of voice and data services, enhancing delivery of health services and increasing the nation's productivity. Recently, Mr. Gallagher hosted a national public dialogue on issues related to the convergence of communications technologies such as the Telephone Number Mapping (ENUM) Protocol - a system that could ease communication through the use of Internet technologies. The roundtable discussion, chaired by Mr. Gallagher, elicited valuable information on the functioning and policy implications of convergence technologies such as ENUM. Before joining NTIA, Mr. Gallagher was vice president for state public policy at Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier. Prior to that, he was managing director for government relations at AirTouch Communications, Inc., which was merged into Verizon Wireless. Mr. Gallagher previously served as administrative assistant to Congressman Rick White (R-Washington) and co-chaired the government relations practice group at the Perkins, Coie law firm. Mr. Gallagher received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Laurence Brett Glass

Brett Glass is the founder and chairman, or LARIAT.ORG. Brett Glass has been designing, building, writing about, and crash-testing computer hardware, software, and networks for more than 25 years. A consultant, author, and programmer currently based in Laramie, Wyoming, Brett obtained his BSEE from the Case Institute of Technology and his MSEE from Stanford. During his rather eclectic career, Brett's job titles have ranged from VLSI designer (including portions of the first Token Ring chipset) to lead programmer to freelance writer and columnist (he has penned more than 1000 published articles and columns). He founded LARIAT, the first wireless community internet, in 1994, shortly after relocating from Palo Alto to Laramie, Wyoming. When he's not working on technical projects, Brett enjoys playing the Ashbory bass, renovating old houses, and eating spicy ethnic food.

Marc Goldburg

Marc Goldburg has been at ArrayComm since the company's inception in 1992. In addition to his work on wireless data architectures and protocols, he has played a lead role in the development of ArrayComm's spatial processing technology for cellular voice systems and the technical aspects of the company's regulatory efforts. Goldburg is an adviser to the Federal Communication Commission's Spectrum Policy Task Force, and he has delivered many invited tutorials to the FCC and other national and international regulatory agencies. Scientific American recently honored Goldburg as 2002 Research Leader in Communications in its first annual "Scientific American 50" awards for his pioneering work on adaptive antenna technology.

Prior to ArrayComm, Goldburg's experience includes a staff position at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and a research position at Stanford University. He holds patents relating to spatial processing methods for wireless voice and packet data systems, and he has published a number of technical papers in the areas of communications and signal processing. Goldburg holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, an M.S.E.E. from the University of Washington, and a B.S.E. (E.E.) from Princeton University.

Thomas Hazlett

Thomas W. Hazlett is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a Columnist for the Financial Times' New Economy Policy Forum @ His research focuses on law and economics, with particular emphasis on telecommunications policy. Dr. Hazlett received his Ph.D. in economics from U.C.L.A. From 1984 through June 2000 he was a professor at the University of California, Davis, where he taught economics and finance and served as Director of the Program on Telecommunications Policy. In 1990-91 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and in 1991-92 he was Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. He is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information and a Fellow of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies.

Dr. Hazlett is a Senior Adviser to Analysis Group/Economics, and has provided expert testimony in federal and state courts, before the Department of Commerce, General Accounting Office, and the Federal Communications Commission, and to committees of Congress. In addition, he has served as a consultant to numerous private firms, the State of California, Congressional Budget Office, federal agencies, municipal governments and foreign governments. Dr. Hazlett is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, a Senior Research Associate of the Columbia Institute for Tele-information, and a Senior Fellow of the Liberal Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1990-91 he was awarded the Wriston Citicorp Fellowship, a prize awarded annually by the Manhattan Institute to a young scholar working in an important area of public policy. His book (with Matthew L. Spitzer), Public Policy Toward Cable Television, was published by the MIT Press in 1997.

Dewayne Hendricks

Dewayne Hendricks is CEO of Dandin Group, Inc., a Fremont, CA-based company which does research and product development in the area of broadband wired and wireless data devices and services, and serves as a member of the Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Council. Dewayne previously worked as General Manager of the Wireless Business Unit for Com21, Inc., and as Co-Principal Investigator on the National Science Foundation Wireless Field Tests for Education project.

Dewayne was formerly co-founder and CEO of Tetherless Access Ltd., one of the first companies to develop and deploy Part 15 unlicensed wireless metropolitan area data networks using TCP/IP protocols. He has participated in the installation of such networks throughout the world, including Kenya, Tonga, Mexico, Canada and Mongolia.

Dewayne has been involved with radio since his teens when he received his amateur radio operator's license. He holds official positions in several non-profit national amateur radio organizations and is a director of the Wireless Communications Alliance, an industry group which represents manufacturers in the unlicensed radio industry.

In 1986 Dewayne ported the popular KA9Q Internet Protcol package to the Macintosh, which lets Macs be used in packet-radio networks. Today, thousands of amateur radio operators worldwide use NET/Mac to take part in the global packet-radio Internet developed and deployed by the amateur radio service.

David Joyce

David Joyce is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Brown Eyed Communications (BeComm), a First Nations start-up company employing licence-exempt fixed wireless to service underserved regions in Saskatchewan, Canada. Born in British Columbia, David is a member of the Sto:Lo Nation. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Indian Studies from the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (SIFC). David's involvement with BeComm embodies his two greatest passions: Information Technology and Indigenous peoples' self-sufficiency. His passion for Internet innovation and his management experience have been honed while directing the creation of, and as co-founder and executive of BeComm.

Judge Alex Kozinski, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Alex Kozinski is a federal judge in California. He sits on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. When appointed to the Ninth Circuit in 1985, Judge Kozinski was the youngest federal appeals court judge since William Howard Taft. He emigrated from his native Romania when he was 12, was appointed to a federal trial court by age 32 and then promoted to the court of appeals at 35.

Prior to his appointment, Kozinski served as Chief Judge of the United States Claims Court from 1982-85. He also served as Assistant Counsel in the Office of Counsel to the President in 1981 and was deputy legal counsel in the office of the president-elect in late 1980 and early 1981. In addition, Judge Kozinski served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Warren Burger during October Term 1976. He earned his A.B. and J.D. degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1972 and 1975 respectively.

Kozinski is a brilliant public speaker noted for his searing wit. "[He] gets away with a lot because he is so funny and charming," says a colleague.

Evan Kwerel

Evan Kwerel has been a senior economist in the Office of Plans and Policy at the Federal Communications Commission since 1983. He has worked on broad range of spectrum policy issues and has been a proponent of market-based approaches to spectrum management. After Congress granted the FCC auction authority in 1993, he had primary responsibility for developing the FCC's innovative simultaneous multiple round auction methodology. He has also been involved in a variety of common carrier matters, including the development of price cap regulation.

Dr. Kwerel received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. From 1976 to 1982, he was an assistant professor of economics at Yale University. In 1981 he was a Brookings Economic Policy Fellow, and from 1982 to 1983, he was a senior economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

Patrick Leary

Patrick Leary is Alvarion's wireless broadband evangelist for North America. He has over 15 years specializing in the physical architecture of networks. Mr. Leary emerged literally from the "broadband trenches," entering the industry building fiber optic MANs. Mr. Leary has served in various senior management roles with regionally based network services firms. This extensive data infrastructure expertise grants him a uniquely qualified perspective on the value of wireless data networks.

Mr. Leary has been dedicated to the wireless side of network infrastructures for 7 years, holding executive sales, then wireless business development manager roles with Southeast-based network services firms. He has been involved in the implementation of hundreds of WLANs and hundreds of WMANs using license exempt bands. He joined Alvarion (formerly BreezeCOM) in 1999 where he served for two years as their Southeast US District Manager.

Mr. Leary is a charter Executive Committee member of the License Exempt Alliance within the Wireless Communications Association International. An invited panelist for the FCC's Spectrum Policy Task Force, Mr. Leary is a veteran speaker, respected essayist, and passionate advocate for wireless broadband, especially in the underserved community. Mr. Leary attended West Los Angeles College and James Madison University and holds a liberal arts degree.

Tara Lemmey

Over the last decade, Tara Lemmey has worked at the innovative boundary where technology and society meet. She is one of a handful of pioneers exploring this constantly evolving interface, where developments in either technology or society can create novel situations that lie outside of the domain covered by traditional business or policy thinking. She applies an entrepreneur's mind to these situations and envisions the new solutions required.

Tara Lemmey is CEO and Founder of LENS Ventures, a network of leading thinkers focused on innovation in technology, science, law, and economics. She advises large technology companies such as Nokia and Intel on their next-generation strategies and products. Lemmey focuses on the impact of our changing world on people. She is leadership faculty and advisor to the University of Arizona Program for Integrative Medicine - one of the most innovative programs in the country on the future of medicine. Lemmey serves on the board of AIGA Center for the Brand - the principal design organization in the US. She is a member of the acclaimed Markle Task Force for National Security in the Information Age, where she chairs the Technology Working Group.

In the past, Ms. Lemmey served as President of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, working on global initiatives in the areas of intellectual property, encryption, and privacy. She helped found TRUSTe, which is creating an alternative approach to data privacy concerns. Ms. Lemmey is a regular commentator in The New York Times, NPR and CNN on technology, innovation and the public as well a speaker on these issues to audiences such as Future Trends, the Working Women CEOs forum and the Forbes Top 500 CEO Summit. Her essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Harvard Business Review, Business 2.0, Internationale Politik, and Wired Digital, and she is a frequent lecturer at universities, including UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Harvard. She was the founder of three technology startups, and has served on numerous boards.

Ms. Lemmey lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and San Francisco, California. She is currently writing a book on design in the machine age.

Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school’s Center for Internet and Society. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Lessig was also a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and a Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Lessig teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, comparative constitutional law, and the law of cyberspace.

More recently, Lawrence Lessig represented Web site operator Eric Eldred in the ground-breaking case Eldred v. Ashcroft. Lessig was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries for arguing "against interpretations of copyright that could stifle innovation and discourse online." He is the author of The Future of Ideas and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. He also chairs the Creative Commons project. Professor Lessig is a boardmember of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a Board Member of the Center for the Public Domain, and a Commission Member of the Penn National Commission on Society, Culture and Community at the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Lessig earned a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale.

Sean Maloney

Sean Maloney is an Executive Vice President and General Manager, Intel Communications Group. He has been with Intel since 1982.

Prior to this position Sean was Executive Vice President of Intel Corporation and Director of the Sales and Marketing Group.

Maloney began his Intel career in its European headquarters where he spent nine years, first as Intel UK's Manager of Applications Engineering, then as Country Manager of Intel UK, and Director of Marketing for Intel Europe. Most recently, Maloney was General Manager of Intel's Asia Pacific Operations.

From 1992 to 1995, Maloney served as Technical Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive of Intel, Dr. Andrew S. Grove. In 1995, Maloney moved to Hong Kong to manage Intel's sales and marketing activities in Asia Pacific. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in January 1999, and Executive Vice President in January 2001.

Maloney sits on the Board of Directors for Cadence Design Systems and is a member of the Board of the US/China Business Council.

Tim Pozar

Tim Pozar is a communications consulting engineer specializing in commercial microwave path and tower engineering for government. Pozar is a founding member of the Bay Area Wireless User Group. He was an early entrepreneur and developer in the Internet startup area, by co-founding a number of companies such as TLGnet (San Francisco's first ISP), Brightmail (first commercial anti-spam company) and Omniva (digital rights management). Previous to this, for 25 years, Pozar was a radio broadcast engineer for commercial and non-commercial radio stations.

Pozar is currently leading an effort, called BARWN, to deploy of high speed Internet access through out the San Francisco area. The infrastructure is based on low-cost unlicensed equipment.

Pozar has also published a number of papers covering the regulatory issues in the United States of unlicensed radios.

David P. Reed

David P. Reed is well known as a pioneer in the design and construction of the Internet protocols, distributed data storage, and PC software systems and applications. He is co-inventor of the end-to-end argument, often called the fundamental architectural principle of the Internet. Recently, he discovered Reed's Law, a scaling law for group-forming network architectures. His current areas of personal research are focused on densely scalable, mobile, and robust RF network architectures and highly decentralized systems architectures. He was a professor of computer science and engineering at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, where he helped to shape the early design of LANs and communication protocols. He participated in the design of the protocol suite now used in the Internet and also worked on systems architectures for confederated networks of interconnected personal computers.

Dr. Reed is an independent entrepreneur, advisor and consultant. His consulting practice focuses on businesses that want to capture or create value resulting from disruptive dispersion of network and computing technology into the spaces in which people and companies collaborate and partner. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Dr. Reed spent four years at Interval Research Corporation, exploring portable and consumer media technology. For seven years prior to joining Interval, Dr. Reed was vice president and chief scientist for Lotus Development Corporation, where he led the design and implementation of key products, including 1-2-3, and technical business strategy. Prior to joining Lotus, Dr. Reed was vice president of research and development and chief scientist at Software Arts, the creator of VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet.

Howard Shelanski

Howard Shelanski graduated from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 1992 and received his Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley the following year. While a student at Boalt, he was a senior articles editor of the California Law Review. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and received Boalt's Thelen-Marrin Prize for legal scholarship.

After graduating from Boalt, he clerked for Justice Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Judge Louis Pollack, U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the Boalt faculty, he was an associate with the Washington, D.C. firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, & Evans, PLLC.

Shelanski's research focuses on telecommunications law, regulation and antitrust. His recent publications include "The Speed Gap: Broadband Infrastructure and Electronic Commerce" in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal (1999); "Economic Welfare and Telecommunications Regulation: The E-Rate Policy of Universal Service Subsidies" in the Yale Journal on Regulation, with Jerry Haussman (1999); and "Administrative Creation of Property Rights to Radio Spectrum" in the Journal of Law and Economics, with Peter Huber (1998).

During the 1999-2000 academic year, Shelanski was on leave to serve as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission. During the 1998-99 academic year, he served as a senior economist to the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

Tim Shepard

Tim Shepard is an independent consultant and researcher interested in Internet protocols and architecture, and radio system engineering. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT in 1995. His Ph.D. thesis title was "Decentralized Channel Management in Scalable Multihop Spread-Spectrum Packet Radio Networks." From 1995 to 1998 he was with the Internetorking Research group at BBN, and since April 1998 he has worked as a consultant, researcher, and served as an involved advisor at a successful startup company. He is interested in the engineering of large-scale communication system infrastructure and has attended every IETF meeting since 1996.

He has been an avid electronics hobbyist since he was 7 years old, a licensed amateur radio operator since he was 12 years old, and a life member of the ARRL (the national association for Amateur Radio) since age 15. At the age of 17 he passed the examination for the FCC First Class Radiotelephone Operator License (a radio and TV broadcast engineering license) shortly before this license was discontinued. He currently enjoys the sports of hidden-transmitter hunting and VHF and UHF contesting.

J. Gregory Sidak

J. Gregory Sidak studies regulatory and antitrust policy concerning network industries. He is the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics Emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) and the president and chief executive officer of Criterion Economics, L.L.C., an economic consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. His research concerns regulation of network industries, antitrust policy, the Internet, intellectual property, and constitutional issues concerning economic regulation. He has directed AEI's Studies in Telecommunications Deregulation since the project's inception in 1992.

Mr. Sidak served as Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission from 1987 to 1989, and as Senior Counsel and Economist to the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President from 1986 to 1987. As an attorney in private practice with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., he worked on numerous antitrust cases and federal administrative, legislative, and appellate matters concerning telecommunications and other regulated industries. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Sidak was a Senior Lecturer at the Yale School of Management, where he taught a course on telecommunications regulation with Professor Paul W. MacAvoy.

Mr. Sidak has written five books. He is the author of Foreign Investment in American Telecommunications (University of Chicago Press 1997). With Daniel F. Spulber, he is co-author of Deregulatory Takings and the Regulatory Contract: The Competitive Transformation of Network Industries in the United States (Cambridge University Press 1997) and Protecting Competition from the Postal Monopoly (AEI Press 1996). With William J. Baumol, he is the co-author of Toward Competition in Local Telephony (MIT Press 1994) and Transmission Pricing and Stranded Costs in the Electric Power Industry (AEI Press 1995). Mr. Sidak is the co-editor of Competition and Regulation in Telecommunications: Examining Germany and America (Kluwer Academic Press 2000), and he is the editor of Is the Telecommunications Act of 1996 Broken? If So, How Can We Fix It? (AEI Press 1999), and Governing the Postal Service (AEI Press 1994).

Mr. Sidak has testified before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on regulatory and constitutional law matters. His writings have been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States, the lower federal and state supreme courts, state and federal regulatory commissions, and the European Commission. In United States v. Microsoft Corporation, decided June 28, 2001, Mr. Sidak's article "Antitrust Divestiture in Network Industries" was the first work of legal scholarship quoted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In Verizon Communications Inc. v. FCC, decided by the Supreme Court on May 13, 2002, both the majority and dissenting opinions quoted Mr. Sidak's writings on telecommunications regulation.

From Stanford University, Mr. Sidak earned A.B. (1977) and A.M. (1981) degrees in economics and a J.D. (1981). He was a member of the Stanford Law Review. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner during his first term on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Vernon L. Smith

Vernon L. Smith, Nobel Prize winner in Economics, 2002, is currently Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University, a research scholar in the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center all in Arlington, VA. He received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from CalTech, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard. He has authored or co-authored over 200 articles and books on capital theory, finance, natural resource economics and experimental economics.

He serves or has served on the board of editors of the American Economic Review, The Cato Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Science, Economic Theory, Economic Design, Games and Economic Behavior, and the Journal of Economic Methodology.

He is past president of the Public Choice Society, the Economic Science Association, the Western Economic Association and the Association for Private Enterprise Education. Previous faculty appointments include the University of Arizona, Purdue, Brown University and the University of Massachusetts. He has been a Ford Foundation Fellow, Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology.

The Cambridge University Press published his Papers in Experimental Economics in 1991, and they published a second collection of more recent papers, Bargaining and Market Behavior, in 2000. He received an honorary Doctor of Management degree from Purdue University, and is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association, an Andersen Consulting Professor of the Year, the 1995 Adam Smith award recipient conferred by the Association for Private Enterprise Education. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1995, and received CalTech's distinguished alumni award in 1996. He has served as a consultant on the privatization of electric power in Australia and New Zealand and participated in numerous private and public discussions of energy deregulation in the United States. In 1997 he served as a Blue Ribbon Panel Member, National Electric Reliability Council.

Kevin Werbach

Kevin Werbach is an independent technology analyst and consultant. He advises companies and writes on emerging technologies in communications, media and software.

Werbach is the Contributing Editor and former Editor of Release 1.0, a renowned publication that explores trends related to the Internet, communications and computing. He also co-organizes the exclusive PC Forum conference. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, The Industry Standard, Harvard Law Review, Red Herring, and Business 2.0, among other publications.

Previously, Werbach served as Counsel for New Technology Policy at the Federal Communications Commission. Called "one of the few policy wonks who really got it" by Wired, he helped develop the United States Government's e-commerce policy, shaped the FCC's approach to Internet issues, and authored Digital Tornado, the first comprehensive analysis of the implications of the Internet on telecommunications. He remains an active participant in Internet policy debates.

Werbach is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as Publishing Editor of the law review, and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife and son.

John Williams

Mr. Williams is senior electrical engineer recently retired from the FCC after 37 years at that agency. Mr. Williams spent the first half of his FCC career in the Chief Engineer's office in various engineering and management positions, including Chief of the Spectrum Allocation Division. While in the engineering office, Mr. Williams was instrumental in establishing spectrum allocations and technical rules for cellular and other emerging wireless services. In 1985, Mr. Williams joined the FCC's Office of Plans and Policy where, until his recent retirement, he served as senior engineer/analyst focusing on spectrum policy issues. While in OPP, Mr. Williams authored or co-authored numerous papers and articles on spectrum policy, including three OPP working papers and an article in the University of Chicago Journal of Law and Economics. His recent paper (Working Paper No. 38), which he co-authored with Evan Kwerel, proposes a novel use of two-sided auctions to speed the restructuring of encumbered spectrum for efficient market allocation. During his last year at the FCC, Mr. Williams also served as a member and active participant on the FCC's Spectrum Policy Task Force.