Plenary | 8:45 a.m.

The Futures of Work: How will the Internet change my job?


A scenario-based discussion of the various potential “futures” where new technologies impact how people work and make a living. Audience and panel discussion take priority to dive deep into the various caveats of this topic.

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Jonathan Zuck

Innovators Network Foundation

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Jonathan Zuck is the Executive Director of the Innovators Network Foundation ( a 501c(3) focused on issues surrounding global unemployment and workforce development. Prior to that Jonathan was the President of ACT|The App Association (, representing app makers to policy makers. A popular speaker, Jonathan has been asked to speak on technology policy issues at conferences and before legislatures around the world, particularly on intellectual property and internet governance. A former software developer, Jonathan brings a unique perspective on the intersection of technology and government. Finally, Jonathan is an award winning photographer and filmmaker whose work can be found here:

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Stewart A Baker

Steptoe & Johnson

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Stewart Baker is a partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. From 2005 to 2009, he was the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. His law practice covers cybersecurity, data protection, homeland security, and travel and foreign investment regulation.

Mr. Baker has been General Counsel of the National Security Agency and General Counsel of the commission that investigated WMD intelligence failures prior to the Iraq war. He is the author of Skating on Stilts, a book on terrorism, cybersecurity, and other technology issues; he blogs about such topics on He also hosts the weekly Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast.

Marjory S. Blumenthal

Director, Science, Technology, and Policy; Senior Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

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Marjory Blumenthal is a senior policy analyst and director of RAND's Science, Technology, and Policy Program. Prior to joining RAND, she served as executive director of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Blumenthal's PCAST projects addressed how systems engineering can improve the delivery of health care, the challenge of protecting privacy in the context of big data, new directions for cybersecurity, how information technology can improve education and training, the implications of new technologies for cities, biosecurity, design and evaluation of research programs, and more. Previously she was associate provost, academic, at Georgetown University, developing academic strategy, strengthening the sciences and the overall research program, and promoting innovation in areas from international engagement to teaching and learning. Before starting at Georgetown, Blumenthal was the founding executive director of the National Academies' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB). She convened and teamed with technologists, social scientists, and other experts, producing over 60 influential books and reports that addressed the full range of information technologies and their societal impacts. Blumenthal holds an M.P.P. from Harvard University.

Larry Irving

President and CEO, Irving Group

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Larry Irving is the President and CEO of the Irving Group, a consulting firm providing strategic advice and assistance to international telecommunications and information technology companies, investors, philanthropies and non-profit organizations. From September 2009 to July 2011, Mr. Irving served as Vice President for Global Government Affairs for the Hewlett-Packard Company, the world’s largest technology company.
Prior to founding the Irving Group in 1999, Mr. Irving served for almost seven years as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), where he was a principal advisor to the President, Vice President and Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology issues.
Mr. Irving was one of the principal architects and advocates of the Clinton Administration's telecommunications and Internet policies, and was a point person in the Clinton Administration's successful efforts to reform the United States telecommunications law, resulting in passage of the most sweeping change in America s telecommunications laws in 60 years.
Similarly, in international fora, Irving was an ardent advocate of regulatory reform. He represented the United States Government as Sherpa (lead coordinator for the U.S. Government) at the G-7's first Ministerial meeting on the Global Information Society in Brussels, and at the Information Society and Development Conference in South Africa, the first Ministerial meeting between developing countries and developed countries to discuss the emerging global Internet. Mr. Irving was also a key member of the United States team that negotiated the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement on basic telecommunication services.
Mr. Irving is widely credited with coining the term the digital divide and sparking global interest in the issue. In large part due to his work to promote policies and develop programs to ensure access to advanced telecommunications and information technologies, Mr. Irving was named one of the fifty most influential persons in the 'Year of the Internet' by Newsweek Magazine.
Mr. Irving currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Public Broadcasting Service and ReliabilityFirst Corporation. He is a co-founder of the Mobile Alliance for Global Good. He also serves on the Board of Visitors for Stanford Law School, the Board of Visitors for the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences of Northwestern University and the Northwestern University Alumni Association Board of Regents He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, and is a recipient of the University’s Alumni Merit Award for distinguished professional achievement and is a Salute to Excellence Honoree of the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association. He is also a graduate of Stanford University School of Law, where he was elected President of his graduating class and is a Stanford Associate.
He is married to Leslie Annett Wiley and resides in the District of Columbia.

Andrew Mack

Principal, AMGlobal Consulting

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Andrew Mack is Principal of AMGlobal Consulting, a specialized 15 year old Washington, DC-based consulting firm that helps companies and NGOs do more business – and better business – in Emerging Markets. A former World Bank project manager and banker with experience in more than 80 countries, Mack is internationally-recognized for his work in emerging markets on Corporate Social Responsibility, public-private partnership and Internet policy. Mr. Mack has worked with Fortune 100 corporations like Chevron, AT&T, Oracle, and Motorola, as well as the World Bank, USAID, and international NGOs. The firm has also specialized on work in the Internet space, helping clients including ICANN, the Public Interest Registry (.org and .ngo) as well as .club, .Africa and many others. A frequent speaker on Internet and economic development issues around the world, Mack has appeared at conferences, and on TV and radio in Kenya, Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, South Africa and 15 other nations. He has served as the Chair of ICANN’s Business Constituency and on the boards of a number of NGOs and associations. Mr. Mack holds a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College and a Masters in International Relations/International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He speaks and works in Spanish, French and Portuguese.

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