The Center for Public Policy Innovation develops educational programing around transformational technologies through a variety of forums, including site visits, panel discussions, round-tables, and more.

Artificial Intelligence: Fact, not Fear, Should Drive Policy

Artificial Intelligence: Fact, not Fear, Should Drive Policy
From left to right: Adam Theirer, Andras Szakal, Alan Easterling, and Ryan Hagemann On November 18, 2016, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill around the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) featuring a host of subject matter experts including Northrop Grumman’s futurist, Alan Easterling; IBM Federal Chief Technology Officer Andras Szakal; Ryan Hagemannn of the Niskanen Center; and Adam Thierer of the Mercatus Center. The panel held an engaging discussion that sought to define Artificial Intelligence while delving into the various policy implications concerning this quickly evolving technology. Of course, the conversation included ...
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Center for Public Policy Innovation Tour of Cisco

Center for Public Policy Innovation Tour of Cisco
On September 17, 2016, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) got the chance to tour Cisco’s Herndon, VA facility with a small group of Hill staff. The group was greeted by Diane Cashin, Ms. Cashin is the Global Healthcare Experience Specialist with Cisco focused on why technology innovation is the enabler for healthcare transformation. Diane is passionate about how technology will move from reactive care to proactive health — touching the lives of every human being — which may be the most important innovation of the 21st century Diane creates solutions with Cisco Partners that solve complex clinical, business ...
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Printer Security Luncheon with HP’s Shane Wall

Printer Security Luncheon with HP’s Shane Wall
Shane Wall, HP’s Chief Technology Officer, joined a group of congressional staff today for an informative discussion on “Blended Reality: the fusion of our physical and digital worlds.” Throughtout his presentation, Mr.Wall described how our lives will be enriched by new and improved experiences and new technology trends (such as 3D printing, immersion technology, and Internet of Things), but cautioned that these innovations will create new cybersecurity risks and other challenges. He cited the evolution of printer technology as an example of how “dumb” devices, previously considered safe, have become very sophisticated and could now be used by hackers to ...
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CPPI Welcomes Oracle’s Jackson Thomas for Cybersecurity Roundtable

CPPI Welcomes Oracle’s Jackson Thomas for Cybersecurity Roundtable
On June 7, 2016, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) hosted a cybersecurity roundtable on the Hill featuring Chairman of the Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry (TX-13), and Oracle’s Jackson Thomas. Mr Thomas serves as a security architect for Oracle, with 18 years of experience helping various customers in the commercial and public sector and is a key figure in Oracles cybersecurity strategy. Chairman Thornberry kicked off the event with remarks concerning cybersecurity as one of the top threats facing our nation. “Not necessarily because it’s more devastating than WMD’s but because the threat is growing more quickly than ...
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Roundtable with Chairman Michael McCaul and Oracle’s Hayri Tarhan

Roundtable with Chairman Michael McCaul and Oracle’s Hayri Tarhan
The Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI), in conjunction with the Congressional High-Tech Caucus and Cybersecurity Caucus, hosted a two cybersecurity roundtables for senior Hill staff. The events gave staff an opportunity to not only hear from nontraditional stakeholders on the Hill, but to engage, asking questions to better shape future policy. Roundtable with Chairman Michael McCaul and Oracle’s Hayri Tarhan Oracle, one of the world’s leading tech companies’ Vice President of Public Sector Security, Hayri Tarhan delivered a briefing before fielding questions and sitting down for an engaging discussion with staff. Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Michael McCaul kicked off the event ...
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