2016 CompTIA DC Fly-In • February 9-10 • Washington, D.C.


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Tuesday, February 9

11:00 am – 7:00 pm


12:00 – 1:00 pm

Working Lunch: Understanding ECPA Reform
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was originally passed in 1986, when email and text messaging were still nascent technologies, and it deemed all stored electronic communications over 180 days old to be “abandoned.” Today it is possible for law enforcement and government agencies to obtain access to these abandoned emails and text messages from a service provider with just a simple subpoena. It’s time to bring ECPA reform into the 21st century and require warrants for such data.

Presenter: Chris Calabrese, Vice President, Policy, Center for Democracy and Technology

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Re-Cap on “What to Expect”

Presenter: Charles Cooper, Executive Vice President, McBee Strategic

1:15 – 1:30 pm

Networking Break

1:30 – 1:40 pm

Tech Policy Summit Welcome & Introductions

1:40 – 2:50 pm

The 2016 Election and the Tech Agenda
The 2016 Presidential election is in full swing and while every election is consequential, we are in the midst of significant social and economic shifts that are in no small part due to the impact of technology. What does the overview of the election look like and what is the impact on the tech agenda?

Presenters: Jason Boxt, Managing Director, Glover Park Group
Rob Pegoraro, Journalist
David Perera, Cybersecurity Reporter, Politico and Co-Author of Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market

Moderator: Elizabeth Hyman, EVP, Public Advocacy, CompTIA

2:50 – 3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Making the Tech Workforce a Policy Priority

There are over 500,000 open IT jobs in America. Leading technology firms cannot get their fill of engineers and high-end coders. A vast array of IT jobs such as tech support, networking, IT security and more are available to those that have IT skills and experience. Other sectors of the economy – from finance to graphic arts -- are increasingly reliant on technology workers to get the job done. Legislation is introduced to promote STEM, the computer sciences, apprenticeships and internships, retraining veterans, and more. But do we have a coherent and complete public policy plan to fill the IT workforce pipeline with a diverse and capable supply of talent.

Presenters: Ryan Burke, Policy Advisor, National Economic Council (NEC), Executive Office of the President
Scott Cheney, Policy Director for Pensions, Workforce and Economic Development for Senator Patty Murray and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Will Markow, Senior Analyst, Burning Glass Technologies
Nick Maynard, Ph.D., CEO & Co-founder, Saros Intelligence

Moderator: Randi Parker, Director of Public Advocacy, CompTIA

4:00 – 4:10 pm

Networking Break

4:10 - 5:10 pm

The Ultimate Disruptor: The Challenges and Opportunities of the Internet of Things and Smart Cities at the Nexus of Transportation

According to CompTIA’s Sizing Up the Internet of Things (IOT) report, projections estimate 50.1 billion connected devices by the year 2020 and $1.9 trillion in global economic value-add. The dramatic rise in computing power and storage capacity offered at ever-lower prices, coupled with the miniaturization of sensors and chips, robust wireless networks, IPv6, and a software-defined world, to name a few enabling factors, make this iteration of the Internet of Things different than prior eras. The information being generated by IOT devices has the ability to connect everything to everything else. Not just communication between the different devices, but across industries.

Capitalizing on IOT opportunities are Smart Cities. A smart city gathers data from smart devices and sensors embedded in its roadways, power grids, buildings and other assets. It shares that data via a smart communications system that is typically a combination of wired and wireless. It then uses smart software to create valuable information and digitally enhanced services.

At the nexus of IOT and Smart Cities is Transportation. Connected vehicles, interfacing with the IOT enabled urban infrastructure system of systems has the potential to be transformative. Once transportation services leverage IOT enabled technology and intersect with other sectors of the economy, there is vast potential for fundamental change.

Presenters: Sallie Keller, Ph.D., Director of the Social and Decision Analytics Lab, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech
Sokwoo Rhee, Ph.D. , Associate Director, Cyber-Physical Systems, NIST
Jason Whittet, Director, Intelligent Cities, GE
David Zipper, Managing Director, 1776

Moderator: Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Research Director, Smart Cities Strategies, IDC

5:10 – 5:15 pm


5:15 – 6:15 pm

Champion Awards Reception

6:15 – 8:00 pm

Champion Awards Dinner

Wednesday, February 10

7:45 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 am– 12:00 pm

Capitol Hill Speakers Series
The morning speaker series features Members of Congress and high-ranking officials from the executive branch. It is intended to provide Fly-In attendees with an excellent overview of government priorities for the coming year around the tech agenda; and allows attendees to increase their knowledge of issues before hitting the halls of congress for Fly-In meetings.

8:15: Congressman Michael Burgess (R-TX-26), Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee's Subcomittee on Commerce Manufacturing and Trade
8:45: Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1)
9:45: Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS-3)
10:15: FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny
10:45: Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI)
11:15: Tim Herbert, Sr. Vice President, Research & Market Intelligence, CompTIA

More speakers coming soon!

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Boxed Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 pm

CompTIA Pre-Arranged Hill Visits