Major Internet issues such as privacy, open data, internet governance, and cybersecurity are fundamental to how each of us uses the Internet. The United States and Japan are two of the most high-tech economies in the world, and share a firm commitment to an open and robust Internet as a driver of broad prosperity and economic development. This event will provide an open forum for policymakers, business leaders, analysts, and journalists to highlight key issues for the Internet economy and how it can fuel shared economic growth in advance of the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy to be held between the governments of Japan and the United States on September 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C.
Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States
Catherine Novelli, United States Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
Panel 1: Insights into the US-Japan Internet Economy Dialogue
What can the United States and Japan do to promote an open internet as a driver for shared economic growth? This panel will highlight issues to be addressed by policymakers at the U.S. – Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy.
Shigeki Suzuki, Director-General of the Global Information and Communications Technology Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan
Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
Karen Kornbluh, Executive Vice President, Nielsen, and former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Panel 2: Getting the Internet Economy Right: Business Perspectives
What critical things do the United States and Japan need to get right in the internet economy to fuel shared economic growth? This panel will feature perspectives on open data, education, trade & development, and preserving an open internet from the business community.
Toshinori Kajiura, Senior Researcher, Information & Communications Systems, HITACHI; Chair, Japan Committee on Internet Economy Industry Forum, Sub-committee on IT Policy, Japanese Business Federation (Keidanren)
Makoto Yokozawa, Senior Researcher, IT research office, Nomura Research Institute; Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Kyoto University; Vice Chair, Japan Committee on Internet Economy Industry Forum, IT Policy, Keidanren
Peter Cleveland, Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Intel Corporation
Aneesh Chopra, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; former U.S. Chief Technology Officer and former Virginia Secretary of Technology
Amy Schatz, Senior Editor, Tech Policy, re/code