Topic: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) looks to a number of advisory committees to assist it in various areas of its responsibilities. This session will focus on the FCC’s Technology Advisory Committee (TAC), a body that is celebrating its 20th year of existence this year. The roughly 45 person advisory committee is composed of a diverse array of leading experts primarily representing companies and organizations with significant technology development and deployment resources that helps the FCC identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies supporting America’s competitiveness and job creation in the global economy. We will be joined by Dennis Roberson, TAC Chair, President and CEO of Roberson and Associates, and Research Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, who will provide an overview of the organization and operation of the TAC, its Actionable Recommendations for the past year, their current status, and the focus of its Working Groups for 2018. Join us for what promises to be an interesting discussion of cutting-edge technology and TAC recommendations that have the potential to shape FCC regulation in the coming years.
Speaker: Dennis Roberson, TAC Chair, President and CEO of Roberson and Associates & Research Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.