CITRIS Research Exchange – 5G, Tech and Policy Leaders
– Ernesto Falcon, Senior Legislative Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation
– Shireen Santosham, Chief Innovation Officer, San Jose Mayor's Office
Ernesto Falcon is Legislative Counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation with a primary focus on intellectual property and open Internet issues.
Prior to joining EFF, Ernesto worked as a legislative staffer for two Members of Congress (2004-2010). He then became Vice President of Government Affairs at Public Knowledge where he advocated on behalf of consumers on copyright issues and broadband competition. During his tenure, Public Knowledge was successful in achieving one of the largest consumer victories in telecom policy by defeating AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile. The following year, PK and EFF scored a major victory for consumers by rallying the Internet community to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
After eight years in Washington DC, he returned to his home state of California to go to law school at McGeorge School of Law in order to strengthen his digital rights advocacy. Now, as an attorney, he is excited to rejoin the fight for consumers and Internet freedom.
Shireen Santosham is Chief Innovation Officer for Mayor Liccardo where she leads efforts to build the "smart city" vision and strategy for San Jose. Previously, she worked at the GSMA where she was a Director in the Mobile for Development group that aims to close the digital divide for base of the pyramid populations in the developing world through mobile technology and the internet. She has extensive experience working on innovative initiatives across sectors, including working at McKinsey & Company, with international NGOs, and as an impact investor at Vulcan Capital.
Shireen holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.P.A in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School and is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
About CITRIS Research Exchange:
Launched in 2008, CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.
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Starts at: 2019-10-02 19:00:00
Ends at: 2019-10-02 20:00:00
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