Center for Business and Public Policy

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy Launches Project to Explore 21st Century Tech and Communications Policy

The Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy (CBPP) today announced the launch of a new project to explore the policy challenges and opportunities raised by the rapid pace of innovation in digital and communications technologies. The new Evolution of Regulation and Innovation Project will focus on the intersection of regulation and innovation with an eye toward identifying policy changes that may improve economic outcomes for consumers and the larger economy.

What’s Next for Telecom Policy in a Digital Era?

The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host the event “The Evolution of Communications Policy: Fresh Thinking for 2014 and Beyond” on March 12 at the National Press Club.

Join us for a discussion with regulators, consumer advocates, businesspeople, and academics that explores the end of the analog era and the search for a modernized approach to telecommunications policy in the 21st century.

THE HIGH-TECH CENTER AND THE GLOBAL SEARCH FOR TALENT

The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and the West Asia Council will host a Business, Economic, and Public Policy Seminar, “The High-Tech Sector and the Global Search for Talent.”

The panel discussion features: Janet Foutty, principal and federal consulting leader, Deloitte LLP; Brian Toohey, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association; and Pirooz Parvarandeh, chief technology officer, Maxim Integrated.

The Economics and Policy of Franchising

The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business will host “The Economics and Policy of Franchising,” a Business, Economics and Public Policy Seminar.

The event features remarks by Francine LaFontaine, William Davidson Professor of Business, Economics, and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and Barry Heller, partner, DLA Piper.

Lunch will be served during the event.

Optimal Coevolution of Mobile Broadband Technology and Spectrum Policy Workshop

The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and the Portable Computer and Communications Association (PCCA) will present “Optimal Coevolution of Mobile Broadband Technology and Spectrum Policy,” a workshop to assess the federal spectrum policy issues that can impact the evolution of wireless broadband technologies and explore the business case and market realities of building out next generation wireless broadband infrastructure.