Wednesday September 29, 2010
Time 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
The Unified Theory of Everything (in Information Policy)
SPEAKER: Jacob Glick, Google’s Canada Policy Counsel
Jacob Glick is part of a global policy team, working with academics, civil society, industry and government to keep the Internet awesome. He regularly writes, presents, blogs and tweets on issues related to privacy, intellectual property, telecommunication and broadcasting regulation, online advertising, and innovation policy. Jacob studied Political Science and Law at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Google he was General Counsel and Director of Policy Development at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. Jacob enjoys Mel Brooks movies and biking along the Ottawa River Parkway. If he could throw, run, catch, and hit better he would have been a relief pitcher for the Blue Jays.
A simple insight — the policy debates in Canada over the last two years around net neutrality, Canadian content online, copyright reform, the digital TV transition, the future of local TV and anti-spam legislation are all reflections of a single technological and business transformation: the convergence of everything to the open internet. This convergence has led to unparalleled innovation, consumer choice and competition. Policy should seek to protect and promote the open internet rather than distort it to protect existing business models or technologies. Join us for a tour of “The Unified Theory of Everything (in Information Policy)” led by Jacob Glick, Google’s Canada Policy Counsel.
This is one of a series of webinars that the association offers with pricing for members and non-members. The fall lineup has a lot to offer.
I am looking forward to hearing Mr. Glick. His tweets suggest he is a pretty entertaining guy.