IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) — San Jose

san jose hotel

30 May 2015
The Fairmont San Jose
170 South Market Street
San Jose, California 95113

Scoping the gap between technology and policy

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This inaugural IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum on internet governance, cybersecurity and privacy was a unique platform to connect technology developers and policy makers in a meaningful way.

The global industry needs sound internet policy because it helps fuel internet innovation, sustainability and market growth.

Participants were invited to this important IEEE ETAP Forum if they were:

A technology developer seeking a better understanding of the internet public-policy landscape to help drive proactive technology design. The IEEE Internet Initiative brings technologists into Internet public-policy discussions, boosting their awareness of issues and processes and increasing their influence.

A policy expert seeking reliable technical guidance to make informed internet public-policy decisions. IEEE is uniquely suited as a neutral, credible forum that can help ensure trustworthy technology solutions and best practices in Internet policymaking.

The IEEE Internet Initiative helps inform internet policy with this unique ETAP Forum by bringing together technology developers and policy makers to debate current and future internet governance, cybersecurity and privacy issues that impact everyone on a global, national and local level.

For more information about the IEEE Internet Initiative, watch this video.


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The IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum is an invitation-only event.


The IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum on internet governance, cybersecurity and privacy brought together technology developers and policy makers to debate current and future internet governance, cybersecurity and privacy issues that impact everyone on a global, national and local scale.

IEEE Internet Initiative Chair:

Oleg Logvinov

Oleg Logvinov

Oleg is the President and CEO of IoTecha Corporation, an industrial IoT solutions provider.

In March 2016, Logvinov co-founded IoTecha Corporation. Prior to joining IoTecha, Logvinov was a director of special assignments in STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division, where he was deeply engaged in market and technology development activities in the area of industrial IoT, including the applications of IEEE 1901 powerline communication technology in harsh environments of industrial IoT. During the last 25 years Logvinov has held various senior technical and executive management positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry. After graduating from the Technical University of Ukraine (KPI) with the equivalent of a master’s degree in electrical engineering, Logvinov began his carrier as a senior researcher at the R&D Laboratory of the Ukraine Department of Energy at the KPI.

In January 2015, Logvinov was appointed as the chair of the IEEE Internet Initiative. The IEEE Internet Initiative connects engineers, scientists, industry leaders, and others engaged in an array of technology and industry domains globally with policy experts to help improve the understanding of technology and its implications and impact on Internet governance issues. In addition, the Initiative focuses on raising awareness of public policy issues and processes in the global technical community. He is also a past member of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Advisory Group and the IEEE-SA Standards Board. Logvinov also chairs the industry engagement track of the IEEE IoT Initiative and has created a series of worldwide IoT startup competition events.

Logvinov actively participates in several IEEE standards development working groups that focus on IoT and communications technologies. Logvinov is chair of the IEEE P2413 “Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things” Working Group. He helped found the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and is the past president and CTO of the Alliance. Logvinov has 24 patents to his credit and has been an invited speaker on multiple occasions.

The first IEEE ETAP Forum was moderated by:

Clint Andrews

Clint Andrews

Clint Andrews is a professor in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, and was previously director of the Urban Planning program. His expertise is in the substance and processes of energy and environmental planning and policy. He was educated at Brown and MIT as an engineer and planner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a LEED Accredited Professional , and a licensed Professional Engineer.

Previous experience includes working in the private sector on energy issues, helping to launch an energy policy project at MIT, and helping to found a science policy program at Princeton. Andrews currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Society for Industrial Ecology, and a winner of the IEEE’s 3rd Millenium Medal. His books include Industrial Ecology and Global Change, Regulating Regional Power Systems, and Humble Analysis: The Practice of Joint Fact Finding.

Start Time End Time Program
8:30 a.m 9:30 a.m Network and Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Introduction (Oleg)
9:45 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Self Introduction
10:15 a.m. 10:35 a.m. Speaker (Peter Fonash) – CTO US DHS
10:35 a.m. 10:55 a.m. Speaker (XiaoDong Lee) – CEO/CTO China Internet Network Information Center
10:55 a.m. 11:05 a.m. Break
11:05 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Speaker (Deepak Maheshwari) – Head of Government Affairs – India Symantec
11:25 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Speaker (Jessica Groopman) – Industry Analyst with Altimeter Group
11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

Rapid fire round for everyone to introduce their most important issue

12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

Panel (Issues with Internet Governance, Cybersecurity and privacy)Panelists (Jared Bielby, Nancy Cam-Winget, John Cioffi, Stephen Diamond, Deepak Maheshwari, Greg Shannon)

2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Ranking of rapid fire issues
3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Breakout session
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Breakout summary
4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Actions and wrap up