David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation, will be the featured dinner speaker at the Technology Policy Institute's 2014 Aspen Forum, scheduled for August 17 - 19. Cohen will share his observations on key policy issues shaping the communications sector.
Mr. Cohen has a broad portfolio of responsibilities at Comcast, including corporate communications, government and regulatory affairs, public affairs, legal affairs, corporate administration and community investment, and serves as senior counselor to the CEO. He also serves as Chief Diversity Officer for the company. Before assuming his role at Comcast, Mr. Cohen served as a partner in and Chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP. Previously, he served as Chief of Staff to the Honorable Edward G. Rendell, the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, where he played a critical coordinating role in significant budgetary and financial issues, economic development activities, and a wide variety of other policy and operational issues relating to the city. Mr. Cohen has received numerous awards for his civic and charitable activities. He also was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Drexel University in 1997 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Rider University in 2010. He graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. and with a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (summa cum laude).
Additional keynote speakers and panelists at the 2014 Aspen Forum include FTC Commissioners Julie Brill and Maureen Ohlhausen; FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai; Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. State Department; Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS; Tim Bresnahan of Stanford University; Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google; Phil Weiser, Dean of University of Colorado Law School and Executive Director of Silicon Flatirons; Paul Goldstein of Stanford Law School; Carl Shapiro of University of California, Berkeley. Also confirmed are Rick Boucher, Partner at Sidley Austin LLP and Former Member of Congress; Doug Melamed, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Intel;Craig Silliman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy at Verizon; and Max Simkoff, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Evolv.
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