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Implementing Technovation with Shane Tews
April 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDTFree
The Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Thompson Center hosted Implementing Technovation, a discussion on policy challenges to adopting technological solutions for urban issues. The discussion was led by Shane Tews, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and explored the policy challenges for local state and national government as technology becomes more important in political debates. Tews discussed industry policy for the computer chip industry, use strategies for the next state of the internet, Web3, which will be based on blockchain technology and digital tokens in a decentralized internet, and telecommunication policy for an expanded and connected wireless communication system (5G). This free event took place both in person and via livestream.
Tews has expertise in cybersecurity issues, next-generation networking (5G), the Internet of Things, international internet governance, digital economic policy, information and communications technology, Artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse, cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens, and emerging technologies. She is also president of Logan Circle Strategies, a strategic advisory firm. She is vice chair of the board of directors of the Internet Education Foundation; chair of the Internet Society’s Washington, DC, chapter; member of the board of SeedAI; chair of the board of directors at TechFreedom; and chair of the Dynamic Coalition on the Internet of Things of the Internet Governance Forum.
Previously, Ms. Tews served as co-chair of the Internet Governance Forum USA. She was a member of the board of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the Information Technology Industry Council, and Global Women’s Innovation Network. She also managed internet security and digital commerce issues as vice president of global policy for Verisign. She began her career in the George H. W. Bush White House as a deputy associate director in the Office of Cabinet Affairs and later moved to Capitol Hill as a legislative director for Rep. Gary Franks (R-CT). Ms. Tews studied communications at Arizona State University and American University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general studies with an emphasis on communications and political science.