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The Open Media and Information Companies Initiative (Open MIC)
The Paley Center for Media
Invite you to a complimentary breakfast forum
Wireless America: Closed or Open?
A dialogue on the future of wireless communications
Tuesday, March, 11, 2008
The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street - New York, NY
Blair Levin is Managing Director of the investment firm Stifel Nicolaus.
Mark Lloyd is Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of the Leader Conference on Civil Rights and an affiliated professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.
Jason Devitt is Co-founder and CEO of Skydeck, a new company working in the market for cell phones and wireless devices.
Michael Connor, Executive Director, Open MIC.
More About the Event
William C. Thompson, Jr., Comptroller of the City of New York, will offer opening remarks at this policy forum addressing the future of wireless communications in America.
"Wireless America: Closed or Open?" will examine the emerging business environment and rules of the mobile Internet, and the challenges involved in ensuring open access for all. Panelists include Blair Levin, Managing Director of the investment firm Stifel Nicolaus; Mark Lloyd, Vice President of the Leadership Council on Civil Rights; and Jason Devitt, CEO of Skydeck, a new company providing services for the cellular and wireless markets.
Comptroller Thompson, who manages more than $110 billion in New York City Pension Funds, has been a leader among institutional investors in advancing important corporate governance and corporate social responsibility reforms.
Open MIC (www.openmic.org) is a non-profit organization working to promote a vibrant, diverse media ecosystem through market-based solutions. Open MIC fosters dialogue among media companies, investors, consumers and creators with the goal of developing successful and responsible media practices for the digital age.
This Open MIC policy forum is the first of a series designed to explore specific aspects of media and their critical importance to both business and democracy. More information and a registration link are available at the Open MIC web site: www.openmic.org/workgroup.
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