gnovis was delighted to hold our eighth annual academic conference gnoviCon, sponsored by Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture & Technology Program. The 2019 conference featured two panel discussions on the topics of Big Tech, Data, and Democracy.
Panel 1: Competition Policy
The first panel, “Big Tech and Competition Policy,” was organized around Amazon, Inc. as a case study.
- Moderator – Mark MacCarthy, Georgetown University
- Harold Feld, Public Knowledge
- Diana Moss, American Antitrust Institute
- Philip Verveer, Shorenstein Center Harvard Kennedy School
- Mark Whitener, Georgetown University
- Lauren Willard, Department of Justice
Panel 2: The Future of Democracy
The second panel, “Big Tech and the Future of Democracy,” focused on Facebook, Inc. and the political and social implications of the tech platform.
- Moderator – Elizabeth Edenberg, Georgetown University
- Sally Hubbard, Open Markets Institute
- Ethan Porter, George Washington University
- Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia
- Emily Vraga, George Mason University
gnoviCon was held on Thursday, March 28th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Healey Family Student Center Social Room on Georgetown’s main campus. Thank you to all those who attended!