COVID-19, Tech, & Economic Resilience


The ongoing, significant advances in communication and information technology have lifted many and buffered others during a crushing pandemic.

And while the past few months have gut-punched the U.S. economy, we have also witnessed a wave of innovation. Digital technology has been embraced at a staggering rate--from telehealth to automation to new data-sharing and video communications platforms.

As a new administration prepares to take charge, which technology shifts are here to stay? How can policymaking keep pace to ensure the American economy retains its competitive edge?

In the first of three virtual events, The Hill will convene leaders in tech policy for a conversation about the role of technology in re-energizing the American economy. 


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT



  • Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
  • Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Co-Chair, Women’s High-Tech Caucus
  • Fred Humphries, Corporate Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
  • Amb. Ron Kirk, former U.S. Trade Representative
  • Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security; Board Member, Zoom
  • Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner
  • Al Thompson, Vice President of U.S. Government Relations, Intel

Additional speakers to be announced.


Sponsor Perspective:

  • Jason Oxman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Information Technology Industry Council



  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill


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Sponsored Content Message:

Sponsored by Information Technology Industry Council

In a memo to the Biden-Harris transition team, global tech trade association ITI outlined policy priorities to ensure that the U.S. technology sector continues to serve as an integral partner in facilitating American economic recovery and growth. Among the priorities, ITI recommends ensuring the availability of an essential workforce, providing the digital infrastructure necessary for the success of American citizens and businesses, and investing in the delivery and efficiency of digital government services. Read ITI’s Policy Memo here.