Kevin Werbach

Kevin Werbach

Professor at the Wharton School and Organizer of the Supernova Conference
Joined on October 22, 2003
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Werbach is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also the founder of the Supernova Group, a technology analysis and consulting firm. He advises companies and writes about emerging trends in communications and information technology. He organizes Supernova, a leading executive technology conference.

Werbach is the former editor of Release 1.0, a renowned industry publication that provides leading-edge analysis of key technology trends for senior executives. Working with technology industry guru Esther Dyson, he also co-organized the annual PC Forum conference. Previously, he served as Counsel for New Technology Policy at the Federal Communications Commission. Called “one of the few policy wonks who really got it” by Wired, he helped develop the United States Government’s e-commerce policy, shaped the FCC’s approach to Internet issues, and authored Digital Tornado, the first comprehensive analysis of the implications of the Internet on telecommunications.

A sought-after speaker and commentator, Werbach appears frequently in print and broadcast media including CNN, CNBC, NPR, ABC News, USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Wired, The Industry Standard, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Harvard Law Review, Slate, and Business 2.0, among other publications. Werbach is a fellow of the Global Institute for Communications in Japan, and serves as an advisor to Nokia Innovent, Socialtext, Public Knowledge, and the Genesys Angelbridge Fund.

Werbach is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as Publishing Editor of the law review, and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his family.

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2011 - Jul 28 on Getting Out of the Broadband Box
2011 - Jul 28 on Getting Out of the Broadband Box
2011 - Jul 28 on Getting Out of the Broadband Box
2008 - Jul 20 on Note to John McCain: Technology Matters
2008 - Jul 20 on Note to John McCain: Technology Matters

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DNSInternet ProtocolSpamNetworksVoIPBroadbandWirelessAccess ProvidersNet NeutralityP2PTelecomPolicy & RegulationMobile InternetWhite SpaceICANNInternet GovernanceWeb

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