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Leaders from Cisco, Verizon, Commerce Dept. and Brookings will Discuss Cross-Border Data Flows and More at TIA Data Center Event

Arlington, Va. (September 24, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced that executives from Cisco and Verizon will join policymakers from the Department of Commerce and the Brookings Institution on September 29 for a special international trade policy panel at TIA’s two-day data center event

The panel will focus on how industry executives and government policy makers are addressing trade issues within an increasingly digitized, all-IP world. Participants will discuss current efforts underway to ensure regulatory compatibility for cross-border data flows and will debate future policy solutions through the use of trade agreements.

The two-day data center event also includes a tour of RagingWire’s data centers in Ashburn, VA on September 28. The tour will begin at TIA’s headquarters in Arlington, VA.

Media are invited to attend the panel discussion, the data center tour and other activities as part of the event. To register, or for more information, please contact Farrah Kim or at (202) 568-8986.

This panel discussion will also be livestreamed on Periscope. Periscope is a smartphone app that lets people live-stream from their phones to anyone who wants to watch. To watch the remarks, simply download the Periscope app for Android or iOS and follow @TIAonline. The broadcast will start at 2:10 pm September 29. You can watch Periscope videos through the app on your phone or on your desktop browser.

The “International Trade Policy Developments and the Impacts on Data Center Operations” panel will feature:

  • Nick Fetchko, Director, International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon
  • Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
  • Michael Rose, Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
  • Jennifer Sanford, Senior Manager, International Trade & Energy Policy, Cisco
  • Brian Scarpelli, Director of Government Affairs, Telecommunications Industry Association

Other sessions during TIA’s Data Center Workshop on September 29 include “Addressing DDoS Attacks Collectively: How Cybersecurity in the Data Center is a Shared Responsibility,” “Infrastructure Agnosticism: Creating the Agnostic Cloud,” “Best Practices to Physical Data Center Security” and “Next-Generation Data Center Design Trends.”

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

Data Center Event and Tour

Data Center Workshop: September 29, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
International Trade Panel: September 29 at 2:10 pm
Raging Wire Data Center Tour: September 28; Begins at TIA HQ in Arlington at 11:00am
Full Schedule is Available Here

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