Government & Business Leaders Discuss The Intersection Of Innovation, Tech And Policy

Next.2018 Will Explore the Impact of the 2018 Midterm Elections in Key Policy Areas

Washington, D.C., October 24, 2018 — Bloomberg Government will host Next.2018, a series of briefings and discussions in Washington, D.C., the week of November 13. The third annual conference will convene legislators, policymakers, business leaders and members of academia to discuss the future of key issues including digital infrastructure, big tech, smart cities, internet of things, driverless cars, and artificial intelligence. 

Taking place one week after the midterm elections, Next.2018 will analyze the outcomes of the election and the outlook for policy across technology-focused issues. The speakers will have the opportunity to share their views on new innovations and perspectives on navigating the full range of implications on policy and business through solutions-driven conversations and interactive networking opportunities. 

“We’re thrilled to host the Next.2018 Summit in the aftermath of the midterm elections to help business leaders understand the new landscape and implications for technology-related policy," said Arielle Elliott, president of Bloomberg Government. "Convening critical conversations with policymakers and insiders in Washington, D.C. on these important subjects is an angle that no one can cover quite like Bloomberg Government.”

Programs are open to the press; attendance is by registration or invitation-only. For a complete schedule and program details, visit www.bgovnext.com.

Among the speakers confirmed for Next.2018 events include: 

  • Niki Christoff, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Government Relations, Salesforce

  • Senator Maggie Hassan, US Senator, (D-NH)

  • Dr. Peter Highnam, Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Department of Defense

  • Fredrick S. Humphries Jr., Corporate Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft

  • Senator Jerry Moran, US Senator, (R-KS)

  • Congressman Peter Welch Chair, US House of Representatives, (D-VT)

Event sponsors include Visa, EY, UL, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center, ESRI, Monument Policy Group and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. 

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