INCOMPAS has announced that Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) will deliver the Sunday keynote at The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017, featuring ChannelVision Expo West and the NEDAS Symposium.
The show will take place October 15-17 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.
Congresswoman Eshoo was Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for six years, and represents Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.
“In her role on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Rep. Eshoo has established herself as one of the foremost leaders on technology and telecommunications, advocating for laws that protect consumers and promote competition,” said INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering. “We are honored to welcome Rep. Eshoo to The INCOMPAS Show and hear her insights on many of the issues of importance to our audience – from Open internet and broadband deployment to the need for additional wireless spectrum.”
Rep. Eshoo has represented California’s 18th congressional district since 1993, and was elected to the role of Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in 2011, becoming the first woman in the history of the subcommittee to serve in a leadership role.
The San Jose Mercury News named Rep. Eshoo as one of the 10 most powerful women in Silicon Valley “because she sits on committees that oversee the internet and biotech—areas vital to the valley’s interests.”
She has authored legislation to establish standards for digital signatures, worked to expand broadband deployment, and ensured that wireless companies deploy lifesaving, location-based E911 services. Rep. Eshoo continues to work to expand high-speed, affordable broadband, protect electronic privacy, free up more spectrum and transition our nation’s 911 system to a next generation, IP-based network. As a strong champion of preserving an open Internet, she has vowed to push back on Republican efforts to roll back the progress made on net neutrality regulations.
Rep. Eshoo also serves as a co-chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Internet Caucus, with Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and John Thune (R-S.D.).