- American Politics
- U.S. Government Regulation
- Business Growth and Trends
- Information Technology
Audience & Industry
- Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
- Senior Management Groups
- The Professional Services Industry
Deeply committed to making the digital future accessible to everyone, Michael Powell is actively engaged with policymakers and leaders from business, health care and education on technological development, deployment and use.
Productivity and innovation in business, education, health care and government—and our ability to make social progress—hinges on the total integration of Broadband Internet and related digital technologies into our economy, our communities and our lives. As former FCC chairman and adviser to President Obama regarding FCC transition, Powell understands the obstacles and opportunities. Recently named as the President and CEO of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, he is founder of Digital Pathway—a bi-partisan coalition advocating a national Broadband policy and a key participant in the effort to accelerate our digital future. Michael Powell is a member of a private equity firm and sits on the boards of several startup companies. He speaks with authority on the latest technologies, the impact of shifting regulatory policy and the effort to ensure advanced communications services and products serve as cornerstones of our multi-faced lives. He brings his ideas to life through real-life examples such as how the Obama Campaign used social networking technologies to reinvent the political process. Michael Powell successfully led the FCC through the most challenging period in the agency's history by recognizing that existing regulations, created before the rise of the Internet, no longer sufficed to maintain marketplace order.