Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson
Principal Technology Policy Strategist, Microsoft Corporation

@MikeNelson

Dr Michael Nelson works on technology futures as part of Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor of Internet Studies in Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) Program, a unique, trans-disciplinary masters program for students and researchers interested in how information technology is shaping society and vice versa. Since January 2008, he has been conducting research and teaching courses on The Future of the Internet, innovation, technology forecasting, and e-government, as well as consulting and speaking on Internet technology and policy.

Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Michael spent almost ten years as Director of Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM, where he managed a team helping define and implement IBM’s Next Generation Internet strategy. Prior to that, Michael was Director for Technology Policy at the FCC, where he helped craft policies to spur the growth of the Internet. Before joining the FCC in January 1997, Michael was Special Assistant for Information Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he worked with Vice President Al Gore on telecommunications policy, encryption and online privacy, electronic commerce, and information policy.

Michael has a PhD from MIT and a BS from Caltech.

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Location: Westside Ballroom
Michael Nelson (Microsoft Corporation)
At many companies, the total amount of data processed each year will double in less than two years. And the need to share that data-- with employees and with partners, vendors, and customers-- is growing. The odds that corporate information will leak is growing rapidly; we've already seen dramatic examples from the US State Department, and a number of visible banks. Read more.
General
Location: Westside Ballroom
Michael Nelson (Microsoft Corporation), Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
Big Data is often seen as a disruptor. But for many established businesses, it's a rejuvenator. In this closing panel, members of the Strata JumpStart faculty reflect on the day's proceedings, and set the stage for turning Big Data tools into augmented workers, building businesses that blend the best of human and machine. Read more.

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