Airbnb, Cisco, Toyota and Microsoft to Speak at CTA’s New American Job Summit

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--On Wednesday, May 3, Chris Lehane, head of global policy and public affairs, Airbnb; Roy Skillicorn, senior director, Cisco Services Academy; Robert Chiappetta, director, government affairs, Toyota Motor North America and Bill Kamela, director, workforce policy, Microsoft Corp. will join policymakers and industry leaders at the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) New American Job Summit. Panelists – including Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) – will highlight policies and initiatives needed to address the future of work in the United States.

CTA also will unveil new research at the Summit exploring tech industry leaders’ thoughts on current and future workforce challenges. Topline findings show 86 percent of tech leaders will need more employees with technical skills.



CTA’s New American Jobs summit will explore how the government and private sector can collaborate to develop a competitive workforce, create new high-wage jobs and foster economic growth in the face of the rapid technology innovation, an aging population and increased global competition.

View the latest agenda and register today.



May 3, 2017
8:30 AM-4 PM


Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001


Confirmed speakers include:


Ty Ahmad-Taylor, CEO, THX Ltd.

Stuart Anderson, Executive Director, National Foundation for American Policy

Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC

Jon Chapman, Co-Founder and President, National Partnerships, EverFi

Robert Chiappetta, Director, Government Affairs, Toyota Motor North America

Glenn DuBois, Chancellor, Virginia's Community Colleges

Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist, Consumer Technology Association

Rep. Virginia Foxx, U.S. House of Representatives

Max Friefeld, CEO and Co-Founder, Voodoo Manufacturing

Ximena Hartsock, Founder, CEO and President, Phone2Action

Rep. Darrell Issa, U.S. House of Representatives

Bill Kamela, Director, Workforce Policy, Microsoft Corp.

Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Steve Koenig, Sr. Director, Market Research, Consumer Technology Association

Chris Lehane, Head of Global Policy and Public Affairs, Airbnb

Rep. Seth Moulton, U.S. House of Representatives

Bryan Moyer, President and CEO, Nashville Technology Council

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

Roy Skillicorn, Sr. Director, Cisco Services Academy

Bruce Stephen, Director of Research, Monster Government Solutions

Linda Livingston, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Management at the George Washington University School of Business and newly named President of Baylor University

Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director, Council for Global Immigration

Todd Shulte, President,


About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $292 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.


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