Spring 2001 Task Force Meeting
Tom Kalil was Deputy Director, National Economic Council and Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy during the Clinton Administration. In this role, he played an important role in an amazing range of policy issues related to the Internet and networked information during a very unique period when the Internet really emerged into the public consciousness and became both a dynamic source of change and integral part of the American economy and American society; he was involved in critical questions as diverse as intellectual property, encryption regulation, privacy, distance education, the role of standards in the development of the information infrastructure, and access to government information resources. Tom was also a vital bridge between the administration and the research, higher education and library communities. Tom will offer an opening keynote that takes advantage of his unique viewpoint to both look back at the development of policy issues during the 1990s and forward to how these issues will evolve in the new decade.
View Tom Kalil’s Presentation PDF – TAKalil-Opening-2001Stf
Paul Resnick is a faculty member at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. His research over the past decade has occupied a unique place at the intersection of social systems and advanced information technology. He has worked on rating systems for network resources (the PICS system); recommender and collaborative filtering systems, and more recently the roles that identity, anonymity, reputation, and trust play in network-enabled social environments (I particularly recommend his excellent paper on reputation management, published last year in Communications of the ACM, and available through his web page). Paul will deliver a closing keynote address on “Computer Networks, Social Networks, and Social Capital” which will present some provocative new thinking on ways in which networked information systems can be used to empower new kinds of community collaborations. You can find many of Paul’s papers and more details on his work through his web page at <http://www.si.umich.edu/~presnick/>.
View Paul Resnic’s Presentation PDF – PResnick-C2001Stf-CNI041001