In Focus | Consumer Technology & Policy

Technology moves fast; policymaking moves slowly, says Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Yet, despite its ever-present need to “catch up,” policy plays an important role today because the United States is the world leader in technology. The U.S. has some advantages in both law and culture, including the First Amendment and a widespread belief in the value of robust competition. But what Petricone says is most needed going forward—and what is “really, really rare,” he tells Tom Campbell, Program Advisor for Georgetown’s Master's in Technology Management program—are people “who have a working knowledge of both worlds.”

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