White House Keynote
Lisa Ellman, Co-Executive Director of Commercial Drone Alliance & Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP, will moderate a keynote discussion with Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at The White House.
Michael Kratsios is a Deputy Assistant to the President and the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House. Michael advises the President on a broad range of technology policy issues and drives U.S. technology priorities and strategic initiatives.
Under his leadership, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy encourages the development of emerging technologies in the United States, empowers American companies to commercialize and adopt new technologies, and improves and expands access to the tools necessary for Americans to succeed in the 21st century economy. His office is also responsible for aligning the development of new technologies with the Administration’s priorities, including standing up for the American worker, defending American innovations abroad, and protecting the safety and security of the American people.
Prior to joining the White House, Michael was a Principal at Thiel Capital, where he invested in and advised technology companies. Michael graduated from Princeton University and served as a Visiting Scholar at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.