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Keynote Speaker:
Tom Kalil

Bringing High Technology to High Places

About the Speaker

Thomas A. Kalil is currently a senior director to the National Economic Council with responsibility for science and technology issues. The NEC is a White House organization created by President Clinton to coordinate economic policy. In addition to his role in shaping the Administration's national information infrastructure agenda, he is also the U.S. National Coordinator for the G-7 Global Information Society pilot projects.

Tom served as an advisor to the Clinton-Gore campaign on technology and competitiveness issues, and helped organize the Little Rock Economic Summit. Prior to that, he was a trade specialist at the Washington offices of Dewey Ballantine, where he represented the Semiconductor Industry Association on U.S.-Japan trade issues and technology policy. He received a B.A. in political science and international economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and completed graducate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

He is the author of articles on nuclear strategy, U.S.-Japan trade negotiation, U.S.-Japan cooperation in science and technology, and the NII. Tom is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association for Computing Machinery. He can be reached at Kalil_t@a1.eop.gov.

Abstract of Talk

Tom Kalil, Director to the National Economic Council, will speak on new White House initiatives to expand access to the World Wide Web, particularly for persons with disabilities and K-12 students.

(WWW6) Page coordinator: Chris Quinn