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Nominations Open for 2009 Tech Policy Who’s Who: People to Watch

Nominations Open for 2009 Tech Policy Who's Who: People to Watch

San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2008

Tech Policy Central, producer of the annual Tech Policy Summit conference, has joined forces with top-rated technology news and analysis site Ars Technica to launch the 2009 Tech Policy Who's Who: People to Watch list. Nominations are being accepted online at through midnight EST on January 9, 2009.

With a new Administration and Congress preparing to take office next year, President-elect Barack Obama and policymakers on Capitol Hill will face pressure to act on a number of technology policy issues like network neutrality, patent reform and broadband deployment - not to mention growing concerns about achieving energy independence and accelerating innovation to improve the economy and add new jobs.

This first of its kind "People to Watch" list will profile innovative and influential people from industry, government, academia and the nonprofit community who are likely to drive technology/telecom policy and law in 2009 and beyond.

Anyone may nominate someone to be considered for the "People to Watch" list, and the results will be published in a special pre-Inauguration Day feature at in mid-January. As Ars Technica senior writer Nate Anderson explains, "Finalists won't be chosen simply on the basis of popularity or notoriety but will judged by the ambition of their goals, the strength of their ideas, and the likelihood that they will, in fact, make a difference."

More information on how to nominate someone for the 2009 Tech Policy Who's Who: People to Watch can be found at

About Tech Policy Central    

Tech Policy Central is a nonpartisan online community that is open to anyone interested in understanding how government policies impact, or stand to impact, technology innovation and adoption. Tech Policy Central is independently produced by SageScape LLC, a privately-held startup whose other products include the 3rd annual Tech Policy Summit conference, taking place March 23-25, 2009 and the new Regional Broadband Innovation (RBI) Summit & Expo, which will debut on April 22, 2009. More information is available online at and

About Ars Technica is part of the WIRED Digital family of brands, which includes,, and Ars Technica specializes in original news and reviews, analysis of technology trends, and expert technology advice in a unique environment that marries authoritative journalism and user participation. Launched in 1998, the site is one of the most reliable sources for quality journalism on the Internet. More information is available online at


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