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8:30-8:45 a.m. Introduction and setting the stage
Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.
Ms. Mazrui began work at Pacific Bell in 1994 where she gained experience in marketing, external and regulatory affairs. In 1998, she moved to the wireless field where she developed strategies for addressing Hearing Aid Compatibility and other state and federal compliance-related activities. Ms Mazrui also assisted in the development of Section 255 and 508 product development strategies in SBC and Cingular Wireless. From 1996-2007, she facilitated the Wireless Access Task Force, composed of national consumer advocates and currently works on a range of disability and consumer related initiatives at AT&T. Ms. Mazrui received her Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education with an emphasis on computer education at San Francisco State University, magna cum laude.
John D. Kemp, President and CEO, ABILITIES!
With more than 45 years of direct experience in the disability movement, John D. Kemp has partnered, worked for and served on the Boards of Directors of some of the leading disability and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Kemp currently serves on the Medicaid Commission as well as the State Department's Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities which guides the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (USAID) in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and assistance with respect to people with disabilities. Mr. Kemp graduated from Georgetown University in 1971 and from Washburn University School of Law in 1974. Mr. Kemp was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Washburn University School of Law in May, 2003.
8:45-9:15 a.m. Kick-off Briefing
Sarah Herrlinger, Senior Marketing Manager, Education, Apple, Inc.
Sarah Herrlinger is an eight year veteran of Apple Inc. After three years as a Senior Product Marketing Manager in Apple's consumer applications division, Sarah joined Apple's Education team to focus on Special Education. She currently manages Apple's Special Education and Accessibility marketing efforts. In this role, Sarah collaborates with Government and Special Education leaders, works with Apple product teams to ensure that products continue to meet the needs of diverse learners, and works to promote Apple's Accessibility message at national and international conferences.
9:15-10:30 a.m. Plenary Session Panel
New Frontiers for Mobile Accessible and Assistive Technologies and Solutions
Susan Schorr, Head, Special Initiatives, BDT/IEE/SIS, ITU- International Telecommunication Union
Ms. Schorr joined the ITU in March 2000, serving as the Regulatory Officer of the Regulatory and Market Environment Division. Moving to the BDT Special Initiatives Division (SIS) in January 2009, she launched the Connect a School, Connect a Community flagship initiative, focused on connecting schools to ICT so that schools can also serve as community ICT centers for people with special needs. She also contributed to the development of the joint ITU/G3ict e-Accessibility Toolkit, promoting the ICT accessibility agenda of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Prior to joining BDT, Ms. Schorr practiced antitrust law as an associate in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Howrey & Simon, LLP. She graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1987 cum laude and is a member of the California and D.C. bars.
John Kuzin, Senior Director, Regulatory - Government Affairs, Qualcomm
John Kuzin represents Qualcomm before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal and state regulatory. He has a broad experience in rulemaking proceedings, equipment authorization issues, interference coordination, enforcement matters, and spectrum leasing arrangements. Mr. Kuzin previously represented clients in a broad range of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wireless and wireline matters, and litigated commercial disputes involving telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, computer hardware, software and peripheral at Wiley Rein, LLP., after several year at Bellcore where he drafted technical standards for telecommunications equipment.
Brandon Freeman, Executive Project Manager, HTC
Brandon Freeman leads special projects for HTC Americas executive team. Brandon joined HTC in 2011 from CommNexus. A UC San Diego alumnus with a B.S. in Management Science & focus in Electrical Engineering, Brandon is a 2008 Webby Award Honoree and has a patent pending in the area of wireless communications systems. Brandon joined private industry from academia at the California Institute of Telecommunications & Information Technology (Calit2) . Brandon has also had extensive work in event coordination and has presented concerts and performing arts productions for 15,000 person audiences, as well as international events featuring foreign heads-of-state & chief executives of Fortune 100 corporations.
Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc. / CEO Apps4Android, Inc.
IDEAL Group is a 2002 spin-off from IDEAL at NCR Corporation where Steve served as President until his retirement in 2002 after 25 years of service. IDEAL Group's mission is to enhance the independence, quality of life, educational success and employability of individuals with disabilities through the development of advanced information and communications technology. IDEAL Group is the parent company of Apps4Android, Onymous Heroes, EasyCC, InftyReader Group and Online Conferencing Systems Group. Previous to NCR's spin-off from AT&T, Mr. Jacobs served as Chairman of AT&T Project Freedom, that pioneered the use of interactive video technology for sign-language communications over telephone lines (Video Relay Services). Mr. Jacobs is a graduate of Ohio State University.
Caroline Ragot, Managing Director, Code Factory
Ms. Ragot is responsible for the overall management and strategy of the company. Code Factory, a Spanish company based in Barcelona (Spain), is the leading provider of screen readers, screen magnifiers, and Braille interfaces for the widest range of mainstream mobile devices. Ms. Ragot joined Code Factory in February 2007 and first started as Marketing Director. Ms. Ragot, who is French, graduated from the French Business School of Rennes (ESC) and from the University of Barcelona where she obtained a Master's degree in International Marketing and Management. Before joining Code Factory, she worked in Paris and Barcelona as a freelance consultant in cultural marketing.