FCC’s Starks Sets ‘Future of Work Roundtable’ Agenda


On Tuesday (2/11), FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks will host a roundtable discussion on the “Future of Work.”

This event will convene a group from civil society, academia, and industry to orient the FCC’s role in the Future of Work conversation.

The agenda for the event is set out below:

1:00 PM Welcoming Remarks from Commissioner Starks & Introductions
1:15 PM Defining the Future of Work
Spencer Overton, President, Joint Center for Political and Economic
1:20 PM Mapping Out the Challenges of the Future of Work
•  Discussion Moderated by Spencer Overton
Panelists will discuss what communities are impacted by the lack of access
to broadband and how that affects their participation in a technologically
advanced workforce.
1:50 PM A Call for Policy and Industry Solutions for the Future of Work
Jamie Susskind, Vice President of Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer
Technology Association
1:55 PM Identifying and Developing Sustainable Solutions for the Future of
• Discussion Moderated by Jamie Susskind
Panelists will identify broadband access and adoption solutions coupled
with solutions for upskilling and reskilling workers at risk of displacement.
2:25 PM Audience Q&A
2:30 PM Closing Remarks from Commissioner Starks

Panelists will include:
 Vikrum Aiyer, Postmates
 Jana Barresi, Walmart
 Mary Clagett, Jobs for the Future
 Kayla Gardner, Wireless Infrastructure Association
 Alan Hanson, United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400
 Nicole Isaac, LinkedIn
 Dr. Mona Moushed, Generation
 Francella Ochillo, Next Century Cities
 Clint Odom, National Urban League
 Kelsey Odom, Consumer Technology Association
 Jason Oliver, AT&T
 Spencer Overton, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
 Jamie Susskind, Consumer Technology Association
 Mary Alice McCarthy, New America
 Stephanie Sykes, African American Mayors Association
 Yolanda Townsend, Opportunity at Work
 Miriam Vogel, Equal AI
 Ardine Williams, Amazon

The event will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC
Headquarters, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Attendees are advised to
arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to allow time to go through
our security process. Advance registration is not required. Audio/video coverage of the
meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC’s web
page at www.fcc.gov/live. The FCC’s webcast is free to the public.