In the week leading up to the world’s largest technology and innovation event, Web Summit, Embassy Lisbon organized a three-day, three-city outreach program for visiting former FCC policy advisor Nathan Leamer to engage Portuguese business, government, and academic leaders, as well as the media, about the transformative nature of 5G technologies.
In his meetings and presentations, Mr. Leamer highlighted the critical need to strike a balance between economic prosperity and national security, and also encouraged a “whole-of-government” approach to addressing both the promise and the risks associated with 5G technology. Mr. Leamer’s engagements helped explain the U.S. perspective on this issue immediately before Web Summit on November 4.
Nathan Leamer recently served as a Policy Advisor for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai. In this role, Nathan was instrumental in creating the agency’s 5G FAST Plan, as well as other agency efforts to close the digital divide and promote innovation. Before working at the Commission he served as a Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute where he managed the institute’s government relations and wrote extensively on emerging technology, intellectual property and privacy. Prior to these roles, he served as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill.