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Charles M. Firestone Executive Director, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program

Charles (“Charlie”) M. Firestone, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program and Vice President, The Aspen Institute, joined the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program as executive director in 1989.

Since then, the program has focused on the implications of communications and information technologies for leadership; the impact of new technologies on democratic, economic and social institutions; and the development of new communications policy models and options for the public interest.

Charlie also served as the Aspen Institute’s Executive Vice President for policy programs and international activities for three years. Previously, he was director of the Communications Law Program and Adjunct Professor of Law at UCLA, the first President of the Los Angeles Board of Telecommunications Commissioners, and a communications attorney.

Charlie has argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and many in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals.

A graduate of Amherst College and Duke University Law School, he was a visiting professor of public policy at Duke University in Fall 2003. He has written numerous articles on communications law and policy.

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Bonnie D. Graham

A talk radio and cable TV broadcast journalist since 1995, media producer / host Bonnie D. Graham created and launched SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio in Fall 2011. Since then, she has developed 20 additional themed Game-Changers radio series for SAP. On each episode, Bonnie moderates a panel of thought leaders, practitioners, journalists and / or educators from across the business spectrum and the globe, to share timely technology and strategy insights for businesses of all sizes, industries, geographies, and maturities. Bonnie is on the SAP Editorial Experience / News Services team. Follow her programs on Twitter #SAPRadio.

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