Tech Affairs Council - March

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM) (MDT)


Bridging and informing industry and government to drive smart policy that fosters and protects a thriving, innovative technology climate. The Tech Affairs Council is a bi-monthly meeting of CTA members coming together to discuss policy and regulatory issues impacting the Colorado tech community. Each meeting features an update on relevant issues and a presentation from stakeholders in the tech policy community. 

At this month's meeting we will be joined by Edgar Rivas, Senior Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper. Edgar will share a little bit about Senator Hickenlooper's approach to legislation regarding artificial intelligence. 

CTA Member: Free
Non-Member: $35


Edgar Rivas, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO)

Edgar Rivas serves as Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper. In this capacity, he drafts legislation and guides the Senator’s policy work that falls under the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s jurisdiction, including science, technology, telecommunication, cybersecurity, space, consumer protection and transportation issues. He also leads the Senator’s work as Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security and previously led the Senator’s work as a member of the Bipartisan Innovation & Competition Conference to pass the CHIPS & Science Act.

Before the Senate, Rivas served as Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and led his work on technology, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and energy issues as a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Prior to Capitol Hill, Rivas served in government relations capacities at Ogilvy Government Relations and Liz Robbins Associates, helping build coalitions to advance the policy priorities of organizations in the technology sector.

Rivas earned his Masters in Public Policy and Bachelor’s in International Relations from George Mason University.

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