In October, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors did something very smart; by a vote of 7 to 4, it made Airbnb legal. In some ways, this was not news. The fact that the room rental service had been technically illegal in the city did not stop thousands of homeowners Read More »
Wireless spectrum is something that you probably never think about. You can’t see it, you can’t touch it, and if you’re not interested in the minutia of federal communications regulations, you probably only have a vague idea of what spectrum is. But trust me; unless you are living completely off Read More »
There are few people better equipped to talk about innovation and technology than FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. She is a frequent visitor to Silicon Valley, which helps inform her understanding of the Valley’s point of view. So it was a real honor for CALinnovates to sit down with Commissioner Rosenworcel Read More »
There are few people more bullish about the innovation economy than Gary Shapiro, the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. Indeed, Shapiro is so enthusiastic about the sharing economy that he compares them with American revolutionaries in their commitment to improving the status-quo. And the regulators who want Read More »
CALinnovates serves as a bridge between the thriving and fast paced technology community based in California and the slower moving but equally important public policy community in Sacramento and Washington, DC.
CALinnovates works to bring together leaders in the technology and startup communities with government leaders to ensure a careful and considered approach is taken in government regulation
CALinnovates also works to educate the public on the latest innovations and uses of technology
CALinnovates’ members include C-level executives, political leaders, entrepreneurs, techies and the average Californian who is interested in keeping up with the latest gadgets and innovations.