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Wednesday, May 17 • 4:20pm - 5:20pm
A Roundtable Discussion on The Business of Voting: Market Structure and Innovation in the Election Technology Industry

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The Wharton School and OSET Institute collaborated on research and development of a first-ever industry study for voting equipment; that is, the “Business of Voting.” The first objective of the Report was to compile a set of facts about the industry, including market players, revenue, profitability, and competitive dynamics. The second objective was to provide an original analysis of industry dynamics that can shed light on what has prevented this sector of government I.T. from enjoying the level of innovation seen in other technology sectors. This session will consider a key observation: that a long-term solution to the voting machine crisis is unlikely until policymakers and market actors address underlying business issues and take steps to catalyze changes in the election technology industry to bring about innovation.

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Matthew Caulfield

Election Technology Industry Researcher, The Wharton School
Matt is a Ph.D. student in Ethics & Legal Studies and George James Doctoral Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before entering the Ph.D. program, he graduated with a B.S. summa cum laude from the Wharton School, with specializations in Management and... Read More →
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Gregory Miller

Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer, OSET Institute
Gregory is one of two co-founders and Chief Development Officer for the U.S. based Open Source Election Technology (OSET) Institute, a non-profit 501.c.3 public benefit corporation headquartered in the Silicon Valley. He leads all aspects of the Institute's resource development, corporate partner R&D alliances, public outreach, election official stakeholder relations, and government and legal affairs. OSET is an election technology research and development institute working with elections officials across the country to create publicly available election technology to increase confidence in elections and their outcomes and because we all deserve a better voting experience. The mission is simple: increase integrity; improve turnout; and lower taxpayer cost. The strategy is delivery. To do this, the Institute is tackling the lack of verifiable, accurate, secure and transparent publicly available election technology primarily in the U.S., but with intentions of global availability. The Institute's flagship effort – known as the... Read More →
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Pamela Smith

President, Verified Voting
Pamela Smith is President of Verified Voting. She provides information and public testimony on verified voting issues at federal and state levels throughout the US, including to the US House of Representatives Committee on House Administration. She oversees an extensive information resource on election equipment and the regulations governing its use at the federal level and across the 50 states. Ms. Smith is co-editor of the... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:20pm - 5:20pm
UC Hastings, Room C