Keynote Address¾

Clinton-Gore Policies and Networked Information



Tom Kalil, National Economics Council, The White House



What will follow Internet II? Who are the lead organizations? Where will libraries, museums and archives fit in? What is the status of the G7 activities? How can your organization get a voice in the NII? Mr. Kalil will speak at a high policy level concerning what the White House is doing and promoting concerning the National Information Infrastructure.


Thomas Kalil is currently a Senior Director to the National Economic Council with responsibilities for science and technology issues. The NEC is a White House organization created by President Clinton to coordinate economic policy. In addition to his role in shaping the administration's National Information Infrastructure agenda, he also is the U.S. National Coordinator for the G-7 Global Information Association pilot projects. Tom served as an advisor to the Clinton-Gore campaign on technology and competitiveness issues, and helped organize the Little Rock Economic Summit. Prior to joining the campaign, Tom was a trade specialist at the Washington offices of Dewey Ballantine, where he represented the Semiconductor Industry Association on U.S.-Japan trade issues and technology policy.


Tom received a B.A. in political science and international economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and completed graduate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is the author of articles on nuclear strategy, U.S.-Japan trade negotiations, U.S.-Japan cooperation in science and technology, and the National Information Infrastructure. Tom is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.