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Law, Regulations, and Technology:
Markets, Innovation, and the Global Economy

The Honorable Jerry MacArthur Hultin
Dean, the Howe School of Technology Management - Stevens Institute of Technology


The 1990s were years of major change in the way the telecommunications industry was regulated at the national, multi-national and even global level. The general trend has been towards a less-regulated, market-based model, based on a widely-held but not unanimous belief that the market model is highly efficient and innovative.
At least two forces are beginning to challenge the market-model: first, the concern that the market does not fairly distribute its benefits, often referred to as anti-globalization; and second, the apparent difficulty of corporations, especially telecommunications firms, to thrive in a highly competitive market environment.
How significantly will these forces change the legal and regulatory environment? Is there a "third way" that obtains the markets advantages but ameliorates its excesses?
Moreover, the growing concern about security and privacy of information is changing the legal and regulatory scene with significant variations between global regions.
Which venues and which leaders will have the most influence on the legal and regulatory environment of the coming decade? What should you do to respond to and succeed in this new environment?



Jerry Hultin is the Dean of the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management and Professor of Management at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. A private university with a prestigious history in American higher education, Stevens Institute trains undergraduates and professionals in engineering, science, and technology management. Stevens is uniquely located in Hoboken, New Jersey at the heart of one of the world's leading centers of finance, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications industries.
The Howe School of Technology Management provides educational programs that address the key needs of companies, government and individuals in managing organizations with high technology content such as the telecommunications, finance, pharmaceutical, and defense industries.
Prior to joining Stevens Institute, Mr. Hultin served from 1997 to 2000 as Under Secretary of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. In this Presidential appointment as the #2 civilian leader, Mr. Hultin had a key role in developing the Navy and Marine Corp's 21st Century strategic vision, warfighting capacity, and business operations, including managing a budget in excess of $90 billion a year. Also, Mr. Hultin commissioned a major study on national security and naval forces in the 21st Century, resulting in publication of a two-volume report titled The Global Century: Globalization and National Security.
Mr. Hultin is a 1964 graduate of Ohio State University and 1972 graduate of Yale Law School.