Congressman Bob Goodlatte Talks With Zello CEO Bill Moore at State of the Net

We are excited to announce that the CEO of Zello Inc, Bill Moore, will participate in a keynote conversation with Representative Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, at State of the Net on January 29.

Zello is an app that transforms mobile phones into walkie-talkies, even with minimal network connection, making it especially useful during disasters. This fall, rescue workers in Texas relied on Zello to find and save flood victims stranded by Hurricane Harvey. It became the communication hub for the “cajun navy.” Zello was recently featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Buzzfeed, RecodeCNN, and many other outlets. Bill Moore is also the founder of the audio streaming service TuneIn, which offers thousands of radio stations on demand to more than 75 million users.

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Every year, key Internet policy makers and thinkers gather at State of the Net. Join them on January 29, 2018 at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C. to be part of the Internet policy conversation.

The keynote conversation with Chairman Bob Goodlatte will cover the power of the Internet — via extraordinary apps — to save lives. The pair will also discuss the Internet’s role in enabling new technologies and new companies. We look forward to seeing you there.

About Bill Moore: Zello Inc.’s CEO, Bill Moore, joins State of the Net to tell the story of building and scaling Zello, a simple technology that has wide ranging applicability, from saving lives in disasters to driving efficiency in business. Mr. Moore has been CEO of Zello for over six years, growing the company’s user base to about 100 million.

About Representative Bob Goodlatte: Representative Bob Goodlatte proudly represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. In the 113th Congress, Rep. Goodlatte was elected to serve as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, where he continues to serve as Chairman today. For many years Rep. Goodlatte has served as one of the four co-chairs of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional Internet Caucus, one of the most prestigious and active Caucuses on Capitol Hill.

The upcoming State of the Net Conference will cover the most important policy issues facing the Internet today. Congressional and administration leaders will engage with stakeholders on issues such as digital inclusion, freedom of expression, trust & tribalism, broadband fragmentation, innovation, and many more. As always, State of the Net will be your first look at the new players and the new issues that will take center stage in 2018. Whether it’s artificial intelligence or cyber security policies, State of the Net is the best place to debate them all. This conference is unique. It’s been consistently lauded for its balanced blend of perspectives and its provocative thinkers. In an increasingly polarized policy space, State of the Net is the most important stakeholder gathering that brings you together with key people with whom you disagree (respectfully). That’s the point. 

Past keynote speakers include: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, UBER Founder/CEO Travis Kalanick, Dropbox Founder/CEO Drew Houston, Comcast NBC CEO Brian L. Roberts and many others. Find out more about our recent past speakers here.

State of the Net attracts over 600 attendees by providing unparalleled opportunities to network and engage on key policy issues. 

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