Tom Giovanetti is president of the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), a public policy research organization based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining IPI in 1992, Mr. Giovanetti was the director of product development for a small manufacturing company in Dallas, where he designed several patented products and gained real-world experience in how taxes and regulations affect small business.
Since joining IPI, Mr. Giovanetti has published numerous opinion/editorials and policy studies on a wide variety of topics including tax reform, intellectual property, Social Security personal accounts, telecom reform, Internet governance, education reform, the broadband revolution, and out-of-control government spending. In addition being published in leading papers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily and The Dallas Morning News, he has also appeared on a host of radio and television programs.
Mr. Giovanetti represents IPI at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where IPI is an accredited NGO. He has delivered a number of interventions during WIPO conferences on behalf of intellectual property protection. IPI was also accredited as an observer organization with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), where he argued against UN involvement with Internet governance, and with the UN's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Mr. Giovanetti also participated during meetings of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Interngovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
In addition to his writing projects and leadership duties at IPI, Mr. Giovanetti also testifies before state and federal legislative committees on a variety of topics.
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