Today we’re speaking to Rick Lane (the former Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at 21st Century Fox) about how the world is truly transforming in the wake of automation and artificial intelligence. During the conversation, Rick shares his personal experiences in government affairs, and weighs in on the relationship between employment and the digital revolution.
- The acceleration of technology into our daily lives
- Embracing the positive outcomes of automation AI
- The real role of policy
- Finding common solutions and solving problems within the community
- The benefits of social contracts
- The future role of unions (and what it means for employees)
- How to reevaluate success and happiness
- The devaluation of certain trades and industries
As one of the company’s top lobbyists, Rick Lane played an integral role in shaping Fox’s legislative and regulatory strategy in Washington, D.C. for fifteen years. Rick joined News Corporation in 2001 as Vice President of Government Affairs and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2004. Prior to joining News Corporation/21st Century Fox, Rick was the Director of E-Commerce and Congressional Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he worked as at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges as the Director of Congressional Affairs and for the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee.
During the 1990’s Rick also created the educational technology private-public partnership, Modern Educational Technology Center (METEC), and CyberSports, Inc, a for-profit corporation which created the leading college and university sports recruiting software. He has served in leadership positions on a variety of federal, state, local commissions and committees, including his participation as a member of the United States Trade Representative’s Joint Government-Private Sector Committee on Experts on Electronic Commerce. Rick also served on the Federal Trade Commission’s Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security and the Virginia Attorney General’s Online Safety Task Force.