Speaker: Rep. Jay Obernolte
Date Recorded: 8 December 2021
IEEE members and other technology professionals are invited to join us for an online discussion with U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield on 15 March at 9:30 AM EST about technology policy and improving American innovation. IEEE-USA will also present Rep. Butterfield with an award for his longtime championship of congressional investment in R&D.
About the Speaker
U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte proudly represents California’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A video game developer and business owner, Rep. Obernolte is dedicated to ensuring the High Desert, Eastern Sierras, and Inland Empire have a strong voice fighting for their interests in Congress.
Rep. Obernolte serves on the committees on Natural Resources, Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology and in a leadership role as the freshman class representative to the House Republican Policy Committee. He is dedicated to using these positions to defend the vast public lands that make up California’s 8th District, control federal spending, and tackle major issues such as technology policy reform and digital privacy.
In addition to owning a videogame development studio, Rep. Obernolte is a certified flight instructor and a teacher of martial arts. He holds a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), an M.S. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Doctorate in Public Administration from California Baptist University (CBU).
For more on Rep. Obernolte, visit: https://obernolte.house.gov/