ITIF-SIA Webinar
Pursuing an ITA-3 to Bolster Global Economic Growth and Opportunity

Date: Oct. 7, 2021
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am EDT

The Information Technology Agreement (ITA), through its initial launch in 1996 and 2015 expansion, has proven one of the World Trade Organization’s most successful plurilateral trade agreements. The ITA has played a catalytic role in expanding trade in and lowering the prices of the information and communications technology (ICT) goods, including semiconductors, powering the modern global digital economy as well as giving rise to the emergence of global value chains for ICT production. Yet technologies continue to evolve, and now ICTs are found at the core of an ever-increasing range of products, from the industrial robots and 3D printers driving the global smart manufacturing revolution to medical devices and diagnostic equipment improving personal health, to energy-efficient technologies like storage batteries and smart meters that are reducing CO2 emissions and helping the environment. As such, it’s time to pursue an ITA-3 expansion that would bring over 250 new products into the ITA.

Please join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) for a webinar releasing a new report showing how ITA-3 expansion can bring significant benefits to global and individual economies alike.


Pursuing an ITA-3 to Bolster Global Economic Growth and Opportunity
Stephen Ezell, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Semiconductors and the ITA
Devi Keller, Texas Instruments

Digital Transformation and ITA: Opportunities and Challenges
Jun Nakaya, Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)

The Information Technology Agreement –a success story
Magnus Nordéus, Ericsson Group



THURSDAY, Oct. 7, 2021




Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Stephen Ezell is vice president, global innovation policy, at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). He focuses on science and technology policy, international competitiveness, trade, manufacturing, and services issues. He is the coauthor of Innovating in a Service-Driven Economy: Insights, Application, and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, 2012). Ezell comes to ITIF from Peer Insight, an innovation research and consulting firm he cofounded in 2003 to study the practice of innovation in service industries. At Peer Insight, Ezell led the Global Service Innovation Consortium, published multiple research papers on service innovation, and researched national service innovation policies being implemented by governments worldwide.


Devi Keller
Director of Government Relations
Texas Instruments

Devi Keller joined Texas Instruments as Director of Government Relations in March 2021. She leads the global trade policy and export controls portfolio for Texas Instruments, with a focus on China issues, international trade, cybersecurity, aerospace & defense, and supply chain. Prior to joining TI, Devi served as Director of Global Policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), where she managed SIA’s international trade and global policy priorities for ten years. Devi represented SIA in the World Semiconductor Council  and Government/Authorities Meetings on Semiconductors, and promoted U.S. semiconductor industry priorities in domestic legislation and bilateral multilateral trade agreements, including expansion of the ITA expansion, USMCA, and TPP. She also represented the U.S. semiconductor industry on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee-Digital Economy, which advises USTR and the Commerce Department on trade policy issues.

Jun Nakaya
Chairperson, Trade Policy Committee
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)

Mr. Jun Nakaya is Chair of Trade Policy Committee and a member of Personal Data special committee of Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). Representing IT and electronics industry of Japan, he has been expressing views and opinions at the various international fora for the better world trade policies. He is a Manager, Global Planning department, Government Relations Office at Fujitsu Limited in Japan. He participates in several industry organization activities such as JEITA and Keidanren, and made recommendations on global-ICT related policy issues. He coordinates with ministries and government offices for global-related policy issues. Prior to his current position, He worked in Singapore as director of Fujitsu Asia. He was also involved in the promotion of cross-border e-commerce and the establishment of the safe and secured environment for cross-border e-commerce market.

Magnus Nordéus
Corporate Head of Trade Compliance
Ericsson Group

Magnus Nordéus is the Group Head of Trade Compliance at Ericsson’s headquarter in Stockholm, Sweden. Since he joined Ericsson in 2009, he has represented the company on dual-use export controls, sanctions, and customs but also in the areas of free trade and market access. Nordéus represents Ericsson in DIGITALEUROPE where he is the Vice Chair of the Digital Trade Policy Group. He is also leading DIGITALEUROPE’s efforts when it comes to the EU’s review of the dual-use export control policy. He is also on the board of the Swedish Export Control Society. Prior to joining Ericsson, Nordéus served as a Tax Lawyer with EY before being recruited by the Swedish Tax Agency to help establish a center for special tax controls for the financial sector. He holds a Master of Law from Uppsala University.


John Neuffer
President and CEO
Semiconductor Industry Association

John Neuffer is President and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which has been the voice of the chip industry for over four decades. He has been at the nexus of technology, public policy, and trade for most of his career. Since joining SIA in 2015, John has led the association’s policy advocacy in Washington and capitals around the world to foster growth and innovation in semiconductor design, manufacturing, and research. John also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the world’s leading non-profit industry-government-academia microelectronics research consortium.