There’s an App for That: Trends in Mobile Technologies

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a hearing titled “There’s an App for That: Trends in Mobile Technologies,” at 2:30 p.m. on May 15, 2018. The hearing will examine the state of the mobile app economy and its role in fostering job creation, e-commerce, innovation, and technology investment in the United States, and how apps are disrupting traditional business models and evolving in their sophistication and utility for consumers and businesses. Additionally, the hearing will explore ways to improve mobile broadband connectivity and how to address policy issues to support the continued growth and prosperity of the app economy.


  • Mr. Mike Forster, Chairman, Innovate Mississippi, and Founder, Mississippi Coding Academies
  • Mr. Roger Koch, Chief Executive Officer, Shield Group Technologies
  • Dr. Sarah Oh, Research Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • Mr. Morgan Reed, President, ACT – The App Association

*Witness list subject to change.

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
2:30 p.m.
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker

Minority Statement

  • Bill Nelson