Areas of Expertise:
energy and sustainability policy
Chris joined ITI in May 2010, after spending more than 10 years as the head of the Washington, D.C., Sun Microsystems office. Chris is primarily responsible for ITI’s policy efforts to promote government policies and practices that encourage ICT-enabled sustainable growth and clean energy innovation. This includes both staffing ITI’s Energy and Environment Committee and serving as the Executive Director of the Digital Energy & Sustainability Solutions Campaign.
Chris holds more than 30 years experience in public policy management and advocacy. During the Reagan Administration, Chris was Director of Legislative Affairs and an Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Trade at the Labor Department. He moved to the State Department in 1987, serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Trade Controls, and he remained at State through both the Bush Administration and for the first years of the Clinton Presidency. Chris then spent two years on the staff of the House International Relations Committee, and three years as a lobbyist for NCR Corporation before joining Sun Microsystems.
Chris received his B.A. from Amherst College. He resides in Kensington, Maryland, with his wife, Margrethe Ravnholt-Hankin, and has two grown sons.
Blog Posts by Christopher Hankin
ITI Endorses Internet of Things Energy Efficiency Principles for Networked Devices (ITI, February 26, 2016)
The world is abuzz with curiosity about what the future will be like as we connect cars, appliances, even entire cities with the Internet of Things (IoT). This technology evolution will usher in new opportunities ...
ITI Member Companies Leading the Response to Climate Change with Innovative Technologies (ITI, October 20, 2015)
At yesterday’s White House Summit on “Climate & the Road to Paris: Business & Science Coming Together administration officials announced that 81 companies have now made public commitments to the “American ...
An Ambitious Smart Cities Week Begins in Washington, D.C. (ITI, September 14, 2015)
All over the world, smart technologies are revolutionizing urban life. They are making cities more livable (safer, healthier, more convenient, and more vibrant), more workable (more mobile, competitive, ...
Harnessing the Internet of Things to Meet the Challenges for 21st Century Cities (ITI, May 22, 2015)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an amazing new revolution in technology that connects everyday objects that are not traditionally connected to the internet. This week, ITI’s Dean Garfield emceed a great ...
An Energy Efficient Government Won’t Cost the Taxpayer a Dollar More (ITI, April 30, 2015)
Earlier today, ITI testified at the House Energy and Power Subcommittee Hearing on “Strategic Petroleum Reserve Discussion Draft and Title IV Energy Efficiency.” Rona Newmark of EMC Corp served as our ...