Phil Lodico ’00 will return to campus on Thursday, Sept. 29, to host a talk titled, “Digital Entrepreneurism.” Lodico, co-founder of the Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm Fairwinds Partners LLC, will speak with students about starting a business in the digital age at 7:30 p.m. in Trinity 305. Sponsored by the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development, Lodico will also host one-on-one mock interviews with students on Friday, Sept. 30.
Lodico has co-founded various web related organizations – including the non-profit Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) and DigitalDNA. As vice president of CADNA, Lodico and his team address the problems of cyber squatting, the registration of a domain name that is similar to an existing trademark. Lodico also serves as managing director at DigitalDNA, where he advises clients on how to create and maintain digital asset portfolios for their businesses. His latest project, Kalorama, provides companies with the means to meet their growing need for IPv4 addresses.
Active in Internet governance and policy, Lodico spoke at the International Trademark Association’s Trademark Law and the Internet Forum in San Francisco, Calif., in 2009. In the same year, Lodico appeared as the featured speaker on the Trademark Track Panel at the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association’s Spring Seminar.
He graduated from Hobart with bachelor’s degrees in economics and psychology, receiving honors for his work in Consumer Choice Theory.