Alec Ross on Technology
Obama/Clinton advisor on internet freedom & technology
Alec was inspired to get involved in politics during Barack Obama's historic campaign in 2008. He joined the Obama campaign at its outset, convening leaders from the technology and innovation sectors to draft new policies that promoted economic
development and government openness and transparency. And after serving on the Obama-Biden Transition Team, Alec was appointed Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In that role, he developed new and creative ways to use
technology and innovation to serve America's diplomatic agenda around the world, and was the diplomatic lead on a range of issues including Internet Freedom and the use of network technologies in conflict zones.
After leaving the State Department,
Alec wrote a book titled "The Industries of the Future" which lays out a series of new ideas for ways that everyday workers can seize new economic opportunities and steps that parents can take to better prepare their children.
Source: 2018 Maryland gubernatorial campaign website AlecRoss.com
, May 2, 2017
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