Barbara Wanner

Barbara Wanner

VP, ICT Policy
Tel: 202.617.3155

Barbara Wanner directs USCIB’s work on information, communications and technology issues. In that capacity, she works with members and government officials on a wide range of international business issue that include: advocating for the continuation of the multistakeholder model of Internet governance and for policies aimed at promoting the stability, openness and innovative flexibility of the Internet; promoting privacy and security regulations that are grounded in risk management and enhance user trust; and pressing for the conclusion of trade agreements that foster cross-border flows of data and maintain open markets for ICT products and services. By working through USCIB’s international affiliations and directly with the U.S. government, Wanner provides an American business perspective at international negotiations on ICT issues. She represents USCIB members’ interests in several international forums, including the UN, APEC and the OECD.

Prior to joining USCIB in October 2012, Wanner served as director of the Global Services Summit at the Coalition of Service Industries (CSI), where she planned all aspects of CSI’s annual international summit and staffed CSI’s ICT working group. Wanner has also held positions at the U.S. Asia Pacific Council of the East-West Center, the International Electronics Manufacturers and Consumers of America, the Japan Economic Institute, and on Capitol Hill. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University.

Helpful links:
USCIB Information, Technology and Communications Committee:
http://www.uscib.org/information-communications-technology-ud-3624/

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Recent Articles by Barbara

USCIB Discourages Regulatory Overreach in Comments to ITU (8/16/2017) - USCIB filed comments with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) last week as part of the ITU’s public consultation on “Public Policy considerations for OTTs,” urging the ITU to avoid expanding its jurisdiction to include Internet-related issues.
ICC Advocates for Women Empowerment Through Technology (7/21/2017) - To help turn commitment into action, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) partnered with UN Women – the global champion for gender equality – to host a side-event during the HLPF.
Industry Appeals to China on Cybersecurity Law (5/15/2017) - USCIB and a range of industry groups are appealing to China to delay entry into force of a controversial new cybersecurity law.

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Information, Communications and Technology - The ICT Committee advocates minimal government intervention and free information flows that ensure the continued growth of new technologies.

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