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:
https://www.uscib.org/information-communications-technology-ud-3624/

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Recent Articles by Barbara

Stakeholders at IGF Seek to Avoid Fragmentation of the Internet (12/3/2019) - The 14th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) wrapped up on November 29 with an invigorated call from stakeholders for an Internet governance mechanism that preserves the IGF’s multistakeholder model and expands its institutional capabilities, amid warnings from UN and German officials about the potential fragmenting of the Internet. USCIB Vice President for ICT Policy Barbara Wanner attended the four-day IGF in Berlin and reported from the field.
OECD Turns to Practical Implementation of AI, Privacy Guidelines (11/25/2019) - “Practical implementation” was an underlying theme at the recent discussions of the OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP), according to USCIB Vice President for ICT Policy Barbara Wanner, who reported from the field.
Domain Name System Abuse: A Hot Topic at Recent ICANN Meetings (11/19/2019) - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) wrapped up six days of annual meetings on November 7 in Montreal, Quebec, which featured, at times, heated debate about the roles of ICANN and the contracted parties in mitigating domain name system (DNS) abuse and related security problems.

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