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

USCIB Contributes Comments to UN on Digital Cooperation (12/11/2018) - USCIB filed comments to the office of the United Nations Secretary General on November 28 in his request for public comments “to identify good examples and propose modalities for working cooperatively across sectors, disciplines and borders to address challenges in the digital age.”
G20 Highlights 2019 Priority Issues in Leaders Declaration (12/5/2018) - As Japan prepares to assume the role of host of the G20/B20 in 2019, G20 leaders issued a Declaration on December 1, outlining items needed to build consensus for fair and sustainable development.
Mixed Messages at Recent Meetings on Global ICT Policy (11/19/2018) - The 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and meetings of the OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) and its Working Parties met in Paris, France the week of November 12 in Paris. According to Barbara Wanner, who leads USCIB’s work on ICT policy, the two meetings could not have provided more different messages about the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation of the economy and how to address them.

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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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