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 Gathers Stakeholders to Discuss OECD Digital Project  (3/26/2019) - The OECD Summit on Going Digital, held March 11-12 in Paris, presented the main findings and policy messages of the OECD’s two-year Going Digital Project. In light of this milestone, USCIB teamed up with the OECD and Business at OECD to organize an event in Washington DC on March 25 bringing together over fifty representatives from U.S. government, the private sector and press to discuss outcomes and next steps.
Wanner Shares Perspectives on OECD Going Digital Summit (3/18/2019) - USCIB and nearly 20 member company representatives, under the aegis of Business at OECD (BIAC), joined 600+ OECD members and stakeholders at the Going Digital Summit, March 11-12 in Paris, which showcased a two-year project to examine digital transformation across all sectors of the economy.
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.”

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