Andrew McLaughlin

Former White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Andrew McLaughlin served as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. from 2009-10. As an advisor to President Obama, he worked on Internet and innovation policy, including open government, cybersecurity, online privacy and free speech, R&D, spectrum policy, and building open technology platforms in health care, energy, and education.

Before the White House, he was a member of the Obama-Biden transition team, Director of Global Public Policy for Google, Vice President and Chief Policy Officer for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a senior fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, and counsel to a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. In between, he has worked on Internet infrastructure and policy projects in a number of developing countries, including Ghana, Mongolia, Kenya, Afghanistan, and South Africa.

Andrew has degrees from Yale University and Harvard Law School. In 2000, Time Magazine named Andrew one of its Digital Dozen. In 2001, he was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He is a fellow of the Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee on US-China Relations.

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