Robert Holleyman

Founder, Cloud4Growth

Robert Holleyman is Founder of Cloud4Growth, a consultancy focused on bringing the highly scalable and efficient resources of cloud architecture to serve the needs of growing populations. As President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance from 1990-2013, Robert Holleyman has long been a leader in matters related to emerging technologies, the software industry and international trade.

Named one of the 50 most influential people in the intellectual property world, Holleyman was instrumental in putting into place the global policy framework that today protects software under copyright law. A widely respected champion for open markets, Holleyman also was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, the principal advisory committee for the US government on trade matters.

Holleyman has been active in global efforts to establish a legal framework that will enable cloud-computing technologies to flourish. He was an early proponent for policies that promote deployment of security technologies to build public trust and confidence in cyberspace. And he has created a highly regarded series of forums for industry executives and policymakers to exchange points of view and forge agreements on the best ways to spur technology advances and promote economic growth.

Before heading BSA, Holleyman was a counselor and legislative adviser in the United States Senate, an attorney in private practice, and a judicial clerk in US District Court. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, a J.D. from Louisiana State University, and has completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.