Information, Communications and Technology

Trends and Challenges Facing the ICT Sector:

  • The digital transformation of the economy affecting areas from trade to tax to labor as well as emerging technologies such as AI, IoT and Blockchain
  • The efforts of some UN Security Council members to bring governance of the Internet, management of the domain names system and cybersecurity norms and regulations under the purview of the UN and other intergovernmental forums
  • Privacy regulations that prove overly burdensome to business operations or hamper innovation

USCIB’s Response:

Magnifying Your Voice with USCIB:

  • USCIB is the only U.S. business association formally affiliated with the world’s three largest business organizations where we work with business leaders across the globe to extend our reach to influence policymakers in key international markets to American business
  • Build consensus with like-minded industry peers and participate in off-the-record briefings with policymakers both home and abroad.

Positions and Statements

USCIB Outlines Priorities for UN Climate Meetings (COP27) in Letter to US Government (11/7/2022) - USCIB policy experts are now at the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change…
USCIB Letter Urges Agreement on EU-US Personal Data Flows (7/28/2021) - USCIB submitted a letter to both the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and the European Commissioner for Justice…

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News Stories

USCIB Joins Transatlantic Business Coalition to Call on EU Policymakers to Finalize Agreement to Secure Transatlantic Data Flows (11/16/2022) - Yesterday, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), as part of a broad transatlantic coalition of 41 associations, called…
USCIB Outlines Priorities for UN Climate Meetings (COP27) in Letter to US Government (11/7/2022) - USCIB policy experts are now at the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change…

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Press Releases

USCIB Joins Transatlantic Business Coalition to Call on EU Policymakers to Finalize Agreement to Secure Transatlantic Data Flows (11/16/2022) - Yesterday, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), as part of a broad transatlantic coalition of 41 associations, called…
USCIB Applauds Historic Election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin to ITU Secretary General (9/29/2022) - New York, NY, September 29, 2022--The U.S. Council for International Business applauds the resounding victory today of Doreen Bogdan-Martin to…

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Op-Eds and Speeches

Hampl Gives Testimony on US-UK Trade Agreement (1/29/2019) - Following USCIB’s submission on January 16 to USTR regarding negotiating objectives for a U.S.-UK Trade Agreement, USCIB Senior Director for…
USCIB Op-Ed: Time for Some ‘Tough Love’ at the UN (5/2/2017) - USCIB President Peter Robinson, writing in The Hill, urges U.S. officials to help the United Nations focus its efforts and…

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Chair

Ellen Blackler
Vice President, Global Public Policy
The Walt Disney Company

Digital Cooperation Task Force Leadership

Melike Yetken Krilla
Head of International Organizations
Google Inc.

Susan Mohr
Director, International Regulatory Affairs
Lumen

ITU Task Force Leadership

Amy Alvarez
AVP – International External & Regulatory Affairs
AT&T

Christopher Wilson
Senior Manager, Public Policy
Amazon

Staff

Barbara Wanner
Vice President, ICT Policy
202-617-3155 or bwanner@uscib.org

Nan Schechter
Program and Policy Associate, Digital Issues
202-682-7465 or nschechter@uscib.org

Staff Contact:   Barbara Wanner

VP, ICT Policy & Managing Director, Washington Office
Tel: 202.617.3155

Barbara Wanner directs USCIB’s work on information, communications and technology issues. She works with members and government officials on a wide range of international business issue that include advocating for the continuation of the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and for policies aimed at promoting the stability, openness and innovative flexibility of the Internet. She represents USCIB members’ interests in several international forums, including the UN, APEC and the OECD.
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