The Team


Jim Kohlenberger

CO-CHAIR – Jim Kohlenberger is a national technology and innovation policy leader who has long been at the forefront of national policy initiative to harness innovation to improve people’s lives as technology policy advisor to two U.S. Presidents, and through a series of national initiatives.

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Adam Golodner

CO-CHAIR – Adam M. Golodner is the Founder and CEO of Vortex Strategic Consulting, LLC, where he serves as an advisor to companies and organizations on global cyber, emerging technology, and national security issues. A former global law firm partner, technology company executive, senior Justice Department official, and academic,

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Maureen K. Ohlhausen

Maureen K. Ohlhausen chairs Baker Botts’ Global Antitrust and Competition practice. Her practice focuses on antitrust, privacy and data security and consumer protection investigations and litigation both in the U.S. and abroad.

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Karen Kornbluh

Ambassador Kornbluh has shaped public policy since the early days of the commercial Internet as a public servant and diplomat in the U.S. and internationally. The New York Times called her a passionate and effective advocate for economic equality.

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Ken Gude

Ken Gude is the former Executive Director of Trusted Future. He has decades of experience building non-profit organizations and designing and leading policy, communications, and advocacy campaigns for organizations, political parties, and candidates.

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Edward “Smitty” Smith

Edward Smith is the chair of DLA Piper’s U.S. regulatory and government affairs practice. In addition to his chair role, Smith continues to lead the firm’s Washington office as managing partner and a partner in the telecommunications practice. Smith joined the firm in 2017 after serving as a legal advisor

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Daniel Weitzner

Daniel J. Weitzner is Founding Director of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative, Principal Research Scientist at CSAIL, and teaches Internet public policy in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Weitzner’s research pioneered the development of Accountable Systems to enable computational treatment of legal rules.

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James Lamond

James Lamond is the Executive Director of Trusted Future and brings deep experience in think tank management, research, and policy expertise. Prior to joining Trusted Future, James served as Director of the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA); the Managing Director of the Moscow Project

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