The Team

Adam Golodner

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, Adam brings a holistic approach to helping companies navigate global the intersection of cyberspace, technology, markets, and governments.

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Ken Gude

Ken Gude is the 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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Jim Kohlenberger

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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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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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 to then-Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.

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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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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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