About Software.org

About Us

Every day, software unlocks new insights from the world around us and brings to life the devices and services that enrich our lives. And with each innovation, our ability to stay ahead of – and plan for – the future becomes more challenging.

We launched Software.org – an independent and nonpartisan international research organization – to help policymakers and the broader public better understand the impact that software has on our lives, our economy, and our society. We believe that by working together to examine these issues we can better prepare for the future and help inform government policies and industry culture that will promote both technological advancement and widespread growth.

At the same time, Software.org will work to empower the workforce of the future and to help policymakers, stakeholders, and the technology industry itself look forward and prepare for the world of tomorrow. Software.org will:

Think Deeply: Publishing reports and studies and engaging with governments in a dialogue about cutting-edge technologies and innovation-enabling policies.

Give Back: Partnering with leading organizations to empower and expand the technological workforce of tomorrow.

Look Forward: Preparing for the future by supporting diversity, inclusion, and economic opportunity for all.

Introducing Software.org: the BSA Foundation

Board Members

Jason Albert

Jason Albert

Associate General Counsel for Policy, Workday

David Crane

David Crane

Chair, VP of Government Affairs and Senior Corporate Counsel at Autodesk, Inc.

Jim Green

Jim Green

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy at Salesforce

Fred Humphries

Fred Humphries

Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs, for Microsoft Corporation

Jace Johnson

Jace Johnson

Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy at Adobe

Allen Lineberry

Allen Lineberry

Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Siemens PLM Software

Chris Padilla

Chris Padilla

Vice President for the Government and Regulatory Affairs at the IBM Corporation

Advisory Committee

Sylvia Acevedo

Sylvia Acevedo

Interim CEO, Girl Scouts of the United States

Jeremy Allaire

Jeremy Allaire

Co-Founder and CEO, Circle

Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff

Founder and Chairman, Chertoff Group

Raj De

Raj De

Partner, Mayer Brown

Lizzie Francis

Lizzie Francis

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Brilliant Ventures

Vijay Gurbaxani

Vijay Gurbaxani

Founding Director, Center for Digital Transformation, University of California, Irvine

Maurice Jackson

Maurice Jackson

Professor, Georgetown University

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Stefan Jockusch

Vice President, Strategy, Siemens PLM Software

Jeff Kowalski

Jeff Kowalski

Senior Vice President and CTO, Autodesk

Leighanne Levensaler

Leighanne Levensaler

Chief Strategy Officer, Workday

Greg Morrisett

Greg Morrisett

Dean of Computing and Information Sciences, Cornell University

Christina Sass

Christina Sass

Co-Founder and COO, Andela

Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO, New America

Brad Smith

Brad Smith

President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Julie Sweet

Julie Sweet

CEO – North America, Accenture

Danny Weitzner

Danny Weitzner

Director and Co-Founder, MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group

Staff

Victoria Espinel

Victoria
Espinel

President

Chris Hopfensperger

Chris
Hopfensperger

Executive Director

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