Andrew McLaughlin (Executive Director, Civic Commons) was, until recently, Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, responsible for advising the President on Internet, technology, and innovation policies, including open government, cybersecurity, online privacy, freedom of expression, radio spectrum, research and development priorities, entrepreneurship, and open technology platforms in health care, energy, and education. He is also currently a non-resident fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, teaching a course on free speech around the world, and a director of Code for America.
From November 2008-January 2009, Andrew served as a member of the Obama/Biden presidential transition team in Washington. From 2004-2009, he was Director of Global Public Policy for Google. From 1998-2005, he was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. From 1999-2002, Andrew worked to launch and manage the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), serving as Vice President, Chief Policy Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. In 2002-2003, Andrew taught at Harvard Law while working on Internet infrastructure and policy reform projects in a number of developing countries, including Ghana, Mongolia, Kenya, Afghanistan, and South Africa. His undergraduate degree is from Yale University, and his law degree is from Harvard Law School.