Lauren Van Wzer, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Akamai Technologies
Lauren Maxim Van Wazer is Vice President, Global Public Policy, for Akamai Technologies, and the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Information Technology Industry Council, the largest global technology trade association. Through 2013, she was Assistant Director for Cybersecurity at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and her work was recognized with the OSTP Award for Excellence for contributions to science and technology policy. Previously, Ms Van Wazer served as Assistant General Counsel in OMB’s Counsel’s office and as Associate Chief for the Office of Engineering and Technology of the Federal Communications Commission. Ms Van Wazer also spent several years as the head of regulatory affairs for Cox Enterprises. Before becoming a lawyer, she worked as an engineer in the Network Services Department of AT&T. Ms Van Wazer is a member of the Class of 2018 of Women in Technology’s Leadership Foundry, a programme to prepare women for corporate board positions. She received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a BSE in Systems Science Engineering.