Karen McCabe

Sr Dir Technology Policy & Intl Affairs
IEEE

I am a Senior Director of Technology Policy and International Affairs at IEEE, where I lead efforts to build and connect communities working in the technology policy ecosystem and where I focus on the development and promotion of collaborative strategies that produce impactful outcomes among stakeholders to help advance technology for humanity benefit. I have over 25 years experience working at the nexus of mission-driven organizations, industry, NGOs and government bodies to raise awareness, to educate and build capacity among stakeholders in the technology sector. Through my career, I have focused on projects and initiatives to expand global footprint, build communities, develop and execute integrated communications and global outreach and engagement programs and build and nurture relationships. I have held various leadership and senior management positions in the technology sector, with a specific focus in the global standards and technology development domain that is rooted in openness, transparency and inclusiveness. Today, I am engaged in efforts in internet governance, digital inclusion, ethics and technology and global standards in trade and policy. I lead the organization’s engagement with the UN (SDGs, WSIS etc.) and other international bodies with a focus on engagement of technical community and a focus on the intersection of policy and technology in ICTs. I work with many organizations to connect technologists, industry leaders and policy makers to develop partnerships and build alliances across stakeholder communities.

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