Join BSA | The Software Alliance for its inaugural TRANSFORM Summit, a global policy summit focused on the promise of software-enabled digital transformation across sectors and throughout government.
BSA will bring together government leaders, industry executives, and experts for wide-ranging discussions around emerging technologies and impacts to society and the economy.
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May 9, 2023
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Prior to Alteryx, Mark was president of Palo Alto Networks where he and the team grew the company from pre-IPO in 2012 to become one of the largest security companies in the world. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Mark led sales and go-to-market initiatives at F5 Networks where he was instrumental in driving the company's long-term, sustained hyper-growth.
For the past two years, Mark also served on the Alteryx Board of Directors. During his tenure on the Alteryx board, Mark played an active role in the company's operations and strategy. Mark also served as the executive chairman at Avi Networks, a private, multi-cloud ADC innovator in Silicon Valley (acquired by VMWare in 2019), and has served on the board of directors for Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET) since Aug. 2019.
Earlier in his career, Mark held leadership positions at Cisco Systems and Lucent Technologies. He holds a B.A. in business and economics from York University in Toronto.
Aaron Cooper serves as Vice President, Global Policy. In this role, Cooper leads BSA’s global policy team and contributes to the advancement of BSA members’ policy priorities around the world that affect the development of emerging technologies, including data privacy, cybersecurity, AI regulation, data flows and digital trade. He testifies before Congress and is a frequent speaker on data governance and other issues important to the software industry.
Cooper previously served as a Chief Counsel for Chairman Patrick Leahy on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and as Legal Counsel to Senator Paul Sarbanes. Cooper came to BSA from Covington and Burling, where he was of counsel, providing strategic guidance and policy advice on a broad range of technology issues.
Cooper is a graduate of Princeton University and Vanderbilt Law School. He clerked for Judge Gerald Tjoflat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Robert (Bob) Costello is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). As the CIO, he leads the Agency’s efforts to develop, deploy, secure, and support technology solutions for the agency.
Prior to this, he was a Public Sector Civilian Strategic Advisor at World Wide Technology. In this role, he engaged with federal government customers to identify and solve their most complex challenges, leveraging his extensive federal agency experience to develop and deliver innovative solutions that meet their needs and serve their mission.
Bob brings a wealth of experience serving over 13 years at DHS, both at Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection. He also served as the Senior Executive Service as the Executive Director (XD) of the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) Enterprise Networks and Technology Support Directorate (ENTSD) at CBP, as well as serving concurrently in the role of Acting XD of the Border Enforcement and Management Systems Directorate. During his tenure in ENTSD, he oversaw the modernization of the largest data network in DHS, improved connectivity to cloud service providers, and dramatically increased the agency’s usage of mobility platforms. He also oversaw the agency’s movement to the TIC 3.0 framework and implemented zero trust solutions at the network level. He led the operations of the agency’s land mobile radio network, the National Law Enforcement Communications Center, and maintenance of the non-intrusive inspection systems utilized at all ports of entry. He also directed all software development for the U.S. Border Patrol, and all of the agency’s mission support systems, moving over 100 applications to a SECDEVOPS development methodology. He was also heavily involved in implementing IT solutions for COVID-19, redesigning remote access solutions and deploying several new applications.
Earlier in his career, Costello served as the Deputy Executive Director (DXD) and acting XD for OIT’s Field Support Directorate (FSD) supporting information technology, radio systems, and enforcement technologies worldwide, as well as worked at ICE as the Director of Network Engineering overseeing networks worldwide and implementing solutions for mobility and datacenter migrations, e-discovery, and collaboration solutions. Costello is a nine-year veteran of the U.S Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserves. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Fordham University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Project Management Professional.
Carlos Curbelo was born in Miami, Florida in 1980, to political refugees who fled tyranny and oppression Cuba. He was educated in the public school system and then at Belen Jesuit. From there he became a student at the University of Miami where he obtained a Bachelor's in Business Administration while majoring in Political Science. He later returned to UM for a Masters in Public Administration.
In 2002, after earning his first college degree, Carlos founded a media and public relations firm which he managed successfully for over 10 years doing work for a wide array of local and international companies as well as political campaigns and policy initiatives. In 2009, Carlos took leave from the firm to become State Director for U.S. Senator George LeMieux and an advisor on Latin-American policy. He served in this role until late 2010, when he was elected to the Miami-Dade County School Board, overseeing the fourth largest school district in the country. Carlos was part of a board that reduced taxes and administrative expenses, increased teacher pay, and expanded school choice while winning national accolades for improved student performance.
In 2014, Carlos was elected to represent his community in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Education and Workforce Committee, the Small Business Committee, and the powerful Committee on Ways and Means where he co-authored the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 - comprehensive tax reform legislation that delivered historic tax relief, drove investment to challenged communities, and made American businesses more competitive.
While in Congress Curbelo also led on climate policy, immigration reform, and gun safety. He co-founded and co-chaired the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, served in a leadership role in the Problem Solvers Caucus, and led the Brazil Caucus to strengthen the bilateral relationship with Latin-America's leading economy. In 2017, Curbelo was honored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation with the New Frontier Award for his work promoting bipartisan cooperation on environmental policy. In 2018 he filed the landmark Market Choice Act, ambitious legislation that would invest nearly a trillion dollars in American infrastructure while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by pricing carbon. Also in 2018, he led a discharge petition initiative that forced the U.S. House to debate and consider comprehensive immigration reform legislation - including a path to citizenship for Dreamers - for the first time in a decade. He was ranked the fourth most bipartisan Member of the House where he represented South Florida until returning to the private sector in 2019.
Victoria Espinel is a respected authority on the intersection of digital transformation, global markets, and public policy. She leads strategic efforts at BSA | The Software Alliance that help shape the technology landscape in more than 30 countries.
Espinel also serves as the President of Software.org: the BSA Foundation. Software.org is a 501 (c) (3) independent nonpartisan international research organization created to help policymakers and the broader public better understand the impact that software has on our lives, our economy, and our society.
Prior to BSA, Espinel served for a decade in public service, for both Republican and Democratic Administrations. As President Obama’s advisor on intellectual property, she created a new office for intellectual property coordination at the White House. Before that, she established and led a new office at USTR as the first chief US trade negotiator for intellectual property and innovation. She was also a professor of international trade and intellectual property at the George Mason School of Law.
Espinel was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN), the principal advisory group for the US government on international trade. She is member of the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee, advising President Biden on enhancing US competitiveness and leadership in AI. Espinel serves on the Board of Directors for ChIPs, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing women in technology, law, and policy and is a founding sponsor of Girls Who Code’s Washington, DC program, a summer immersion program that empowers young women to pursue careers in STEM fields. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance and a former chair of the Digital Economy and Society. She holds an LLM from the London School of Economics, a JD from Georgetown University Law School, and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Follow her Twitter: @victoriaespinel.
Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, and a Co-Founder, former Chief Executive Officer, and now Chair of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Michèle served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. She led the development of defense strategy and represented the Department in dozens of foreign engagements, in the media and before Congress.
Prior to confirmation, Michèle co-led President Obama’s transition team at the Defense Department.
In January 2007, Michèle co-founded CNAS, a bipartisan think tank dedicated to developing strong, pragmatic, and principled national security policies. She served as CNAS’ President until 2009 and returned as CEO in 2014. In 2017, she co-founded WestExec Advisors, a strategic advisory firm.
Previously, she was senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies for several years and, prior to that, a distinguished research professor at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University (NDU).
In the mid-1990s, she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy.
Michèle is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including: the NDIA Eisenhower Award (2021), the American Red Cross Exceptional Service Award (2016); the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service (1998, 2011, 2012); the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award (2000, 2012); the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service (1996); and CARE’s Global Peace, Development and Security Award (2019) She has edited several books and authored dozens of reports and articles on a broad range of defense and national security issues., and appears frequently in national and international media and is frequently quoted in top tier newspapers.
Michèle serves on the boards of CNAS, Booz Allen Hamilton, Astra, Amida Technology Solutions, America’s Frontier Fund, The Gates Global Policy Center, The Mission Continues, The War Horse, and CARE. She serves on the advisory boards of The Leadership Council for Women in National Security, Special Competitive Studies Project, Sesame Workshop, Intel, RAND Corporation and PIMCO. She is a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a Distinguished Profession of the Practice at Georgia Tech’s Nunn School of International Affairs, a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group, a current member of the Defense Policy Board, and a former member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board the CIA Director’s External Advisory Board.
Michèle earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University and a master’s degree in international relations from Balliol College, Oxford University, where she was a Newton-Tatum scholar.
Alexandra Reeve Givens is CDT’s President & CEO, and an advocate for using technology to increase equality, amplify voices, and promote human rights. At CDT, Alex leads a diverse team that is putting democracy and individual rights at the center of the digital revolution.
Prior to joining CDT, Alex served as the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law, where she set the Institute’s research agenda, and directed its public convenings, curricular activities, strategic development, and stakeholder engagement. While at Georgetown, Alex also taught the two foundation seminars for Georgetown Law’s Tech Law Scholars Program, inviting law students to develop a concentration in technology law and policy, and was a founding leader of the university’s Initiative on Tech & Society.
Alex previously served as Chief Counsel for IP and Antitrust on the Senate Judiciary Committee. She developed legislative and oversight strategy on matters including patent reform, federal trade secrets legislation, net neutrality, First Amendment issues surrounding online speech, access to medicines, and oversight of mergers and antitrust policy. Alex began her career as a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, and taught for five years as an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Law.
Alex serves on the Board of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and is a mayoral appointee on D.C.’s Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Jason is the General Counsel of OpenAI. Previously, he was the General Counsel of Y Combinator Continuity, Assistant General Counsel of Khosla Ventures and an Associate Attorney at Goodwin. He was a software engineer and product manager before practicing law. He has JD from UC Berkeley Law and a BA from Georgetown University.
Garrett’s broad experience at the center of music licensing issues has earned him a reputation as one of the foremost copyright policy minds working in Washington today.
Previously, Garrett has served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Policy at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), as senior counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT), as an international and domestic copyright policy attorney at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and as a litigator in private practice. Garrett graduated with a B.F.A. in Film and Television Production from New York University and before law school he edited award-winning documentaries. He holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, as well as an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke.
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David Livingston is Senior Advisor & Managing Director for Energy to the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry. Prior to joining government, Mr. Livingston previously worked at the Eurasia Group, a consultancy focusing on energy, climate, trade and technology issues, and as a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council.
He has also served as a Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as well as the inaugural Robert S. Strauss Fellow for Geoeconomics at the Office of the US Trade Representative. Earlier in his career, he worked at the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of Oxford and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Eric Loeb joined Salesforce in 2018 to lead global government affairs and public policy. Salesforce is the #1 CRM, bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age. Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies—cloud, mobile, social, blockchain, voice and artificial intelligence—to connect to their customers in a whole new way.
Eric graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center, and Bowdoin College. He started his career as a communications law associate at what is now Hogan Lovells. He served as U.S. regulatory counsel for British Telecommunications plc. and as global regulatory counsel for Concert Communications plc. In 2002, Eric joined AT&T, where he held several positions including as Senior Vice President, International External Affairs, with responsibility for advocacy to international departments of the U.S. government and all branches of government outside the U.S.
Christina Montgomery is Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer for IBM, overseeing the company’s privacy program, compliance and strategy on a global basis, and directing all aspects of IBM’s privacy policies. She also chairs IBM’s AI Ethics Board, a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the governance and decision-making process for AI ethics policies and practices. During her tenure at IBM, Christina has served in a variety of positions including Managing Attorney, cybersecurity counsel and, most recently, Corporate Secretary to the company’s Board of Directors. A global leader in AI Ethics and governance, Christina is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce AI Commission, and a member of the United States’ National AI Advisory Committee (NAIAC). The NAIAC was established in 2022 to advise the President and the National AI Initiative office on a range of topics related to AI. Christina is also an Advisory Board Member of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Advisory Council Member of the Center for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) , and a member of the Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She received a B.A. from Binghamton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte proudly represents California’s 23rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A video game developer and business owner, Rep. Obernolte is dedicated to ensuring the High Desert, Eastern Sierras, and Inland Empire have a strong voice fighting for their interests in Congress.
In the 117th Congress, Rep. Obernolte served on the committees on Natural Resources, Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology and in a leadership role as the freshman class representative to the House Republican Policy Committee. He passed 6 bills, of which three were signed into law, to help protect our nation's supply chain and improve our defense against cyberterrorism. He also authored and cosponsored an additional 55 bills to tackle inflation, lower energy prices, crack down on drug trafficking across the southern border, and work to prevent wildfires.
Previously, Rep. Obernolte served as a member of the California State Legislature representing the state’s 33rd Assembly District and as Mayor of the City of Big Bear Lake. He has also served on the boards of the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, the Mojave Desert and Mountain Integrated Waste Authority, the Mountain Regional Transit Authority, the League of California Cities Desert-Mountain Division, and the Big Bear City Airport District. In these positions he worked across partisan lines to pass legislation helping California’s hardworking families by lowering taxes, stopping government encroachment into privacy and personal liberties, and upholding law and order. He has also been a strong advocate for local veterans, defending funding for the Barstow Veterans Home and helping ensure California veterans receive the care and respect their service has earned.
Rep. Obernolte lives in Big Bear Lake with his wife, Heather. They have two sons, Hale and Troy. In addition to owning a videogame development studio, Rep. Obernolte is a certified flight instructor and a teacher of martial arts. He holds a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), an M.S. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Doctorate in Public Administration from California Baptist University (CBU).
Ms. Leah Perry is Vice President of Legal - Chief Privacy Officer and Global Head of Public Policy at Box, Inc. In her role, she manages all privacy legal and compliance matters, as well as global public policy issues impacting the company. She possesses over 20 years of experience as an international law attorney working in both the private and public sectors on regulatory, public policy, privacy, cyber security and international trade legal matters. Specifically, Ms. Perry holds over 10 years of experience working in the tech, healthcare and financial services industries, and nearly 9 years of experience serving in the U.S. Congress as a Chief Investigative Counsel, Chief Oversight Counsel and Senior Counsel for two Senate and House of Representatives' committees. Ms. Perry was recently appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Consumer Council and lectured at Columbia University Master's Program in International Affairs on AI and the regulatory landscape. Ms. Perry received her LL.M. in (advanced) Public International Law from Leiden University Faculty of Law located in The Hague, Netherlands. She earned her J.D. from University of Iowa College of Law (graduated early) and B.A. from Vassar College.
Matteo Quattrocchi is Director, Policy — EMEA at BSA | The Software Alliance in Brussels, Belgium. In this role, he works with BSA members to develop and advance policy positions on a range of key issues, with a focus on artificial intelligence, copyright and government access to data.
Prior to joining BSA, Quattrocchi was a Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Mission to the EU where he coordinated the outreach to EU stakeholders on Economic Affairs, with a focus on digital, energy, trade and environmental issues.
Quattrocchi earned an LL.M. in International Legal Studies at the Georgetown University Law Center, and a Master’s degree in International and European Law at LUISS Guido Carli, in Rome, Italy. Quattrocchi speaks English, Italian and French. He is based in BSA’s Brussels office.
Kevin M. Richards has dedicated much of his public and private sector career to technology public policy. In 2014, Mr. Richards was named Vice President and Head of U.S. Government Relations for SAP, the world’s leading provider of enterprise application software. He currently oversees a team of U.S. government relations professionals responsible for establishing favorable laws, regulations and policies to enable SAP’s business success in the United States.
Mr. Richards represents SAP on the board of directors leading business advocacy organizations including the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) Board of Directors, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) Advisory Board, and the Data Coalition Board of Directors. He is also an active member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and the Washington Post’s Technology 202 Network.
Prior to joining SAP, Kevin served as Senior Vice President of Federal Government Affairs (2010-2013) for TechAmerica where he represented the public policy interests of the largest U.S. technology trade association and its 1,000 member companies before the U.S. Congress and the White House. Richards led the Washington, D.C. public policy office and was responsible for managing a team of 10 government affairs professionals; formulating legislative strategy and advancing the Association’s U.S. policy agenda.
From 2005-2010, Richards was the Senior Manager of U.S. Federal Government Relations for Symantec Corporation, the world’s largest information security company. In this capacity, as the corporation’s first registered U.S. lobbyist, he pioneered the development of its U.S. Congressional engagement strategy, established a core U.S. Government Relations program and devised a U.S. federal public policy agenda.
Richards’ public service experience includes serving as a senior advisor in the United States Senate for thirteen years (1992-2005) on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. From 1998-2005, he held the title of Legislative Assistant and Economic Policy Advisor, a position in which he helped to shape the Committee’s economic legislative agenda. His responsibilities included advising the Committee staff and Members on all economic, science, telecommunications, biotechnology, technology, and related policy matters before the Committee. In addition, he acted as senior staff on policy issues before the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee.
Mr. Richards was born and raised in Clinton, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Steve Rochlin is the Founder and CEO of IMPACT ROI. IMPACT ROI, LLC helps organizations achieve superior social, environmental, and financial performance. Through research and management consulting, IMPACT ROI assesses the value of sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and enables our clients to design high impact strategies that support people, planet, and profit. As the lead author of the acclaimed Project ROI research series (described by Forbes as “a Godsend”) Steve has developed the pathway for companies to deliver sustainable and collaborative impact that is also profitable.
Steve has over 25 years of experience in sustainability, ESG, corporate responsibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and social impact. He has advised leading companies across a wide variety of industry sectors on how to improve sustainability performance in a way that drives competitive success. He was co-founder and CEO of IMPACT ROI’s precursor, IO Sustainability. For AccountAbility Steve served as the Head of North America, Director of Global Advisory Services and a member of the Board of Directors. For the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Steve served as the Head of Research and Development. Under his leadership his organizations demonstrated growth in revenues, reputation, and international presence.
Steve is co-author of two books: Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship and Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets. He is a Senior Fellow for the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. He is also a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation for Babson College. Steve obtained his MPP from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and his A.B. from Brown University.
Dr. Romine is the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP). As ADLP, he provides direction and operational guidance for all of NIST's scientific and technical laboratory programs, and serves as principal deputy to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director, among other duties.
Prior to becoming ADLP in 2023, Romine was the director of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), one of six research Laboratories within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with an annual budget of $160 million, nearly 400 employees, and about 200 guest researchers from industry, universities, and foreign laboratories. As ITL director, Romine oversaw a research program that cultivates trust in information technology and metrology by developing and disseminating standards, measurements, and testing for interoperability, security, usability, and reliability of information systems.
Nubiaa Shabaka serves as Vice President, Global Chief Cybersecurity Legal and Privacy Officer for Adobe. Her responsibilities encompass overseeing all aspects of Adobe’s global data protection and privacy programs and all legal aspects of Adobe’s global cybersecurity information security and information technology programs, on an enterprise-wide basis. Immediately prior to joining Adobe in September 2022, Nubiaa served as Global Chief Cybersecurity Legal and Privacy Officer for AIG. Prior to joining AIG in January 2019, Nubiaa worked at Morgan Stanley for 11 years in similar privacy and security leadership roles, including Head of Global Cybersecurity Legal and Americas Head of Privacy and Data Protection. Nubiaa started her career as a technology associate in Proskauer Rose's New York office. She earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from New York University and a JD from Harvard Law School. Nubiaa is based in New York.
Stu Solomon is President at Recorded Future. In this role, Stu is responsible for leading all client facing activities globally including the intelligence research, analysis and delivery functions for Recorded Future. He is also responsible for Recorded Future’s global sales, marketing, client services, partnerships and internal/product security functions. Prior to his current role, Stu led the product, research and development and strategy functions for Recorded Future. Under Stu's leadership, Insight Venture Partners acquired Recorded Future for $780 million in May 2019 — the highest exit for a threat intelligence company in history. Prior to joining Recorded Future, Stu served as Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for the Global Security VAR and Integration firm Optiv. Before Optiv, Stu was in various leadership roles at iSIGHT Partners and Bank of America and as an active duty officer in the US Air Force among others. Currently, also a senior officer in the Air National Guard focused on cyber operations, he holds a J.D. degree from Rutger University School of Law and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Karyn A. Temple is Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel for the Motion Picture Association. One of the world’s leading authorities on copyright, Ms. Temple will oversee all of the Association’s legal affairs and content protection efforts around the world.
Prior to joining the Motion Picture Association, Ms. Temple served more than eight years in the U.S. Copyright Office, most recently as the Register of Copyrights, where she led the 400-person agency and its eight divisions representing law, policy, international affairs, financial operations, registration practice, public records, and outreach and education. In this role, she testified multiple times before both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and oversaw the Office’s policy and legal activities among others.
Prior to leading the U.S. Copyright Office, Ms. Temple headed its Office of Policy and International Affairs, which includes a staff of attorneys focusing on domestic and international copyright law matters. Ms. Temple served on both U.S. delegations for the most recently adopted WIPO treaties (the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Public Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled). Ms. Temple also served in policy and litigation roles at the U.S. Department of Justice, most recently serving in the Obama Administration as Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States.
Ms. Temple also has extensive private-sector experience. She previously served as Vice President, Litigation and Legal Affairs for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) where she managed a wide variety of anti-piracy litigation matters on behalf of RIAA member companies. She also spent several years as a litigation associate at the prominent D.C.-based law firm Williams and Connolly LLP. Immediately after law school, Ms. Temple served as a law clerk for The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Ms. Temple has served in several prominent volunteer positions in the copyright community, including as an elected Trustee for the Copyright Society of the USA, co-chair of the International Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA, steering committee member of the D.C. Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section, and Chair of the Copyright Committee of the D.C. Bar’s IP Law Section.
Ms. Temple received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review, and Chairperson of the Columbia Black Law Students’ Association. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan.
Kemba Eneas Walden is the Acting National Cyber Director in the Office of the National Cyber Director. Kemba served as the inaugural Principal Deputy National Cyber Director for eight months during which she co-led the organization, overseeing the development and growth of the office. During her tenure, the Office of the National Cyber Director drafted the National Cybersecurity Strategy, managed implementation of Executive Order 14028 – Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, and spearheaded the first ever National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy.
Previously, she served as Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) responsible for launching and leading DCU’s Ransomware Program. Kemba also served as a Working Group Co-Chair of the White House Ransomware Task Force and contributed to its Combating Ransomware Report. Kemba started her career at Microsoft as Senior Counsel for Cyber and Democracy providing legal counsel to the Defending Democracy Program through the 2020 Presidential Election.
Prior to Microsoft, Kemba spent a decade in government service at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). At DHS, Kemba held several counsel positions, including as the lead attorney for the DHS Representative to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and then as a cybersecurity attorney for the newly created Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), as well as its predecessor. The offices were responsible for cybersecurity, telecommunications, and infrastructure resilience. While serving at DHS, Kemba negotiated complex data protection, information sharing, risk mitigation, and national security agreements, and supported DHS’s cybersecurity and risk management efforts in several critical infrastructure sectors. After DHS, Kemba was the primary cybersecurity legal advisor to the Elections Task Force (now known as the Elections Security Initiative).
Kemba was also appointed to the inaugural Cyber Safety Review Board and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in the School of Continuing Studies.
Kemba received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, and her B.A. in Political Science from Hampton University.