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What’s at Stake in Digital Fragmentation? A conversation with Josh Kallmer, Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations, Zoom

October 22, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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What’s at Stake in Digital Fragmentation?  A conversation with Josh Kallmer, Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations, Zoom

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What started as a series of discrete policy disagreements between the US and its major digital trade, investment, and supply chain partners across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans seems now to be coalescing into a more profound form of digital fragmentation. This is already having important consequences at the intersection of global innovation, cybersecurity, and foreign policy. An expert in international trade with broad experience inside and outside of government, Josh Kallmer has a front-row seat from his vantage point as Head of Global Public Policy at Zoom, to digital transformation happening around the world as it accelerates in response to the pandemic. Join CLTC for a conversation with Josh about what he is currently seeing, how key trends and debates might evolve, and the implications for society and the digital economy as we look ahead 3-5 years into the future.


Josh KallmerJosh Kallmer is Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations for Zoom, where he serves as the architect of Zoom’s global public policy and government relations strategy and the company’s chief representative before governments around the world.

Before joining Zoom, Kallmer was ITI’s executive vice president for policy, leading ITI’s efforts to influence policy developments around the globe in ways that enable innovation and economic growth, while supporting governments in achieving their public policy objectives.  Before joining ITI in 2015, Josh was counsel in the International Trade and International Dispute Resolution groups of Crowell & Moring LLP. Prior to Crowell & Moring, Josh served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Investment. He co-chaired the United States’ bilateral investment treaty (BIT) program, was lead U.S. negotiator for several international investment agreements, and represented the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Prior to joining USTR, Josh was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan & Hartson LLP, where he practiced in the areas of international litigation and arbitration and international trade. Josh speaks and writes frequently on technology and international economic policy issues. He graduated with honors from Stanford University and received his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University.

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