Alec Ross is an American author, entrepreneur and technology policy expert: he was Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the duration of her term as Secretary of State and he served as the Convener for the Technology & Media Policy Committee on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
After leaving the Department of State in 2013 he joined the School of International and Public Affairs, King’s College London as a Visiting Professor, Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs as a Distinguished Senior Fellow. Alec is a recipient of the U.S. Department of State Distinguished Honor Award, the Oxford University Internet & Society Award and the TriBeCa Film Festival Book of the Year Award. He was also named one of Foreign Policy magazine Top 100 Global Thinkers. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Industries of the Future, translated to twenty four languages, and named the 2016 Book at TriBeCa Festival.
He is a Board Partner at Amplo, a global venture capital firm and sits on the board of directors or advisors for companies in the fields of technology, finance, education, human capital and cybersecurity.