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07/30/2021 Source:  Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue
Author: CTDP 1 min read

CTDP Chairman Krach Presents to Bipartisan Group of Congress

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Center for Technology Diplomacy at Purdue Chairman and Founder Keith J. Krach presented to the Congressional U.S. China Working Group on Friday, advocating for U.S. strategic partners to work together in high-tech industries to confront authoritarianism.

Krach served as the unanimously Senate-confirmed Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment between June 2019 and January 2021.

View Krach’s presentation.

The U.S. China Working Group is a bipartisan caucus of Democrats and Republicans working to educate Members of Congress on matters relating to U.S.-China relations through briefings with business, academic and political leaders.

The U.S. China Working Group is chaired by Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) and Republican Congressman Darin LaHood (R-Ill.)

Krach discussed how he leveraged his Silicon Valley experience – as former CEO of DocuSign and co-founder / CEO of Ariba – to serve as a bridge to Washington D.C. in confronting the rise of authoritarianism in high-tech sectors.

Krach shared how he crafted the U.S. Global Economic Security Strategy (G.E.S.S.), which has become the duplicable playbook for defeating the China Communist Party in high-tech, such as 5G.

Likewise, it sparked a halo-effect of high-tech investment in rural America, driving private sector investment and domestic job creation, all the while uniting U.S. strategic partners to develop trusted supply chains for high-tech.