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Global Tech Security Commission Honorary Co-Chairs Playbook

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Founder and Chairman of the Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue (CTDP) and former Under Secretary of State, Keith Krach, and Atlantic Council hosted an exclusive briefing featuring U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security Alan Estevez and Global Tech Security Commission co-chair and former Under Secretary of State Keith Krach. Under Secretaries Estevez and Krach discussed the Global Tech Security Commission’s urgent mission of securing high tech from the growing techno-authoritarian threats. The Commission also has the support of lawmakers and private-sector leaders at a time when the United States is working to unite its Transatlantic and Indo-Pacific allies and partners across a range of critical technology issues.

Selected excerpts:

“It’s a great honor to be here with Alan as we launch the Global Technology Security Commission. It just seems like a few weeks ago I was here with President Biden’s ‘Asia Czar’ Kurt Campbell. We were talking about building alliances with the ‘Trust Principle.’ We appreciated his support for the Krach Institute and this Commission as well,” said Keith Krach. The former CEO of DocuSign and Ariba continued: “China’s attempt to portray itself as a misunderstood and well-intentioned global partner has failed. Companies doing business with China have endured parasitic joint ventures, blatant thievery of intellectual property, a world-wide bullying spree, and the coerced collection of proprietary technology. Corporate boards increasingly understand doing business with, in, or for China represents tremendous risk and why many respected board members are demanding a China contingency plan from their CEOs.”

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