Doug Strub
Technology and Geoeconomic Affairs

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2024 Pacific Technology Policy Conference

March 13, 2024 | Seattle

Event Details
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Seattle, Washington

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Advances in digital connectivity and emerging technologies are increasingly shaping global strategic competition, necessitating greater cooperation on technology and innovation policy between the United States and Indo-Pacific partners. As the nation’s gateway to the Pacific and a major technology hub, the Pacific Northwest is a critical base for these partnerships—at both the governmental and private sector levels—and therefore a linchpin in achieving key U.S. strategic and economic objectives in the Indo-Pacific.

Recognizing the importance of these issues in the Pacific Northwest, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) will host its inaugural Pacific Technology Policy Conference, a full-day conference taking place on March 13, 2024. The conference will strengthen collaboration on these issues and address areas of friction by convening a high-level dialogue and providing a platform for cross-sector engagement. Leveraging NBR’s headquarters and longstanding relationship with the private sector tech community in Seattle, unique ability to connect policy to practice, and broad regional network, the Pacific Technology Policy Conference will feature high-level U.S. and allied government keynote speakers, panel discussions with senior experts from NBR’s network, and breakout sessions examining in detail key tech policy developments in the region.



Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research


Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, United States House of Representatives (recorded remarks)


Gheewhan Kim, President, Korea Foundation

PANEL | U.S.-ROK-Japan-Taiwan Technology and Innovation Cooperation

Tami Overby, Albright Stonebridge Group (moderator)
Gwanhoo Lee, American University
Mireya Solis, Brookings Institution
Lotta Danielsson, US-Taiwan Business Council
Saadia Pekkanen, University of Washington

PANEL | Artificial Intelligence: Global Governance in Policy and Practice

Lindsay Gorman, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund
Ahram Moon, Korea Information Society Development Institute
Owen Larter, Microsoft



Jonathan Roberts, Ignition Partners

PANEL: Data Governance and Data Policy in the Indo-Pacific

Tami Overby, Albright Stonebridge Group (moderator)
Jake Bernstein, K&L Gates
Nigel Cory, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Kendra Schaefer, Trivium China
Khalil Gharbieh, Microsoft

PANEL | Export Control Cooperation and the Semiconductor Industry

Jamie Jackson, K&L Gates (moderator)
Adam Lysenko, Strider Technologies
Nelson Dong, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Jungmin Pak, Lee & Ko
Sarah O’Hare O’Neal, Microsoft


Leveraging Trade Data for Strategic Trade Controls

John VerWey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pete Heine, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Technology Policy Developments in Congress

Jamie Jackson, K&L Gates
Ryan Carney, K&L Gates

U.S.-Taiwan Semiconductor Partnership

Lotta Danielsson, US-Taiwan Business Council


Michael Wills, The National Bureau of Asian Research


Conference Sponsors

Korea Foundation, K&L Gates, Microsoft, Strider