Manager/Sr Manager/Director, Digital Trust & Emerging Technology
Employment type: Full time
Location: Washington, DC
Access Partnership is the top global public policy consultancy leading countries to fair tech. Founded in 1999, our work enables market access for technology by shaping the regulatory and policy environment that allows for effective, responsible, and fair technology adoption. We do this by analyzing global trends for the risks and opportunities they create for technology businesses and users of technology, identifying strategies to mitigate those risks, and driving outcomes to our clients’ advantage. Our firm uniquely mixes policy, regulatory, and technical skills to achieve our goals. We have six offices across five continents in Washington DC, London, Brussels, Singapore, Dakar, and Dubai and are growing. Clients span from satellite companies to telecom giants, from Silicon Valley start-ups to major Internet brands, from financial services to carmakers, and from entertainment and media content providers to data analytics firms.
The Digital Trust & Emerging Technology team supports clients around the world to bridge the trust gap with policymakers and regulators on policy challenges such as supply chain security, cybersecurity, data privacy, national security and cross-border data flow, and ethics debates around web content. Our clients may experience these challenges as they roll-out global solutions in the cloud, hybrid, social media, ride hailing, sharing economy, API development, artificial intelligence (AI), semiconductors, telecommunications hardware, autonomous vehicles, drones, robots, 3-D printing, cryptocurrency, and blockchain. Our team provides end-to-end support, working with clients at every stage of identifying, formulating, implementing, and updating digital policy solutions to bridge this trust gap.
The Digital Trust & Emerging Technology team seeks an intellectually curious and driven individual to provide expertise in data privacy, cybersecurity, and regulations concerning emerging technology. This individual will work with clients, regulators, and governments to create and implement data policy and drive thought leadership. Candidates will have a track record of successfully researching, publishing, and engaging with policymakers to facilitate the introduction of emerging technology to global markets and to influence regulatory frameworks.
This position requires leadership capabilities, excellent analytical and communication skills, and an ability to identify, formulate and present complex information in a clear and concise manner. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively, be comfortable with metrics & targets—including time tracking and business development—and still be able to think “outside of the box”. This is not an entry-level position.
- Understand regulatory trends on emerging tech, data, & digital issues across the globe to help advise clients on how to limit regulatory and political risk.
- Be unafraid to dive into the nitty-gritty technical and regulatory issues related to cybersecurity, data protection, GDPR, global privacy, and emerging technologies as well as high-level policy matters impacting these technologies.
- Act as the technical and policy expert for cybersecurity, data privacy, and emerging technology issues for the company. Emerging technology issues include autonomous vehicles, drones, robots, 3-D printing, semiconductors, AI, quantum computing, cloud, and augmented/virtual reality.
- Draft thought leadership pieces on this topic and help promote Access Partnership as a leader in this space.
- Develop and project manage client deliverables on time and under budget.
- Drive business development in this practice area and deliver on client sales targets.
Desired skills and experience
- Significant understanding and fluency in emerging technology, global regulatory trends, international trade, foreign policy, and politics.
- A genuine interest in the role of technology in society and curiosity about policy impacting it.
- Strong analytical skills with demonstrated research and writing ability.
- Excellent inter-personal skills, with an extra dose of humor and humility essential for a small office.
- Organized work approach, with a record of delivering products on schedule and within budget.
- Globally oriented, not only US domestic focused.
- Excellent English language written and oral communication skills.
- Work history in-house at a tech company, law firm, regulatory agency, legislative body, tank, or trade association.
- 2 – 7 years of experience in a related field or occupation
- Earned professional credentials such as CISSP, CIPP, CIPM, CCSP, CEH, or PMP.
- Track record of published writing or research.
- Fluency in a second language
- Undergraduate degree or certificate in cybersecurity, AI, computer science, electrical engineering, or other IT discipline.
- Graduate degree in foreign policy, security studies, law (JD), public administration, or international trade.
- Reasonably significant time traveling or living abroad.
This is an opportunity to join an established and rapidly growing global consultancy. The company offers a competitive salary and benefits package and broad responsibility with clear opportunities for travel, growth, and career progression. The role is based in our Washington DC office and requires frequent international travel. Our Washington office boasts a collaborative working environment, social events, and a robust support. Salary and title commensurate with experience.
How to apply
To apply, please send your resume/CV and a relevant two-page writing sample of off-the-shelf prior work. Cover letters accepted, but not required. No recruitment agencies please. Candidates must have or be able to obtain a legal right to work in the US. Please send materials to USRecruitment@accesspartnership.com, ATTN: Global Head of Digital Trust & Emerging Technology.