Michael A. Clauser Named Global Head of Data & Trust at Access Partnership

Posted on 18th July 2019

Mike Clauser

Michael Clauser to drive thought leadership and client service in areas of cybersecurity, data privacy, cross-border data flow, and trust

Access Partnership, the world’s leading public policy firm for the tech sector, today announced that Michael Clauser has joined as its new Global Head of Data & Trust. Leading this global practice, Clauser will build out the firm’s solutions to bridge the trust gap between technology companies and consumers. “Even as they roll out better services, tech firms face regulatory and policy challenges that require us to provide solutions which work for both citizens and sellers. Mike Clauser has a track record of doing just that, worldwide,” said Access Partnership’s Managing Director, Gregory Francis. “Mike’s strategic vision, commitment to client success, and unique professional background made this appointment an easy choice.”

Based in Washington DC, Clauser will drive thought leadership and client service for the world’s leading technology brands in areas of cybersecurity, supply chain security, data privacy, cross-border data flow, and trust. His work will also require working collaboratively to develop ethical principles on which emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, drones, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and autonomous vehicles can serve people around the world. “I’m thrilled to be joining Access Partnership as we continue to expand our global presence and brand,” Clauser said. “As a former Access Partnership client, I can personally attest to the depth in substance and the global footprint the firm brings on behalf of the tech sector. We are truly unique among consultancies and I’m proud not only to join, but lead a talented global team.”

Previously, Mike was Head of Government Affairs at Analog Devices Inc., the leading mixed-signal semiconductor company with headquarters in Massachusetts; prior to that he held leadership roles in at Fujitsu Limited, the top Japanese ICT services firm. In those roles, he served on the boards of both the Information Technology Industry Council and the United States Information Technology Office (USITO). Earlier in his career, Mike served as a Presidential Appointee in the Pentagon, a national security aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, and is an Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve with active and reserve experience, including at U.S. Africa Command.

About Access Partnership LLC

Access Partnership is the world’s leading public policy firm ensuring market access for technology. We monitor and analyse global trends for the risks and opportunities they create for technology businesses and identify strategies to mitigate those risks and drive the opportunities to our clients’ advantage. Our team uniquely mixes policy and technical expertise to optimise outcomes for companies operating at the intersection of technology, data and connectivity.

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