About Victoria Espinel
Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance, is a respected authority on the intersection of technology innovation, global markets and public policy. She leads strategic efforts that help shape the technology landscape in 60 countries through work in BSA’s 10 global offices.
Prior to heading BSA | The Software Alliance, Espinel served for a decade in the White House, for both Republican and Democratic Administrations. Espinel advised President Obama on pivotal IP issues in her role as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. She was the chief US trade negotiator on IP innovation as the nation’s first Assistant United States Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation. She has also served as a professor of international trade and intellectual property at the George Mason School of Law.
Espinel is a founding and ongoing co-sponsor of Girls Who Code’s Washington, DC, summer immersion program, which empowers young women to pursue careers in STEM fields. She speaks at conferences around the world to build visibility for the amazing things people can do with software, and encourages businesses, governments, and the public to support a policy environment that will enable even more software breakthroughs.
Espinel chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society and was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN), the principal advisory group for the US government on international trade. She holds an LLM from the London School of Economics, a JD from Georgetown University Law School, and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Posts by Victoria Espinel
- An Open Letter to Congress: Software Industry’s Priorities Create Jobs, 12 Jan 2017 in Data&Industry&Intellectual Property
- BSA Celebrates the Software of 2016, 20 Dec 2016 in Industry
- Building on a Constructive Conversation, 16 Dec 2016 in Industry
- Is It Santa or Software?, 15 Dec 2016 in Industry
- It’s Time to Move the Encryption Discussion Forward, 15 Nov 2016 in Cybersecurity&Data&Privacy
- Software Meets Stethoscopes in the Fight Against Breast Cancer, 27 Oct 2016 in Industry
- Congratulations to BSA’s 2016 Girls Who Code Class!, 31 Aug 2016 in Industry
- Privacy Shield Attracts Strong Company Support, 01 Aug 2016 in Data&Privacy
- BSA Gives Back, 20 Jun 2016 in Uncategorized
- The $1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software, 15 Jun 2016 in Industry