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Bio: Daniel Burton


Daniel F. Burton, Jr., Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy,


Daniel Burton is Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy for  He has played a leadership role in the development of US technology policy for over twenty years.  Prior to joining in January 2006, he was Vice President of Government Affairs for Entrust, Vice President for Government Relations for Novell, and President of the Council on Competitiveness where he was a pioneer in the effort to establish government technology policies for the US high-tech industry. 


Mr. Burton has testified several times before Congress and has lectured widely in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  He holds an MA in political economy from Columbia University, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Diplome de Langue et Civilisation Francaises from the Sorbonne.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the board of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), and a member of the board of the Washington Project for the Arts.


Mr. Burton has edited three books, including Vision for the 1990s: US Strategy and the Global Economy, and written numerous articles on technology policy and competitiveness, which have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Washington Quarterly, Scientific American and Issues in Science and Technology.


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