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Christopher G. Caine

Christopher G. Caine


The Center for Global Enterprise

Christopher G. Caine is a member of ITIF’s board.

Caine is the President & CEO of Mercator XXI, LLC, an international management consulting firm helping clients engage the global economy. He is also President of the Center for Global Enterprise, a New York based non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the contemporary corporation in the era of global economic integration.

Drawing on over 40 years of experience in government, public affairs, and business models, and travel to over 55 countries and all seven continents, Mercator XXI provides marketplace insight, experiences, and support to execute client needs around the world. Mr. Caine has traveled to and worked in Asia over 60 times.

Prior to April 2009, Mr. Caine was employed by IBM Corporation for 25 years. For thirteen years he had corporate responsibility for global public policy issues that impacted IBM in his role as Vice President, Governmental Programs. Mr. Caine also served as Director, Human Resources and Environmental Policy for IBM, responsible for public policy issues such as health-care reform, labor, personnel, health and safety, environment, and energy. Prior to that, he was Manager of Federal Government Relations and was Regional Manager of the company’s state government relations programs.

Prior to IBM, Mr. Caine worked for the Coca-Cola Company, the Eaton Corporation, and the Electronic Industries Association.

Mr. Caine is host of the podcast series The GET and co-author of the 2015 book Growing Global: Lessons for the New Enterprise. He has spoken at a variety of public fora on policy and economic development trends involving government, innovation, globalization, global electronic commerce, privacy, and new security challenges. These fora include: United States Congress; Shanghai Global Think Tank Forum; World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, Korea; the World Economic Forum; the Shanghai Ideas Forum; the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; the New York Technology Forum; and the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs in Sydney, Australia.

Mr. Caine has served as a senior adviser for technology and public policy to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management. He is on the boards of the following organizations: The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, The Center for Global Enterprise, and chairs or serves on corporate advisory boards in the United States, Egypt, and Cameroon.

He has been a guest lecturer at Lafayette College and Georgetown University. In the Spring of 2008, he created the Caine Scholar’s Award for Global Leadership, Business and Policy at Lafayette College. It is designed to help develop the next generation of U.S. leaders for the globally integrated economy. He also served on the Lafayette College Board of Trustees.

Born in Rochester, New York, Mr. Caine received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in American Government from Georgetown University.

Recent Events and Presentations

April 27, 2023

Reviving America’s Hamiltonian Tradition to Win the Economic Competition With China

Please join ITIF for an all-day conference with leading experts and policymakers to explore why and how Washington can look to Hamiltonianism for guidance in how to win the techno-economic contest with China.

December 2, 2021

2021 Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance Annual Summit

The GTIPA’s annual summits bring together alliance members with world-leading experts to explore creative solutions to the difficult economic, trade, and innovation challenges facing the international community.

September 28, 2009

Benchmarking Leading Countries’ National Innovation Policies

Join ITIF for an event to discuss the recent ITIF report that benchmarks national innovation policies and analyzes what the United States can learn from the worlds’ ten most innovation-forward countries.

October 8, 2008

Silicon Valley Forum: Digital Quality of Life

ITIF will host a forum to discuss the release of a major new report Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution, a companion to the 2007 report Digital Prosperity.

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