Jimmy Goodrich is vice president for global policy at SIA. In this role, Jimmy works closely with SIA member companies, the Administration, Congress, domestic and international stakeholders, and foreign government officials to advance all aspects of SIA’s international policy agenda. Jimmy is also an Executive Committee member of the United States Information Technology Office (USITO), representing SIA in his capacity.
Jimmy has nearly a decade of experience working with Chinese and global stakeholders on technology policy issues. He most recently served as Director of Global Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), where he worked on a wide range of China and Asia-Pacific technology policy issues relating to cyber security, trade, standards, and Internet governance. Before joining ITI, Jimmy was the Director for Greater China Government Affairs at Cisco Systems in Beijing. He also has held positions at APCO Worldwide’s Beijing office, a public affairs consultancy, and USITO, which represents U.S. information technology firms in China.
Jimmy has a bachelor’s degree in comparative politics and East Asian studies from Ohio University. He lived in China for more than 7 years and is fluent in Mandarin.