Randolph Court is chief operating officer and managing editor at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Drawing on 20 years’ experience in public policy, corporate communications, and journalism, he joined ITIF in January 2015 to oversee production and dissemination of its groundbreaking research reports and to extend ITIF’s influence as the go-to resource for expert policy analysis on the new innovation economy.
Before joining ITIF, Court directed communications for the software industry’s global trade association, BSA | The Software Alliance. Earlier, as a vice president in the Washington, DC, office of the global PR agency MS&L, he managed thought-leadership, advocacy, and issue-management campaigns for leading corporations, associations, and philanthropies.
For nearly a decade prior, at the influential Democratic Leadership Council and its affiliated think tank, the Progressive Policy Institute, Court developed and advocated for policy proposals on issues ranging from technology innovation to energy, the environment, foreign affairs, and health care.
Before coming to Washington, Court was a business and technology reporter for Wired News in San Francisco, CA—his first stop after earning a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 1997.