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Cyber and innovation expert Alec Ross joins Eurasia Group as Senior Advisor


29 July 2015

Eurasia Group is proud to welcome Alec Ross as a Senior Advisor to the firm. A leading expert on cyber and innovation, Ross will partner with Eurasia Group to offer strategic insights for clients on increasingly disruptive network technologies. 

"The intersection of cyber risks and geopolitics is keeping decision makers up at night and we are devoting close attention to it," said Eurasia Group president, Ian Bremmer. "Alec's unique perspectives in this arena will be transformative for our clients." 

Ross served for four year as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role created for him by Secretary Clinton to maximize the potential of technology and innovation in service of America's diplomatic goals and steward the Secretary's 21st Century Statecraft agenda. In this role, Ross acted as the diplomatic lead on a range of issues including cybersecurity, Internet Freedom, disaster response and the use of network technologies in conflict zones. Ross is currently a Senior Fellow at Columbia University's School of International & Public Affairs and writing a book to be published by Simon & Schuster about the industries and businesses of the future. He is an active public speaker, serves as an advisor to investors, corporations and government leaders, and sits on the board of directors or advisors for companies in the fields of technology, media, telecommunications, education, health care and cybersecurity. (Full bio)

"Every CEO and Board of Directors needs to understand the threat posed by the weaponization of code," said Ross. "I'm pleased to join the finest organization in the world providing political risk analysis to help its clients understand the geopolitics of this uniquely 21st century challenge."

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Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. By providing information and insight on how political developments move markets, we help clients anticipate and respond to instability and opportunities everywhere they do business. Founded in 1998, the firm's name reveals its early focus on the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, but today our research platform is global. Our analysts monitor political, economic, social, and security developments in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Headquartered in New York, we have offices in Washington, DC, and London, as well as on-the-ground experts and resources in more than a hundred countries. Our analysts are highly trained political scientists with extensive experience in the public and private sectors.

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