Courtney Lang is a nonresident senior fellow at the GeoTech Center of the Atlantic Council. She focuses on global artificial intelligence (AI) policy, including how to foster the responsible development and use of AI while allowing for continued innovation. She is an expert on the intersection of AI technology, competitiveness, and geopolitics.

Lang is currently vice president of policy for trust, data, and technology at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). In this role, she directs ITI’s AI Futures Initiative—a group that aims to craft action-oriented AI policy recommendations and address emerging questions around AI—and is responsible for setting ITI’s global AI policy agenda. She has led efforts to develop broad-based recommendations for policymakers on AI including on how to facilitate innovation and investment in AI, how to ensure the security and privacy of AI systems, how to approach AI regulation, how to facilitate public trust in and understanding of the technology, as well as the importance of global cooperation on AI. She also manages ITI’s cybersecurity policy portfolio.

Prior to joining ITI, Lang worked at the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), where she focused on understanding the business priorities of US technology companies and devised strategies to help them overcome trade barriers in markets overseas. Lang developed expertise in different industry segments, including mobile and wireless communications and cybersecurity. During her time at ITA, Lang worked to promote policies that would facilitate trade and support innovation. She established and led the Trade in the Digital Economy Working Group under the US-Brazil Commercial Dialogue, aimed at addressing digital trade barriers in Brazil, as well as a long-term project to promote risk-based approaches to cybersecurity in the Asia-Pacific. She also worked on developing and executing a strategy to support US competitiveness in the 5G telecom technology sector.

Lang has been quoted in the New York Times, Politico, the Washington Post, Inside Cybersecurity, and other publications. Lang holds an MA in security studies from Georgetown University and a BA in political science from Duke University.