Keith J. Krach is a Silicon Valley innovator and dedicated public servant. He founded and led companies such as Ariba and DocuSign and served as US under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment.
As under secretary of state, he built the Clean Network alliance of democracies to strengthen data privacy, spearheaded onshoring to secure the semiconductor supply chain, strengthened ties with Taiwan, and orchestrated the Lee Economic Prosperity Partnership. For his work securing privacy, his advocacy for Taiwan, and his actions on behalf of the persecuted Uyghur minority, Krach was nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.
Krach currently serves as chairman of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University, a bipartisan institute devoted to applying the lessons learned from the Clean Network to other critical technologies to safeguard privacy and freedom.