Welcome to Policy@Intel, a place to exchange ideas and opinions with Intel’s Global Public Policy staff.  At Intel, we take an active role in advancing public policies that promote a thriving global innovation economy. Intel brings its unique perspective and deep experience as a technology leader to help frame and shape domestic and international policies that continually improve how people work and live around the world.  This Blog will offer an opportunity for the public policy staff to share Intel’s strategy and to address key opportunities and challenges facing the technology and innovation community.  We hope that the Blog will offer greater transparency and an opportunity to dialog directly with Intel’s public policy staff.  Please join us in this community.

Meet the Bloggers


Dr. Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo is a Government and Policy Director for Africa at Intel Corporation based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. In his current role, Dr Agbokponto Soglo leads Intel’s policy and government affairs work in Sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as 5G, broadband, security and privacy and other digital transformation policies.

He has a strong track record working in the ICT and telecommunication industry with expertise in mobile telecommunication technologies (3G/4G/5G), global and regional spectrum policy, as well as governmental ICT policies across Africa.

Before joining Intel Corporation, Dr Agbokponto Soglo worked at Qualcomm for more than 10 years, first as Staff Engineer then as Government Affairs Director for West and Central Africa. Prior to that, he worked at Huawei Technologies as Wireless Product Manager.

He has published several technical papers on Network Control Systems in International Journals and Conferences, including in the European Journal of Control. He has also presented at many international forums, conferences and meetings across the globe including at the WTO and the ITU; and held leadership positions in ITU-R Working Party 5D.

Dr. Agbokponto Soglo holds a Ph.D. degree in Control Science & Engineering from Beijing Tsinghua University (2005), an MSc in Control Theory & Control Engineering from Dalian University of Technology (2002), and a BSc in Automatic Control from Dalian Maritime University (1999), China. He has excellent proficiency in English, French and Mandarin.


Chloe Autio


Chloe R. Autio is a Policy Analyst focusing on issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), data, and privacy within the Corporate and Government Affairs group at Intel Corporation. Currently, she is based in DC and supports Intel’s policy and advocacy approaches related to legislative and regulatory developments in AI. Chloe is specifically focused on the social and economic impacts of AI. Working with Intel’s research teams, strategy and legal groups, and customers, Chloe helps shapes policies and best practices for the ethical creation and deployment of emerging tech. She has also written and studied the implications of AI on the workforce.

Prior to her current role at Intel, Chloe worked on policy and communications for Packet Clearing House, an international organization responsible for providing operational support and security to critical Internet infrastructure. She also managed Dr. Juliana Schroeder’s Mind and Person Perception Lab at the Haas school of Business, exploring the intersection between psychology and technology.

Chloe received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also studied various topics related to technology policy, ethical data use, and the social implications of computing.


Denis Gudym

Denis Gudym is a government affairs manager for Intel Corporation in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, a role he has held since 2006.

Prior to joining Intel, Denis was the head of public relations and corporate affairs service at Verysell Group of Companies, where he was responsible for media relations, employee communications and communication with industry associations and chambers of commerce. He previously served as public relations manager for the Compulink retail chain and as the chief information officer for the Construction Corps of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Denis earned an M.B.A. from the American Institute of Business and Economics in Moscow. He is a graduate of the Electronics Department of the State Technical University of Moldova and the London School of Public Relations.


Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper is global director of environment and energy policy for Intel Corporation. In that capacity, Stephen has chaired many high tech industry environmental groups and coalitions. He currently serves as chairman of the International Climate Change Partnership. Prior to coming to Intel he directed Amoco Petroleum’s regulatory services group and was a senior policy analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to the EPA, he was a vice president in the environmental policy consulting firm ICF Consulting.

Stephen has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.P.A. in public and international affairs from Princeton University.


David Hoffman


David A. Hoffman is Associate General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer at Intel Corporation, in which capacity he heads the organization that oversees Intel’s privacy compliance activities, legal support for privacy and security, and all external privacy/security engagements.

Mr. Hoffman joined Intel in 1998 as Intel’s eBusiness attorney to manage the team providing legal support for Intel’s Chief Information Officer.  In 2005, Mr. Hoffman moved to Munich, Germany, as Group Counsel in the Intel European Legal Department, while leading Intel’s Worldwide Privacy and Security Policy Team.

Mr. Hoffman served on the TRUSTe Board of Directors from 2000-2006.  From 2005 – 2009, Mr. Hoffman served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and he is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Future of Privacy Forum and the Board of the Information Accountability Foundation.  He also chairs the board for the Coalition for Cybersecurity Policy and Law.  Mr. Hoffman is a Senior Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University School of Law.

Mr. Hoffman has a JD from The Duke University School of Law, where he was a Member of the Duke Law Review.  Mr. Hoffman also received an AB with Honors from Hamilton College.


Sophie Jacobs

Sophie Jacobs IntelSophie Jacobs is a senior public policy manager in Intel’s Global Government & Policy office in Brussels, Belgium. She works with policy makers in the European Union to promote Intel’s interests and raise awareness on trade policy. Working closely with European Parliament and European Commission decision makers, Sophie provides internal guidance on emerging technology policy and helps to synchronize Intel’s legislative priorities. She also works with Intel’s Corporate Affairs Group on education, skills and CSR, and with the corporate communications team on public relations and external communications.

Sophie is from the Netherlands and joined Intel in 2005. Prior to Intel she worked as a public affairs consultant at a public relations firm advising technology firms on policy and communications issues. She started her career in Brussels in the European Parliament. She has a Master degree in Law from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Sophie actively represents Intel in multiple industry and policy-driven European trade associations in Brussels.


Julian Lageard

Julian Lageard, based in Brussels, Belgium, is a senior manager of public policy in Europe for Intel Corporation. Julian’s primary focus is environmental laws in the European Union (EU). He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the American Electronics Association of Europe.

Prior to joining Intel, Julian was a public affairs consultant from 1994 to 2000 in London and then in Brussels. He worked for a range of clients including 3M, Black & Decker, News Corporation and Good Morning Television. Julian worked in the EU Parliament from 1992 to 1994. He also served as deputy director of the European Federation of Magazine Publishers. Julian received a B.A. from Lancaster University and an M.S. from the University of London.


Dmitry Laryushin

Dmitry Laryushin is a senior software engineer for Intel Corporation based in Russia. Dmitry’s current charter is to achieve optimal regulatory conditions and smooth market entry for Intel’s products by working with government agencies, standards bodies and fellow travelers. He focuses on wireless products, security and encryption, consumer electronics and energy efficiency regulations and standards to pave the way for Intel’s future growth. He also helps drive Intel’s agenda through international standards organizations.

Dmirty was a member of the Intel Sales and Marketing Group’s Business Canalization Office in Russia, which was chartered to expand Intel’s business and technology initiatives in the region. He has also managed research and development projects and teams related to Intel WiFi and WiMAX wireless products. He originally joined Intel in 2000 to work on the company’s digital signal processing products. Prior to joining Intel, Dmitry managed research and development projects for a Russian technology company.

Dmitry holds a Ph.D. in quantum radio-physics and a master’s degree in physics and mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.


Christoph Legutko

Christoph Legutko is wireless standards and regulations manager for Intel Corporation in Germany. Christoph is responsible for global public policy in the German speaking and Central East European countries, and represents Intel at the International Telecommunication Union, the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations’ Electronic Communications Committee and other regulatory and industrial bodies.

Before joining Intel in 2006, Christoph held a number of roles at Siemens. Most recently, he was responsible for frequency policy issues for the mobile products sector of Siemens Communications. Earlier in his career, he focused on the developing markets for computing and telecommunication investment goods and set up sales organizations to introduce IT software and telecommunication hardware systems into international markets. Initially, he developed I/O processors for main frame computers and a RISC CPU for Siemens.

Christoph studied at the Mining and Metallurgical Academy in Krakow, Poland, and earned a master’s degree in electronics engineering in 1981.


Kirsty Macdonald


Kirsty is senior director of Intel’s Government and Policy team in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and EU Head of Office responsible for Intel’s engagement with governments, regulators and standards bodies and advising Intel’s senior management on public policy, regulation and government relations across EMEA.

Kirsty is from Scotland and has spent most of her career in Brussels. Before joining Intel in 2009, she worked for Sun Microsystems where she led Sun’s sustainability policy strategy in the EU and was an active member of the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change. Prior to that, Kirsty worked for Scottish Enterprise and was part of the team that set up Scotland House in Brussels following the establishment of the Scottish Parliament. Kirsty started her policy career in the European Parliament with the UK Labour Party. She holds degrees in European Studies and Economics and International Relations.

Kirsty is a member of the Executive Board of DigitalEurope, the Board of the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) and is Chief Sherpa to the American Chamber of Commerce EU (CEO) Executive Council.


Graham MacDonald

Graham MacDonald is Director Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Communications Policy within Intel’s Government and Policy Group (GPG). Graham joined Intel in 2002 and is based in the United Kingdom reporting into GPG EMEA HQ in Brussels and working closely with Intel Corporate GPG Washington D.C. Office on Communications Policy initiatives. Graham’s current focus includes technical and policy advocacy leading up to the World Radiocommunications Conference 2019; securing access to additional spectrum for 5G, mobile broadband and Wi-Fi; influencing European regulations and standards relating to 5 GHz Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) and 60 GHz WiGig; and representing Intel Public Policy in the UK. Graham proactively participates within UK Ofcom; UK and European Trade Associations (techUK and Digital Europe respectively); the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administration (CEPT); and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to influence communications policy regulations. Graham participates on the UK delegation representing the UK at some international meetings.

Previously, Graham worked for Philips Electronics; UK Ministry of Defence, UK Radiocommunications Agency (now Ofcom), Nortel Networks, Intellect (renamed “techUK”) and UMTS Forum.


Lisa Malloy

LisaMalloy2Lisa I. Malloy is the senior director of U.S. government affairs at Intel for Intel Corporation. She is responsible for advocacy of laws, regulations and policies to enable Intel’s global business success. In this role, Lisa serves as a company spokesperson on legislative issues and develops strategic programs to elevate awareness of Intel’s leadership in economic and technology policy.

With more than 10 years of technology PR experience, Lisa has extensive knowledge in the security and telecommunications fields. Prior to joining Intel, Lisa was the director of communications at VeriSign, where she was responsible for overseeing corporate and product communications worldwide. Before that, Lisa was a senior manager of communications for Sprint PCS, then Sprint Nextel.

Lisa began her career at the public relations agency, Burson-Marsteller, in Washington, D.C. She received a bachelor’s of science degree in communications from Virginia Tech and is a volunteer for various organizations in her community.


Riccardo Masucci


Riccardo Masucci is Global Director of Privacy Policy at Intel and works on privacy legislation and public policy developments around the world, especially in relation with new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain. He deals also with EU cybersecurity policy issues. Prior to joining Intel, Riccardo served as policy advisor in the Justice and Home Affairs Committee in the European Parliament. Riccardo is based in our Brussels office.


Turhan Muluk

Turhan Muluk is the wireless standards and regulations manager at Intel Corporation, responsible for government relations in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region. Turhan is a member of Intel’s Europe, Middle East and Africa communications team and also currently serves as the Middle East and Africa chairman for the regulatory working group of the WiMAX Forum.

Turhan joined Intel in 2006 after working for Turk Telecom on numerous wireless projects, including WLL, GSM, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and other efforts. He is involved in European Telecommunications Standards Institute, International Telecommunication Union and IEEE wireless studies, and currently is the vice rapporteur at the Telecommunication Development Sector Question 18/2 and Question 20/2 Groups.

He graduated from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and is a member of IEEE.


Clifton roberts

Clifton Roberts is Global Director of Cloud & Data Policy at Intel Corporation and advocates for public policy that fosters Innovative, Trusted, and Inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AI). Clifton is a published writer and thought leader, advocating for technology and policy for the continued good of society. Prior to this role, Clifton managed ethics and compliance activities for over 100,000 Intel employees around the world.

Clifton received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and is well-recognized around the world for his philanthropic speaking activities in the area of human, animal, and environmental rights.


Mario Romao


Mario Romao works at Intel’s EMEA Global Public Policy team. Mario interacts with European Union institutions and European governments on policies to promote a Digital Single Market for Europe.

He is responsible for several dossiers such as telecommunications framework, cloud computing, big data and eHealth technologies.  His duties involve the support of EU policy & regulatory frameworks for the development of high quality internet and communications services and for establishing cloud computing as a key enabler of economic growth. He is also involved in policies that harness big data and ICT across economic sectors with special emphasis on healthcare.

He participates actively in numerous groups and associations promoting the advancement of digital technologies in Europe.


Greg Slater

Greg S. Slater is the director of trade and competition policy at Intel Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for trade and competitiveness issues affecting the company’s business interests worldwide. In his role as a senior counsel at Intel, he also provides legal and policy advice on emerging laws and regulations that significantly affect the company’s products and manufacturing sites. In addition, Greg is responsible for all government agreements related to Intel’s factory investments worldwide.

Prior to joining Intel in 1997, Greg was in private practice at Steptoe & Johnson and then at Latham & Watkins in Washington, DC. He began his law career as a clerk for former Chief Judge Albert Engel on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals after graduating summa cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.


Kumud Srinivasan

KUMUD SRINIVASAN_31Kumud Srinivasan is Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group and President, Intel India. In this capacity, she is responsible for general management of Intel’s operations in India, which includes location’s overall strategy, business-enabling operations, organizational development, engineering and innovation for market development, as well as managing relationships with government, industry and academia.

Previously, Kumud was vice president and general manager of IT for Silicon, Software and Services where she led the delivery of IT solutions and services for Intel’s hardware and software engineers. Kumud joined Intel in 1987 and has held several business and information systems positions within Intel’s manufacturing and IT organizations.

Srinivasan is a member of the Board of Advisors of the School of Information Studies in Syracuse University. She is a member of the Governing Body of the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. She serves on the India Council of the Anita Borg Institute.

Srinivasan received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Calcutta University in 1981 and her master’s degree in information and library studies from Syracuse University in 1984. In addition, she has completed doctoral coursework in information science at University of California, Berkeley.


Claire Vishik

Claire Vishik is the security and privacy standards and policy manager at Intel Corporation in the United Kingdom. Claire focuses on hardware security, trusted computing, privacy enhancing technologies, and some aspects of encryption and related policy issues.

Claire is a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency. She is active in standards development and is on the board of directors of the Trusted Computing Group. She is also on advisory boards of several research projects and initiatives in security and privacy. Prior to joining Intel, Claire worked at Schlumberger Laboratory for Computer Science and AT&T Laboratories. She is the author of many papers and reports, as well as 25 pending and granted U.S. patents. She received her Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin.


DErek WAxman

Derek Waxman is Director of Public Policy at Intel Corporation and works on government and public policy developments worldwide for Artificial Intelligence.  Derek engages with policy makers, industry and civil society to promote Intel’s policy vision of innovative, trusted and inclusive AI.  While based in the United States, Derek also works on international AI efforts, with particular focus on Asia and North America.  In his 20 year career at Intel, Derek has held a variety of roles across the company, including as Director of Law & Policy Solutions as well as Finance Director for a number of business units.

Derek is a graduate of Brown University and is based in Portland, Oregon.