Recognizing a global surge in demand for tech advisory services covering business, policy and regulatory developments—accelerated by digital transformations affecting industries around the world—APCO Worldwide is investing behind and launching a global Tech Issues Intelligence offer, to be led by former Oracle head of global communications, Bob Winslow, CEO Brad Staples announced.
“Bob’s leadership will help us move quickly to bring deep intel and experience, helping many of the world’s leading companies communicate on the most important issues,” Staples said. “Under Bob’s leadership, APCO’s team of experts will better advise C-suite leaders from all sectors about the accelerating digital transformations, shifting demographic, social, cultural and behavioral change, navigating policy and regulatory developments, and advancing innovative and disruptive business models.”
Winslow joins other APCO experts and APCO International Advisory Council members with an intimate understanding of data privacy, cybersecurity, antitrust issues, technological disruption, regulatory and policy changes, and stakeholder expectations, including former Google Vice President of Public Policy for the Americas Susan Molinari, chair of Arthur W. Page Society and APCO Senior Advisor for Equity and Justice Charlene Wheeless, former Phillips & Co. Vice President Sarah Lee Marshall, former Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association CEO Fredrik Nyberg, former Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Pamela Passman, former Facebook Director of Public Policy Matthew Perault, Asia Tech Practice Lead Bruce Fu, North America Tech Practice Lead Travis Bullard, Europe Tech Practice Co-Leads Andreas Constantinides and Tom Short, technology policy expert Maud Sacquet, cybersecurity expert Preston Grisham, Talent & Culture Practice Lead and Senior Director Kimberly Gardiner, Global Paid Media, Data & Targeting Lead and Senior Director Mac Struthers, Senior Director Liza Olsen, Senior Director Katie Sprehe, and Director Katherine F. Mackinnon.
“APCO is uniquely suited to help clients navigate the disruptive factors impacting today’s business, policy and regulatory environments—including data privacy and cybersecurity, sustainability, competition and activism, among others—and seize the dramatic potential of tech and digital transformation, whether headquartered in the West Coast or elsewhere the world,” North America President Kelly Williamson said.
Based in San Francisco, Winslow will join APCO’s team in the region and will partner with Matt Gallagher—who was recently appointed to lead APCO’s growth hub in the West—and Director Lauren Cohen—an established advisor on policy and tech—as well as Senior Consultant Julianne Hyer and Associate Consultant Jordan Fieulleteau to lead a growing team of APCO consultants in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. APCO’s continued growth has allowed it to further invest in markets, talent and services such as Tech Issues Intelligence. Winslow’s deep knowledge of Silicon Valley helps further bridge APCO’s efforts on the West Coast with the leading business and policy centers around the globe where these issues are being debated—from Brussels and Beijing to Washington, D.C., the enhanced synergy between APCO’s global network will allow the company to better meet client needs in local markets.
For more than 35 years, APCO has been a trusted advisor and partner to private, public and nonprofit clients as they try to identify and manage new and emerging issues, challenges and opportunities around the world. Founded by Margery Kraus as a single-person operation in 1984, APCO has grown to a global advisory and advocacy communications consultancy with offices in more than 30 markets and experience working in more than 80 markets globally, providing in-depth advice, perceptive guidance and creative approaches for its clients.