Areas of Expertise:
international trade and technology policy, China
Jimmy Goodrich is a Director of Global Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council. Jimmy has more than seven years of experience working with Chinese and global stakeholders on technology policy issues. At ITI, Jimmy primarily works on China and indigenous innovation related issues. Before joining ITI, Jimmy was the Director for Greater China Government Affairs at Cisco Systems in Beijing where he worked with a wide range of stakeholders on areas where policy, government, and technology converge. He was also the Co-Chair of the AMCHAM China IT and Telecoms Forum.
Before joining Cisco, he worked in the ICT and regulatory affairs practice of APCOWorldwide, a public affairs consultancy in Beijing. While at APCO Jimmy was the project lead for a groundbreaking report produced for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce titled China’s Drive for Indigenous Innovation. Additionally, Jimmy was the Policy Manager at the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO), the leading China focused NGO that represents U.S. information technology firms in China.
Jimmy has a bachelor’s degree in comparative politics and East Asian studies from Ohio University.
Blog Posts by Jimmy Goodrich
Global ICT Industry agree to enhance joint efforts to tackle Forced Localization Measures
On October 8, 2014, information communications technology (ICT) industry representatives and governments from Japan, the United States, and Europe held a meeting to discuss problematic policies known as [...]10/17/2014 - ITI Blog
U.S. – China Summit Should Focus on Common Interests and Advancing Innovation
This week’s bilateral meetings between President Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping will bring into focus core economic and strategic issues the two nations facing and, in key areas, the discussions [...]06/04/2013 - ITI Blog
Tackling Tough Issues through Cooperation, Understanding
Dateline Beijing: The United States and China have more to gain from cooperation and dialogue than they do through confrontation and diatribes. That was the overarching message that ITI’s Dean Garfield [...]04/09/2013 - ITI Blog
The U.S.-China Relationship: More Communication, Less Confrontation
Dateline Beijing: Each day, it seems headlines in China and the United States raise the temperature on rhetoric and lower the opportunity for dialogue. Tensions are higher than they should be, and much [...]04/08/2013 - ITI Blog