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.