Areas of Expertise:
ICT accessibility policy, VPAT, standardization policy, federal procurement policy
The electric guitar
As director of a portfolio of information technology policy and advocacy initiatives, Ken Salaets has played a critical role in positioning ITI as the leading global industry voice on issues such as IT accessibility policy and energy efficiency. He is an accomplished public speaker who is often called upon by government and industry to present the IT business perspective on a number of issues.
Prior to joining ITI, Ken served on the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Operations, where he managed oversight investigations and congressional hearings on a wide range of issues, including international aviation security, government housing and surplus property programs, and federal small and disadvantaged business subcontracting.
A native of Santa Ana, California, Ken earned a B.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Nancy, have four children and live in Germantown, Maryland.
Blog Posts by Ken Salaets
CRomnibus turns out to be the Grinch that shortchanges a free and open Internet
I saw an article recently that declared that the “IANA transition” has “reached the halfway point.” By now, of course, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has become comfortably ensconced within [...]12/15/2014 - ITI Blog
Success at PP-14 in Busan Benefits All of Us in the Global Online Community
With the 19th International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Plenipotentiary conference in Busan squarely in the rearview mirror, it is worthwhile to reflect on what I believe was an unqualified success [...]11/26/2014 - ITI Blog
Half Time at the ITU Plenipot 14: Observations from Busan
The 19th Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is half over, so I thought this might be a good time to offer a few observations from Busan. The ITU is not [...]10/31/2014 - ITI Blog
Multistakeholder Governance is the key to an Open and Borderless Internet
The annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, this week reminds us how important the future of the Internet is. The once routine meeting of experts and regulators has grown [...]09/03/2014 - ITI Blog