FEB 15, 2020 | SINGAPORE
The Business Times, February 15, 2020
By Amit Roy Choudhury
Victoria Espinel's appointment as CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance is widely seen as a sign of how the focus of the global software industry has shifted from just protecting intellectual property (IP) to influencing global tech policymaking.
When The Business Times caught up with her, she confides that one of the most gratifying aspects of her current job is "taking an organization that was founded 30 years ago with a very important mission and then expanding its agenda."
She says: "IP is still very important to our members, but our policy agenda now is much broader and reflects what's happened in the software industry."
Original Posting: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/the-raffles-conversation/tech-advocate
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。