MAY 18, 2022 | NORTH AMERICA | US
2022 Tech Titans
The Washingtonian, May 18, 2022.
By Nancy Scola
This past year saw growing companies trying to navigate a flood of money into the tech arena; funders scrambling to diversify the tech pipeline to include more women and people of color; new arrivals in government looking to remake the country’s rules around competition; and lobbyists working to reset official Washington’s increasingly tense relationship with the American tech industry. It also saw innovation grown out of the pandemic: One entrepreneur used our region as a laboratory for a new approach to matching customers looking for a haircut with barbers seeking more autonomy at work.
Washington might not be Silicon Valley, says Melissa Bradley of the investing firm 1863 Ventures, “but there’s a vibrancy” here. That’s reflected on this year’s Tech Titans list.
Espinel, a Georgetown-trained lawyer and intellectual-property czar in the Obama administration, leads this group whose members include Microsoft, Adobe, and IBM. It’s pushing the Biden administration and Congress to write new rules that it says maximize the upsides of tech, such as AI, while mitigating its negative effects.
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.