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SEP 30, 2018 | GLOBAL

Akamai and Slack Join BSA | The Software Alliance

WASHINGTON – October 1, 2018 – BSA | The Software Alliance is pleased to welcome Akamai and Slack as new global policy members.

  • Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies and helps them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring. Founded in 1998 and based in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has more than 7,600 employees worldwide with EMEA headquarters in London, and APAC headquarters in Singapore.
  • Slack is the leading global collaboration hub that makes people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. From global Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, businesses and teams of every kind use Slack to bring the right people together with all the right information. Founded in 2009, they have more than 70,000 paying companies and 8 million daily active users; 65 companies from the Fortune 100 have paid Slack workspaces. Based in San Francisco, Slack has more than 1,200 employees and additional office locations in New York, Vancouver, London, Toronto, Dublin, Melbourne, and Tokyo.

“We welcome Akamai and Slack to BSA,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “Policy issues like privacy, artificial intelligence, and software security are of great interest to governments around the world. We look forward to working with Akamai and Slack to help us shape these discussions as they continue to evolve.”

BSA has added seven new global members in the last year, increasing our membership by a third. Learn more about BSA’s 2018 policy priorities and membership.


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.


Michael O’Brien

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