Andrew Blau

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Andrew Blau is the president at Global Business Network, and former scenario practitioner "where he has led projects and workshops with organizations interested in the future of media, information technologies, the global pharmaceutical industry, and philanthropy. He is the author of a recent issue of GBN’s Deeper News, which analyzes the evolving environment for media and information services.

"Andrew joined GBN after spending 15 years analyzing the uses, organizational impacts, and public policy issues raised by the Internet, telecommunications networks, and digital media. He was a strategy consultant specializing in these issues, and he has also been a program director at two foundations, where he ran programs on technology policy, among other areas. His research on the challenges for nonprofits and foundations created by digital technology, More Than Bit Players, has been called "required reading for all leaders in the sector," and he has written about the future of the philanthropy in Foundation News & Commentary and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. He has testified before Congress, participated in scores of regulatory proceedings before Federal and state agencies, and published and lectured internationally on developments in telecommunications and Internet policy as well as the impact of digital technologies on politics and communities.

"He is the President of the Board of Directors of WITNESS, an international human rights organization, and has served in leadership roles in a number of nonprofits, including as Chairman of the Urban Libraries Council, the membership group of the nation's major public libraries; Chairman of the Alliance for Community Media, the national organization promoting community access to cable television systems; and founding director and Vice-Chairman of the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. He chaired the President's Task Force on Digital Inclusion for the American Library Association and he was appointed by the National Academy of Science to its committee on the Internet and the evolving information infrastructure. He has also been an advisor to many organizations including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Children and Technology, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the City of Seattle, the City of New York, Independent Sector, and the Microsoft Corporation." [1]

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  1. Andrew Blau, Global Business Network, accessed September 3, 2007.
  2. Hybrid Vigor Institute Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed June 7, 2013.