Adam Bobrow is the President, CEO, and Founder of Foresight Resilience Strategies, a strategic consultancy based in Maryland. Foresight provides advice to clients on the impact of government policy decisions on operational and strategic decisions ranging from the implications of irritants in international relations to the impact of changes in liability models for companies incorporating cyber-enabled enhancements to their products and services. Foresight is also focused on opportunities working with the U.S. government on issues related to the cooperation between U.S. government agencies and private sector entities to address cybersecurity challenges to build resilient infrastructure.
Adam was recently recognized for his expertise in cybersecurity as a Senior Fellow at The George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) on the cybersecurity task force of the current Senior Fellow cohort. He will serve as a Senior Fellow through March 2017. In that capacity, Adam assists the Center with programming and provides authoritative analysis through the CCHS blog and other outlets.
Adam left the Obama Administration earlier this year after serving in a variety of positions over five years. Most recently, he was the international lead for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), responsible for coordinating U.S. government activities related to international S&T cooperation with other countries bilaterally as well as in multilateral contexts. His primary responsibility focused on the relationships with China, India, Korea, Japan, EU, and OECD partners seeking to enhance cooperation and advance mutually beneficial activities.
Prior to his service in the White House, Adam served in the U.S. Department of Commerce in a variety of policy positions including as China policy advisor to Secretary Gary Locke, Deputy General Counsel for Strategic Initiatives (acting) to General Counsel Cameron Kerry, and China policy Expert Advisor at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In those positions, Adam participated in making key decisions related to trade, investment, and intellectual property policy related to China as well as cybersecurity, consumer privacy, and intellectual property-related issues related to Internet policy.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Adam had a career as a consultant and lawyer in both the private and public sectors focused on the U.S.-China relationship, China’s legal development, international trade, and intellectual property. He is an attorney, having received his JD from Washington University in St. Louis and is a member of the DC Bar. Adam’s undergraduate degree is in Chinese language from Georgetown University.