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David Barnes

VP Global Workforce Policy

David leads IBM’s global agenda in workforce public policy, overseeing IBM’s advocacy on the future of work, labor and employment rules, skills, diversity, global workforce deployment, and corporate responsibility. He engages on the future of work with government leaders and in multilateral fora such as the G7, the EU, and at the OECD where he is Vice Chair of Business at the OECD’s Employment, Labor and Social Affairs Committee.

Before relocating to the U.S., David was VP, Governmental Programs at IBM’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Tokyo, where he was responsible for advancing IBM’s public policy priorities in the region. He led IBM’s engagement with Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation group and was the private sector leader of APEC’s successful E-commerce Readiness Initiative.

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