Hon. Kelly H. Carnes
Kelly Carnes is a widely recognized dynamic leader, and forceful advocate for industry on technology and competitiveness issues.
Kelly Carnes is President and CEO of global technology strategy firm TechVision21. TechVision21 leverages business, technology and government expertise to help organizations perform cutting edge research and analysis, and forge critical alliances with business and government leaders. TechVision21 clients include global and entrepreneurial technology companies, leading US research universities, and science and technology non-profit organizations.
TechVision21 has helped numerous government and non-profit organizations evaluate programs, develop influential reports and make policy recommendations, including work for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, the Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America (ASTRA), the National Association of Manufacturers Center for Workforce Success, International Center for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR), Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Office of Naval Research, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and SEMATECH.
Previously, Ms. Carnes served eight years at the highest levels of the federal government, first in the White House, and later, as a trusted technology policy advisor to four Secretaries of Commerce. As a presidential appointee, Ms. Carnes frequently testified before Congress, represented the United States in negotiations with foreign governments, and served as a liaison to, and advocate for, the technology business community.
Ms. Carnes is known as a dynamic speaker and forceful advocate for industry on technology and competitiveness issues. She is a frequent keynote speaker at technology and business conferences around the nation, and has been widely quoted in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN.com, Business Week.com, Information Week, CIO Magazine and The National Journal. She has been a featured guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation, and appeared on television and radio broadcasts nationwide.
Ms. Carnes has served on numerous Boards and Commissions, including the Comptroller General’s Advisory Board (Government Accountability Office), the Senior Advisory Group for the Director of National Intelligence, a National Governors’ Association Commission on Technology and Adult Education, and the Steering Committee for the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology (the “Morella Commission”).
Ms. Carnes previously enjoyed a highly successful technology business career. As an attorney at a top national law firm, Ms. Carnes structured and negotiated more than $1 billion in technology business transactions. These included joint ventures and strategic alliances, venture capital transactions, technology development, licensing and marketing agreements, systems integration projects, and large-scale computer outsourcing transactions.