Business Roundtable Announces New VP to Head Tech, Cyber Efforts

Aug 9, 2017

Washington – Business Roundtable today announced that Denise Zheng, a recognized expert in technology policy, has joined the CEO-member association as Vice President. Zheng will oversee the Technology, Internet and Innovation Committee. 

Zheng comes to Business Roundtable from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where, as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology Policy Program, she focused on cyber and emerging technology issues. 

“Business Roundtable is very pleased to bring a professional of such impressive expertise and breadth of experience on board,” said Joshua Bolten, President & CEO of Business Roundtable. “Denise Zheng has an accomplished government and private-sector background and a deep knowledge of technology policy, all the necessary attributes to work on these issues that are so critical to U.S. businesses and the economy.”

Zheng previously served as Chief of Staff and Lead Science and Engineering Technical Adviser as a contractor for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) foundational cyber warfare program, “Plan X.” 

Before DARPA, Zheng was Director for Global Government Relations and Cybersecurity Policy at CA Technologies, where she advised on cybersecurity, supply chains and software assurance issues. Zheng also served as a professional staff member for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where she helped draft comprehensive cybersecurity legislation and conducted oversight of critical infrastructure protection programs, spectrum auctions, privacy and federal IT programs.

Zheng holds a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Michigan, studied economics and government at the London School of Economics and received a graduate certificate in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.