As Senior Director for Digital Diplomacy, Jan Neutze leads Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program which works to advance policy and technical solutions to defend against election interference and disinformation. Jan joined Microsoft in 2011 and has served in a range of policy and strategy leadership roles in Europe and the U.S., including leading Microsoft’s security policy team for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) based in Brussels and leading Microsoft’s work on cyber conflict as part of the company’s Trustworthy Computing initiative in Redmond, WA.
Jan has served in a range of advisory roles on tech policy issues, such as co-chair of the Global Future Council on Cybersecurity of the World Economic Forum; as an advisor to the Partnership on Countering Foreign Influence Operations of the Carnegie Endowment; and as board member for the Global Commission on Cyber Stability.
Jan joined Microsoft from the United Nations Headquarters where he served for three years in the UN Secretary-General’s Executive Office and in the Department of Political Affairs. Jan holds a J.D. from the University of Muenster, Germany as well as an M.A. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.