Joseph Andersen is the Director of International Government Relations for Alibaba Group, serving as the company’s advocate for Alibaba Cloud and related technologies in the US and internationally. Prior to joining Alibaba Group, he led the government affairs function for Brocade Communications Systems focused on technology issues related to cloud adoption, IoT, smart cities, data center modernization, cybersecurity, and procurement. Before Brocade, he worked as the Director of Environment & Sustainability for the Information Technology Industry Council, the Director of Technology & Innovation Policy for the Telecommunications Industry Association, and the Director of Global Government Relations for Nortel Networks. Joseph graduated from George Washington University Law School, studied international law at Oxford University, and did undergraduate work at Brigham Young University. Having also been active in local politics, Joseph has served as a city council member, an acting mayor, and on numerous boards and commissions. He lives in Leesburg, Virginia with his wife and three children.