Daniel Burton

Daniel Burton
SVP, Global Public Policy, Salesforce


Daniel Burton is Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy for Salesforce.com and has played a leadership role in the development of US technology policy for over twenty years.

Prior to joining Salesforce.com he headed government affairs for Entrust and Novell. Previously he was President of the Council on Competitiveness where he was a pioneer in the effort to establish government technology policies for the US high-tech industry.

Mr. Burton has testified several times before Congress and has lectured widely in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He holds an MA in political economy from Columbia University, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Diplome de Langue et Civilisation Francasies from the Sorbonne. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Burton has edited three books, including Vision for the 1990s: US Strategy and the Global Economy, and written numerous articles on technology policy and competitiveness, which have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Washington Quarterly, Scientific American and Issues in Science and Technology.


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