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Cody Ankeny

Director of Policy, Tax and Trade

Areas of Expertise:
Digital Trade, India

Cody Ankeny is a Director of Policy at ITI. His focus areas include development of, and advocacy for, global digital trade policies that create an open trade environment for companies of all sizes to reach markets around the globe. He also leads ITI’s work in India, ensuring that Indian technology policy encourages a thriving Indian tech sector while allowing fair competition for global companies.

Prior to joining ITI, Cody served as a Combat Engineer Officer in the United States Marine Corps. During his service, he had a variety of responsibilities, including commanding platoon size units in combined arms live fire exercises, planning and supervising large scale logistical operations, running day-to-day security and accountability operations for secure weapons systems, guiding and mentoring young Marines in their professional development, and much more. He has one tour to Afghanistan and remains a Marine Corps Reserve Captain.

He holds a Masters of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a concentration in global business and finance. In addition, he holds a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University.

Blog Posts by Cody Ankeny

  • Getting Close to a Modernized NAFTA – the Deal Tech Wants to See   (August 24, 2018)

    We are optimistic that a deal between Canada, Mexico, and the United States to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be reached in the coming weeks or even days. Since NAFTA first ...

  • Let’s Bring NAFTA Into the Digital Age   (May 23, 2018)

    Forty-one million jobs across the United States depend on trade. If you look around your community, there is a good chance that either yours or one of your neighbor’s jobs exist because of it. Free trade ...

  • Trump-Modi Meeting Can Set a Stage for Tech to Bolster U.S.-India Economic Growth   (June 22, 2017)

    The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is coming to Washington, D.C. next week for his first meeting with President Donald Trump since the president took office. While defense cooperation between ...

  • Developing Economies Start with the Free Flow of Data   (August 17, 2016)

    The tech industry is the most dynamic sector in history: it is highly competitive, profitable, and creates jobs around the world. Its products and services have lowered barriers to empower people in ways ...

  • The Costs of Data Localization   (August 17, 2016)

    At first glance, data localization seems like an easy answer to questions about a wide range of public policy problems: how can governments ensure that they have access to data for law enforcement? How ...

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