Dr. Amit Elazari is the Co-Founder and CEO of OpenPolicy, the world's first tech-enabled policy and advocacy company, aiming to democratize technology policy and access to lobbying.
She teaches at the University of California (UC), Berkeley School of Information Master in Information and Cybersecurity, & RUNI, and serves as a member of the External Advisory Committee for the UC Berkeley Center of Long Term Cybersecurity. Amit is also a public speaker, and often kenotes or speaks at global confrecnes such as RSA Security, BlackHat, CES, and SXSW.
Prior to OpenPolicy she was of Head of Global Cybersecurity Policy at Intel Corporation, responsible for shaping and executing Intel’s global security policy and government affairs engagement across all of Intel technologies. .
In 2023 she chaired the Cybersecurity Policy Committee for the Information Technology Industry Council, U.S. leading Tech trade association, and the Linux Open Source Security Foundation public policy committee.
Amit holds a Doctoral Degree in the Law (J.S.D.) from UC Berkeley School of Law, the world’s leading law institution for technology law, and graduated summa cum laude three prior degrees in law and business.
She is the first Israeli LL.M. graduate to been admitted to the doctoral program at Berkeley or any other top U.S. doctoral program in law, on a direct-track basis.
She has an extensive background in technical, policy and legal roles, and practiced Hi-tech, Venture Capital and M&A law in one of Israel’s largest law firms GKH-Law.
Her research in tech law and policy has appeared in leading technology law and computer science journals, presented at conferences such as RSA and USENIX Security, and featured at leading news sites such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the New York Times. You can find her publications on Google Scholar.