About the Policy Steering Committees
The Developers Alliance works to influence and create an environment that promotes and rewards software driven innovation. The Alliance Policy Steering Committees (PSC), focused on U.S. and European policy respectively, set the public policy agenda of the Developers Alliance and generally support our advocacy activity. Participants of the Policy Steering Committee(s) represent the diversity of software powered industries and bring valuable expertise and perspective to the table that ensures our policy objectives are well-informed, balanced, and effective.
Policy Steering Committees are responsible for the:
- Identification of policy topics and potential issues;
- Evaluation of policy objectives, activities, and initiatives; and
- Alignment of policy related activities and programs with the needs and interests of the Alliance membership and the industry.
All Alliance members are eligible to participate in the Policy Steering Committee. Full members are free to appoint members, associate and startup members are represented by the U.S. and European IPC chair and vice chair respectively, as well as a startup member from each region.
The Policy Steering Committees are where the goals of small businesses and large companies meet and form the Developers Alliance innovation agenda. Each PSC participant is invested in the creation of an environment that rewards innovation and is committed to empowering the global developer workforce their companies depend on.
U.S. Policy Steering Committee
Members of the U.S. Policy Steering Committee oversee the Developers Alliance policy agenda at the local, state, and federal level and work to create a legislative and regulatory environment that promotes innovation.
The U.S. Policy Steering Committee:
- Educates Members of Congress, the Administration, and State Government on the importance of software innovation, the developer workforce, and the complexity of new generation markets and technologies;
- Engages federal regulators with direct oversight and influence over the software development industry, including but not limited to the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission; and
- Supports the understanding and promotion of emerging technologies within Federal Departments (FDA, DOE, PTO, DOT, etc.)
European Policy Steering Committee
The European Policy Steering Committee promotes the Developers Alliance policy agenda within the European Union government (Parliament, Commission, and Council) and as appropriate at the local level within member states.
The European Policy Steering Committee:
- Works with Members of the European Parliament as an advocate for European small businesses and the growing developer workforce;
- Support the European Commission’s various directorates-general with interest and oversight of the technology sector and software dependent industries; and
- Engage with European state governments, EU and non-EU, as appropriate to reduce potential threats to innovation or unintended regulatory consequences on emerging technologies and industries.
Join the U.S. or European Policy Steering Committee
If you are interested in getting involved with a Policy Steering Committee, or have questions about how the committees work and how you can participate: