March 8, 2016


TechNet Adds Two Executive Council Members and Three General Members

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today announced the addition of two executives to its Executive Council and three new companies to its general membership.

“TechNet is pleased to welcome Julie Sweet of Accenture and Lyndon Rive of SolarCity to our Executive Council as well as HP Inc., Instacart, and Booster Fuels to our general membership,” said Linda Moore, president and CEO of TechNet.  “We look forward to working with these new members to continue to advocate for policies that encourage economic growth and innovation.”

Julie Sweet, Group Chief Executive, North America of Accenture, and Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO of SolarCity, will join the Executive Council effective immediately.

Sweet said: “New digital technologies are driving disruption across the business and public policy arenas.  I am delighted to join TechNet’s Executive Council and look forward to engaging with my colleagues on the many issues that are critical to promoting innovation and economic growth.”

Rive said: “With the increased adoption of solar, battery storage, and other energy efficient technologies, we are moving quickly towards a 21st century energy system that is cleaner, more efficient, and more affordable than what came before it.  I look forward to adding my voice to TechNet’s Executive Council so we can better drive innovative solutions to today’s most pressing issues.”

Current members of TechNet’s Executive Council include:

  • Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq
  • Safra A. Catz, CEO, Oracle Corporation
  • John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco
  • Weili Dai, President and Co-founder, Marvell Technology Group
  • John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • David I. Goulden, Chief Executive Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure, EMC Corporation
  • Michael Gregoire, CEO, CA Technologies
  • Tim Healy, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, EnerNOC
  • Terry Howerton, Co-Founder and CEO, TechNexus
  • Badar Khan, President and CEO, Direct Energy
  • Ronald A. Klain, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Revolution LLC
  • John McAdam, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, F5 Networks
  • Gregg R. Melinson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Kim Polese, Chairman, ClearStreet, Inc.
  • Ellen Richey, Vice Chairman, Risk and Public Policy, Visa
  • Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
  • Bruce Sewell, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Global Security, Apple
  • Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft
  • KR Sridhar, Co-Founder and CEO, Bloom Energy

 In addition, three new companies have joined TechNet’s general membership network: 

Booster Fuels, based in San Jose, CA, is tackling a weekly pain point in the lives of nearly all Americans by providing on-demand fuel service while you work.

HP Inc., based in Palo Alto, CA, is a global leader in printing, personal systems, software, services, and IT infrastructure, delivering solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world.

Instacart, based in San Francisco, CA, is building the best way for people to shop for groceries online and have them delivered to their doors, and for local retailers to implement an e-commerce and delivery solution for their consumers.

TechNet’s network of more than 70 members includes: Apple, Facebook, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Marvell, Bloom Energy, eBay, and Nasdaq, among others.

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