April 9, 2018


Two Industry Leaders Join TechNet Executive Council

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today announced the addition of two premier technology leaders to its Executive Council.  Katherine “Kate” Adams, Apple’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Global Security, and Matt Cain, Couchbase’s President and CEO, have joined TechNet’s Executive Council.

With over two decades of legal experience in the private and public sector, Kate Adams joined Apple in 2017, where she serves on the company’s executive team and oversees all legal matters.  Matt Cain has spent nearly two decades in leadership positions within the technology industry and now leads Couchbase, which helps businesses in nearly every sector remain at the forefront of digital innovation.

These two leaders are lending their experience and expertise to TechNet to help advance pro-innovation policies.

In joining TechNet’s Executive Council, Cain issued the following statement: “America’s technology sector is advancing world-changing innovations faster than ever, and our policies need to keep pace with and stimulate this progress and economic opportunity.  For the U.S. to remain the world’s preeminent innovation leader, we must keep engaging policymakers at all levels of government.  I look forward to working with TechNet and my Executive Council colleagues to make a real difference.”

In welcoming Adams and Cain to the Executive Council, TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore issued the following statement: “Kate Adams and Matt Cain are dynamic leaders who understand the crucial role forward-looking policies play in the success of the innovation economy.  Apple’s iconic products have improved the way we work and live, and Couchbase is revolutionizing data management to help businesses of all sizes.  Kate and Matt will bring valuable perspectives on how business and government can work together to promote innovation, economic growth, and opportunity across the nation.  We are fortunate to have them join our Executive Council.”

Adams and Cain have joined TechNet’s prestigious Executive Council of technology leaders, which also includes:

  • Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq
  • Greg Becker, CEO, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Safra A. Catz, CEO, Oracle
  • John Chambers, Founder and CEO, JC2 Ventures; Chairman Emeritus, Cisco
  • John Doerr, Chair, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
  • Michael Gregoire, CEO, CA Technologies
  • Terry Howerton, Co-Founder and CEO, TechNexus
  • Aaron Levie, CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman, Box
  • Kevin Mandia, CEO, FireEye
  • Kim Polese, Chairman, ClearStreet
  • Ellen Richey, Vice Chairman, Risk and Public Policy, Visa
  • KR Sridhar, Co-Founder and CEO, Bloom Energy
  • Julie Sweet, CEO — North America, Accenture

About Apple

Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.  Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud.  Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than they found it.


About Couchbase

Couchbase is an enterprise software company that aims to be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation.  Based in Mountain View, California, the company created the world’s first Engagement Database, which provides unmatched agility and manageability — as well as unparalleled performance at any scale — to deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer experiences.


About TechNet

TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups and the most iconic companies on the planet and represents three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Olympia, Albany, and Tallahassee.

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