About the Policy Lab

Led by co-directors Ryan Hagemann and Jean-Marc Leclerc—two long-standing experts in tech and public policy—IBM Policy Lab convenes leading thinkers in public policy, academia, and technology to develop the concrete, common-sense policy ideas leveraging technology to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our world. Our approach is grounded in the belief that tech can continue to disrupt and improve civil society while protecting individual privacy.

What we do

As technological innovation races ahead, our mission to raise the bar for a trustworthy digital future could not be more urgent. IBM Policy Lab is committed to developing and advocating the right policies that meet the demands of the moment and harness the power of technology as a force for good in the world.

Develop Industry-Leading Policy Positions

With the full benefits of AI, blockchain, quantum computing and more still untapped, we’ll put forward bold visions for public policy that don’t just respond to the spot issues of today but look forward to the opportunities of tomorrow.

Collaborate with Global Thinkers, Stakeholders and Leaders

We collect input and share perspective from the diverse voices that must inform public policy.

Produce Data-Driven Studies and Research

We guide policy making with specific, common-sense recommendations, and help industry leaders make critical decisions on policies impacting our future.