Thomas Boué oversees the public-policy activities of the Software Alliance (BSA) in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He advises BSA members on public policy and legal developments, and advocates for the views of the ICT sector to European and national policymakers. He leads on security and privacy issues as well as broader efforts to improve intellectual-property protection and promote open markets, fair competition and technology innovation in new areas such as cloud computing.
Before joining the BSA, he served as a consultant at Weber Shandwick, where he advised clients on a wide range of technology and ICT-related policy issues and represented them before EU institutions and industry coalitions. In this role, he also served as a policy and regulatory adviser for telecom operators in Europe and the United States. He previously worked for the EU office of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he was responsible for lobbying activities towards EU institutions in the areas of trade, education and labour, and for organising and running seminars on EU affairs for professionals and small and medium-sized businesses.
Mr Boué holds an MBA from the Europa-Insitut in Saarbrücken, a certificate of integrated legal studies from the Universities of Warwick, Saarland and Lille II, and a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Lille II.