CFTMS is in the process of developing a board, executive leadership, advisory board and partnerships. Information on this page will be updated when more details are formalized.
Founder, Sarah Granger, is an award-winning digital media innovator and author with more than 25 years of experience working at the intersection of technology, media and government. Her work focuses on issues related to digital government, security, privacy, accessibility, and diversity in tech. Through CFTMS, she engages directly with partner NGOs, local, state and national government departments, including the State Department, Congress and White House offices. She also collaborates with academic institutions on papers and workshops, such as Georgetown University, American University, and the Middlebury Institute for International Studies.
She is currently a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project and former Co-Chair of their Cybersecurity Expert Group. She participated in the World Summit on the Information Society at the United Nations in 2003 as the Project Director for the Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, working under a Ford Foundation Capacity-Building grant. As an elected at-large member of the U.S. Public Policy Council for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Sarah represents over 100,000 computer professionals on national technology policy issues including digital governance, intellectual property, security, privacy, voting, innovation and accessibility.
Sarah began her career working in cybersecurity for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Department of Energy), Phoenix Technologies, and the California Maritime Academy. In 1999, she founded bComfy, an innovative online software model for office ergonomics, infusing technology and workplace flexibility together. She also worked as a network engineer for Net Daemons Associates (aka NDA, a venture-backed IT services company later acquired by Interliant).
Sarah’s bestselling book, The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life – Online and Off, was released in September 2014. She has also contributed chapters to Diplomacy, Development and Security in the Information Age and Ethical Hacking, and edited five books on digital government, mobile security, cryptography and biometrics. Sarah’s articles and blogs have reached millions of readers globally, translated into several languages. She has been published in The San Francisco Chronicle online at SFGate.com, Forbes, Air & Space Power Journal, Spectrum magazine, Boing Boing, Ms., The Huffington Post, techPresident, and Harvard Business Review.
She has lent her voice to a wide range of conferences as a keynote speaker and panelist, including the Tech Policy Summit, California Leadership Forum, South by Southwest Interactive, Startup Women Forum in Russia, and Computers, Freedom and Privacy. She has participated on program committees for Exceptional Women in Publishing’s Women’s Leadership Conference, TEDx Bay Area – Global Women Entrepreneurs, and Netroots Nation. She was also a trainer for U. S. State Department’s TechCamp Riga and an Impact Advisor for TechWomen.
Sarah has been featured as a technology and political expert on CBS News, Good Morning America, RT and NPR and quoted in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Daily Kos, The Washington Post, PBS.org, and The Hill. In 2012, she was recognized as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” by The Silicon Valley Business Journal. Born and raised in the Midwest, Sarah graduated from the University of Michigan, where she designed her own major called “Technology & Society. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Cofounder, Daniel Krimm, has 20 years of experience in online services and has been involved in policy issues surrounding media and information and communication technology for the last 15 years. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Southern California and currently performs policy research in the area of public governance and other areas.
The former Communication Director for Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Dan has been a Global Policy Fellow for IP Justice, working on behalf of the ICANN Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) as a member of the WHOIS Working Group and Campaign Director for the Keep The Core Neutral Coalition. He has served as Director of Volunteer Recruitment and Coordination for the 2011 Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference, joined a Net Neutrality panel at Podcast Hotel in San Francisco (2007), and participated in a 2006 civil society meeting with the US delegation to WIPO. He participates individually in the Media and Democracy Coalition and ICANN NCUC, and has volunteered for the Internet Governance Caucus, Free Press/Save The Internet, the Future of Music Coalition, and the International Interactive Communications Society.
His work in online services includes the LAUNCHcast music service, as well as web launches for Consumer Reports Online and Discover Magazine. His academic work includes a strategic analysis for the County of Los Angeles E-Government Advisory Committee, and other work addressing the WIPO Broadcasting Treaty, electronic voting systems, and the relationship between the digital divide and political participation.
Dan is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan and a cum laude graduate of Princeton University. He spent almost two decades in the New York City metro area and several years in Los Angeles before arriving in the Bay Area in 2006. He is also an avocational jazz bassist, was awarded a Jazz Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, recorded two self-produced albums of original compositions, and participated in a number of other original music projects over the years.