Owen Larter is Senior Manager in Microsoft’s Global Government Affairs team. He leads on Microsoft’s A Cloud for Global Good initiative, which seeks to help countries create a policy environment capable of delivering the benefits of cloud enabled technologies like AI in a way that is trusted and benefits all. Previously, Owen worked in Microsoft’s UK Government Affairs team, leading on cybersecurity and data protection issues. Prior to joining Microsoft, Owen worked for the Labour Party in the UK, in the office of a Minister for Justice, and on a number of campaigns, including around the 2016 London Mayoral election. He has also worked as an adviser to start ups in the reg tech and financial services space and served on the advisory board of a London school.