Larry Irving is the President and CEO of the Irving Group, a consulting firm providing strategic advice and assistance to international telecommunications and information technology companies, foundations and non-profit organizations. Irving is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on technology and innovation, with extensive experience on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch of the US federal government. From September, 2009 to July, 2011, Mr. Irving served as Vice President for Global Government Affairs for the Hewlett-Packard Company, then the world’s largest technology company. He previously served nearly 7 years as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information in the Clinton Administration, addressing social and economic issues through enhancements of telecommunications and information technology policy. Mr. Irving is widely credited with coining the term the “digital divide” and sparking global interest in the issue. In large part due to his work to promote policies and develop programs to ensure equitable access to advanced telecommunications and information technologies, Mr. Irving was elected to the Internet Hall of Fame in 2019.