Andrew W. Wyckoff is the Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science,Technology and Innovation (STI) where he oversees OECD’s work on innovation, business dynamics, science and technology, information and communication technology policy as well as the statistical work associated with each of these areas.

Mr. Wyckoff was previously Head of the Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) division at the OECD which supports the organisation’s work on information society as well as consumer policy issues. Before heading ICCP, he was the head of STI’s Economic Analysis and Statistics Division which develops methodological guidelines, collects statistics and undertakes empirical analysis in support of science, technology and innovation policy analysis.He has served on various advisory groups and panels which currently include co-chairing the US National Academies’ panel on Developing Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators for the Future , being a member of the Research Advisory Network for the Global Commission on Internet Governance and being a named to the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Global Science andInnovation Advisory Council.

His experience prior to the OECD includes being the Program Manger of the Information Technology and Commerce Program at the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment(OTA), the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and The Brookings Institution. Mr. Wyckoff is a citizen of the United States, holds a BA in Economics from the University of Vermont, and a Master of Public Policy from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.

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