Piper Cole

Female, Person


Who is Piper Cole?

Piper Cole is Vice President, Global Public Policy Government

Affairs of Sun Microsystems, Inc., and is responsible to Sun's

Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors for the development

and execution of Sun's global public policy agenda and leads Sun's

Global Public Policy Government Affairs Department.Ms.

Cole is on the Executive Committee of the Board of ITI (Information

Technology Industry Council), on the Board of SIIA (Software

Information Industry Association), and BIPAC (Business and

Industry Political Action Committee), and was formerly on the boards of

AEA (American Electronics Industry) and the Public Affairs Council.She

was chair of the Public Policy Expert Group of the Liberty Alliance and

co-chair of the Public Policy Council of TechNet. Ms. Cole represented

Sun on the Computer Systems Policy Project (now known as the Technology

CEO Council), an organization comprised of the CEOs of thelargest U.S.

computer systems and networking companies, and, in that capacity, led

the team that negotiated the computer industry's Model Cooperative

Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Department of

Energy, chaired the CSPP Trade Committee, chaired the Technology

Controls Working Group which was a lead group in negotiating the recent

changes to the export controls on encryption technology.Prior to

this position at Sun, Ms. Cole was chief legal counsel for Sun's World

Wide Operations, responsible for negotiating multi-million dollar

contracts for the company in the areas of inventoryprocurement,

technology development, and licensing. She also established and

monitored Sun's confidentiality agreement policies.Prior to

joining Sun, Ms. Cole was corporate counsel for ComputerLand

Corporation and MicroAge Computer Stores, Inc., and prior to that she

was in private practice with a San Francisco law firm.Ms. Cole

received a J.D. from University of California, Hastings Collegeof the

Law, and a B.A. in Political Science from United States International

University.Ms. Cole is on the Executive Committee of the Board

of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, was the first woman president

of Lawyer Friends of Wine, and is a co-founder and Commandeur of the

Sous-Commanderie de Silicon Valley of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du


We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

  • Vice President, Global Public Policy & Government Affairs, Sun Microsystems

on July 23, 2013


Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:


"Piper Cole." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 4 Oct. 2023. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/piper_cole>.

Discuss this Piper Cole biography with the community:


    Our awesome collection of

    Promoted Bios


    Browse Biographies.net