Chairman & Co-Founder, Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy
The Invention of Tech Statecraft
As Under Secretary of State, Krach created the Clean Network alliance of democracies, rallying countries and companies around his Trust Doctrine for Global Economic Security.
By December 2020, more than 60 nations, representing more than two thirds of the world's gross domestic product, and 200 telecom companies, had publicly committed to the trust principles of The Clean Network. This dramatically reduced the influence of China’s national champion, Huawei, and helped ensure that global communications networks advance freedom – not authoritarianism.
Keith Krach’s endless quest to challenge the status quo and make a profound and far-reaching impact on the world. Learn More
Keith Krach is a Silicon Valley innovator and dedicated public servant. He founded and led several category-creating companies — including Ariba, the world’s largest B2B e-commerce network, which transacts $3.7 trillion annually; and DocuSign, inventors of digital transaction management, serving 1 million companies, and over a billion users. He served as Chairman of Purdue University, and as international President of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
As Under Secretary of State, Krach spearheaded the largest onshoring in US history; repatriated 100,000 citizens during
COVID; was the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 41 years; and built the Clean Network Alliance of Democracies to defeat the CCP’s masterplan to control 5G.
Today, he serves as chairman of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, a bipartisan institute devoted to applying the lessons learned from the Clean Network to a broad set of other critical technologies that must be safeguarded to protect our freedom.