Clara Tsao

Presidential Innovation Fellow
Presidential Innovation Fellows

Clara Tsao is a civic technologist and entrepreneur passionate about the intersection of national security and technology. Through the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, Clara has worked across various national security roles in US Government, serving as a senior advisor and Chief Technology Officer focused on emerging technology policy, countering terrorist use of the internet, and foreign influence operations online. Clara is also the President of the Board of the Presidential Innovation Fellows Foundation. She has spent a decade working in the technology industry across global teams at Microsoft, Apple, Sony PlayStation, AT&T, and as a Google Technology Policy Fellow. Clara also served as the director of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, the former co-founder and Executive Director of the Congressional App Challenge, and also the co-founder of Hack for LA. Clara was also a 2013 SXSW Dewey Award winner. In her spare time, Clara enjoys attending hackathons, thinking about the future of work, and teaching cybersecurity at the National Defense University.

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