Ms. Teresa L. Smetzer is Salesforce’s Vice President, National Security Programs. In April 2019, she retired as CIA’s Director of Digital Futures in the Directorate of Digital Innovation. She returned to CIA after spending 14 years in the private sector as a CEO, business strategist, and investor. In this capacity, she leveraged her expertise from both the public and private sectors to accelerate the identification and adoption of industry leading digital technologies with the goal of modernizing, advancing, and transforming mission. Earlier in her career, she served at CIA as a technical analyst and senior manager, participating in and leading multiple transformation-related initiatives. She was awarded both CIA’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal and Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal for her CIA service.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.