Clara Tsao Chief Technology Officer, Interagency CVE Task Force, Department of Homeland Security

Clara Tsao is the Chief Technology Officer at the US Interagency Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, administratively housed at the Department of Homeland Security. Her latest work focuses on approaches to countering homegrown radicalization online. As an entrepreneur, Clara’s career has taken her to Capitol Hill, international classrooms, music venues, and international startup accelerators. Clara entered US Government as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, but before that, she spent seven years working in the technology industry across global teams at Microsoft, Apple, Sony PlayStation, AT&T, and at Google as a Technology Policy Fellow. Clara was also the former Director of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee and the co-founder of the Congressional App Challenge. Outside of her day job, Clara also serves as the Vice President of the Board for the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows Foundation.