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Federal Government leaders face what can seem inconsistent on the surface, the mandate to share data while also securing privacy. Hear insights from government leaders as they dive into the barriers inhibiting seamless intra- and cross-agency data sharing, increased management complexities, and the changing landscape of privacy. As organizations grapple with the growing scope of data management, this discussion will spotlight strategies for enterprise modernization. Join us in exploring the next evolution in the digital ecosystem.

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Douglas Robertson

Chief Technology Officer for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

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Douglas Robertson

Chief Technology Officer for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Douglas Robertson is the Chief Technology Officer for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In this role, he is responsible for serving as a technical leader providing long-range direction of SBA's technology function, defining a technical vision and strategy, analyzing technology trends that could improve and/or standardize security, programs, products, and performance. Serving as a key member of the OCIO leadership team, his technical expertise focuses on establishing enterprise-wide technology standards and serving on multiple high-impact initiatives to achieve overall goals. Mr. Robertson has extensive experience providing technical direction, establishing strategic implementation plans, and executing multiple high-impact initiatives to achieve overall organization goals. 

He was initially recruited by SBA to aid with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as an IT Specialist (Digital Services) in July 2020. Since then, he has participated in multiple key initiatives for SBA to include leading multiple Agile software development teams, executing Enterprise Cloud Services and Enterprise Agile contracts, serving as a key part of the SBA.gov response for COVID-19 and Content Management System (CMS) Upgrade, and leading the implementation of the Veterans Certification Program (VetCert).

Prior to his appointment at SBA, he served as the President of Two Fingers Distillery LLC dba Stormborn Spirits, where he led a startup to create a distillery from 2017 to 2020. He also served as the Product Owner at Gleanspot, LP from 2016 to 2017. In this role, he managed international teams regarding IT functionality including global remote distributed development teams. He also has experience serving as a Network Operations Center Analyst for Interactions, LLC from 2013 to 2017. In this role, he directed a complex Enterprise AI telephony system aiming to increase operational efficiency and reduce incidents. He resolved issues and ensured client satisfaction for Fortune 500 companies (AT&T, Apple). He also strengthened system compliance by evaluating logs, alerts, comprehensive audits, and metrics. In addition to his extensive background, Mr. Robertson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Miami University of Ohio and two master’s degrees from George Washington University - Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Mason C. Clutter

Chief Privacy Officer/Chief FOIA Officer

DHS

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Mason C. Clutter

Chief Privacy Officer/Chief FOIA Officer

DHS

Mason C. Clutter was appointed the DHS Chief Privacy Officer/Chief FOIA Officer on April 23, 2023.  Prior to her appointment, she served as the Acting Chief Privacy Officer/Chief FOIA Officer and as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Chief Privacy Officer.

 

Before joining DHS, Mason held a variety of roles at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), an independent agency with a mission to ensure that efforts to prevent terrorism are balanced with privacy and civil liberties. She joined the Board in 2014. During her tenure, Mason’s roles in the agency included Attorney-Advisor, FOIA Officer, Counselor to Board Member Ed Felten, and Acting Executive Director. She also served on a detail to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of the General Counsel from 2017-2019, handling FOIA and other civil litigation matters and serving as special counsel to the Director of the Information Management Division. She departed the PCLOB in 2022.

 

Mason has also served in various roles in non-government organizations. She served as National Security and Privacy Counsel at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Rule of Law Counsel at the Constitution Project, and Research Associate at the Yale Law School Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, National Litigation Project. Mason also served pro bono as a Screening Committee Member for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. Prior to moving to D.C., Mason practiced as a civil defense litigator in Orlando, Florida.

 

She holds an LL.M in Law and Government from American University, Washington College of Law, a J.D. from Barry University School of Law, and a B.A. in Legal Studies from The University of Central Florida.

 

Matthew Rose

Industry Principal - Global Public Sector

Snowflake

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Matthew Rose

Industry Principal - Global Public Sector

Snowflake

Matthew has been at the intersection of emerging technology and policy for more than two decades. Before joining Snowflake, Matthew led teams and projects with global reach at Adobe and in the Federal Government at the General Services Administration and Department of Defense. He continues to advise global leaders on the application of emerging technology through his work on the Atlantic Council and Stimson Center.

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