Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Alex Macgillivray, confirmed to give remarks at the PIDB’s Public Meeting

The PIDB is pleased to announce that Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Mr. Alex Macgillivray, will participate in the June 25th public meeting of the PIDB.  (Click here to RSVP to the public meeting.)

The President appointed Mr. Macgillivray in September 2014 to the position of U.S. Deputy CTO and in his role he focuses daily on a variety of key priority areas for the Administration, including Internet policy, intellectual property policy, and the intersection of big data, technology and privacy.

Mr. Macgillivray will discuss his thoughts on leveraging technology and talent in government to assist records management, data management and declassification.  He will offer commentary on the U.S. Digital Service, the National Action Plan, the Technology Policy Task Force and possibly other White House initiatives that focus on expanding access to government information through the use of technology.

Mr. Macgillivray holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a JD from Harvard Law School.  He is an internationally recognized expert in technology law and policy, most recently serving as General Counsel and Head of Public Policy at Twitter from 2009–2013.  Before joining Twitter, Mr. Macgillivray was for six years deputy general counsel at Google.  He is an actively practicing developer and coder, contributing to his ability to formulate creative and sensible technology policy and understand its ramifications.*

To RSVP to the PIDB’s June 25th public meeting, please visit Eventbrite and register to attend.

*Cited in White House Press release, dated September 4, 2014.

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