Quantum Insomnia: From the National Security to Intellectual Property Protection with Nand Mulchandani

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM | Antone's

In the final keynote explore the impact of quantum technology on national security and discover what can be done to help us sleep better at night. You'll hear about the challenges and opportunities that quantum technology presents and explore its use's ethical and policy implications in national security and other fields and what can be done to keep us all safe.


  • Nand Mulchandani - Chief Technology Officer, CIA

About the Speaker..

Nand Mulchandani joined the CIA as Chief Technology Officer in June 2022. He serves as the D/CIA’s senior advisor on technology issues and will take a whole-of-Agency approach to review and advise on emerging technology trends, particularly technologies with potential to threaten U.S. national security and to disrupt or accelerate the Agency’s ability to meet its mission objectives. He previously served as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. Mulchandani brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry as a serial entrepreneur and senior executive in the enterprise infrastructure and security software industries to his service in the government, and will help drive CIA’s efforts in leveraging cutting-edge innovations and scanning the horizon for tomorrow’s innovations to further CIA’s mission.

Prior to government service, Mulchandani was at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and remains a non-resident Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Mulchandani also served as the Vice President of Market Development and Strategy for Citrix, a leading provider of desktop virtualization and networking infrastructure. He joined Citrix through its acquisition of ScaleXtreme, where Mulchandani was the CEO and co-founder. Prior to his tenure at ScaleXtreme, Mulchandani served in various capacities as CEO, co-founder, senior executive, and entrepreneur-in-residence for a number of technology startups and companies, some of which were later acquired by industry giants like Oracle, Cisco, and VMware. Mulchandani started his career at Sun Microsystems as a compiler architect and holds a patent on dynamic code generation. Mulchandani holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Cornell University, a Master in Science degree in management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mulchandani and his wife, Sarbani, have two children, Arjun and Tara.


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16th Floor - Antone's

Date + Time

Sunday, March 14

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

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