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 plays a strategic role in 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 and Acting Director 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 co-founder and CEO of multiple technology startups in the enterprise infrastructure and security software space, including Oblix (acquired by Oracle), Determina (acquired by VMware), OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco), and ScaleXtreme (acquired by Citrix). He was also a senior executive at VMware and Citrix, and an entrepreneur-in-residence at Accel Partners. 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.