Sameer Bhalotra most recently served as senior director for cyber security at the White House. In this position he presented strategies to the president regarding the nation’s priority cyber-security initiatives to protect U.S. commerce and critical infrastructure, and he coordinated new federal government technology initiatives and investments. Prior to this, he worked on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as technology lead and cyber-security lead. Earlier, Dr. Bhalotra worked to develop new cross-community technology programs in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He began his government career as an engineer at the Central Intelligence Agency, working on advanced technology projects and subsequently supporting the CIA director. Dr. Bhalotra received an undergraduate degree in chemistry and physics from Harvard University and a doctorate in applied physics from Stanford University.