Anil John
Technical Director, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Anil John

Anil John is a Public Interest Technologist specializing in information security, privacy, competition and innovation. He helps organizations and leaders gain clarity and understanding on complex architecture, information security, privacy practices, and market dynamics, so they can enable secure, trustworthy digital services.

He is currently the Technical Director of the DHS S&T Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP), which works with innovation communities across the nation and around the world to adapt, develop and harness cutting-edge technologies and capabilities that are commercially sustainable while simultaneously meeting government needs.

In this role, he identifies and conducts due diligence on technologies, companies, products and capabilities that could be adapted to meet Homeland Security operational needs and informs and educates the global innovation ecosystem including startups, accelerators, incubators, venture capital community and many others regarding the diverse Homeland Security challenges and opportunities available to them through the Program.

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