Daniel B. Prieto

Strategic Executive
Google Cloud, Public Sector


Daniel B. Prieto is a Strategic Executive for Google Cloud, Public Sector, where he leads strategy development, policy initiatives, and thought leadership to grow Google’s government business. He is also an adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Before coming to Google, Dan served as an external Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Co., providing strategic advice to clients in the areas of enterprise risk, IT and cybersecurity. From 2013 to 2017, Dan served as a Senior Executive in the Obama Administration, first as the Chief Technology Officer in the office of the Department of Defense CIO, and then as Director for Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council Staff in the White House. Dan has also been a Vice President at IBM and helped stand up the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives. As an executive at AOL and an investment Banker at J.P. Morgan, he served as a strategist or advisor on over $150B in transactions in technology, media and aerospace & defense, including the mergers of America Online and Time Warner, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, and the acquisition of Netscape.

He has held fellowship appointments at Harvard University, Stanford University, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a former trustee of Wesleyan University and a member of the Aspen Homeland Security Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Cosmos Club, and the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Law and Justice. Dan has testified before the U.S. Senate and his writing and commentary have appeared widely.


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