Event Description

Join us for a dynamic lunch featuring Daniel Castro, Vice President of the leading U.S. think tank for science and technology policy, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), who will lead a conversation about how policy makers around the world can enable digital innovation while dealing with new risks brought on by technology. Mr. Castro will also present best practices related to data localization and securing critical infrastructure. This event is part of a Department of State Speakers Program that brings U.S. experts to Embassies and Consulates abroad to speak about topics of interest.


11:30 AM Registration
12:00 PM Lunch is served
12:20 PM Welcome remarks
12:25 PM Presentation and Q&A
01:30 PM Event ends


AmCham Members: VND 600,000 | Non-members: VND 750,000

includes 1 course lunch, bread & butter, tea and coffee.

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.


Daniel Castro
Vice President, ITIF, and Director, Center for Data Innovation

Daniel Castro is vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and director of ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation.

Castro writes and speaks on a variety of issues related to information technology and internet policy, including privacy, security, intellectual property, Internet governance, e-government, and accessibility for people with disabilities. His work has been quoted and cited in numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, USA Today, Bloomberg News, and Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2013, Castro was named to FedScoop’s list of the “top 25 most influential people under 40 in government and tech.” In 2015, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker appointed Castro to the Commerce Data Advisory Council.

Castro previously worked as an IT analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) where he audited IT security and management controls at various government agencies. He contributed to GAO reports on the state of information security at a variety of federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In addition, Castro was a visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, where he developed virtual training simulations to provide clients with hands-on training of the latest information security tools.

He has a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University and an M.S. in information security technology and management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Research Areas: Emerging Technologies, Intellectual Property, Accessibility, Cybersecurity, Data Innovation, E-Government, Health IT, Internet, Privacy, Public Safety and Transportation

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