Mr. Amit Mital

Mr. Amit Mital

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at National Security Council, The White House

United States

Amit Mital is a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, National Security Council. He focuses on strategy and policy for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies. Previously, he was CEO and Founder of Kernel Labs, a startup studio that creates technology companies in AI, computer vision and Cyber Security. His prior role was EVP/GM and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Symantec Corporation. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Amit Mital was responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy with a focus on accelerating innovation, product development and R&D. Amit was also the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Emerging Endpoints Business that includes Mobile and IoT. Amit joined Symantec after 20 years with Microsoft, most recently as the Corporate Vice President for the Startup Business Group, where he was responsible for leading strategic product development along with identifying and executing new innovation opportunities. He holds 43 patents, and is an innovator in several technologies including machine learning and high-scale web and cloud services. Amit holds a M.S. in Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

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