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Anil Karmel

Co-founder and CEO

Anil is co-chair of the CSA Application Containers and Microservices working group and has led the development of multiple research artifacts, building off the work started in the NIST Cloud Security working group. He is president of the CSA DC Metro Area Chapter, which he has transformed from a dormant chapter into one of North America’s most active chapters, serving more than 1,000 members in government, healthcare, and financial sectors. Under his leadership, it has forged formal partnerships with ATARC and ISACA's Greater Washington DC Chapter (ISACA-GWDC). He is the co-founder and CEO of C2 Labs, a security-focused, agile digital transformation partner that blends art and science to securely modernize IT to move at the speed of business. Formerly, Anil served as the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Deputy Chief Technology Officer. He and his team have garnered industry and government accolades, including the SANS National Cyber Security Innovators Award for Cloud Security, InformationWeek 500 Top Government IT Innovators, ACT/IAC Excellence.gov Award, and the DOE Secretary's Achievement Award.