Mr. Alen Kirkorian joined the Department of State in September 2014, as the lead of the Innovation, Strategy, and Security branch of the Office of the Chief Architect (OCA). His core focus is implementing innovative solutions for diplomacy with a diverse team of business and technical subject matter experts. He has over 27 years of experience with Information Technology and Security from a wide variety of industries. At the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) he was the Chief Information Security Officer, while at the Agency for International Development (USAID), he held IT Program Management roles and managed several large worldwide programs and projects leading Information Technology, Technology Operations, and Security Operations teams. Prior to those roles, Alen served as Program Manager for Cachendo, Technical Program Manager for True North Solutions and for Morgan Stanley in New York, New York, as well as a Senior Security Architect for a number of financial and health firms in the New York City area. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College and a Masters in Computer Science from Steven’s Institute of Technology.