General Manager, Microsoft

Clint Watts is the leader of Microsoft’s Digital Threat Analysis Center (DTAC). Clint leads the team’s efforts to detect and disrupt foreign malign influence efforts affecting democracies around the world. Prior to joining DTAC, Clint was the founder of Miburo, a digital analysis and consulting company acquired by Microsoft in July 2022. Clint is a former U.S. Army infantry officer, FBI Special Agent, Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC), consultant to the FBI’s Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) and National Security Branch (NSB), and analyst supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community and U.S. Special Operations Command. Clint also acts as a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC and author of the book, Messing With The Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians and Fake News. Clint’s writing has appeared in a range of publications to include the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast, Politico, Lawfare, War On The Rocks and the Huffington Post.