White House Senior Adviser Departs to Lead Alliance for Digital Innovation

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Matthew Cornelius, senior technology and cybersecurity adviser for The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has departed his post to serve as the executive director of the Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI).

ADI is a Washington-based nonprofit coalition of cloud-forward commercial innovators dedicated to bringing technology and innovation into the federal government. Cornelius brings deep operational and policy expertise to ADI, having most recently overseen the appropriation and deployment of federal technology funds at OMB, as well as extensive domain expertise in IT modernization initiatives gained during posts at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the General Services Administration (GSA), where he served as senior adviser for the Office of the Administrator and chief of staff for the Office of Information, Integrity and Access.

“I have had the great privilege of partnering with federal agencies to shape the way technological innovation can drive how our government serves and protects Americans,” Cornelius said. “In doing so, I have also experienced the setbacks, complications and impediments of outdated, legacy IT systems standing as an obstacle to a true 21st century digital government. As I begin this new chapter with ADI, I look forward to continuing my work alongside our innovative members and directors, working toward a more nimble, secure and forward-thinking digital government.”

Through advocacy and educational efforts in support of federal agencies, ADI works to drive commercial innovation into government and showcase how commercial technologies enable the U.S. government to better serve the country.

“Technological investments from commercial innovators have always supported the evolution and progress of government agencies, from the space race to every arms race in history,” ADI Chairman John Wood said. “Today, it is the data race that will define 21st century leadership, and we’re grateful to have Matt on our team working to move the U.S. government forward.”

Cornelius succeeds Richard Beutel, CEO of Cyrrus Analytics, who remains a key member of the ADI team as senior policy advisor after stepping down in light of recent health concerns. Cornelius will be based at the Washington, D.C., office of Kellen, a global, full-service management company providing ADI support for financial governance, government relations, membership development, public engagement and strategic advisory services.

About the Alliance for Digital Innovation:

The Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI) serves as a unified voice for commercial innovators with a mission of ensuring the public sector benefits from existing and emerging commercial technologies. ADI member companies are committed to enhancing the government procurement system to allow for acquisition at the speed of technology, developing an IT workforce able to provide the expertise essential to a modern digital government, and encouraging the application of innovative emerging technologies to address today’s government IT challenges. For more information, visit www.alliance4digitalinnovation.org.

About Kellen:

Since 1964, Kellen has been one of the world’s leading partners to associations, offering full-service management as well as support services including advocacy and government affairs, education and certification programs, marketing and communications, meeting and expo production, strategic development, and technology services. Kellen’s managed portfolio includes more than 120 of the world’s most impactful trade associations and professional societies representing and supporting more than 10,000 companies and 100,000 professionals worldwide. Kellen is headquartered in Atlanta, with additional offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Kansas City, New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit kellencompany.com.


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