Dan Nechita is a former State Counselor for Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș, responsible with information systems and cybersecurity. He graduated the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with an M.A. in International Relations and Columbia University in the City of New York with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. At Columbia, he worked for two years as a research assistant at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. He also worked at the World Security Institute (the Global Zero nuclear disarmament initiative); at the Brookings Institution Center of Executive Education; and at ABC News – as a reporter and writer for the reputed political analysis publication The Note. He currently runs Smart Everything Everywhere, an organization focused on digitizing industry, and K Street Consulting, a public and governmental affairs company focused on supporting U.S. companies in Romania.