Chris Townsend

Industry Leadership

Chris Townsend serves as the Vice President of Public Sector at Elastic, a renowned data search and analytics company. With a distinguished career in the technology industry, he is a visionary leader in helping government agencies harness the power of data. Before joining Elastic in 2022, Townsend led UiPath’s public sector portfolio and served in roles with Symantec and Intel. Townsend is pivotal in Elastic’s mission to provide advanced search and analytics solutions to public sector organizations. His work focuses on empowering government entities to unlock actionable insights from their data, improve decision-making, enhance security, and provide better services to citizens. Townsend’s leadership is instrumental in shaping the future of data analytics and search capabilities for the public sector.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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