Clay Garner serves as Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San José and Director of the Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation (MOTI). His portfolio includes digital services, transportation, public safety, privacy and transparency, digital inclusion, and technology partnerships.
Prior to his time at San José City Hall, Clay was an Associate Product Marketing Manager in Google’s APMM leadership development program. Clay has also consulted on mobile health projects for the United Nations Population Fund and researched security policy for Karl Eikenberry, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. He speaks fluent Chinese, Spanish, and conversational Indonesian.
Clay holds a Master of Global Affairs from Tsinghua University, where he was a Schwarzman Scholar and recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award, and a B.A. with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University.