David Bray

Director, Geotech Center, Atlantic Council

Strategic c-suite executive, founder/exec director and corporate board member, skilled at leading transformative change in novel, often messy, chaotic situations requiring both new business models and successful strategies to deliver intelligent, reasoned results. Named top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" by Business Insider and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Led Bioterrorism Preparedness & Response Program’s tech response to 9/11, anthrax, West Nile, SARS, monkeypox, & other outbreaks. Worked in Afghanistan in 2009 to help "think differently" re: military & humanitarian efforts; awarded DOD’s Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, highest-ranking joint civilian service award under combatant commanders. Directed (1) teams of 600+ interdisciplinary professionals; (2) xxx-Million $ multi-year budgets; (3) White House & UN international activities on transnational threats & disruptive tech. Current Advisor to U.S. Department of Defense.

Transformative commission director and global champion of positive “change agents” across sectors even in turbulent environments & near-mission impossible leader. Pioneered 1st ever bipartisan Commission reviewing R&D efforts of entire U.S. Intelligence Community and its multi-billion $ budget. Served as Senior National Intelligence Executive; received National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal for leadership. Selected as 1 of 2 Senior Executives across entire U.S. gov't to receive Roger W. Jones Executive Leadership award. Transformed national org’s legacy IT with 207+ systems to award-winning solutions in 1/2 estimated time & 1/6 cost. Awarded Armed Forces (AFCEA) Outstanding Achievement Award. Award-winning successful strategic CxO. Named an Eisenhower Fellow to Taiwan & Australia, also a Marshall Fellow to Europe. Member of multiple Boards of Directors including counter-misinformation efforts. Invited to give 2019 UN Keynote on the future of AI & IoT governance.

May 25, 2021

The Geotech Decade

David A. Bray, Inaugural Director of the GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council, the esteemed Washington DC-based think tank, int…

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Aug. 4, 2020

Post-pandemic Tech

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews David A. Bray, Inaugural Director of the GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council, the estee…

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