Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews David A. Bray, Inaugural Director of the GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council, the esteemed Washington DC-based think tank. We talk about jazz improv, geopolitics, technology, privacy, openness, human dignity, dat...
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews David A. Bray, Inaugural Director of the GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council, the esteemed Washington DC-based think tank. We talk about jazz improv, geopolitics, technology, privacy, openness, human dignity, data trusts, quantum computing as well as post-pandemic tech opportunities and constraints.
The takeaway is that the world now needs to ensure that new technologies not only contribute to innovation but also simultaneously empower people, increase prosperity and secure peace. One way we talked about is to develop data trusts to secure that exchanges of data are mutually beneficial and provide ethical and governance support.
After listening to the episode, find out more about the Atlantic Council, check out David A. Bray's profile on Singularity University or connect with him on LinkedIn.
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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.