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David A. Bray (Inaugural Director, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center) in conversation with Ralph Simon (founder, Mobilium Global)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: India and the World: Embracing the GeoTech Decade Ahead
Webinar Date: December 11, 2020
As the world’s largest democracy, India can lead from the world stage. Already, several CEOs around the world hail from India. In addition, the increasing availability and affordability of world-changing technologies now means that companies and individuals now have capabilities previously reserved only for what the national security functions of large nations could do during the historical Cold War. Such trends embody the GeoTech decade ahead – one where technologies and data transform nations and global geopolitics. India brings a lot of talent to these increasingly democratized technologies.
Dr. David A. Bray has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments, including bioterrorism preparedness and response from 2000-2005, time on the ground in Afghanistan in 2009, serving as Executive Director for a bipartisan National Commission on R&D, and providing leadership as a non-partisan federal agency Senior Executive. He has received both the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award and the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the global CIO 100 Award twice, both in 2015 and 2017 for his transformational leadership in change-adverse settings.
David served as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition Chaired by Internet co-originator Vint Cerf, and later accepted a leadership role in December 2019 to incubate a new global Center with the Atlantic Council focused on how new technologies and data impact geopolitics and change the world. He provides strategy to both Boards and start-ups espousing human-centric principles in complex environments. Business Insider named him one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” and he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. In 2019, he was invited to give the AI World Society Distinguished Lecture to the United Nations on UN Charter Day.
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