Dr. David A. Bray is a Distinguished Fellow with the Stimson Center. He is Principal at LeadDoAdapt Ventures and has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments, including bioterrorism preparedness and response from 2000-2005, Executive Director for a bipartisan National Commission on R&D, providing non-partisan leadership as a federal agency Senior Executive, work with the U.S. Navy and Marines on improving organizational adaptability, and with U.S. Special Operation Command’s J5 Directorate on the challenges of countering disinformation online. He has received both the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award and the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. David accepted a leadership role in December 2019 to direct the successful bipartisan Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data that included Senator Mark Warner, Senator Rob Portman, Rep. Suzan DelBene, and Rep. Michael McCaul. From 2017 to the start of 2020, David also served as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition Chaired by Internet co-originator Vint Cerf and was named a Senior Fellow with the Institute for Human-Machine Cognition starting in 2018. Business Insider named him one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” under 40 and he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. For twelve different startups, he has served as President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Strategic Advisor roles.
In 2012, he became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, leading an interagency team that received the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation. He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013. He also was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia on multisector cyber strategies for the “Internet of Everything” in 2015. He is the author of 40+ academic papers and published publications. Through the efforts of a team of “positive change agents”, he led the transformation of the Federal Communication Commission’s legacy IT with more than 207 different systems to award-winning tech. This included rolling-out new cloud-based IT that achieved results in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the cost. He was the recipient of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Civilian Government. He also received the global CIO 100 Award twice, which usually is awarded to private sector Fortune 500 companies, both in 2015 and 2017, for his transformational leadership in change-adverse settings. From 2017-2021, he both worked with multiple services associated with the U.S. Department of Defense on improving organizational adaptability and counter disinformation online – including personally surviving a disinformation attack that occurred in 2018. In 2019, he was invited to give the AI World Society Distinguished Lecture to the United Nations on UN Charter Day. In 2021 he was named a Distinguished Fellow with the Atlantic Council.
As Principal at LeadDoAdapt Ventures, Dr. Bray’s passions include shaping the Future of Data, Bio, and Space and providing strategic direction, advice, and leadership to organizations confronting turbulent environments. He accepted a role of Co-Chair for 2016-2017 with an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015 and as a Faculty Member giving talks on Impact and Disruption at Singularity University since 2017. He has been an invited keynote speaker to CEOs, world leaders, and crowds of more than 3,000 participants at events in India, Vietnam, Australia, Taiwan, Dubai, South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
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Three prominent guests discuss social responsibility, economic turmoil, technology disruption, misinformation, and the future of remote work.
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The fascinating world of robotics and autonomous systems in manufacturing is evolving rapidly. The CEO of Unibap, a leader in this field, join us together with Industry Analyst, Michael Krigsman, and guest co-host, Dr. David A. Bray.
Fighting disinformation (and misinformation) attacks has become a crucial part of information security (Infosec). On this episode of CxOTalk, three experts explain how to disrupt these dangerous attacks.
What is the future of payment and how does the payment processing industry fight fraud for traditional banking, fintech startups, and beyond? Join Industry Analyst, Michael Krigsman, and Guest Co-Host, Dr. David A. Bray, as we explore this topic with a senior executive from ACI Worldwide.
Artificial intelligence will have a profound impact on jobs, education, and worker retraining. Industry analyst and CXOTalk host, Michael Krigsman, explores this crucial issue with two experts during an informative and important episode.
The power of artificial intelligence creates opportunities and risks that public policy must eventually address. Industry analyst and CXOTalk host, Michael Krigsman, speaks with two experts to explore the UK Parliament's House of Lords AI report.
Myths and hype surround many discussions about artificial intelligence, big data, and modern algorithms. For this episode of CXOTalk, host Michael Krigsman, talk with two extraordinary experts who bust the myths and offer straight talk on technology as we head into 2018.
What is exponential technology and how is it changing the world? Georgetown University’s Dr. Elizabeth “Libbie” Prescott and Harvard’s Dr. David A. Bray tell Michael Krigsman of CXOTalk about rapid changes in exponential technology, its implications on public service and public policy – and the legal or ethical implications.
Energy is a crucial part of modern life. This episode examines the impact of exponential technologies on energy and power for the future along with the public policy implications. Join our great guests for an exciting show!
The automotive industry is undergoing dramatic change based on ACE -- autonomous, connected, electrified vehicles that rely on large datasets to power on-demand mobility services. This episode brings together three top experts to examine the near-term future of vehicles and the auto industry.
AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics rely on massive data sets. While holding the potential for great benefit to society, this explosion of data collection creates privacy and security risks for individuals. In this episode, one of the world's foremost privacy engineers explores the broad privacy implications of data and artificial intelligence.
Data and automation have the power to transform business and society. The impact of data on our lives will be profound as industry and the government make greater use of techniques such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Explore this important topic with two world experts.
Will A.I. make our government smarter and more responsive – or is that the last step towards the end of privacy? As chief scientist of U.S. Government Accountability Office, Tim Persons conceives its vision for advanced data analytics. Learn about the promise and challenges around government A.I. and what those portend for private sector companies.
Artificial intelligence is primed to pervade everyday life, from autonomous vehicles to intelligent ads that anticipate your desires. How will these shifts vary globally, and what do they mean for the future of work, life, and commerce? Two big thinkers share their views: Darrell West, editor in chief of TechTank at the Brookings Institution, and Stephanie Wander, who designs prizes for XPRIZE. Longtime CXOTALK guest, David Bray, joins the conversation.
Artificial intelligence is fraught with legal, ethical, and public policy challenges. This episode brings two esteemed experts to discuss these issues and present guidance for both commercial companies and the public sector policymakers.
The events of 9/11 changed how we think about leadership, disruption, and the ability of organizations to survive and be resilient in the face of change and even disaster. On the episode, three seasoned leaders from the federal government share their experiences and lessons learned.
To innovate and be responsive, the federal government requires change agents -- people working within the system to drive improvements. In this episode, we talk with two accomplished change agents working in the government.
Dr. David Bray is Chief Information officer at the Federal Communications Commission. Bray holds a a PhD in information systems.During this time, Dr. Bray was also detailed as an Executive Director supporting the National Commission for Review of Research
Dr. David A. Bray is Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission. Dr. Alissa Johnson (Dr. J) is Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the Executive Office of the President (EOP)