Speakers

Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch

CEO & Co-Founder

Rebellion Defense

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Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch

CEO & Co-Founder

Rebellion Defense

Chris Lynch is the chief executive officer of Rebellion Defense. Previously, he was the founding director of Defense Digital Service (DDS), a SWAT team of exceptional software engineers focused on the Department of Defense’s most critical technology challenges. He served three secretaries of defense, launching numerous high-impact programs, including Hack the Pentagon, JEDI Cloud, counter-drone solutions, and providing technical expertise on programs including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and next-generation GPS OCX. He was an early member of United States Digital Service and is a lifelong tech entrepreneur. Chris is a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center, working with Secretary Ash Carter on ensuring new technology serves a public purpose and good. Chris also is a regular lecturer at Stanford’s computer science department, encouraging nerds to serve in government.

Kenneth Tovo

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Kenneth E. Tovo

Former Commander

US Army Special Operations Command

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Kenneth Tovo

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Kenneth E. Tovo

Former Commander

US Army Special Operations Command

Lieutenant General Ken Tovo culminated his 35-year military career in 2018, serving as the commander of the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). He was responsible for manning, training, equipping, and providing strategic direction to all the Army’s Special Operations forces (Green Berets, Rangers, Special Ops Aviation, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations), a combined organization of over 34,000 people.

He began his service in the Infantry upon graduation from the US Military Academy in 1983. After serving his initial tour with the 82nd Airborne Division, Tovo completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and transferred to the Special Forces branch. He served as a Special Forces detachment, company, battalion, and group commander in the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Tovo’s additional assignments included serving as a plans and operations officer with 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta and Joint Headquarters Center (NATO); aide de-camp to the commander, Stabilization Force, Bosnia; Chief of Staff, USASOC; Deputy Commanding General, Special Operations Command Europe; Director, Special Operations Division-Iraq; Deputy Commanding General, 1st Armored Division/U.S. Division Center, Iraq; Commanding General, Special Operations Command Central; Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan; and Deputy Commander, US Southern Command in Miami, Fla.

LTG Tovo’s operational assignments include the first Gulf War, refugee relief operations in Northern Iraq, noncombatant evacuation operations in Sierra Leone, peacekeeping operations in Bosnia on two occasions, five tours in Iraq, and one tour in Afghanistan.

He earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, an MS in Advanced Military Studies from the US Army Command & General Staff College, and a MS in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

He is the President & CEO of DOL Enterprises, Inc., a consulting firm focused on providing advice on strategic planning, risk management, and organizational effectiveness and serves on the board of several companies.

Ken and his wife, Suzanne, have been married for 34 years. They raised two sons who both serve the Nation – one as a Special Forces officer and the other as a high school English teacher.

Mira Ricardel

Mira Ricardel

Principal

Chertoff Group & Former Deputy National Security Advisor

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Mira Ricardel

Mira Ricardel

Principal

Chertoff Group & Former Deputy National Security Advisor

Mira Ricardel is a Principal at The Chertoff Group, where she leverages her extensive national security expertise to advise corporate clients on how to manage risk related to U.S. Government regulations affecting foreign direct investment, export controls and supply chains. With extensive aerospace/defense industry expertise, Mira also assists companies with their growth strategies, to include the capture process. She is sought by leading business media outlets on CFIUS, export control and other national security matters.

Gary Shiffman

Gary Shiffman

CEO

Giant Oak, Inc. and Consilient

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Gary Shiffman

Gary Shiffman

CEO

Giant Oak, Inc. and Consilient

Gary M. Shiffman is an applied micro-economist and business executive working to combat organized violence, corruption, and coercion. Past experiences include senior positions at the Pentagon, U.S. Senate, and the Department of Homeland Security. Currently, Dr. Shiffman serves as the CEO of Giant Oak, Inc. and the CEO of Consilient, machine learning and artificial intelligence companies building solutions to support professionals in the fields of national security and financial crime. Dr. Shiffman is the author of The Economics of Violence:  How Behavioral Science Can Transform Our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism with Cambridge University Press in 2020, and he currently teaches at Georgetown University.

Rajiv Gupta

Managing Director

Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Rajiv Gupta

Managing Director

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Rajiv is a managing director in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s digital business and serves clients across the Defense, Security, & Justice sector. He specializes in corporate strategy, customer strategy, digital transformation, customer experience, service design, marketing, and disruptive innovation. Rajiv has extensive experience working across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community and is a passionate creative focused on bringing Industry’s best forward to serve US National Security needs.

P: 240 463 2516
E: rajivgupta@deloitte.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/askjivz/

Christina Murata

Christina Murata, Ph.D.

Managing Director

Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Christina Murata

Christina Murata, Ph.D.

Managing Director

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Christina Murata, Ph.D., an expert in national security and chemical/biological defense, joined the firm as a
Managing Director in June 2019. She specializes in applying strategy and analytics, technology innovations,
and workforce management in the execution of large-scale, complex programs. Dr. Murata, a member of the
Senior Executive Service, spent 14 years with the federal government at the Departments of Homeland Security,
Defense, and State leading a variety of security-related projects in domestic and international settings. At DHS,
Christina led the development of an innovation and advanced technology portfolio for CBP and served as
Chief of Staff for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate. At the Department of Defense, she built an
autonomous system to protect the Pentagon from chemical or biological attack. She worked at the State Department to secure dangerous pathogens and weapons expertise in the former Soviet Union and launched a trans-Atlantic
conference series on emerging S&T policy issues.

Email:  cmurata@deloitte.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-murata-1013741/

Wendin D. Smith, Ph.D.

Wendin D. Smith, Ph.D.

Managing Director

Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Wendin D. Smith, Ph.D.

Wendin D. Smith, Ph.D.

Managing Director

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dr. Wendin D. Smith is a managing director with Deloitte Consulting, where she leads the firm’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) practice. In prior positions, she had the honor of serving as the senior advisor to the U.S. Special Operations Command for CWMD, and as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for CWMD, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy. In prior roles, she has supported strategic initiatives in defense and national security, including key departments and agencies such as the Department’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration. Smith also serves as a formal mentor and on several non-profit boards.

Email: wesmith@deloitte.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendin-d-smith-2b32874a/

Camille François

Chief Innovation Officer and Affiliate

Graphika and Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard

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Camille François

Chief Innovation Officer and Affiliate

Graphika and Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard

Camille François works on cyber conflict and digital rights online. She is the Chief Innovation Officer at Graphika, where she leads the company’s work to detect and mitigate disinformation, media manipulation and harassment. Camille was previously the Principal Researcher at Jigsaw, an innovation unit at Google that builds technology to address global security challenges and protect vulnerable users. Camille has advised governments and parliamentary committees on both sides of the Atlantic on policy issues related to cybersecurity and digital rights. She served as a special advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of France in the Prime Minister’s office, working on France’s first Open Government roadmap. Camille is a Mozilla Fellow, a Berkman-Klein Center affiliate, and a Fulbright scholar. She holds a masters degree in human rights from the French Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences-Po) and a masters degree in international security from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. François’ work has been featured in various publications, including the New York Times, WIRED, Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Globo and Le Monde.

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Jeff Orlowski

Jeff Orlowski

Director

The Social Dilemma

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Jeff Orlowski

Jeff Orlowski

Director

The Social Dilemma

Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski served as director, producer, and cinematographer of the Sundance Award-Winning films, Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral. He is a two-time Emmy-Award winning filmmaker, and founder of the award-winning production company Exposure Labs. His latest film, The Social Dilemma, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming on Netflix.

In 2017, after premiering at Sundance and receiving the US Documentary Award, Chasing Coral released globally on Netflix as a Netflix Original Documentary. It went on to win a Peabody award in 2018. Chasing Ice premiered at Sundance in 2012, received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Song and won an Emmy® award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Both films have received many additional awards and accolades at film festivals around the globe, including being shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Orlowski also produced and directed Chasing Coral: The VR Experience, his first venture into virtual reality filming.

Orlowski founded Exposure Labs to maximize the impact of film, creating a company dedicated to both quality storytelling and powerful campaigns. For work on Chasing Ice, Exposure Labs won the 2016 BritDoc Impact Award recognizing “documentaries that have made the biggest impact on society.” Currently, the impact campaign featuring Chasing Coral is connecting the story in the film to action in communities with over 1000 screenings in more than 87 countries and the film won the 2018 the Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award.

In 2017, Orlowski was the recipient of the Champions of the Earth award, the United Nation’s top honor for spreading powerful environmental messages to a global audience. In 2016 he was named the inaugural Sundance Discovery Impact Fellow for environmental filmmaking. He has traveled on tour representing the Sundance Institute, President Obama’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment of the Arts. He holds two Guinness Book World Records.

In addition to his feature film productions, Orlowski has worked with major corporations as a director and producer of online and broadcast commercial work. Orlowski directed Living with Panthers, a VICE VR production, and served as Producer on the award-winning film, Frame By Frame.

He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Chief Executive Officer

New America

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Anne-Marie Slaughter

Chief Executive Officer

New America

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the CEO of New America, a think ​and action ​tank dedicated to renewing the promise of America, bringing us closer to our nation’s highest ideals. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011, she served as director of policy planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs (formerly the Woodrow Wilson School) from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002.

Dr. Slaughter has written or edited eight​ books, including ​The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World (2017)​, Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family (2015), The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World (2007)​, and ​A New World Order (2004), ​as well as over 100 scholarly articles. She was the convener and academic co-chair, with Professor John Ikenberry, of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy for the United States. In 2012 she published the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in the Atlantic, which quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped spawn a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.

Dr. Slaughter is a contributing editor to the Financial Times and writes a bi-monthly column for Project Syndicate. She provides frequent commentary for both mainstream and new media and curates foreign policy news for over 140,000 followers on Twitter. Foreign Policy magazine named her to their annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. She received a B.A. from Princeton, an M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard. She is married to Professor Andrew Moravcsik; they have two sons.

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Gretchen Brainard

Gretchen Brainard

GPS Customer & Marketing Offering Portfolio Leader

Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Gretchen Brainard

Gretchen Brainard

GPS Customer & Marketing Offering Portfolio Leader

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Gretchen Brainard has served public sector clients for the past 23 years creating and implementing technology transformation strategies. Most recently, Ms. Brainard was with Deloitte from 2004 through 2010, returning in 2016 to lead Deloitte’s Public Sector Digital and Advertising Marketing & Commerce Practices. Ms. Brainard also led Apple’s National Security practice from 2011-2016. Throughout her time at Deloitte and Apple, Ms. Brainard has led digital transformation programs and created mission effectiveness strategies across the public sector, while spending the majority of her time serving the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Intelligence Community, Department of Justice and the Army. Her current focus is improving customer experience and driving innovation by leading our platform businesses, such as ServiceNow.

P: 571-858-0371
E: gbrainard@deloitte.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchenbrainard/
Twitter: @gabrainard

 

Jesse Goldhammer

Jesse Goldhammer

Managing Director, Cyber and Strategic Risk

Deloitte & Touche LLP 

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Jesse Goldhammer

Jesse Goldhammer

Managing Director, Cyber and Strategic Risk

Deloitte & Touche LLP 

Jesse is a managing director in Deloitte & Touché LLPs cyber and strategic risk business. He designs programs to secure government agencies and universities, protecting their data, networks, systems, and people from a wide range of cyber threats and helping them to manage evolving cyber risks. Jesse has more than a decade of experience building cyber strategies, executing cyber training programs, and creating cyber scenarios that explore how cyber will change in the future. He is also a published author, with books and articles on a broad range of topics, including cyber security.

P: 415.783.7681
E: jgoldhammer@deloitte.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesse-goldhammer-31558b/

Rita Sampson

Chief of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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Rita Sampson

Chief of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Ms. Sampson is the Chief of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (EEOD) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). She is the principal advisor to the Director of National Intelligence on all matters relating to diversity within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Ms. Sampson also oversees compliance with the federal EEO laws, policies, and directives that impact the ODNI workforce and the IC. She serves as the Chair of the IC EEOD Council (comprised of senior EEOD leaders from all 17 IC elements), and leads the implementation of strategic diversity initiatives aligned with the IC EEOD Enterprise Strategy (2015-2020). Promoting greater transparency outreach, and awareness of opportunities for employment and advancement within the IC is one of Ms. Sampson’s key priorities. She advances the IC’s commitment to hire, promote, and maintain a highly-skilled, diverse, and including IC workforce, and engages key stakeholders through partnerships that enable innovative approaches and leverage best practices for achieving EEOD objectives.

From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Sampson served as a Senior Civil Liberties Advisor in the ODNI’s Civil Liberties and Privacy Office. She supported efforts to ensure that the IC maintained effective safeguards to protect the civil liberties and privacy rights guaranteed by the Constitution, Executive Orders, and federal laws. She also led IC initiatives to provide greater public transparency into IC programs and activities, evaluated compliance, and served as the lead for intelligence oversight reporting.

Prior to joining the ODNI, Ms. Sampson served in various capacities within the U.S. Department of Justice. As an Assistant Director within the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), she served as the Agency’s EEO Officer, and led all aspects of the Agency’s EEO program covering 94 offices. Ms. Sampson also served as an Assistant General Counsel within EOUSA, specializing in government ethics and employment litigation. Before joining EOUSA, she worked in the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Bureau of Investigation where she litigated a range of civil matters, including complaints related to excessive use of force, Federal Tort Claims Act, and Title VII civil rights violations. Ms. Sampson was an Assistant Attorney General in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Office of the Attorney General, where she litigated complex civil litigation matters.

Ms. Sampson is a member of the Virginia State Bar, National Bar Association (NBA), and served as Special Counsel and Executive Board member of the NBA. She formerly served as President of the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the NBA, Women Lawyer’s Division. She earned her juris doctorate degree from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Government from the College of William and Mary.

Loren DeJonge Schulman

Vice President, Research and Evaluation

Partnership for Public Service

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Loren DeJonge Schulman

Vice President, Research and Evaluation

Partnership for Public Service

Loren leads the Partnership’s research, analysis and evaluation team’s efforts to develop forward-thinking solutions that change the way government works. She began her career in public service as a Presidential Management Fellow and devoted ten years at the Department of Defense and National Security Council to building networks and ideas for problems only the government can solve. For the last five years she has led research efforts at the Center for a New American Security to elevate the national security debate and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow. Her favorite public servants are former Secretary of Defense William Perry, who understood how America’s innovation was a foundation to its security, and former U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan, who declared that when it came to the Constitution she would not be an idle spectator.

Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg

President

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance

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Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg

President

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance

Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg became president of INSA and INSF (501c3) on December 1, 2019. As president, Suzanne oversees INSA’s finances, strategic planning, marketing, events, and corporate partnerships. She leads strategic initiatives across the organization focused on building the association’s brand, strengthening member value, and growing and diversifying member ranks. Since 2010, Suzanne has held various leadership positions at INSA, most recently serving as the organization’s first Chief Operating Officer. She was the driving force behind INSA’s expansion into markets outside the Washington, DC region, as well as its popular, The New IC symposium, which focuses on diversity with inclusion in the intelligence community. Suzanne works closely with the executive leadership team, advisory committee, and members of the board of directors to coordinate policy initiatives and programs on issues that are key to the intelligence and national security community. Prior to INSA, she served as Vice President of Marketing for Ripple Communications, a woman-owned strategic
communications firm.

Heather Reilly

Principal and Defense, Security, and Justice Sector Leader

Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Heather Reilly

Principal and Defense, Security, and Justice Sector Leader

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Heather Reilly leads Deloitte’s defense, security & justice sector, a $1b portfolio of work across the department of defense (DoD), department of homeland security (DHS), department of justice (DOJ), and intelligence sub-sectors, encompassing more than 5700 practitioners. With over 20 years of professional experience, heather is one of Deloitte’s experts on immigration and border security. She is talented at bringing valuable new solutions to clients. As defense, security, & justice sector leader, heather pioneered Deloitte’s military families initiative, which recognizes the imperative to transform resources and programs delivered to military families in order to retain top talent in uniform. Heather was recently recognized as one of the top 25 DoD execs to watch in 2020 by WashingtonExec.

Harry Coker

Former Executive Director

National Security Agency

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Harry Coker

Former Executive Director

National Security Agency

Mr. Harry Coker, Jr. retired from serving as the Executive Director of the National Security Agency in 2019.

Mr. Coker began his career in the civilian federal service in December of 2000 when he joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a Program Manager/Systems Engineer. During his CIA tenure, Mr. Coker served in key leadership roles, including Director, Open Source Enterprise; Deputy Director, CIA Office of Public Affairs (OPA); and as Director and Deputy in various components within CIA’s Directorate of Science & Technology (DS&T).

Prior to joining the civilian ranks, Mr. Coker served twenty years in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer and an Engineering Duty Officer, retiring as a Commander. His Navy assignments included Gunnery and Missiles Officer, USS INGERSOLL (DD-990); Flag Lieutenant and Aide to Commander, Amphibious Group Two; Communications Engineer, Defense Communications Engineering Center (DCEC); Advanced SATCOM Officer, Navy Space Systems Division, Navy Staff; Deputy Director, Navy EHF SATCOM Program (NESP), PEO for Space and Communications Systems; and, Program Manager/Systems Engineer, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

In 2016, Mr. Coker was awarded the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award for sustained accomplishments. He was also recognized by the CIA with the Don Cryer Award for Diversity & Inclusion Leadership in 2017.

Mr. Coker is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., Resources Management, 1980); the Naval Postgraduate School (M.S., Computer Science, 1987); and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.,1992). He has also completed the National Defense University’s CAPSTONE Fellowship and the Kennedy School’s Senior Executive Fellowship.

George Jackson

Director of Events

Government Executive Media Group Inc.

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George Jackson

Director of Events

Government Executive Media Group Inc.

George Jackson is the director of events at Government Executive Media Group – the largest and most-influential media company in the public sector marketplace. George joined GEMG in October of 2020 to enhance the scale of their events and audience experiences.

He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in English. In 2006, he earned his master’s in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.

George spent the first five years of his journalism career at WJHL-TV in Johnson City Tenn. – beginning as an overnight producer for the station’s 6 a.m. broadcast. He advanced to lead on-air reporter for WJHL’s 11 p.m. newscast.

As a reporter, George examined the earnings of two non-profit hospital systems, felony charges filed against a local sheriff, predatory paving companies, a health benefits backlog for local veterans, and a series of cold-case murder investigations. He received an honorable mention for Best TV Reporter in the 2011 Tennessee AP Broadcast awards and won a Best Investigative Reporting award from Media General in 2010.

George joined DC’s ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in 2012 to produce Capital Insider, which won him an Emmy award. One year later, he developed and recorded the pilot episode of Government Matters – a program about the business of government. It debuted as a weekly show on Sunday, August 4th of 2013. George led Government Matters through September of 2020, expanded its reach to a daily worldwide audience, and produced its first feature-length documentary “The Dawn of Generation AI.”

George is from Toledo, Ohio. He lives with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of rescue dogs in Northern Virginia.