Sean Gourley

Sean Gourley is the founder and CEO of Primer, a San Francisco based artificial intelligence company building mission-critical applications for those who protect our security and democracy. Before he was CTO of Quid, a data visualisation company he co-founded in 2009, Sean worked on self-repairing nano circuits at NASA. He holds a PhD in physics from Oxford, where his research as a Rhodes Scholar focused on complex systems and the mathematical patterns underlying modern war. He has served as a political advisor, briefed USCENTCOM at the Pentagon and addressed the United Nations in Vienna. In addition to holding the title of New Zealand track and field champion, Sean sits on the Atlantic Council commission on Defense Innovation Adoption, has served as a member of the Board of Directors at Anadarko (NYSE: APC) and is a TED Fellow.