Strategy & Innovation

As an International Strategy & Innovation Advisor I help organizations expand their mindset on emerging technologies and macro trends to strategically posture from a position of strength and awareness.


Track Record
Training, Projects, Speaking Engagements and Consulting

(not a comprehensive list)

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Some presentations are published on slideshare here.

Public Engagements:

  • (January 2021 - Podcast) Featured in the US Army Mad Scientist Podcast. "The Convergence: Changing Mindsets for the Future with Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos". (audio)

  • (March 2020 - Tampa, FL) Delivered a Disruptive Talk at SOFWERX on the future of Special Operations human talent needs and recruitment titled "Humans over Hardware: Posturing SOF for the Future". (video)

  • (November 2019 - Abu Dhabi, UAE) Spoke on Emerging Technological Trends in 'Digital Warfare' and helped lead a workshop on "AI Assisted Decision Making in Cyber Warfare" at the Emirate MoD Digital Warfare Conference.

  • (October 2019 - Tampa, FL) Spoke on Emerging Technology Spaces for Civil Affairs at the annual U.S. Army Civil Affairs Conference.

  • (August 2019 - Geneva, Switzerland) Moderated the fireside chat "Security Implications of Artificial Intelligence Beyond Weapon Systems" at the UNIDIR Innovations Dialogue (video)

  • (May 2019 - Orlando) Keynoted the annual KnowBe4 Conference with "DeepFakes: State of Affairs & State of Defense"[CyberDefense Magazine Conference Review]

  • (Apr 2019 - Pittsburgh) Spoke on Strategic and Operational Adaptation of Emerging Technologies at the USSOCOM Sovereign Challenge conference. (slides not available)

  • (Apr 2019) Submitted a Public Statement to the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board's public call for comments on ethical and responsible use of Artificial Intelligence for the Department of Defense (DoD).

  • (Apr 2019 - Madrid, Granada, Barcelona) Invited by the U.S. Embassy in Madrid to take part in a week long Public Diplomacy program across Spain delivering talks on emerging technology, artificial intelligence and national security with Spanish national security organizations. (slides not available)

  • (Jan 2019 - Virtual) Delivered a Joint Staff Strategic Multi-Layer Analysis (SMA) lecture on AI Due Diligence Items for Consideration as Scientists, Commanders & Politicians explore AI Opportunities (Slides).

  • (Nov 2018 - Brussels) Briefed NATO HQ military officials on AI and convergence for national security.

  • (Nov 2018 - Seoul) Spoke on Cooperative Efforts to Respond to Emerging Technologies & Cyber Threats at the 3rd International Conference on Building Global Cyberspace Peace Regime organized by the National Security Research Institute the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Cyber Security Center. (slides not available)

  • (Oct 2018 - Delhi) ORF Article on autonomous weapons systems and adversarial AI.

  • (Oct 2018 - Amsterdam) Spoke on “AI and Weapons Systems” in the closing panel of the World AI Summit. 

  • (Sep 2018 - Stockholm) Spoke on Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Tech and National Security Use-Cases at the Stockholm Security Conference hosted by SIPRI and the Munich Security Conference.

  • (Aug 2018 - Geneva) Addressed the UN CCW GGE on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems on "Human Involvement in the LAWS life cycle" at the United Nations in Geneva.

  • (Apr 2018 - Tokyo) Spoke on "Cyber Military Education In an Era of Change" at the NATO Science for Peace Program Workshop on Cyber Military Defense in Tokyo, Japan.

  • (Jan 2018 - CyFy) Spoke on multi domain battle at the 'Evolving Methods of Warfare' panel at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi. (Video)

  • (Nov 2017 - Geneva) Address the UN CCW GGE on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems  on the 'Military Effects' panel at the United Nations in Geneva.

  • (Nov 2017 - New York) Spoke on the Technological Unemployment: Trends insights and strategies for the path forward in New York.  (Video)

Issues from CCN project here