Zac Staples is the founder and CEO of Fathom5, an industrial artificial intelligence integrator for the maritime industry.
Prior to creating Fathom5 Zac spent 22-years in the United States Navy as a surface officer specializing in electronic warfare. Zac's final tour was Director of the Center for Cyber Warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School where he led inter-disciplinary research teams that explored cyber capability development and invented maritime artificial intelligence tools and methodologies for understanding shipboard electronic security. While at the Naval Postgraduate School, Zac also created HACKtheMACHINE, nicknamed the “Blue Angels for Geeks”, which seeks to inspire a new generation of technical talent to apply their skills to national security challenges.
Zac holds a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College.
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