Dave Kilcullen, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Cordillera Applications Group, a research and operations firm providing risk analysis, monitoring, and specialized field teams to de-risk clients’ projects. He is one of the world’s leading theorists and practitioners of guerrilla warfare and counterterrorism and has extensive experience in urban operations over a 25-year career with the Australian and U.S. governments as an Army officer, intelligence officer, and diplomat. He is the author of Out of the Mountains, a prize-winning book on the future of urban operations along with three other books and numerous scholarly papers on the future of urbanization, conflict, and crime. Prior to starting Cordillera, he founded and led Caerus Global Solutions, a strategic R&D firm in Washington DC, and First Mile Geo (now Native.io), a tech platform that enables researchers to rapidly pool and share analysis in austere field environments.
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