David is Inaugural Director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and Executive Director for the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data. He has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments, including bioterrorism preparedness and response from 2000-2005, work and collaborations in Afghanistan, Executive Director for a bipartisan National Commission on R&D , a non-partisan Senior Executive leading digital transformation in government from 2013-2017, and as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition chaired by Internet co-creator Vint Cerf from 2017-2020. David guest lectures at Oxford, Singularity, and Harvard Universities and was named top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” by Business Insider in 2016. He holds a MSPH and a Ph.D. from Emory University and completed two post-docs at Harvard and MIT.
David is an alumnus of the 1996 Science Talent Search, and the 1993-1995 International Science and Engineering Fair.