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Dr. Keith Dear

Director Artificial Intelligence Innovation - Fujitsu Defence and National Security

Dr. Keith Dear is Director Artificial Intelligence Innovation at Fujitsu Defence and National Security. Keith served as Expert Advisor to the Prime Minister on Defence Modernisation & the Integrated Review, leading also on UK space strategy in No10, and advising on national strategies on emerging technology. A former Intelligence Officer in the RAF he has served in Iraq, completed three deployments to Afghanistan, deployed to Abkhazia (Georgia) with the United Nations, in Mali alongside the French, and served on exchange with US Air Force. Keith now continues his service as a Group Captain (Reserve) in 601 Squadron. He holds a DPhil in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from King’s College London, where he won the O’Dwyer-Russell prize for the highest MA grades in his cohort. Keith was recently awarded a Director’s Fellowship by the Cambridge Judge Business School and will commence his Executive-MBA studies in Autumn 2021.