Gregory C. Allen Keynote Speaker

  • Director AI & Advanced Technology, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Previously Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and Head of market and competitive strategy Blue Origin
  • Expert on the intersection of AI and geopolitics, policy, business, regulatory, and national security

Gregory C. Allen's Biography

Gregory C. Allen is the director of the Wadhwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. His research and analysis focuses the geopolitics of AI and semiconductor technology, on AI regulation, and on AI and the future of warfare. His analysis is read by corporate CEOs and senior government leaders around the world and is routinely featured in articles by leading news organizations.

Prior to joining CSIS, Allen was the director of strategy and policy at the Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the DOD’s AI Strategy, drove policy reforms to accelerate the DOD’s adoption of AI, and developed DOD’s approach to AI governance and ethics. He advised senior leaders in the Department of Defense on all aspects of AI policy and represented the DOD in diplomatic exchanges with U.S. allies and partners, as well as with China. Before joining the DOD, Allen served in a variety of corporate strategy roles in the private sector technology industry.

Allen holds a joint MPP/MBA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School.

Read Gregory Allen’s recent article in TIME magazine on China and the tech war with the U.S.

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Videos of Gregory C. Allen

Global Technology Competition in the Age of AI
Global Technology Competition in the Age of AI
Testify with Gregory C. Allen - China’s Pursuit of Defense Technologies
Testify with Gregory C. Allen - China’s Pursuit of Defense Technologies
Gregory Allen on Congressional Oversight of Artificial Intelligence
Gregory Allen on Congressional Oversight of Artificial Intelligence
DAY 1 - NEXUS 23: A symposium at the intersection of defense, national security, and autonomy
DAY 1 - NEXUS 23: A symposium at the intersection of defense, national security, and autonomy

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Sincere thanks for joining us in Hong Kong, feedback has been very positive. Most recent I received ‘Greg Allen was fantastic. Super well received, very rangy, phenomenal feedback from clients on his content - at the VIP client dinner especially but also the agenda session. very open, direct, knowledgeable and engaging.
VP Goldman Sachs & Co.

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