PhD in Physics, Oxford; research as a Rhodes Scholar focused on complex systems and the mathematical patterns underlying modern war. This research was published on the cover of Nature. Formerly: worked on self-repairing nano-circuits at NASA Ames; Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Quid, an augmented-intelligence company. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Primer. Has served as a political adviser, briefed USCENTCOM at the Pentagon and addressed the United Nations in Vienna. Member: Knight Commission; Board of Directors, Anadarko. TED Fellow.