David Bray

Executive Director, People Centered Internet

20+ years of experience leading transformative human, technology, public, and private collaborations for both Fortune 500 companies and mission critical organizations in ambiguous, uncertain environments. He enjoys serving as a creative problem solver and finds inspiration in tackling near "impossible missions". Dr. Bray currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for the innovative geospatial analytics company MapLarge, in addition to leading as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition founded by Vint Cerf, co-creator of the internet. He also serves on multiple advisory boards and guest lectures at Harvard, Oxford, and Singularity Universities to executives, CEOs, and global leaders. Led CDC's Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program’s tech response to 9/11, anthrax, West Nile, SARS, monkeypox, and other international outbreaks. He worked in Afghanistan in 2009; later receiving the DOD’s Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award. Dr. Bray served as Executive Director the first-ever Bipartisan Commission reviewing R&D efforts of the entire U.S. Intelligence Community; later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He also championed as a non-partisan Senior Executive the efforts of positive #ChangeAgents to transform the FCC's legacy IT to award-winning solutions in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the price in turbulent, resource constrained environments; later receiving the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association's Outstanding Achievement Award in 2015 and the global CIO 100 Award twice. Named a non-partisan Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia in 2015 on multisector strategies for the "Internet of Everything" and later was chosen to be a Marshall Memorial Fellow to Europe in 2018 focused on the ethics of data and AI. Dr. Bray has written 40+ scientific papers and has given multiple keynotes on new forms of leadership and the evolving impacts of emergent technologies on human communities, nation states, and global societies.