George is the former Chief of the U.K. Royal Navy, responsible through a £6Bn per year operating budget for delivering global capability in nuclear forces, submarines, naval aviation, carriers, warships and marines. An engineer and technologist at heart, George’s military technical legacy was the leadership and delivery of Exercise Unmanned Warrior 2016, the largest unmanned military exercise in history, designed to force and exploit data sharing across a wide selection of autonomous platforms. George then set up Exercise Information Warrior 2017, to develop data exploitation and AI in warfare, and has written and lectured on AI in military operations.
Now a senior advisor to a Californian maritime robotics company, and founder of a U.K. cyber security start-up, George is committed to improving the understanding and utility of AI in society and business. He leads Agorai in U.K., with a team that is designing and developing an ecosystem that makes AI understandable, accessible, affordable and profitable.