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Bob Gourley

A retired US Air Force Lieutenant General and CEO of McLaughlin Global Kevin is a highly regarded authority in the cyber space and security arena.

Fee Range: 10,000 - 15,000

Travels From: Washington D.C. USA

Expertise In: Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Future of Technology

Bob Gourley is the co-founder of OODA LLC, an advisory firm helping clients identify, manage and respond to global risks while exploring emerging opportunities. Gourley is the publisher of CTOvision.com and is the author of The Cyber Threat.  

Bob’s first career was as a naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours in Europe and Asia. Bob was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DoD’s cyber defense organization JTF-CND where he pioneered concepts of cyber threat intelligence and ensured operational decision-makers were served with actionable intelligence on adversaries in cyberspace. Following retirement from the Navy Bob was an executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), responsible for the technology direction of this global enterprise.

Bob was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by Infoworld. He was selected for AFCEAs award for meritorious service to the intelligence community, and was named by Washingtonian as one of DC’s “Tech Titans.” The blog he founded and publishes, CTOvision, is now ranked among the top 50 federal technology blogs.


Bob presents to audiences on a variety of topics flowing from his personal experience in the intelligence community and as a security professional. The Future of Technology captures insights from the major trends in technology and what the very near future holds for us all and concludes with actionable recommendations that can inform business decisions today. This presentation has informed the strategic planning of major corporations and the government and is maintained with the very latest from the rapidly  hanging world of technology.


This presentation on cybersecurity is focused on informing audiences on what they need to know about the cyber threat. Lessons are drawn from history, including the history of intelligence operations and Bob’s personal history of direct contact with adversaries in cyberspace, as well as Bob’s current work defending enterprises from cyber-attack. Bob’s talk encourages actionable insights for both corporations and individuals including tips for defending your part of cyberspace.


Bob presents on the promise and opportunity of AI, while hitting head on upon the four biggest challenges of currently fielded AI solutions. AI today can be unfair, produce  inexplainable results, be tricked, and can be leveraged by adversaries in unexpected ways. Bob’s presentation on AI provides a framework for addressing these challenges.

Joined Cyber/Space Speakers Bureau