Dr Keith Dear is Managing Director of the Centre for Cognitive and Advanced Technologies at Fujitsu. Keith has served as an Expert Advisor to the Prime Minister on Defence Modernisation and the Integrated Review, leading also on UK space strategy in No 10, and advising on national strategies on emerging technology. A former Intelligence Officer in the RAF, he has served in Iraq, completed three deployments to Afghanistan, deployed to Abkhazia (Georgia) with the United Nations, to Mali alongside the French, and served as the Russian Air Force SME on exchange with the US Air Force. He now continues his service as a Group Captain in 601 (Reserve) Squadron, leading on Science, Technology, and academic liaison.
Keith holds a DPhil in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford. In 2011, he was awarded King’s College London’s O’Dwyer-Russell prize for his MA studies in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism.
He is a Chief of the Air Staff’s Fellow, and Research Associate at Oxford’s Changing Character of War Programme and Associate Fellow at RUSI - where he guest-edited the Special Edition on AI in November 2019. In 2021, Keith was awarded a Director’s Fellowship by Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, where he is due to complete his Executive MBA in May 2023.