Dr. Andrew Smith
Dr. Andrew ‘Boomer’ Smith is a senior national and international security executive with over 30 years experience in defense capability development and science and technology management. He has deep experience in military force development, including concepts, experimentation and futures work; the strategic management of science and technology; strategic threat analysis; and budget programmatics. As a general officer in the Australian Army, he performed multiple senior national and international roles, including more than five years embedded in U.S. defense organizations as well as experience in Canada, the Middle East, South Asia and the Southwest Pacific. He specializes in capability development in multinational environments, helping companies and government clients understand their requirements and potential to best exploit opportunities; recently, he has served as an expert advisor to a foreign government on the modernization of its national defense apparatus and is based in the UAE.