Christopher Zember is a Senior Advisor to the US Army, focused on designing innovation and outreach models to ensure access to advanced technologies. He most recently served as an executive and business leader at Alion Science and Technology, a $1.5B advanced science and engineering company with 80 years of experience applying cutting edge science and technology to solve complex problems. Christopher also recently served on the International Security Council of the World Economic Forum.  He has directed a technology policy think tank and led 10 engineering centers conducting $2B/year in research for the DOD. His prior positions include work in Defense research and engineering, national security policy, Defense planning, and intelligence analysis, with posts both inside and outside government, in the U.S. and abroad