Dr. Brad Pietras has a thirty-year career in industry and academia leading technology development. He spent twenty years at Lockheed Martin reaching the position of Vice President of Technology and led the development and introduction of advanced carbon-based materials in multiple platforms and manufacturing processes, including components of the Juno spacecraft currently in orbit around Jupiter. In 2019, he completed his Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience from the University of Maryland in collaboration with the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College London. His thesis explores the mathematical and neural foundations of value in decision-making and reinforcement learning. Dr. Pietras also holds degrees in Physics and Neuroscience and was a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health in the US and University College London. He is currently an Honorary Principal Research Fellow at Imperial College and a visiting professor at King’s College London. Brad has over two decades of board experience and has served on both corporate and university advisory boards including the Lockheed Martin Emerging Technology Fund and Cambridge University’s Center for Energy Studies. He has also served on and chaired several not-for-profit corporate and public service boards.