Dr. Samantha Ravich
Dr. Samantha Ravich is a defense and intelligence policy and tech entrepreneur. She was the Republican Co-Chair of the Congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community and the former Deputy National Security Advisor for Vice President Cheney. She served in the White House for 5 1⁄2 years where she was the Vice President’s representative on Asian and Middle East Affairs as well as on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Proliferation. She is now an advisor on cyber and geo-political threats and trends to numerous technology, manufacturing, and services companies as well as the Principal Investigator on the Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare project housed at FDD’s Center for Sanctions and Illicit Finance. Dr. Ravich was a non-executive Board member for the publicly listed firm DroneShield (ASX: DRO) and is currently a partner at West Meadow, LLC and A2P, LLC. Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School. Her book, “Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences,” (Cambridge University Press) is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses. Ravich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and advises the US Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense.
Ravich is a frequent keynote speaker on: What Corporate Boards need to know about Cyber Security and Warfare; The Longer-Term Trends in International Security; and the Future of Intelligence Collection and Analysis.