Brett Berlin

Brett Berlin brings over 50 years of experience to his passion for new value creation in his roles as executive consultant, strategist, policy entrepreneur and mentor. Currently, Mr. Berlin holds a full-time teaching faculty appointment within the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering; in this position, he serves primarily as a senior mentor of the Data Analytics Engineering M.S. Capstone Program sponsored project teams, and teaches/lectures in related course assignments – especially related to data/AI ethics, big data project needs and challenges in cyberspace; and continues his career passion for high performance and pervasive computing; global internet governance; and, technology innovation, policy and emergence. His vision-forward focus is ethical, responsible & explainable AI emergence at scale, by human value creation for good.

Previously, Mr. Berlin has served as: Vice President, Cray Research, Inc.; Chief Scientist, WareOnEarth Communications (Trusted Information Exchange); Vice Chairman & Founder, Institute for Clinical Information; Vice President, Kendall Square Research; Director, Strategic Program Development, Rockwell International; President, Berlin Consulting Associates; and Senior Consultant, FEDSIM(early Federal infosystem acquisition strategy consulting & innovation); and other executive positions, boards and advisory appointments relating to complex information policy challenges and competitive strategies for national security, federal missions, research, and entrepreneurial innovation. His Air Force military service as an active and then reserve officer spanned 22 years.

Mr. Berlin contributions were seminal in establishment of the U.S.National High Performance Computing and Communications Initiative; the DoD HPC Modernization Program; the Defense SDI National Test Bed Program (“simulation-based acquisition”), and the White House Council on Competitiveness (Bush ’41).  He has testified before Congressional committees on technology competitiveness: high performance computing and innovation policy, technology transfer and competitiveness policy, and SBIC tech venture funding. He also co-authored the Mission Engineering® approach to systems engineering.