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Sean Gourley

Physicist; Founder & Former CEO of Primer

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Sean Gourley Biography

Sean Gourley is founder and former CEO of Primer. Previously, he was CTO of Quid, an augmented-intelligence company he co-founded in 2009. Prior to Quid, Gourley worked on self-repairing nano-circuits at NASA Ames.

He holds a PhD in physics from Oxford, where his research as a Rhodes Scholar focused on complex systems and the mathematical patterns underlying modern war. This research was published on the cover of Nature.

He has served as a political advisor, briefed USCENTCOM at the Pentagon and addressed the United Nations in Vienna. He is a two-time New Zealand track and field champion. Gourley sits on the Knight Commission, serves on the Board of Directors at Anadarko (NYSE:APC), and is a TED Fellow.

Speaking Topics
  • The New Corporate Intelligence

    Disruptive technology shapes the world, defining political, military, financial, and commercial opportunities and threats. Whether originating in academic research, in National Labs, or in privately held or public companies, these technologies can emerge with explosive impact, creating and destroying value. Yet there are few tools to track these innovationsat a global scale and at a pace that keeps up with the rate of change.

    What if corporate strategists could literally draw a map to find growth opportunities? A technique called semantic clustering analysis makes this possible. When applied to technology entities worldwide, this analysis can reveal not only which innovation areas are thick with competition, but also where in the market there are opportunities, or white spaces, ripe for innovation. The result is a data-driven visual tool that can be used to drive corporate innovation strategy.

  • Augmenting Humans to Make Better Policy Decisions

    What's smarter? A person, or a computer? Today, at least, the answer is both. Computers can't simply print out the answers to complex problems. Plenty of problems are opaque to raw computing power. From corporate strategy to geopolitics, a purely algorithmic or data-driven approach wont work. In this talk, Sean Gourley will look at ways to combine humans and machines to make better decisions. Well look at some specific examples, such as global space policy, to show how a blended approach improves results and adds to the cognitive ability of decision-makers involved in big, complex, seemingly intractable questions.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Sean Gourley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sean Gourley for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sean Gourley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sean Gourley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Sean Gourley?

    Speaking fees for Sean Gourley, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Sean Gourley charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sean Gourley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Sean Gourley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sean Gourley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sean Gourley for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sean Gourley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sean Gourley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Physicist; Founder & Former CEO of Primer

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Sean Gourley Biography

Sean Gourley is founder and former CEO of Primer. Previously, he was CTO of Quid, an augmented-intelligence company he co-founded in 2009. Prior to Quid, Gourley worked on self-repairing nano-circuits at NASA Ames.

He holds a PhD in physics from Oxford, where his research as a Rhodes Scholar focused on complex systems and the mathematical patterns underlying modern war. This research was published on the cover of Nature.

He has served as a political advisor, briefed USCENTCOM at the Pentagon and addressed the United Nations in Vienna. He is a two-time New Zealand track and field champion. Gourley sits on the Knight Commission, serves on the Board of Directors at Anadarko (NYSE:APC), and is a TED Fellow.

Sean Gourley Speaking Topics

  • The New Corporate Intelligence

    Disruptive technology shapes the world, defining political, military, financial, and commercial opportunities and threats. Whether originating in academic research, in National Labs, or in privately held or public companies, these technologies can emerge with explosive impact, creating and destroying value. Yet there are few tools to track these innovationsat a global scale and at a pace that keeps up with the rate of change.

    What if corporate strategists could literally draw a map to find growth opportunities? A technique called semantic clustering analysis makes this possible. When applied to technology entities worldwide, this analysis can reveal not only which innovation areas are thick with competition, but also where in the market there are opportunities, or white spaces, ripe for innovation. The result is a data-driven visual tool that can be used to drive corporate innovation strategy.

  • Augmenting Humans to Make Better Policy Decisions

    What's smarter? A person, or a computer? Today, at least, the answer is both. Computers can't simply print out the answers to complex problems. Plenty of problems are opaque to raw computing power. From corporate strategy to geopolitics, a purely algorithmic or data-driven approach wont work. In this talk, Sean Gourley will look at ways to combine humans and machines to make better decisions. Well look at some specific examples, such as global space policy, to show how a blended approach improves results and adds to the cognitive ability of decision-makers involved in big, complex, seemingly intractable questions.

Sean Gourley Videos

  • The World of Artificial Intelligence | Sean Gourley | Hint Summit 2022
    Hint Summit 2022 - Day 2
  • Primer CEO Sean Gourley on NLP, national defense, and ...
    In this episode of Gradient Dissent, Primer CEO Sean Gourley and Lukas Biewald sit down to talk about NLP, working with vast amounts of ...
  • Sean Gourley: Mapping ideas worth spreading |TEDxTalks

FAQs on booking Sean Gourley

  • How to book Sean Gourley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sean Gourley for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sean Gourley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sean Gourley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sean Gourley?

    Speaking fees for Sean Gourley, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Sean Gourley charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sean Gourley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sean Gourley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sean Gourley for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sean Gourley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sean Gourley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sean Gourley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sean Gourley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The New Corporate Intelligence and Augmenting Humans to Make Better Policy Decisions. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sean Gourley for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Sean Gourley generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ayesha Khanna, Dr. Michio Kaku, Peter Diamandis, Jana Eggers and Ray Kurzweil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sean Gourley for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Sean Gourley Speaking Topics

  • The New Corporate Intelligence

    Disruptive technology shapes the world, defining political, military, financial, and commercial opportunities and threats. Whether originating in academic research, in National Labs, or in privately held or public companies, these technologies can emerge with explosive impact, creating and destroying value. Yet there are few tools to track these innovationsat a global scale and at a pace that keeps up with the rate of change.

    What if corporate strategists could literally draw a map to find growth opportunities? A technique called semantic clustering analysis makes this possible. When applied to technology entities worldwide, this analysis can reveal not only which innovation areas are thick with competition, but also where in the market there are opportunities, or white spaces, ripe for innovation. The result is a data-driven visual tool that can be used to drive corporate innovation strategy.

  • Augmenting Humans to Make Better Policy Decisions

    What's smarter? A person, or a computer? Today, at least, the answer is both. Computers can't simply print out the answers to complex problems. Plenty of problems are opaque to raw computing power. From corporate strategy to geopolitics, a purely algorithmic or data-driven approach wont work. In this talk, Sean Gourley will look at ways to combine humans and machines to make better decisions. Well look at some specific examples, such as global space policy, to show how a blended approach improves results and adds to the cognitive ability of decision-makers involved in big, complex, seemingly intractable questions.

Sean Gourley Speaker Videos

  • The World of Artificial Intelligence | Sean Gourley | Hint Summit 2022
    Hint Summit 2022 - Day 2
    Primer CEO Sean Gourley on NLP, national defense, and ...
    In this episode of Gradient Dissent, Primer CEO Sean Gourley and Lukas Biewald sit down to talk about NLP, working with vast amounts of ...
  • Sean Gourley: Mapping ideas worth spreading |TEDxTalks

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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