Joshua MarcuseExecutive Director, Defense Innovation Board
    Department of Defense

    Josh is the Executive Director of the Defense Innovation Board, a group of distinguished business and academic experts that advises the Secretary of Defense and DoD senior leaders on accelerating innovation in the Department’s strategy, operations, technology, processes, personnel, and culture. He also serves as an advisor on innovation to the Chief Management Officer, focusing on building innovation capacity across the DoD workforce, and harnessing digital technologies such as data, cloud, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. He was previously the senior adviser for policy innovation in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and the Council of Foreign Relations.


    Josh was a 2015 Next Generation National Security Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and is the founder of or advisor to several nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting the next generation of global leaders. He is a term member of the Council in Foreign Relations.


    Josh is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and is certified in change management from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is a Gallup-trained executive coach and a LUMA-trained design thinking instructor and facilitator. He lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife and son.

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