Kit Conklin is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and a global executive that specializes in issues at the intersection of technology, commerce, and international security. He regularly speaks on China issues, data analytics, international finance, and emerging technologies. 

In addition to his work with the Atlantic Council, Conklin is a vice president at the research and data analytics firm, Kharon. He helps lead global business development and advises clients on the use of data to augment and scale risk management programs.  

Prior to Kharon, Conklin served in various national security positions with the US government. He also supported science, technology, and national security innovation programs at Lawrence Livermore and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. Conklin holds an MS in emerging and disruptive technologies from the National Intelligence University and an MA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.