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Greg Hyslop

Chairman

Dr. Greg Hyslop is the chief technology officer of The Boeing Company and senior vice president of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology. Hyslop oversees the development and implementation of the enterprise technology investment strategy, and his portfolio of responsibilities includes the companywide Boeing Engineering function; Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), the company’s advanced central research and development organization; Boeing Test & Evaluation (BT&E), the team that verifies and validates Boeing’s commercial and defense products; and the Intellectual Property Management organization, which works to protect and strategically leverage the company’s intellectual property.

In his role leading the Engineering function, which includes more than 45,000 engineers around the world, Hyslop partners with the Engineering leaders for Boeing business units to ensure One Boeing solutions that support programs across the enterprise. He also plays a key role in decisions that affect the technical integrity of Boeing products, services and processes.

Hyslop reports to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and is a member of the company’s Executive Council.

Previously, Hyslop was the vice president and general manager of BR&T, leading a team of nearly 4,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and technologists who create and collaborate with R&D partners around the world to provide innovative system solutions and technologies to solve the aerospace industry’s toughest challenges. Named to this position in February 2013, Hyslop had oversight of operations at five research centers in the U.S. including Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington, as well as six research centers in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India and Russia.

Prior to his BR&T role, Hyslop served as vice president and general manager of Boeing Strategic Missile & Defense Systems (SM&DS) for four years. He led the SM&DS team to deliver integrated solutions for missile defense, strategic missile systems as well as several directed energy technologies and systems.

Hyslop also has held Boeing leadership posts with the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program, Airborne Laser program and Special Projects-Dallas. In addition, he supported a number of cruise missile programs including Tomahawk, Harpoon, Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM) and Standoff Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) since joining the McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, now part of Boeing, in 1982 as a guidance and control engineer.

Hyslop is a member of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. He has also been named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the AIAA Foundation. He serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Nebraska’s Engineering College.

Hyslop has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Nebraska. He also has a Doctor of Science degree in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as an adjunct professor.

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Steve Nordlund

Executive Board Member

Steve Nordlund is vice president and general manager of Boeing NeXt, a business division building the ecosystem that will define the future of urban, regional and global mobility. Boeing NeXt is driving the company’s approach to next-generation airspace management and global airspace integration, working with regulatory agencies and industry partners to ensure a future where autonomous and piloted air vehicles safely coexist. Nordlund oversees the development of Boeing’s next-generation mobility platforms ¾ a portfolio that includes cargo and passenger air vehicles and passenger-carrying hypersonic aircraft.

Since joining Boeing in 2009, Nordlund has held business development, business line and strategy leadership positions across the enterprise, including his role as vice president of Autonomous Systems for Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Most recently, he was vice president of Boeing HorizonX, a strategy organization that experiments with business models for emerging aerospace applications, leveraging nontraditional partnerships and a venture fund that invests in early-stage startups.

Nordlund previously served as the director of Business Intelligence and New Business Opportunities for Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Business Development and Strategic Integration group. He has also led business development activities for multiple military aircraft programs.

His market development experience includes an early-stage role launching Insitu, Inc. and shaping the market for the ScanEagle and Integrator unmanned aerial systems. Prior to joining the aerospace and defense industry, Nordlund held sales and marketing positions at IBM and was the chief information officer for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Nordlund is chairman of the Board of Directors of SparkCognition, an artificial intelligence and machine learning technology leader based in Austin, Texas. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Whitfield, a private independent school in St. Louis, Missouri.

Nordlund has a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida. He is a licensed pilot and is involved in volunteer work related to non-profit educational organizations.

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Amir Husain

Executive Board Member & CEO

Amir Husain is an entrepreneur and inventor based in Austin, Texas. He is the author of the book “The Sentient Machine” (Scribner) and the Founder & CEO of SparkCognition, Inc., an award-winning artificial intelligence company. Amir also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for The University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Computer Science. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) AI Task Force. Amir was a founding member of the Board of Advisors for IBM Watson and has been recognized as Austin’s Top Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and one of Onalytica’s Top 100 global artificial intelligence influencers.

In March of 2016, Amir was named by the Under40 organization to Austin’s 40 under 40, and secured the award for the Technology & Sciences category. In September of 2016, he was listed by the Austin Business Journal on their Best CEOs of 2016 list. In 2015 and 2018, he has also received the Austin A-List award in his capacity as CEO of the fastest-growing startup in central Texas.

Since its founding in June 2013, SparkCognition has scaled rapidly, with a client roster that now features dozens of the largest companies in the world, including industry leaders such as Boeing, Verizon and State St. Bank. In 2018, SparkCognition was named by the Wall Street Journal as the ninth most disruptive company in the United States. The year prior, CNBC named SparkCognition to its “Disruptor 50” list.

Amir is a prolific inventor with 23 awarded and over 40 pending U.S. patent applications to his credit. His work has been published in technical fora such as IEEE conference proceedings; in leading tech journals, including Network World and Computer World; in policy and military publications like Foreign Policy and U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings; and in mainstream media outlets such as Fox Business, CBS Marketwatch, and BBC.