Julian Ranger

Julian is an acknowledged leader in the fields of networks, data and interoperability.

Julian currently is the AI & Data representative in the UK for the US DOD’s GIDE experiments, and is working on various advanced AI & data projects.  He is also on the Board of several companies internationally.

Julian was previously Exec President and founder of http://digi.me, the decentralised personal data solution which empowers individuals to share more & better data to enable businesses to provide more & better value, with 100% privacy, full security and consent.

Initially an aeronautical engineer, Julian founded STASYS Ltd in 1987, specialising in interoperability and the military internet, and grew it to a staff of 230, with subsidiaries in the USA, Germany, Malaysia and Australia prior to sale to Lockheed Martin in 2005.   Julian retired from Lockheed in 2007 as VP International Strategy.

Julian is an angel investor in more than 20 start-up businesses, including firms such as Astrobotic, Free Now and DataSift. Julian is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IMechE and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers, and is also a Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut.