Craig Martell

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Craig Martell

Chief Digital and AI Officer (CDAO)

Department of Defense

Craig Martell, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer (CDAO) for the U.S. Department of Defense. He serves as the DoD’s senior official responsible for accelerating the adoption of data, analytics, digital solutions, and AI functions to generate decision advantage from the boardroom to the battlefield. According to the announcement of his appointment, the DoD’s CDAO office was created to elevate digital and AI strategy development and policy formulation to the secretary and deputy secretary, while also ensuring unity of mission and tighter integration for the department’s enterprise-wide data, AI, and cyber organizations. Martell’s prior role was head of machine learning at Lyft. He previously was head of machine learning at Drobox and led numerous AI and ML teams at LinkedIn. He also was a tenured computer science professor at the Naval Postgraduate School specializing in natural language processing.

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