Executive Chairman, Board of Directors
“When I was studying to be an aeronautical engineer, I had a dream about understanding the pilot as well as we understood the aircraft—and being able to combine both understandings into a better design for the overall system.
“That’s basically the concept behind Aptima.”
Daniel is Aptima’s Principal Founder, establishing and implementing a vision for Aptima as the premier Human-Centered Engineering business in the world. Daniel’s current work involves the technical leadership and coordination of interdisciplinary projects for government agencies and private industries, in conjunction with several academic, industrial, and government teams. These efforts investigate factors that drive organizational performance, expertise development, and human-systems integration in large-scale, technology-rich socio-technical systems.
Prior to founding Aptima in 1995, Daniel was engineering group leader and program manager at Alphatech (now BAE Systems), where he coordinated projects in the decision-making, training, and human engineering areas.
For the last 25 years, Daniel’s research interests have included the application of rigorous modeling and experimental methods to improve decision-making performance, develop expertise in field settings, and apply systems engineering methods to the design of large-scale organizations. In addition to his technical pursuits, his many industry activities include participating in various technology leadership forums and serving on the board of directors for small technology businesses.
Daniel’s academic background includes undergraduate degrees in Mathematics/Physics, Psychology, and Aeronautical Engineering from the Université de Paris and the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, an MS in Aeronautical Engineering (Technion), and a M.B.A. in International Management from the University of Connecticut. His doctoral work at the University of Connecticut pioneered a systematic approach to the analysis of distributed decision-making in dynamic and uncertain environments.
Daniel’s keynote addresses around the world are encouraging his audiences to imagine a future in which human and artificial intelligence work together in the service of humankind.
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