Bob Harward

Executive Vice PresidentInternational Business & Strategy

Shield AI

VADM (Ret) Bob Harward is Shield AI’s Executive Vice President for International Business and Strategy. Prior to joining Shield AI, Bob served as the Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin Middle East and was recognized by Forbes as one of the fifty (# 10) most influential CEOs in the Middle East.

Bob has lived in Abu Dhabi for ten years. A National Security Expert in both theory and application, he served on the National Security Council for the Bush administration, commissioned the National Counter Terrorism Center, and has extensive combat experience as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

As a Vice Admiral (SEAL) in the United States Navy, his last assignment was as Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM). He was also requested by President Trump to serve as his National Security Advisor.


2024 Summit Agenda

26 September 2024 | 11:00 | Panel : Transforming Aerospace through AI-driven innovations

  • Understanding the role of artificial intelligence in the aerospace sector​
  • Exploring AI applications across various aerospace domains, including manufacturing, operations, and maintenance​
  • Leveraging AI for enhanced safety, efficiency, and decision-making in aviation​
  • Identifying opportunities to integrate AI with existing aerospace technologies

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