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Sean Gourley - Commissioner

Sean Gourley is founder and CEO of Primer. Previously, he was CTO of Quid, an augmented intelligence company he co-founded in 2009. Prior to Quid, Sean worked on self-repairing nano-circuits at NASA Ames.

Sean holds a PhD in physics from Oxford, where his research as a Rhodes Scholar focused on graph theory, complex systems, and the mathematical patterns underlying modern war. He has served as a political advisor to the Iraqi government, briefed USCENTCOM at the Pentagon, and addressed the United Nations in Vienna.
A native of New Zealand, Sean helped start the country’s first nanotech company, ran for national elected office, and is a two-time New Zealand track and field champion. He sits on the Board of Directors at Anadarko (NYSE: APC) and also serves as a TED Fellow.





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