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Bret Boyd


Bret Boyd is the CEO of Knoema, a software platform for data access and discovery. At Knoema, Bret and his team build tools to help public and private-sector organizations make better decisions with data.

Bret also cofounded the Grayline Group, an advisory and analytics firm that helps organizations prepare for emerging technological and socioeconomic change. Previously Bret built and led the enterprise business unit at Stratfor, a geopolitical analysis and forecasting company, where he advised a variety of multinational corporations and investment groups on strategy and international growth issues. Prior to Stratfor, Bret served as an executive in a venture-backed technology company and helped build the strategy practice for a boutique aerospace consulting firm.

Bret began his career as an infantry officer in the United States Army and served under the U.S. Special Operations Command in the 75th Ranger Regiment. During his military service, Bret led teams on numerous deployments to both combat and stability operations around the world. Bret is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he studied international relations and systems engineering.

Bret has published numerous articles on technology, strategy, and change management and is the coauthor of Catalyst: Leadership and Strategy in a Changing World.