Managing Director, NATO DIANA
Professor Deeph Chana is DIANA’s first Managing Director. He brings extensive experience of leading innovative science and technology research and development in academia, industry and government, focusing on global risks and next-generation infrastructure security. He was previously at Imperial College London, where he was Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology and Co-Director of the Centre for Financial Technology within Imperial College Business School.
Prof Chana has consulted and lectured worldwide on the nature and implications of disruptive and emerging technologies, and has several decades of experience in technology entrepreneurship, covering a wide range of applications spanning quantum cascade laser detectors to materials science. He was also Chair of NATO's Advisory Group on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs) and is currently a high-level science advisor to the UK’s Ministry of Defence.