The Difficulty of Innovation in Defence

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Oliver Lewis is the Co-founder of Rebellion Defense, a British-American defence software ‘unicorn’ startup which builds mission-focused software for the defense and security of the United States, the United Kingdom, and our allies. Oliver was deputy director of the U.K. Government Digital Service, leading teams that worked to implement emerging multisector technologies across government. Oliver built the public-sector business at Improbable, a billion-dollar startup that applies groundbreaking cloud computing simulation to government. Early in his career, he was a U.K. Ministry of Defence intelligence officer, policy advisor, and strategy advisor, with two deployments to Afghanistan.

Oliver is a research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Changing Character of War Centre, a senior visiting fellow at the University of Southern California, and general editor of Routledge’s ‘Advances in Defence Studies