Chief Executive Officer of the Cognoscenti Group
The founder and chief executive officer of the Cognoscenti Group, a political and strategic risk consultancy, Alan DuPont is one of Australia’s best-known strategists, Asianists and thought leaders. He has worked extensively at the interface of business, finance, security and politics and has held several advisory and board positions. Alan has an international reputation for his research and commentary on international affairs, geopolitical risk, defence and national security and he has been an advisor to several Australian ministers of defence and foreign affairs.
Following 25 years of service in government as an army officer, defence intelligence analyst and diplomat, Alan distinguished himself as an academic entrepreneur, teacher and scholar and was recently named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s leading strategists.
Alan is the opening speaker at Democracy IS Being Disrupted: Governing in the 21st Century, with a panel of five experts in smart governance and democratic innovation and digital transformation for democracy.
There are rumblings across the globe. Brexit. The influence of social media on election results. Democracy is being disrupted.The legitimacy of Western...