Deloitte Appoints Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kim Crider to Lead National Security Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kim Crider has joined Deloitte’s government and public services (GPS) practice to lead the organization’s artificial intelligence (AI) innovation for national security efforts and help government agencies adopt and implement effective data analytics and AI solutions.

During her 35-year military career, Crider served as the chief innovation and technology officer for the U.S. Space Force and the chief data officer for the U.S. Air Force. She also spent several years in the private sector, building two specialty consulting firms that advised clients in the education, engineering, cybersecurity, financial services and health care technology industries about enterprise IT management strategies, data administration and digital services.

“Kim is a proven leader with exceptional vision and remarkable experience in data analytics, AI and systems engineering,” said Heather Reilly, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and the defense, security and justice portfolio leader for Deloitte’s GPS practice. “The invaluable knowledge and capabilities Kim brings to Deloitte will help our government clients accelerate their digital transformations and achieve their goals.”

Crider will also foster and promote Deloitte’s Women in AI initiatives and serve as a fellow on Deloitte’s AI Institute for Government, conducting research on how to apply AI to support national security efforts, especially in space.

“Kim’s impressive knowledge of AI and data analytics will help our clients develop and deploy cutting-edge technologies to satisfy important priorities,” said Ed Van Buren, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and the executive director of Deloitte’s AI Institute for Government. “I am excited to welcome Kim to Deloitte and look forward to working with her as we advise government agencies on how to effectively adopt AI-powered solutions to maintain a competitive advantage against increasingly sophisticated adversaries.”

Crider serves as a board director for the National Cybersecurity Center, overseeing its Space Information Sharing Analytics Center. She also serves on the board at Arqit Inc. and as an advisor to several nonprofit organizations about digital innovation, emerging space system technologies and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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