STKS Speakers 2023

Prof. Deeph Chana
Managing Director,
NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) &
Professor, Imperial College London

Prof Chana has joined DIANA as its first Managing Director, bringing with him 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 is joining DIANA from 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 with businesses and governments on the nature and implications of disruptive and emerging technologies, and he has several decades of experience in technology entrepreneurship, covering a wide range of applications spanning quantum cascade laser detectors to materials science.

Established by the current Secretary General, Prof Chana was the founding Chair of NATO’s Advisory Group on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies and is currently a high-level science advisor to the UK’s Ministry of Defence.

Prof Chana holds MSci and PhD degrees in Physics from King’s College London.