Matthew Cochran

Chairman & CEO

Defense Services Marketing Council [DSMC]

Mr. Matthew Cochran is a Partner-level consultant with 20+ years experience in multibillion-dollar enterprises and start-ups. As Chairman of Defense Services Marketing Council, an incubator organization that accelerates international industry related companies growth in sales and innovations, he leads working groups and task forces officially supported, but not limited to, Tawazun Economic Council, Mubadala and EDGE in the UAE on Offsets, Defense, Space and Security topics and Masdar Institute’s Partnering to Achieve Innovation in Defense & Aerospace (PAIDA). DSMC is the consultant agency to Takamul for the UAE’s Defence Innovation, Research and Technology initiative that brings defence R&D center leaders to the UAE and is supported by UAE MoD, Tawazun, and UAE Space Agency.

In 2016, Mr. Cochran Co-Founded URS Labs for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and SaferTrident, a underwater semi autonomous vehicle (SAV) both #MadeinUAE focused on robotics & AI. He served as President of Cellcrypt, a government-grade encryption company, from 2011-2013. He was Director at Al Taif Technical Services, an EDGE company, from 2006-2011. Concurrently, he was a Director with DynCorp from 1999-2011, a global national security services provider. Mr. Cochran received certificates from Harvard Kennedy School, Dubai School of Government and a B.A. degree in Political Science from The American University, Washington, D.C..


GATM Virtual Conference Agenda

25 November 2020 | 13:55 - 14:45 | Panel Discussion: Harmonizing UTM With ATC To Create The World’s Smartest Sky

Earlier this year new drone regulations were announced to help Dubai promote itself as a hub for drone manufacturing, smart transportation and innovation in the sector. This session will discover how to strengthen the UAE’s position in aviation with a connected and collaborative airspace.

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