Robin Burk

About Robin Burk

Robin Burk started her career wearing bell bottom jeans in the basement of the Pentagon, where she had the challenging privilege of interacting with computing legend Grace Hopper, and in Silicon Valley, where she wrote one of the first commercially deployed Internet protocol software stacks. The remainder of her first career half was spent in roles through senior executive in small and mid-sized tech companies serving defense and national security customers in the US and abroad. After the attacks of 9/11 Robin taught in two departments at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point). Returning to the Beltway area, she grew a fledgling research grant program in the new discipline of complex network systems at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, center of U.S. counterWMD expertise, then led a team that addressed national security and commercial applications at a major R&D organization. Today her passion is helping organizations and individuals make the best responses to disruptive tech-driven change. Along the way she picked up a PhD in artificial intelligence and some DOD civilian medals. She is currently being trained by a young English Cocker Spaniel whose canine appreciation for social compacts rivals that of Confucius and his followers.

Horse Tribes, Bee Hives, and the American Dream

It was absolutely brilliant until it all came crashing down.It started with tech, as such things often do. Then laws were formalized and set into stone, trade routes established, armies deployed, treaties signed. Government officials oversaw its operations and got rich. Wealthy homes boasted art from distant cultures. Official correspondence was kept in several

By | 2019-04-14T18:47:56-07:00 April 14th, 2019|

Our Elites Have Lost the ‘Mandate of Heaven’

In ancient Greek tragedy, the hero rises to fame only to be undone by hubris, the fatal flaw of overweening arrogance. But to understand the events that continue to unfold around the 2016 presidential election, it’s helpful to look farther east.A generation before Sophocles chronicled the rise and fall of Oedipus, Confucius looked at

By | 2019-03-27T20:40:42-07:00 March 27th, 2019|

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