Brian Schimpf

Industry Leadership

After nearly a decade as a key member of Palantir’s engineering team, Brian Schimpf teamed up with Oculus Rift VR creator Palmer Luckey to disrupt the defense technology space by founding Anduril. Now as the firm’s CEO, Schimpf drives the strategy and product roadmap for the rapidly growing defense innovation contractor. And, in recent years under his leadership, Anduril has scored some massive wins in the defense space, most recently being awarded contracts to support the Army’s robotic combat vehicle software system integration and the Air Force’s collaborative combat aircraft (CCA) program.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. Prior to joining Scoop News Group in early 2014, Billy embedded himself in Washington, DC's tech startup scene for a year as a tech reporter at InTheCapital, now known as DC Inno. After earning his degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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