Richard Thieme

Richard Thieme ( is an author and professional speaker who speaks professionally about the challenges posed by new technologies and the future, how to redesign ourselves to meet these challenges, and creativity in response to radical change. His speaking addresses "the human in the machine," technology-related security and intelligence issues as they come home to our humanity. He has published numerous articles and short stories, thirteen books, and has delivered hundreds of speeches. His recently completed Mobius Trilogy, which includes "Mobius: A Memoir," "The Mobius Vector," and "Mobius: Out of Time," illuminates the impacts of security and intelligence work on practitioners. He has keynoted security conferences in 15 countries and clients range from GE, Microsoft, Medtronic, Bank of America, Allstate Insurance, and Johnson Controls to the NSA, FBI, US Dept of the Treasury. Los Alamos National Lab, the Pentagon Security Forum, and the US Secret Service. He spoke in 2022 at Def Con for the 26th year and was named an "uber contributor."

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