Ken Dunlap is the Managing Partner of Catalyst-Go. Dunlap launched Catalyst-Go to help companies outperform their competition in bringing complex autonomous transportation technologies to the marketplace. He specializes in making tech understandable, so that regulatory barriers are eliminated or lowered through better knowledge of a product’s impact on the market, consumers, and the environment. Dunlap also guides companies in positioning disruptive technology to achieve public and political acceptance.
Dunlap is a recognized international leader in technology strategy and government relations. He is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. He has advised the U.S. Department of Defense and Fortune 500 companies on cutting-edge uses for autonomous vehicles, including airspace management, avionics equipage, and specialty payloads. Dunlap has advised investment bankers in evaluating UAV capabilities and airworthiness certification. He has also represented the airline industry to the FAA in discussions focusing on the integration of manned and unmanned aircraft. Dunlap specializes in high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) international and domestic operations policy.
For more than a decade, he led many of the global airline industry’s key technology development programs and government affairs activities relating to airports, passengers, cargo, and security. As the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Director of Government Affairs, he formulated global strategies and managed relationships with key government officials in the transport industry. Previously, as IATA’s Global Director for Security and Travel Facilitation, he was responsible for planning and executing the security strategy of the association on behalf of 230 global airlines.
Dunlap has been a leader in developing information sharing and critical infrastructure protection programs. He launched and guided the Checkpoint of the Future program for IATA. He has testified on global security issues before the U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament. Dunlap is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Homeland Security’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). He has also served as the Vice-Chairman of the Air Line Pilot Association’s (ALPA) National Security Committee. He holds a M.A. in National Security Studies and B.A. in Government, both from Georgetown University. Dunlap has logged thousands of hours as both a commercial airline and military pilot.