Posts by: Ashling Loh-Doyle

Palantir Night Live: Scott Thomas


Scott Thomas who goes by the moniker SimpleScott, lives by the idea that the simplest solution is the best one. Whether he’s building a website or singing emails operatically the motivation is always “less is more.” Back when SimpleScott had free time he could be found at a letterpress fashioning original prints and collaborating with fellow members of the design collective, The Post Family. All that, and his dream of rationalizing the irrational theory of the golden ratio, came to a halt when he became the Design Director for the Obama Campaign.

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Palantir Night Live: Garry Kasparov


Garry Kasparov, chess genius and pro-democracy leader, is widely considered the greatest chess player that has ever lived. He has been at the forefront of the Russian democracy movement since 2005, and he also speaks and writes regularly on decision-making, strategy, and technology.

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Palantir Night Live: John Nagl


Dr. John Nagle is President of the Center for a New American Security, a visiting professor at King’s College London, and a member of the Defense Policy Board. A retired Army officer, he served in both Iraq wars. A West Point and Command and General Staff College honors graduate, Dr. Nagl earned his doctorate at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar; his dissertation was published as Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam.

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Palantir Night Live: Nart Villeneuve

Nart Villeneuve is the chief Security Officer of the Secdev Group. He developed following in the cyber security community for his team’s ground breaking GhostNet investigation where they discovered a vast electronic spying operation, which had stolen documents from many governmental and private offices, including those of the Dali Lama.

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