Tuesday, April 13, 2021; 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Gordon Dee Smith is Founder and CEO of Strategic Insight Group, a private intelligence firm that serves a client base of large investors and operating companies and works in more than 100 countries. He has advised on over US $120 billion in investment transactions and has conducted projects in areas ranging from geopolitical analysis to transactional intelligence for the finance, technology, defense, energy, retail, transportation, and healthcare industries, among others. He has led projects in Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, North America, Central and South America, and Australia and the Pacific. Prior to founding SIG, he headed a venture capital firm bringing European investment into Latin America, was an intelligence contractor for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA),and was a founder and president of an international NGO, InterCultura, which conducted exchange projects in 14 countries. He is co-creator, host, and executive producer of A World On The Brink, a 5-part television documentary series on geopolitical risk and global change produced with Real Vision Television, which premiered in October 2017, and was broadcast nationally in the United States on PBS in a 4-part version starting in 2018. Currently, he is Chair of the Advisory Council of the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and Benson Library of the University of Texas at Austin, a board member and past president of the board of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, a board member of Global Americas in New York, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London, of the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, D.C., and of the Advisory Board of the Houston Committee on Foreign Relations. He is also active on several boards in the arts. www.GordonDeeSmith.com A World on the Brink with Dee Smith A World on the Brink: Episode One Twitter: @DeeSmithTexas



Austin Dee Smith


Even before COVID-19, investors and business were already facing mounting pressure from intersecting social, technological, economic, and political turbulence. Now, a new level of global uncertainty and tight-coupling of extremely complex systems is producing a sudden emergence of disruptive threats and crises that are difficult to predict.

Risk trends and their fundamental causes will be examined, looking at the relationship between change, innovation, and risk with specific examples across various domains, how these issues affect the concerns of investors and businesses whether they have local, regional, or global exposure, and how to approach the unpredictability of the future.

1 CFP CE approved

FPA Members and Partners     FREE
Non-Members and Guests       $10