New York, New York, February 13, 2023. – Blackbird.AI, a global leader in providing AI driven narrative and risk intelligence, is pleased to announce the appointment of R.P. Eddy, renowned expert in national security and global investment to its Advisory Board.
"We are thrilled to have R.P.’s unique and dynamic perspectives which cut across such a wide range of disciplines," said Wasim Khaled, CEO, Blackbird.AI. “In today’s online threat landscape, where interconnected risks and challenges can impact financial and societal outcomes in an instant, we are fortunate to have someone with R.P.’s breadth of experience for strategic guidance as we strive to provide maximum value to our customers and partners.
R.P. Eddy brings a highly accomplished record of experience to Blackbird from his service with the U.S. Government, at the United Nations, and his work with tier-one global investment firms. With his addition to the Advisory Board, Blackbird further extends its lead as the category leader and best-in-class capability for business risk intelligence services for senior decision-makers in enterprise and government.
R.P. is the Founder and CEO of Ergo, an intelligence and advisory firm that was hailed by Harvard Business Review as, "breaking from industry orthodoxy with a radical new model." Eddy is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a best selling and award-winning author, and was listed by Foreign Policy Magazine amongst America’s "most esteemed terrorism and national security experts."
“Over almost twenty years, we’ve assessed every technology for online intelligence awareness that we can find. In Blackbird we finally found a truly differentiated offering to combat disinformation, collect risk intelligence and foresee narrative opportunities. Blackbird arrives with no time to spare, as families, firms and nations are being bewildered by misinformation and malignant content,” said Eddy. “I am thrilled to join Blackbird, a company dedicated to restoring trust, safety, and integrity to our communications.”
Mr. Eddy also served as Director at the White House National Security Council and was Chief of Staff to the US Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke where he led the first UN Security Council Resolution on HIV/AIDS and was a member of the State Department Senior Executive Service. R.P. helped oversee the intelligence and security of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex. Later, as a senior UN diplomat, R.P. was Senior Policy Officer to the UN Secretary-General and was an architect of the Global Fund to Prevent Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United Nation were awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for their work on HIV.
The Advisory Board brings together a team of outstanding commercial executives with diverse backgrounds across enterprise SaaS, cybersecurity, government affairs, and national security to advise and support the Blackbird.AI executive team and its shareholders.