Dan Doney is currently the CEO of Securrency, Inc, a FinTech company that combines world class security, advantages of distributed ledgers, and patent pending liquidity algorithms to produce a new kind of financial instrument: a highly liquid, dividend-yielding, investment-grade digital currency with the stability of bonds, transferability of Bitcoin, and investment grade characteristics of securities. Securrency’s innovation democratizes access to the capital markets. They provide a disintermediated path to match opportunity to capital globally brining liquidity to previously illiquid markets and converting trillions of dollars of latent asset value into highly tradeable digital instruments.
Dan remains involved in government IT by driving a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery approach called Manifest Destiny (MD). MD enables the secure delivery of complex systems and massive data to any network and any infrastructure anywhere in the world in near real time without IT support. This initiative provides distributed infrastructure benefits, enhance network and system resilience, and spurs innovation by fielding emerging capabilities to mission settings with unprecedented speed. He also consults with the FBI Office of Private Sector executing a mission to help protect private sector entities from Cyber, Criminal, Counter Intelligence and Terrorism threats.
In 2015, Dan completed a tour at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) where he served as the intelligence community’s first Chief Innovation Officer. He developed an aggressive Innovation Strategy, the first of its kind in government, designed to enhance execution agility and efficiency agency-wide. His initiatives yielded significant savings (3 to 1 return on investment), channeled workforce ideas into mission impact, and streamlined the fielding of emerging technology. Dan received the 2014 Federal Fierce 15 award for his work as a change agent in government.
Dan started his career as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. After his service in the military, he worked in industry in software development and business process automation. Dan served the bulk of his career in advanced research for the intelligence community – most recently at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) as technical lead on the Novel Intelligence from Massive Data (NIMD) and Collaboration and Analyst System Effectiveness (CASE) research programs. These programs investigated the application of network effect and complex adaptive system models to information foraging to provide information advantage in support the intelligence community mission.
Dan has been an innovator in a wide variety of fields (process automation, enterprise architecture and software development, financial modeling, organization theory, robotics, and signal processing) drawing on his background in social systems, control theory, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. He is an avid software developer and architect staying current with cloud computing, microservices, and containerization. Dan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992 with a B.S. in Control Systems Engineering and an additional major in Economics, and received an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT in 1994. Dan and his wife Jodi have 5 lovely children and live near Annapolis, Maryland.