Patrick O’Keeffe

Patrick O’Keeffe is an international technology and security policy expert focusing on the multidisciplinary environment of aerospace, maritime, and cyber. In his function as a member of the NATO Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW) as well as a Fellow at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK), Patrick O’Keeffe is supporting various entities in the transformation of aerospace, maritime, and cyber strategies and policies. Patrick O’Keeffe had various positions in the German Navy as well as the Ministry of Defence, facilitating between NATO partners, UN bodies, academia and industry, and presents regularly as a guest speaker and opening keynote at several technology and security conferences. An aerospace engineer specialized in unmanned systems and satellite operations and a former military aviator, Patrick O’Keeffe studied international law and economics and publishes on international security and space capabilities.