Dan Ward is the author of The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide To Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse (HarperBusiness, 2015) and F.I.R.E.: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation (HarperBusiness, 2014). Prior to launching Dan Ward Consulting, he served for more than 20 years as an engineering officer in the US Air Force, where he specialized in leading high-speed, low-cost technology development programs and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. While on active duty, he helped establish the Air Force Research Laboratory’s rapid innovation process and led multiple projects from the design phase through testing, fielding, and user training. Dan holds three engineering degrees and received the Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan. He is a Non-Resident Cybersecurity Fellow with the New America Foundation.