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Carissa Christensen

Carissa Bryce Christensen

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Bryce Space and Technology

Carissa Christensen is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of BryceTech. She previously co-founded defense company The Tauri Group, and quantum computing software company QxBranch. Christensen is an internationally recognized expert on R&D processes, technology forecasting, and the space industry. She is currently a member of the National Research Council Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable, which advises NASA. She has served on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council since 2018, is a Senior Advisor to the annual US Air Force Schriever Wargame, and serves on the Advisory Council of the Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy.

Christensen is a frequent guest lecturer at universities, has testified before Congress on space markets, and speaks regularly at events, including the White House Frontiers Conference and the Harvard Business School Dialogue. Christensen is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School, where she specialized in science and technology policy. She attended the London School of Economics and was a Douglass Scholar at Rutgers University. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

2020 ASCEND Participation
Meta-01: Actual Space Economics, Monday 16 November 1300-1400

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