Vice President, Energy Innovation, Resilience, and Security Businesses, Booz Allen Hamilton
A leader in Booz Allen Hamilton’s civil business, Richard Goffi has a passion for solving multifaceted challenges. He likes to tackle big, complex things — like the nation’s need to transform rapidly to achieve climate security.
Goffi is focused not only on helping clients tackle the climate crisis head on, but also on seizing the immense opportunity confronting climate change presents for transformational thinking.
“With a climate crisis that threatens the global economy and security, the U.S. has committed to making climate considerations an essential element of policy to avoid catastrophic impacts,” Goffi said. “Achieving these lofty goals requires innovation and new technologies that not only help achieve decarbonization goals, but also leverage vast amounts of data to inform and guide adaptation and mitigation to the increasing risks of severe storms, flooding, drought, wildfires and climate-related disasters.“
In 2022, Booz Allen is focused on informing climate action plans with enterprise scale analytics, machine learning and activity-based intelligence that enable the nation to respond to the climate crisis. Data is fueling successful climate plans, and AI will more expediently and accurately forecast threats and inform mitigation.
In addition to advancements in computational technology and machine learning algorithms, significant investment in the collection, curation, enrichment and management of Earth observation, environmental and resilience data will be essential to reshaping government initiatives and investments. These will fuel innovations that will prove indispensable decades from now to solve this crisis.