Brendan T. Reilly

AI, Big data, secure telecommunications
climate risk & clean energy expert
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, father of 5


30+ Years

of Tech Leadership

a brief introduction to brendan t. reilly

Brendan Reilly is a distinguished expert in Big Data, AI, Clean Energy, Sustainability, Climate Risk, and Secure Communications. With over 30 years of experience, he currently serves as a Fractional Chief AI & Ethics Officer for AIethics.Expert (an Initiative). He also volunteers for a number of global non-profits including serving as the Chairman of the Climate Risk Research Foundation, Head of AI at the Linux Foundation’s OS-Climate, and serving as a Board Member and Advisor to the Sustainable Africa Initiative and the United Nation’s AI For The Planet. Brendan’s career highlights include co-founding and leading multiple successful tech ventures including co-founding and taking public Storage Area Networks Inc. (SANZ), co-founding and launching Defense Mobile and co-creating Riskthinking.AI. He held a Top Secret security clearance for many years leading Big Data, Geospatial mapping and secure communications projects for numerous government agencies. He is currently deeply involved in crafting AI related government legislation, just published a book on AI Ethics (available on Amazon) and in advancing climate-related research with the development of a major Solar Energy Research Facility in partnership with the University of Wyoming. 

Brendan is an alumnus of Providence College and Harvard Business School, a lacrosse coach and a dedicated father of five.

from strategic planning to management & mentorship

Areas of Expertise

AI + Big Data + Analytics +
Data Monetization

Expert in merging AI with big data to deliver strategic insights and robust analytics

secure + Tactical + MVNO

Driving innovation in secure communication for government and military and building a three carrier veteran focused MVNO

Climate Risk + Sustainability + Clean Energy

Driving advancements in climate risk management and clean energy solutions

Community Building + Coaching

Building strong communities and athletes through strategic leadership, mentorship and experienced coaching

learn more about brendan's business philosophy

Think Big - Have a Positive Impact

Brendan is driven by a passion to create meaningful change and foster innovation on a global scale. His mission is rooted in the belief that thinking bigger and focusing on impactful solutions can transform industries and improve lives. Whether it’s advancing AI technology to address climate risks, spearheading sustainable energy projects, helping built AI systems Ethically and Responsibly or mentoring the next generation of leaders, Brendan’s work is aimed at making a significant, positive impact. His dedication to pushing boundaries and pioneering new pathways is inspired by a commitment to ethical leadership and a sustainable future, ensuring that his ventures and the clients he helps not only succeed commercially but also contribute beneficially to the communities they serve.

just a few of brendan's previous clients

“Brendan combines visionary leadership with deep ethical commitment, significantly impacting technology and sustainability. His dedication to family and community truly sets him apart as a force for positive change.”

John Mangan - Chief Information Officer at Federal Bureau of Prisons

learn more about what motivates brendan

Family + Community

Brendan, a father of five, epitomizes the values of family and community. Alongside his wife of 34 years Alison, who is a runner, breast cancer survivor, champion rower and has led the construction of four playgrounds, the Reilly family actively contributes to their community, from their front yard skating rink, adoption mentoring, breast cancer survivor support to their oldest son’s military service and their daughters service as a 2nd grade teacher and lacrosse coach, the Reilly’s focus is on having a positive impact on everyone they come in contact with.