Managing Director – Consulting and Thought Leadership, Aerospace, Defense and Security, IHS Markit
Mr. Tate Nurkin is senior director of Thought Leadership within the Aerospace and Defense group at IHS Markit.
Mr. Nurkin is responsible for producing analysis of emerging and over-the-horizon challenges and competitions affecting the international security environment and global defense industry. He is a member of the Aerospace & Defense leadership team, which is responsible for managing the operations of the legacy Jane's by IHS Markit brand. He serves on the Thought Leadership Editorial Council, which shapes the content of the IHS Quarterly. In September 2014, Mr. Nurkin began a two-year term on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Nuclear Security, where he participates in the Council’s Nuclear Futures program. His current research focuses on the future of military and geopolitical competitions across the Western Pacific; nuclear security issues; emerging disruptive technologies and capabilities; NATO futures; and the future of the global defense industry. He is a frequent speaker and author on geopolitical and security dynamics and military technologies. He also advises defense and security communities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and East and Southeast Asia on emerging security opportunities and challenges. Mr. Nurkin specializes in designing and delivering scenario planning exercises, table top games, horizon-scanning analyses, "blue" and "red" team panels, net assessments and open source intelligence trainings for public sector and defense industry clients. Mr. Nurkin joined Jane's Information Group (Jane's) in March 2006 and subsequently joined IHS through its acquisition of Jane's in July 2007. Prior to 2006, he worked for the modeling, simulation, war-gaming and analysis group of Booz Allen Hamilton; the strategic assessment center of Science Application International Corporation and Joint Management Services, a small defense consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, US. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, US, and a Master of Science from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, US.