Duncan McSporran

Co-Founder, COO, and VP of Aerospace & Defence @ Kognitiv Spark

Duncan McSporran is the Co-Founder, COO, and VP of Aerospace & Defence at Kognitiv Spark. A former military officer, McSporran has a background in applied remote sensing, cartography and GIS. He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oxford Brookes University.

Duncan served in various leadership roles as an infantry officer in the British Army, including seconded service with both the U.S. Army and Canadian Armed Forces, where he was responsible for initial leadership training for officers. He was also responsible for the development and deployment of individual and collective training plans for a force of 25000 troops, in preparation for routine and operational employment.

Following his military service, McSporran took on the responsibility of managing the High-Speed Impact Research and Technology Facility in Fredericton, New Brunswick. This included the management of critical-path test projects for numerous prime contractors and tier-one suppliers in aerospace and space systems.

McSporran is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and received numerous awards over the course of his military career, including the US Army Meritorious Service Medal.