Julia Bowers

Chief Technologist
Booz Allen Hamilton

Ms. Bowers a Chief Technologist in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group (SIG). Her focus area is AI Strategy and bringing Booz Allen’s SIG products and services to our DoD/IC clients. Previously, she was the CEO of Pearl Analysis LLC, providing SaaS, Human Geography and GIS analytic services to start-ups and small businesses; COO & VP Finance for Spatial Networks; GM for SCIA, LLC and Director of Defense Programs for Courage Services, subsidiaries of Centra Technology, Inc.

Ms. Bowers served as USGIF’s Lead for Human Geography (HG) organizing HG-related initiatives that further the HG tradecraft within the Intelligence Community. Notably, Ms. Bowers has hosted, organized and participated in HG panels focused on lessons learned, collection, storage, and visualization of HG data. Ms. Bowers also supported the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) with the development of a HG computer-based training (CBT) lesson focused on Using Human Geography and Geospatial Considerations for Regional (All Source) Analysts.

Ms. Bowers served as the Chief of Human Terrain for USSOCOM’s Skope Cell working towards building the foundation of US DoD Human Terrain methodologies and tradecraft consulting on NGA’s Human Geography Data Theme development, Human Terrain Handbook & Reference Guide V1.0 and NGA’s inaugural Human Terrain Concepts “HT 101” course. In addition, Ms. Bowers served as a principal analyst and methodology trainer at USCENTCOM’s Human Terrain Analysis Branch during its formation and as an instructor at George Mason University (GMU) for the GIS certificate program’s first, Human Terrain Analysis course in 2008.

Ms. Bowers has also served two tours in the US Navy, and a tour with USSOCOM in Afghanistan. Ms. Bowers has a BA in Psychology, MBA in International Finance and graduate certificates in Data Science, Digital Marketing, Product & Service Design, and Executive Leadership from Cornell University.