John B Sheldon is chairman and president of ThorGroup, a Swiss-based consulting and intelligence company serving the security, space and cyberspace sectors. He is also the publisher of SpaceWatch Global. Prior to his current positions, Sheldon was executive director of the George C. Marshall Institute in Washington, DC, and professor of space and cyberspace strategic studies at the US Air Force’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. Sheldon has consulted on space and cyber issues for numerous governments and corporations around the world. A former British diplomat, Sheldon holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Hull in the UK, and a PhD in politics and international relations from the University of Reading. He currently resides in Abu Dhabi, UAE.