MSc CAS CMAS
David Otto is the Founding Director of TGS Intelligence Consultants Ltd and the Founder of the Conflict Resolution Programme – Step In Step Out (SISO) based in the United Kingdom. He is also Senior Counter Terrorism Advisor for Global Risk International. David’s Work focuses on political Instability, Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime – from vulnerabilities –radicalisation – extremism – violent extremism and counter narrative awareness solutions between the West and Africa dynamics. Under TGS Prevent initiative – SISO – David Otto was instrumental in organising the first ever African focused Counter Terrorism awareness conference in London (26th May 2015) in collaboration with the University of East London on the topic – ‘Radicalisation – The Danger of Ignoring the African Heritage connection – A peril on our doorsteps’. He is frequently invited as a practitioner and academic to share his knowledge and experience on delivering community resilience strategies in Europe and Africa, especially to families, early interventions initiatives and prison settings. He is frequently invited by Aljazeera, BBC News, Arise TV, BEN TV, PRESS TV, VOX Africa, Channel TV, and AILTV …as a guest speaker to give his expert opinion on security and Counter Terrorism from an African and western link perspective. His work has been published, and feature in international newspapers, social media – IBTIMES, Awake Africa, Africa Voices etc. David holds a BA (Hons) in Law and Criminology; Master of Science (MSc) in Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime; Diploma IMIS -Information Technology 1 and 2; Micro-computer and Network Systems; and Business Communication. David Otto is a Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS) & Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS) with the Anti-Terrorism Association Board. He is also a Certified Level 2 Prevent and Safeguarding Trainer.