Dr. Thomas A. Campbell
Founder & President, FutureGrasp, LLC
Dr. Thomas A. Campbell is Founder and President of FutureGrasp, LLC, which advises organizations on trends and implications of emerging technologies. From February 2015 to August 2017, he was the first National Intelligence Officer for Technology (NIO-TECH) with the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Tom’s insights have informed senior policymakers, enabled millions of dollars of industry and academic funding, broken ground in new research areas, and kept diverse groups abreast of the rapid pace and implications of technology change. His career encompasses national and international experience in government, academia (research faculty at Virginia Tech for six years), industry (five years with Saint-Gobain Crystals), startups (three years with ADA Technologies, Inc.) and national laboratories (two years as contractor guest researcher with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST). He has been granted two patents with numerous patent applications and invention disclosures; he has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and over 40 conference proceedings; he has given over 70 keynote and invited presentations; and he has organized over a dozen conferences on emerging technologies. Tom held the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship while doing his post-doctoral research in Freiburg, Germany (all research done in the German language). He received a Ph.D. (funded by a NASA Graduate Student Program Fellowship) in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.