Tom McDermott is a leader, educator, and innovator in multiple technology fields. He currently serves as Deputy Director of the Systems Engineering Research Center at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, as well as a consultant specializing in strategic planning for uncertain environments. He has over 30 years of experience in technical and management disciplines, including extensive experience at the Georgia Institute of Technology and with Lockheed Martin in roles as Chief Engineer and Program Manager for the F-22 Raptor Avionics Team. Additionally, he held the position of GTRI’s Director of Research and interim Director from 2007-2013. Tom’s current research activities focus on innovation models, strategic foresight techniques, system data analytics, and modeling and simulation of policy implications in current and future complex systems. Tom is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, with degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering. Tom is also one of the creators of Georgia Tech’s Professional Master’s degree in Applied Systems Engineering and lead instructor of the “Leading Systems Engineering Teams” course.