Tom Culver brings nearly two decades of experience delivering technology and innovation management solutions to a wide range of global corporations such as PepsiCo, PPG Industries, and Newell Rubbermaid and federal agencies. An optical engineer by training, Tom has developed optical and photonic innovations for both large OEMs and startups, and uses this expertise to assess technologies, author custom market analyses, and develop new technology innovation programs. A prolific speaker, some of the topics about which he is most passionate are building learning teams for innovating, incorporating megatrend analysis into organizations, managing break-through innovations, and developing open innovation as a core organizational capability. Tom has a B.S. in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester.