Join us on Wednesday, January 15 at 8:30am for the first event of 2020! The big technology companies study global trends to help guide their business strategy and investments. What are they following for 2020, and how will they apply this information for their business and clients? Come hear Tommy Gardner, CTO of HP (federal division), as he describes some of the trends and findings that will shape us all in the next decade.
The TECH TALK series (formerly Connect) is ChaTech’s signature educational and networking event. Each program is centered around a significant topic for technology and IT professionals to connect across industries and share knowledge and insights, in order to advance their businesses.
About our speaker:
Tommy Gardner is HP’s Chief Technology Officer for HP Federal, spanning the US Federal Agencies, Higher Education, K-12 Education, State and Local government customer segments, as well as Federal Systems Integrators. His current responsibilities include technology leadership, strategic technology plans, product and technology strategies, sales force technical support, and customer and partner relationships.
Previously, Tommy has served as the Chief Technology Officer for Jacobs Engineering, Scitor, and ManTech. Earlier in his career he was a senior technical executive at Raytheon. In the U.S. Navy he served as the Deputy for Science and Technology for the Chief of Naval Research. He oversaw the Navy’s Deep Submergence Program as well as its Advanced Technology Program. He also commanded the nuclear submarine, USS San Juan (SSN 751).
Tommy’s educational background covers multiple disciplines and fields of interest including: cybersecurity, data science, blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence, quantum information science, and high performance computing in government markets.
Tommy holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, an M.S. in Management of Technology from MIT and a Ph. D. in Energy Economics from George Washington University. He is a Professional Engineer and serves as Chair of the ASME Industry Advisory Board. He is an ASME Fellow and serves as adjunct faculty at the Blockchain Research Institute.