Tom is a technology pioneer, speaker, writer, and design thinker who helps organizations solve complex problems and generate massive positive impact.
Tom is the creator of Wicked Problem Solving®, a systems-based framework that guides people to create breakthroughs, align teams, defeat inertia, and cultivate nimble leadership. WPS is used by a vast range of organizations, including Microsoft, the Mayo Clinic, CITI, the California State Government, and is delivered as an accredited program by PMI, the Project Management Institute.
As a former Autodesk Fellow and founding Singularity University Professor, Tom has worked at the intersection of emerging technologies, business transformation, and creative collaboration. He has developed a wide range of digital tools to design and engineer better cars, stronger buildings, more beautiful and sustainable consumer products, and more engaging movies and games. Maya, a visual effects application, won an Academy Award for its contribution to the film industry and SketchBook Pro is used by 40 million designers and artists is one of the earliest applications developed using agile methods.
Tom is also the author of seven books that have been translated into 16 languages. He has spoken at TED six times and delivered over 400 keynotes and workshops globally to Fortune 500 organizations.