Curtis R. Carlson is Founder and CEO, Practice of Innovation. President and CEO of SRI International until 2014, Chairman of the Sarnoff Corporation, and honorary Chairman of the Madrid Research Institute in Spain. Ph.D. in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Rutgers University, he is also a member of America’s National Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; serves as co-chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Singapore’s National Research Foundation; is a founding member of the Innovation Leadership Council for the World Economic Forum; and served on President Obama’s task force for R&D. Calrson has received honorary degrees from the Technical University Malaysia, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Kettering University. He has served on numerous corporate and governmental boards. He is a member of Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi. His many technical publications include Innovation: The five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want (with William Wilmot, Random House, 2006). He holds fundamental patents in the fields of image quality and computer vision and is sought after as a speaker on innovation and global competitiveness.
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