I've been working in Washington, DC on policy and management issues related to emerging technologies for over 25 years--starting soon after finishing at Stanford! Along the way, I worked in market research and strategy consulting for international telecommunications and IT firms, advised government agencies in the U.S. and abroad on public technology programs and innovation promotion, and interviewed corporate R&D executives to learn how the private sector manages its research organizations. I also earned my Ph.D. in Management and Technology from The George Washington University, focusing on the dynamics of R&D collaborations involving government, university, and industry participants. Also during that time, I married my wife, Robyn (also Stanford Class of 1990), and moved to the suburbs where we live with our four children (one of whom is off at college, with a second headed off in the fall).
Currently, I am Senior Manager for Innovation Policy in the Washington, DC office of RTI International (aka the Research Triangle Institute), a non-profit research corporation in the Raleigh-Durham area. I lead research-oriented projects funded via contracts and grants from the federal government and other entities. My current areas of work include designing national innovation policy in developing nations; evaluating the scientific, technical, and economic impact of R&D funding programs, measurement of innovation activities at regional and national levels, and novel uses of machine learning and text analytics to conduct policy analysis and impact assessments. You can find my professional bio here.