Chris Tucker thinks and works at the intersection of technology, strategy, geography, and national security. He currently manages Yale House Ventures, a portfolio of technology companies, social ventures, and public entrepreneurship initiatives that span the worlds of renewable energy, geospatial data and technology, open educational resources, sensors, IoT, robotics, space remote sensing, cyber-security, open source software and hardware, and social media technologies. Chris was the founding chief strategic officer of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital fund. Before joining In-Q-Tel, Chris served as special adviser to the executive vice provost of Columbia University.
Chris serves as Chairman of the American Geographical Society, as well as serves on the board of directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium and the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. He also serves on many corporate boards and has been on public sector bodies such as the Defense Science Board’s Intelligence Task Force, the United States Department of Interior’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee, the Director of National Intelligence Strategic Studies Group, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Independent Advisors, and a committee of the U.S. National Research Council.
Chris earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. at Columbia University in the City of New York.