Schmidt Futures is the investment vehicle of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Using a combination of grants, gifts, and investments, one of its primary goals is to help drive the digital transformation of society.
It’s doing some really interesting work and taking some unconventional approaches as well.
So I’m excited that Tom Kalil, the Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures, is joining us at TRANSFORM.
One of his priorities at the firm is to identify and pursue 21st century moonshots.
Tom previously served in the White House for two Presidents (Obama and Clinton), helping to design and launch national science and technology initiatives in areas such as nanotechnology, the BRAIN initiative, data science, materials by design, and robotics, among others.