Founder and Executive Director
As the Executive Director and Senior Futurist at DaVinci Institute, Tom works closely with his Board of Visionaries to develop original research studies, which enable him to speak on unusual topics, translating trends into unique opportunities.
As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, and many more.
President of DaVinci Institute
Responsible for the company’s Global Design and New Business Development. In this role, she continues to advance the corporate initiative, which is, as Deb puts it, “Creating the future we all want for our children.” As DaVinci Institute’s President, Deb helps to define the key projects and initiatives for resource commitment, keeps her finger on the pulse of the local social climate and prides herself in understanding and embracing a talented and diverse world-wide community.
She is an expert in the latest trends in research, news reviews, topical studies, and all the “crazy stuff” ignored by mainstream media. In addition to her executive duties, Deb helps to systematize the many faces of DaVinci Institute including DaVinci Coders and DaVinci Inventor Showcase. Innovative and inventive her staff will tell you, “She sparkles”.