Technology Innovations Committee Event

June 10, 2014

Patrick Tucker
Deputy Editor, Director of Communications

Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He's also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist, where he served for nine years. Tucker's writing on emerging technology also has appeared in Slate, The Sun, MITTechnology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine and Utne Reader among other publications.

Dan Murphy
Innovation Program, Verizon

Dan Murphy is Director of the Verizon Innovation Program with lab and briefing centers located in San Francisco, Calif. and Waltham, Mass. Murphy leads a team focused on enabling partners to bring non-traditional connected solutions to the marketplace while leveraging America's largest 4G LTE network. The program includes business development, product development and lab engineering services.

Prior to his current role, Murphy was director of product development at Verizon, focusing on wireless home solutions, Wi-Fi, Femtocells and Personal Emergency Response services.

Murphy has been with Verizon for 18 years and has held roles in sales, marketing, operations, network and product development throughout his career. He completed his undergraduate work at Rowan University and graduate studies at Rutgers University.

Douglas Neal
Research Fellow, Leading Edge Forum

Doug Neal is a research fellow for the Leading Edge Forum and is responsible for research into Consumerization & the Employee. His focus is on the intersection of strategy, business operations and technology. Neal currently leads a research project entitled "Co-creating Value with Your Customers," with Jim Ginsburgh and Professor Venkat Ramaswamy from the University of Michigan.

Neal has led a number of study tours over recent years on subjects including The Future of Do-It-Yourself Technology, Mobility, Cloud Computing, Web 2.0 and Green IT. He also has developed state-of-the-art management and other end-user systems for clients in financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and high-technology companies. Prior to joining the Leading Edge Forum, Neal worked at two international management consulting firms and founded an organization specializing in systems for executive management.

Recently published research has included "Next Generation Consumerization - Co-creating Value with your Customers," "The Consumerization Workbook," "Preparing for a Post-PC World," "Use and Misuse of Collaborative Technologies Handbook," "A Workbook for Cloud Computing in the Enterprise," "Doing Business in the Cloud," "Global Business Collaboration," "A Workbook for Harnessing Consumerization and Web 2.0, Green IT - Moving Beyond the 2% Solution," and "Harnessing Web 2.0 - Enterprise Strategies for Living on the Web."

He co-authored the book The Networked Supply Chain: Applying Breakthrough BPM Technology to Meet Relentless Customer Demands. Neal's point of view on consumer privacy was published in Wilson Quarterly, the journal of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Neal received a BA from Haverford College, conducted special studies at the Ruhr University, and has an ABD from the University of Michigan.