Tom Soderstrom, JPL, is the IT Chief Technology Officer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He leads a collaborative, practical, and hands-on approach with JPL and industry to investigate emerging IT technology trends that are relevant to JPL, NASA, and large enterprises — and to infuse these into JPL’s environment. Soderstrom has led remote teams and large scale IT best practices and tools development and change efforts in small startups, large commercial companies, in international venues, and in the U.S. government arena. Soderstrom serves on many industry- and government advisory boards, steering committees and awards committees and is a frequent speaker on the future of Information Technology. He is currently consulting with industry leaders on where the federal government and industry are heading in information technology.