Founder & President- Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)
A respected thought leader in the Federal IT community, Tom Suder is the President of the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC), a non-profit organization that provides a collaborative forum for Federal government, academia and industry to resolve emerging technology challenges.ATARC also introduces innovative technology from academic research labs to the Federal government and private industry. Tom is a two-time winner of a Federal 100 Award, a prestigious honor that recognizes government and industry leaders who played pivotal roles in Federal IT and made a difference in the way technology transformed the government.He serves on several technology advisory boards, including the Professional Science Master’sAdvisory Board, which is a part of the Telecommunications Management graduate program at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).Tom is the co-author of23White Papers that were jointly published by the MITRE Corporation and ATARCfollowing collaboration sessions during the ATARC Federal IT Summit Series. Topics of these educational symposiums include Mobile Computing, Cloud & Data Center, Big Data, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Health IT, NetworkTransformation, and the Internet of Things. Tom has been a lead contributor to several high-profile government collaboration initiatives. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Co-Chair of the Advanced Mobility Working Group(AMWG), an influential committee that helped shape the mobility component of the Digital Government Strategy. In 2011, he served as Working Group Leader on the Myth Busters campaign, which was Point No. 25 in Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s 25-point IT Management Reform Program.