Tom Chi


Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of roles from astrophysical researcher to Fortune 500 consultant to corporate executive developing new hardware/software products and services. He’s play’s a significant role in established projects with global reach (Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Search), and scaled new projects from conception to significance (Yahoo Answers from 0 to 90 million users).

Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning, and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas as well as move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. These approaches have benefitted over a dozen industry-leading companies. He most recently served as head of product experience at Google X developing technology such as Google Glass and Google’s self-driving cars.

His current focus is delving into human development issues with social entrepreneurs around the globe, rebooting the fundamental frameworks of entrepreneurship itself, and coaching/teaching a limited number of values-aligned organizations & leaders.


July 18, 2017

1:20 PM  -  1:50 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The Art of Disruptive Innovation: Tom Chi, Co-Founder, GoogleX

Tom Chi believes meetings are a horrible way to solve problems. “Most corporate meetings are guess-a-thons. They’re just a long series of guesses. The problem with guesses is they aren’t based on anything real.” The “guesses” that get rewarded in meetings are usually those that have been watered down by compromise or those made by … Continued

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