Expertise: Technology, American Competitiveness
Christopher Tucker thinks and works at the intersection of technology, strategy, geography, and national security. Tucker manages Yale House Ventures, a portfolio of technology companies, social ventures, and public entrepreneurship initiatives. These span the worlds of renewable energy, geospatial data and technology, sensors, cyber-security, open source software and hardware, and social media technologies, as they relate to national security, international affairs, humanitarian assistance disaster response, civilian government, various commercial industry sectors, NGOs, K-12 STEM and humanities education, and institutions of higher education.
Tucker is the creator of MapStory.org, a companion to Wikipedia, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the MapStory Foundation. Tucker serves, or has served on a variety of other private sector, government, and non-profit boards including the Open Geospatial Consortium, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, OpenPlans, the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, the Defense Science Board Intelligence Task Force, and the American Geographical Society. Tucker is affiliated with a variety of think tanks including the Center for National Policy and the Institute for State Effectiveness.
Previously, Tucker was the President and CEO of a high-technology firm in the area of geospatial intelligence that he took from startup to acquisition. Prior to his time in industry, Chris was the founding Chief Strategic Officer of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture fund. And prior to that, Chris served as the Special Advisor to the Executive Vice Provost of Columbia University.