Christopher K. Tucker

Principal
Yale House Ventures

Dr. Tucker thinks, works, and writes at the intersection of technology, strategy, geography and national security.

Dr. Tucker manages Yale House Ventures, a portfolio of social ventures and technology companies, and public entrepreneurship initiatives that span the worlds of energy, geospatial, sensor, cyber-security, open source, and social media technologies, across the domains of defense/intelligence, international affairs, civilian government, commercial industry, NGOs, and academe.

Tucker was previously President/CEO of a geospatial intelligence technology company that he took from start-up to its acquisition by ERDAS, where he served as Senior Vice President for the Americas and National Programs.

Tucker is Chairman-elect of the American Geographical Society. As the creator of MapStory.org, the atlas of change that everyone can edit, Tucker serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the MapStory Foundation. Tucker is also on the Board of Directors for the Open Geospatial Consortium. Tucker has served on the Defense Science Board’s Intelligence Task Force, the National Research Council’s Committee on NGA’s GEOINT Research Priorities, and the Secretary of the Interior’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee.

Tucker was the founding Chief Strategic Officer of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital fund, focusing his efforts on developing In-Q-Tel’s overall strategy for tackling the Agency’s priority technology problems. Before that, Tucker served as Special Advisor to the Executive Vice Provost of Columbia University, where he was responsible for a range of issues having to do with strategic institutional development, R&D portfolio management, federal science and technology policy and the organization of interdisciplinary research. While at Columbia University, Tucker co-founded the Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes.