Mr. Tom McDermott is a Systems Engineering consultant, practitioner, and research leader. He serves as the Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. The SERC is a University Affiliated Research Center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He is a lecturer in Georgia Tech’s Professional Education college. He consults with a number of organizations on enterprise modeling for transformational change, and often serves as a systems engineering expert on government major program reviews. He serves as the Director of Strategic Integration for the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He has over 35 years of background and experience in technical and management disciplines, including 15 years at the Georgia Institute of Technology and 18 years with Lockheed Martin. He served as Principal Researcher, Interim Director and Director of Research of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) from 2002 until 2018. Prior to GTRI, he spent 18 years with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, serving as Product Team Lead and Division Manager for Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor Avionics Team. He successfully led the F-22 Avionics team to Raptor #4004 avionics first flight in January 2001.
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