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Dr. Thomas J. Buckholtz played pivotal roles in the following endeavors: Create lines of business for a $1 billion (annual revenue) business unit. Save $100 million per year for a $6 billion company. Pioneer three information technologies. Establish three information-technology marketplace business practices. Develop useful, leading-edge business, engineering, and scientific software. Double a two-person firm's revenue, for each of two consecutive years. Preserve 7 kilometers of Pacific Ocean coastline. Create an international service program. Improve governmental service (from all levels of government) for the American public. Create a grassroots line-of-business for a United States political party's National Committee.
Tom served in the following capacities: Executive leading a $1 billion business unit; Corporate officer and advisor for startups; Chief information officer (CIO) for a $10 billion enterprise; Co-CIO for the United States federal government's Executive Branch; Program leader advocating innovation, enhancing teamwork, and providing information technology throughout a $6 billion company; Commissioner, United States General Services Administration; Mathematician; Scientist; Engineer; Professorial Lecturer; University Extension Instructor; Speaker; Workshop provider; Author; Business advisor; Innovation consultant.
Dr. Buckholtz's clients and employers have included large and small enterprises in aerospace, agricultural research, business services, computing, defense, education, energy utilities, government, healthcare, high technology, innovation, insurance, Internet, law enforcement, politics, research and development, telecommunications, and venture capital.
His education includes the following: Earn a B.S. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. Earn a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley. Complete business administration programs at Stanford University and the University of Michigan.
He is the author or a coauthor for articles, books, chapters, or reports regarding physics, applied physics, mathematics, computer science, applied computing, computer-based games, software licensing, innovation, systems-thinking tools, the information age, information proficiency, service science, governmental service to the public, and the role of chief information officers.