Tom Kalil

Tom Kalil

Chief Innovation Officer, Schmidt Futures

Tom Kalil is Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures. In this role, Tom leads initiatives to harness technology for societal challenges, improve science policy, and identify and pursue 21st century moonshots. 

Prior to Schmidt Futures, Tom served in the White House for two Presidents (Obama and Clinton), helping to design and launch national science and technology initiatives. Kalil was Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science and Technology at UC Berkeley. Kalil was also the Chair of the Global Health Working Group for the Clinton Global Initiative, where he developed new public and private sector initiatives in areas such as maternal and child health, under-nutrition, and vaccines. 

Prior to joining the Clinton White House, Tom was a trade specialist at the Washington offices of Dewey Ballantine. He also served as the principal staffer to Gordon Moore in his capacity as Chair of the SIA Technology Committee. 

Tom received a B.A. in political science and international economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and completed graduate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. 

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