The Honorable Daniel S. Goldin has the distinction of serving as NASA’s longest tenured Administrator from April 1992 to November 2001 and reported directly to three U.S. Presidents: George H.W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush.
Prior to NASA, he was Vice President and General Manager of the TRW Space and Technology Group, now Northrop Grumman, where he oversaw a broad range of advanced space and technology developments focused on America’s national security, scientific exploration of the solar system, and universe and development of commercial products for the global marketplace. Mr. Goldin began his career as a research scientist at NASA’s Glenn Research Center working on electric propulsion systems to enable future human interplanetary travel.
Today, Mr. Goldin is an entrepreneur and technologist. Most recently he is the founder of Cold Canyon AI, an innovation advisory company and a senior advisor to private equity and venture capital on investing and nurturing technology companies. His career has spanned numerous technologies and businesses in space exploration and science, aeronautics, air traffic management, national security, semiconductors, communications, artificial intelligence and advanced technologies.
Mr. Goldin is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and International Academy of Astronautics. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society.
Technology has been an ever increasing influence on how we live our daily lives. It impacts how we earn our living, maintain our health and how we establish our peace and democratic freedoms in the world. Digital innovation and modern biology has changed everything and will only accelerate each year, accelerating our ability to process data and information in ways that will change our thinking and behavior in the future. It is so essential that our leaders and diplomats understand these changes and this is a need that's crying for leadership which is why I am so proud to be part of the Institute.