Anthony Vinci, Ph.D., is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He is an executive, entrepreneur and intelligence officer focused on developing new technologies and approaches to solve emerging, global challenges.
As CTO, Dr. Vinci is focused on increasing NGAs ability to instill the necessary next-generation technology, tradecraft and innovative practices into the agency, the GEOINT (geospatial-intelligence) enterprise, and more broadly into the US national security mission. Dr. Vinci’s responsibilities include integrating pioneering technology with the experience and expertise of the agency workforce and tackling the broader issue of how NGA and the GEOINT enterprise can use next-generation technologies to derive a competitive edge for the U.S. The CTO develops investment, divestment, operation, structural and partnership recommendations for NGAs Deputy Director and for NGAs Director as the GEOINT Functional Manager.
Dr. Vinci plays a central role in developing NGAs public-private partnerships and in general interfacing between the agency and commercial industry, academia, laboratories and the non-profit sectors. He is also charged with bridging agency efforts and establishing further collaboration across the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence community, Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community on technology and technology-integration issues.
Previously, Dr. Vinci served as the Associate Director for Capabilities and the Director of Plans and Programs at NGA.
Dr. Vinci is the founder and former CEO of Findyr, a revolutionary technology company which crowdsources data from around the world. Previously, he was on the executive management team at a company which specialized in machine learning for remote sensing, technology advisor to a private equity firm, and a management consultant at a global consulting firm serving commercial businesses and government entities focused on implementing change.
Earlier in his career he served with the Department of Defense in Iraq, Africa, Asia and throughout the Middle East.
Dr. Vinci received his Ph.D. in international relations from The London School of Economics and studied philosophy at Reed College and Oxford University. He performed fieldwork throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Dr. Vinci is also a writer and filmmaker who has produced and published extensively on topics of security and strategy. He is a Fellow member of The Explorers Club.