Anthony Vinci, Ph.D., is the Director of Plans and Programs at the
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He is an executive,
technology entrepreneur and intelligence officer focused on developing new
technologies and approaches to solve emerging, global challenges.
As Director of Plans and Programs, he is responsible for defining
the strategic direction of the agency and implementing that strategy. Dr.
Vinci's responsibilities include managing the budget, acquisitions,
portfolios, technology and R&D of the agency. In support of the director,
his mission is to lead NGA into the next generation of geospatial
Dr. Vinci is the founder and former CEO of Findyr, a revolutionary
technology company which crowdsources data collection from users in over 100 countries. 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 has published extensively on
topics of security and strategy. He is a Fellow member of The Explorers