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ETEC Meeting: Tom Berg, CNS
August 19, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Director for Technology Development and Transfer
Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC.
Tom Berg is the Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC, Director for Technology Development and Transfer. He has more than 30 years of experience in technology management and business development for technology-intense organizations, including government, aerospace and healthcare.
Berg is currently engaged in defining and implementing the direction of technology efforts within CNS focusing on Plant Directed Research and Development and Development and Technology Transfer. Efforts include establishing a new strategic direction for R & D and partnerships to become a strategic tool that directly supports contract objectives. Those activities include defining specific R & D needs, developing, implementing and managing R & D efforts, negotiation of business agreements, management of intellectual property, business case development and analysis, and developing strategic partnerships with universities and businesses.
Accomplishments include successfully integrating R & D operating between two sites, implemented methods to optimize research agendas between sites, successfully increased site participation in technology transfer by 50 %, quadrupled invention disclosures, and tripling the number of CRADAs and licenses over a 5 year period.
Berg earned a B.S. in Biochemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He has participated in the Sloan School of Management Entrepreneurship Management Program and the Wharton School of Management Negotiation Program.