John Avery is the Director for the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) operated by Georgia Tech. The ATDC is the state of Georgia’s startup incubator that provides entrepreneurial support and business coaching for entrepreneurs across the state. John is a tech startup veteran with four startups and broad experience in data and wireless voice technologies and holds six patents. Prior to ATDC, he was engineering group manager of Panasonic Automotive Systems’ Innovation Center. There, he oversaw the innovation center’s development projects in next-generation automotive systems including, infotainment, bio-sensing, machine vision, deep learning, and heads-up displays. He is a Georgia Tech graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.