John Avery
John Avery / Director, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

Leading Innovation with Rapid Technology Changes

John Avery, Director, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

As the slope of technology advancement grows steeper every year how should innovation leaders think about development when the technology landscape is shifting so rapidly. Is it possible to stay ahead of the curve? Is it possible to predict or even make new innovations appear when and where you need them or is it only possible to react when they appear?

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.