Tom Haymes has almost 40 years of technology experience culminating in his role as director of the design team for the West Houston Institute, an integrated innovation center for Houston Community College. He has been a Technology Director for a college of 20,000 students, a teacher, managed innovation teams across a wide range of projects, and has developed a series of strategies around technology adoption and integration. He has published articles on a number of topics ranging from technology adoption to military history. He was formerly a contributing editor to the New Media Consortium and served on the board of their futuring project, The Horizon Report. He maintains a consulting business at ideaspaces.net where he consults on Technology Assessment, Space Design (ELITE Strategy), Professional Development, Digital Communications Strategies, Organizational Design, and Digital Futuring.