Football Innovation 2020 Speakers

Tom Nugent

Vice President, Platypus Institute

Tom Nugent is Vice President at the Platypus Institute, an applied neuroscience research organization that translates cutting-edge neuroscience discoveries into practical tools and programs which enhance the human experience.

Tom runs the Elite Performance Solutions Division and is in charge of business development for the company where his primary focus is the implementation of the Human 2.0 upgrade program to elite populations across multiple domains. Mr. Nugent has over twenty years of experience in neuroscience research and neuroscience program management working with elite organizations ranging from professional sports teams, special operator communities in the U.S. military and abroad, as well as e-sports athletes and teams.

Tom started his career at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a neuroimaging researcher studying childhood psychiatric populations with a focus on child onset schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He then transitioned to the defense industry as a senior scientist offering program management and technical consultation to neuroscience programs in the Defense Sciences Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Previous to joining The Platypus Institute, he was the Senior Director of Neurotechnology, New Media, and Training Solutions at Cubic | Intific where he was the Principle Investigator for multiple DARPA, government and commercial projects in the applied neuroscience and learning domains.

During his career, Tom has been involved in well over $200 million worth of research and development efforts and has served as a strategic advisor to several startups. He has shared his experience and powerful insights to engage audiences in venues such as the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the National Geospatial Agency (NGA), Leaders Performance Institute, and San Diego Comic-Con.

Tom received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and his graduate degree from Duke University School of Medicine.