當試圖定義這個時代創業意義的Voltaic Labs，碰上以創新和新穎計畫聞名的Google X，他們的共通點，就是Tom Chi。他是天文學家、是網路與軟體工程師、是科學家、創新大師。他曾說：「我們不能忘記跨出書本，改變世界！」藉由Tom Chi的快速原型設計(rapid prototyping)，他成功地在網路時代領導Yahoo從0到9千萬用戶，接著創造了Google Glass，近年更開啟Google自動駕駛車計畫。
Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of roles from astrophysical researcher to Fortune 500 consultant to corporate executive developing new hardware/software products and services. He has played a significant role in established projects with global reach (Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Search), and scaled new projects from conception to significance (Yahoo Answers from 0 to 90 million users).
Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning, and leadership that can jump-start innovative new ideas as well as move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. These approaches have benefited over a dozen industry-leading companies. He most recently served as head of product experience at Google X developing technology such as Google Glass and Google’s self-driving cars.
His current focus is delving into human development issues with social entrepreneurs around the globe, rebooting the fundamental frameworks of entrepreneurship itself, and teaching a limited number of workshops to select organizations.