Daniel S. Goldin

Founder, Cold Canyon AI; Former Administrator, NASA

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Daniel S. Goldin is an entrepreneur and technologist. Most recently he is the founder of Cold Canyon AI, an innovation advisory company. His career has spanned numerous technologies and businesses in space science, aeronautics, national security, semiconductors, and artificial intelligence.

Mr. Goldin has the distinction of serving as NASA’s longest-tenured Administrator from April 1992 - November 2001 and reported to three U.S. Presidents: George H.W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush. He not only led the re-emergence of NASA through one of its most challenging times after the Cold War, but he also helped foster east-west international cooperation in space, oversaw the redesign, construction and initial operation of the $120B International Space Station through to the successful development, deployment, and operation of a whole new generation of spacecraft to monitor Planet Earth. Thus, allowing us to explore our solar system and to observe our universe to better protect our environment and life and to understand the laws of nature and our origins to enhance humanity.

Prior to NASA, he was Vice President and General Manager of the TRW Space and Technology Group—now Northrop Grumman—where he oversaw a broad range of advanced space and technology developments focused on America’s national security, scientific exploration of our solar system, space telescopes to observe our high energy universe, and development of advanced technologies for the global marketplace. Mr. Goldin began his career as a research scientist at NASA’s Glenn Research Center working on electric propulsion systems to enable future human interplanetary travel.

Mr. Goldin is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and International Academy of Astronautics. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Competitiveness, a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. and a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society.