Nick Skytland
Case study

Nick Skytland

Deputy Chief, Exploration Technology Office
Nick is the Deputy Chief of the Exploration Technology Office at NASA Johnson Space Center where he is focused on helping NASA return to the Moon through technology development, technology transfer and strategic partnerships. He is an innovative leader who has pioneered new ways of doing business in both government and industry for two decades. His best work is done at the intersection of technologists, change makers and explorers. Nick is well known for launching and leading successful cutting-edge initiatives such as the Random Hacks of Kindness, the International Space Apps Challenge, the National Day of Civic Hacking. He created and led NASA’s Data Science, Open Innovation and Open Government programs. He is the author of NASA’s Future of Work study and recently established the Agency’s Talent Marketplace. He is an avid adventurer, experienced diver, and a dedicated triathlete who has completed 21 Ironman races. He lives in Houston with his wife and three kids.
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