Chris Coyle is an accomplished executive with diverse cross-functional experience spanning multiple industries. In early 2017, he began consulting Exocetus Autonomous Systems (AUV’s for the U.S. Navy/Coast Guard) on their XPRIZE Entry (Semi-Finalist) and business development initiatives. Later launching TAO
(Emerging Tech/Circular Economy/Data & Analytics Consultants) to handle additional clients: Spectronn (Mesh Communication Networks, AI/ML Data & Video Analysis to Text Messaging via Natural Language: AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate/U.S. Space Force Catalyst Accelerator, NSF I-Corps), Sidus Solutions (Security Systems), Seatrec (Energy Solutions), and Nonvoice (5G/AR/VR App Distribution). In addition, he advises MassChallenge/401 Tech Bridge (New England Innovation Hub), Newchip Accelerator, (Austin VC/PE), StartBlue (Scripps Institute of Oceanography/Rady School of Management), Seaworthy Collective (Miami Ocean Cluster), Cape Fear Ocean Labs (Wilmington, NC Blue Makerspace Facility), Tech Transfer Days NYC (DOD), Tech United (NJ Hub), and Ocean Exchange (International Ocean Prize). Furthermore, he is an ambassador for the NSIN (National Security Innovation Network), a Steward with the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican, and a member of the U.S. Delegate to the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development as well as the UNDOS Artic Ocean Action Planning Group.
On May 8, 2018, he testified before the U.S. Congressional House Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure in D.C. on the use of Blue Technology to Improve Efficiency, Performance, Duration and Cost for the Coast Guard. House Resolution (HR 6206): Coast Guard Blue Technology Center of Expertise Act was introduced and passed by the 115th Congress in June 2018. HR 6206 was part of The Save Our Seas Act of 2018, which President Trump signed into law on October 11, 2018.
He is a highly sought-after speaker on Emerging Tech, Circular Economies, and Data & Analytics. Chris has presented at AlgaEurope 2021, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (D.C), the UN’s Ocean Data Challenge (NYC), the Coast Guard’s Blue Tech Expo at the Department of Homeland Security (D.C.), The Maritime Alliance Blue Tech Week (San Diego), the Army Capability Accelerator's Challenge Summit (Brooklyn), the World Ocean Council (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and G-STIC’S (Global Scientific, Technology Innovation Conference in Brussels, Belgium).
Prior to this, he spent 18 years in various executive management roles in the media, entertainment & music industry (sales/business development/strategic partnerships) helping take two companies public (Mobile Streams on AIM & MCY Music World on NASDAQ) and selling Muze to Macrovision (now ROVI).
Chris has extensive experience licensing IP and content across multiple platforms supported by various business models around the world (Comcast/NBC, Universal Picture, Sony Music, Warner Bros, Disney/ESPN, Viacom/CBS, Verizon, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Telefonica) His reach spans TV/cable, wireless carriers, social media and search engines. He prides himself on staying ahead of the curve and pushing himself to learn about emerging tech, new business models and changing user behavior.