CDS Fellows Spotlight: Tom Lucy T’24

June 10th, 2024


Orono, ME

What did you do prior to Tuck?

Before Tuck, I spent 3 years as a software engineer at IDEXX Laboratories. Most recently, I was the backend architect for IDEXX’s clinical data services, which included work on a ML-based clinical decision support platform for veterinary medicine.

What made you want to be part of the CDS fellows program?

I love thinking, learning, and sharing about the evolving digital and tech landscape. As a former computer science major and software engineer, I have always sought out communities where members share my passion. At Tuck, the CDS fellows program presents an excellent opportunity to join such a community.

What’s been the best part of being involved with the CDS so far?

The best part of being involved with the center so far has been the opportunity to attend NVIDIA’s GTC conference in San Jose. At GTC, we both learned from experts in computing and AI and connected with companies on the cutting edge of digital technology. This opportunity is representative of Tuck’s and the CDS’s emphasis on supplementing academic instruction with experiential learning.

What other activities are you involved in at Tuck?

In addition to being a fellow at the CDS, I am Tech Chair on the Student Board and a member of the Tech, Healthcare, and Entrepreneurship clubs. Additionally, I ski and play both basketball and hockey with my classmates.

What has been the biggest growth moment at Tuck, where you stepped out of your comfort zone? What did you learn from that experience?

For more than two years before starting at Tuck, I worked remotely from behind a computer screen. At Tuck, whether inside the classroom or out, I found myself in many large-group public speaking settings – i.e., a very different environment than I was used to. But by getting out of my comfort zone and taking advantage of these opportunities, I have grown into a more confident public speaker, capable of communicating and leading in any situation.

What class at Tuck pushed your thinking the most?

Rather than just choose one, I want to highlight all three of Ecosystem Strategy with Prof. Ron Adner, Leading Disruptive Change with Prof. Scott Anthony, and Platform Strategy with Prof. Geoff Parker. Together, these courses have opened my mind to new ways of thinking about innovation and disruption. They have given me a great toolkit with which to understand the ever-changing world of digital technology.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I love to stay active, try new restaurants, read history books, travel/explore (both near and far), and spend time with family & friends.

What advice do you have for Tuck students interested in tech- and digitally-focused career pathways?

Prioritize learning and collaborating. Digital technology is an incredibly broad, complex, and ever-changing field. The best way to build a successful career is to be a lifelong student and form meaningful relationships with those around you.

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