Tom Kamber

Founder & Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)

Tom Kamber is an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator and activist who has created new initiatives in aging, technology, affordable housing and the arts. Tom teaches social entrepreneurship and philanthropy at Columbia University, has published widely in academic journals and speaks regularly at local, national, and international conferences. Tom is a member of the Aging Working Group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and also serves on the New York City Mayor’s Broadband Task Force, the Age-Friendly New York Commission, and the New York State Broadband Advisory Council. His work has been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and The Today Show, and in 2014 he won the PR Week award for Community Relations Campaign of the Year. Tom is a co-founder and board member of the nonprofit Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance, which has won multiple Grammy awards, and is fluent in Spanish.