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2021-Present

Sr Data Scientist at Growers Edge

Delivering data-driven decisions to disrupt AgFinTech one model at a time

2017-Present

Principal at Tony Thompson Consulting

Project work, speaking engagements, and other interesting endeavors

2017-Present

Chief Operating Officer at Prudent Produce

Connecting people with Good Food Delivered

2013-Present

Farmer at New Family Farm

Growing Good Food

2017-2021

Data Analyst at Marsh McLennan

Doing the 9-5 to support my farming habit

2013-2017

Board Member / President at Iowa Food Coop

Growing the local food system

2014-2017

Board Member at Iowa Farmers Union

Advocating for policy to support family farms

2007-2012

Researcher, Program Coordinator at Blekinge Institute of Technology

Connecting ideas. Supporting Learners. Designing world-changing experiences.

2005-2006

ReStore Director, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Reselling used building materials to raise funds for the mission.

2001-2005

Capacity Building Progam Officer, Habitat for Humanity

Buildng the organizations that build the houses.

Project Skills & Expertise

Favorite Tools

Python

Databricks

PostgreSQL

Google Colab

Kubota MX6000

No-till drill 

EggMobile 

Areas of Expertise

Farmland Valuation

Strategic Sustainable Development

Agriculture

Local Foods

Data and AI

Energy Systems

Skills

Logical Consistency

Connecting ideas

Learning

2007-2012

Blekinge Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Sustainability and Innovation

Integrating Strategic Sustainable Development in Product-Service System Innovation

2006-2007

Blekinge Institute of Technology

Master's in Strategic Leadership toward Sustainability

Understanding our world and connecting with its people to form a solid intellectual foundation and friendships for life

2003

Harvard Business School

Certificate in Non-Profit Executive Education


1996-2000

Cornell College

B.A. in Computer Science


Publishing

Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Product Development in a Few Swedish Companies

A. Thompson, P. Lindahl, S. Hallstedt, H. Ny, G. Broman. 2011. Research into Design: Supporting Sustainable Product Development. ISBN 978-981-08-7721-7.

Key Elements for Implementing a Strategic Sustainability Perspective in the Product Innovation Process

S. Hallstedt, A. Thompson, P. Lindahl. 2013. Journal of Cleaner Production.

Towards Sustainability-driven Innovation through Product-Service Systems

A. Thompson, T. Larsson, G. Broman. 2011. 3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2).

Benefits of a Product-Service System Approach for Long-life Products: The case of light tubes

A. Thompson, H. Ny, P. Lindahl, G. Broman, M. Severinsson. 2012.

Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Sustainable Innovation: 14th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP).

Pursuing Sustainability through Servitization in Manufacturing Firms

A. Thompson, T. Larsson, O. Isaksson, G. Broman. Submitted to the Journal of Cleaner Production. 

Introductory Approach for Sustainability Integration in Conceptual Design

A. Thompson, S. Hallstedt, O. Isaksson. International Design Conference. 2012. 

Resource Consumption in Additive Manufacturing with a PSS Approach 

N. Nopparat, B. Kianian, A. Thompson, T. Larsson. 4th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2). 2013.

Sustainability-driven Product Development -- some challenges and opportunities for the aero industry 

S. Hallstedt, A. Thompson. International Society for Airbreathing Engines (ISABE). 2011.

Introducing Strategic Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Product-Service Innovation Across Value Chains

S. Hallstedt and A. Thompson. 2010.

Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Sustainable Innovation: 14th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP).

Systems Modeling and Simulation within Sustainability Constraints: The Case of Waterjet Cutting

H. Ny, A. Thompson, KH Robert, G. Broman, H. Haraldsson, D. Koca, H. Sverdrup. Journal of Industrial Ecology. In Review.

Integrating Sustainability and Innovation through a Master's Program in Product-Service Systems

S. Hallstedt and A. Thompson. 2010.

Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Sustainable Innovation: 14th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP).

Designing PSS Scenarios Out of Traditional Sales Situation: The Use of Business Model Canvas

J. Wallin, K. Chirumalla, A. Thompson. 2012. 5th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2). 2011.

Community Food Systems: Working towards Sustainability and Satisfying Human Needs

M. Monteverde, K. Pease, A. Thompson. 2007.

Master's thesis. Blekinge Institute of Technology.