Peter Lee has been a faculty member and, most recently, Head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Three months ago, he began a stint at DARPA as the Director of the new Transformational Convergence Technology Office (DARPA/TCTO). TCTOes mission is to develop research programs that enhance the nationes ability to anticipate strategic surprise. It does this by re-establishing basic research programs in a broad range of rapidly emerging computing-enabled technology areas such as social media, synthetic biology, high-performance computing, and networking, as well as employing a diverse range of innovation strategies including broad community programs, competitions/challenges, and crowd sourcing. In this talk, Dr. Lee will give an overview of TCTOes mission, research areas, and approaches to technology innovation.