Computer scientist and executive with experience managing development of a range of computer systems from e-commerce and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) websites to set-top boxes and electronics kits, including research prototypes through to commercial products and services. Experience from hands-on product development to management, marketing, and venture investment. Also worked as a researcher, software development manager, and technology executive at large companies as well as Silicon Valley startups. Published author and experienced public speaker who was selected as a corporate spokesperson for DEC, Compaq, and SoftNet.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science, Univ of Massachusetts
  • M.S. in Computer and Information Science, Univ of Massachusetts

Career Highlights

  • Oversaw the creation of the broadband wireless industry’s first consumer certification program and first formal security model
  • Member of the University of California President’s Advisory Board on Science and Innovation from 2001-2016
  • Managed the history-making first live webcast of the Dalai Lama, bringing together the major streaming media industry competitors of the era to cooperate in a webcast for the first time in Internet history
  • CTO of a billion-dollar market cap publicly-traded Internet firm with operations in 100 U.S. cities and internationally, including two-way satellite, Internet over cable, and wireless subsidiaries
  • Successful track record as president/founder, CIO, and CTO of companies ranging from startups to billion-dollar public corporations

Expert Qualifications

  • Submitted declarations in an Inter Parties Review at the U.S. PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of Google/YouTube
  • Submitted expert reports and testified at deposition for plaintiffs and defendants in U.S. District Court cases, including on behalf of Apple, Comcast, and Electronic Arts