Jay J. Myers, Ph.D.

1299 San Tomas Aquino Rd. #318
San Jose, CA 95117
e-mail: jay@twinact.com


Problem solving, Web applications, database systems and information retrieval, user interface design, AI systems, product development, marketing of technology products, entrepreneurship

Professional Experience

CEO and Co-Founder

TwinACT LLC, San Jose, CA (formerly Albuquerque, NM), 2001-present

Responsible for overall company direction and technology leadership including business planning, proposal writing and product development. Conceived and developed an interactive technology platform for online communications and customer service that incorporates an animated talking character interface. The characters communicate in English using a text-to-speech engine and can provide realtime intelligent answers in English to typed natural language questions by drawing upon various backend information systems.

CTO and Co-Founder

PNBC, Albuquerque, NM and San Francisco, CA, 1997-2001

Responsible for overall technology leadership, strategy and direction. Conceived and directed the development of PNBC's proprietary online event technology, the first platform to integrate all aspects of event information into linked Web applications and searchable data models. Directed and coordinated the production and deployment of online services utilizing this technology for over 40 events, including COMDEX, PC Expo, Networld+Interop and other top-tier IT events. Managed the engineering, design and MIS teams including programmers, managers, designers and support personnel.

Internet/Database Consultant

Myers Consulting Services, Albuquerque, NM, 1994-1997

Consulting business focused on database development, Java and CGI programming and Web site design. Projects included a custom Web application for high volume credit card processing and verification and a cost accounting system for manufacturers.

Psychology Instructor

University of New Mexico and TVI Community College, Albuquerque, NM, 1991-1995

Taught college courses in psychology and statistics.

Computer Scientist

University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA, 1986-1990

Developed and implemented graphical and natural language tools to aid in object-based information retrieval, requirements formalization and system specification.

Systems Engineer

Hughes Aircraft Company Long Beach, CA, 1985-1986

Developed and implemented semantic indexing tools for full-text document collections.

Computer Skills

Web site and Web application development for event Web sites, corporate Web sites, eCommerce Web sites, Web portals

Web application programming in PHP, Javascript, Actionscript (Flash), Java, Perl, Lisp, AP5, Cold Fusion, AJAX, SOAP, XML-RPC

Object/relational data modeling, SQL programming, experienced with MySQL, MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle

Project management experience, requirements gathering, specifications and software design, rapid prototyping, user-centered interface development, software installation, testing and documentation


Ph.D. in Psychobiology with a subject minor in Computer Science

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1984
Advisor: Roger W. Sperry, Nobel laureate

B.A. in Psychology with departmental honors

Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, 1977

References available on request.