Problem solving, Web applications, database systems and information retrieval, user interface design, AI systems, product development, marketing of technology products, entrepreneurship
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.
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.
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.
University of New Mexico and TVI Community College, Albuquerque, NM, 1991-1995
Taught college courses in psychology and statistics.
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.
Hughes Aircraft Company Long Beach, CA, 1985-1986
Developed and implemented semantic indexing tools for full-text document collections.
Web site and Web application development for event Web sites, corporate Web sites, eCommerce Web sites, Web portals
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
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1984
Advisor: Roger W. Sperry, Nobel laureate
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, 1977