Expert in Biometrics, Nanotechnology, Early Stage Technology Commercialization, Information Technology
Expert ID: 729952
Expert founded one of the earliest biometric identification companies focusing on live-scan technology development. The company later interfaced with every major AFIS vendor. Expert has 10 patents on core biometric technologies. He has developed designs for National I.D. programs, evaluated various biometric technologies for varied purposes, and has worked in several countries supporting their development, implementation and ongoing use of biometric systems. Two of his patents have gone through litigation.
Expert wrote the first investor's guide to Nanotechnology for John Wiley & Sons. This seminal work was followed with a contract for producing an educational introductory seminar covering the scope of Nanotechnology.
Expert has been working with computers since 1969 and has programmed in multiple programming languages and directed the development of two specialized programming languages. He holds one of the earliest software patents ever granted and has a patent pending on a novel encryption technology. He has managed software development, global information technology groups, and managed development teams on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.
Expert has reviewed over 800 technology proposals, either pre- or post funding. The scope has ranged from electronics, optics, software, mining, and numerous other areas. His diverse background permits him to see linkages between seemingly unrelated technologies and bring them into a coherent whole. He has 3 provisional patents filed including a cryptography system and two in emission spectroscopy.
Defined a generic approach to national I.D. systems. In response to requests from Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and India, working in concert with various public & private officials, defined an implementation strategy, technology, infrastructure and training model which can be scaled for any sized country.Business plan for enterprise search software. Defined a need in the enterprise search software space, identified and recruited a development team, defined and authored the business plan, marketing plan and financial requirements. Defined software requirements to provide a “universal connector” between search engines and databases and filed a provisional patent to protect novel elements of the approach. Market potential in excess of $50 million/year.Evaluated decade old $20 million investment. An investor with a troubled investment in a 3 product company wanted to know if their investment warranted future investment. The team assessed a multinational corporation in three diverse markets with three diverse product families and concluded that the investment should be halted. The investor agreed and shut down the company.Created debit card based loyalty system. Pulled together 4 companies that had been struggling for years to bring a debit based loyalty program to market. Restructured the collateral, redefined the web presence, defined and created a prospect list, implemented a sales program, and coordinated the respective players in each company towards a business with revenue expectations of $12 million/year.Evaluated paper battery market potential. An investor with a troubled investment in paper batteries requested assistance in evaluating their long term commitment to a company with a novel technology. The team assessed the opportunity and determined that although there were competing technologies, the management team of the investment had the capacity to bring their product to market and provide positive ROI within a timely manner with minimal additional investment.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities:
Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin