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Expert in Biometrics, Nanotechnology, Early Stage Technology Commercialization, Information Technology

Expert ID: 729952 Minnesota, USA

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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

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: MA Subject: Political Science Institution: University of Minnesota
Year: 1974 Degree: BA Subject: Political Science & Economics Institution: University of New Mexico

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Partner Department: Responsibilities: Expert manages the technology side of the business.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: MetaCon Corporation Title: Chief Technology Officer Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for evaluating technology for acquisition & partnerships, teaming relationships, and proposal generation.
Years: 1998 to 2008 Employer: Lake Region Manufacturing Title: Director, Information Systems Department: Responsibilities: Management of global I.T. and communications. Development and growth & change management, inclusive of DRP,
Years: 1984 to 2007 Employer: Digital Biometrics Title: Senior Vice President Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Japan Summary: Technology tranfer project as direct contractor to NEC & Anritsu. Multiple engagements over many years.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Indonesia Summary: Developed complete proposal for a national I.D. system. Pending.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Publications and Patents Summary
12 U.S. patents, multiple foreign, 4 pending, 3 provisionals.

Multiple publications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Two patent infringement suits. Both on patents where the Expert was the named inventor.
Training / Seminars
Introduction to Nanotechnology.

Fields of Expertise

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