Duncan Work, President and
Duncan Work founded Net Deva, Inc. to develop Internet-based tools and services that can
dramatically improve the ways that people and organizations use and manage human
networks. He has a diverse background that combines experience in developing
and using human networks with experience in software design and development.
His more than fifteen years of experience as chief planner of employment training
programs, international business consultant, director of business development, and
information systems and software development consultant has given him a deep appreciation
for the power of human networks and unique qualifications for realizing his Net Deva
vision. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Urban Affairs from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a specialty in community planning and development, and a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Kansas.
a lead role in developing Net Deva's vision and business strategy and in overall software
Charles Brault, Senior Technology Consultant
Charles Brault has over 20 years of experience managing, designing, and implementing complex information systems. Prior to
becoming an independent consultant, Charles was CTO of ApexLogic, an Internet focused professional services consulting group. Previously he was Vice President of Engineering at Internet Information Services where he was responsible for the engineering resources and corporate technical direction. Prior to that, he was an independent computer consultant specializing in large document imaging systems, designing and prototyping digital reprographic systems for Xerox. Charles has served as a Systems Analyst with Computer Data Systems, Inc., and Cincinnati Bell Information Systems.
Mitra, Senior Technology
Mitra's extensive prior experience with software development includes the following: Chief Technology officer at Flycode.com, a venture-backed peer-to-peer video sharing application developer; co-author of VRML 2.0 and Living Worlds and VRML2 Binary format; Chief Network Technology Officer of Paragraph (before acquisition by Silicon Graphics); Chief Network Architect at Worlds Inc, where he designed Worlds Chat - first 3D Internet Chat; CTO at Pandora, where he helped design and build Sovam, Russia's first commercial ISP and AOL's first gateway to the Internet; founded GreenNet - Europe's Environment network, and one of Britain's first ISPs; co-Founded Association for Progressive Communications - a worldwide network of ISP's.
W. David Bayless, Principal, W.D. Bayless &
Associates, Bozeman, MTBack
Mr. Bayless has fourteen years of experience in the management of complex transactions and
knows the venture development process from the perspective of investor, lender, board
member, and entrepreneur. During the last three years, he contributed to the launch or
reorganization of a number of early stage businesses including Right Now Technologies,
Inc. (a Web-based customer self-help software and services business) and Off the Beaten
Path, LLC (a specialty travel company). Previously, he was a founder, principal, and EVP
of Hoak Capital Corporation, a Dallas and New York-based private equity firm, where he
specialized in industry consolidations and leveraged build-ups.
Principal, A Working Model,
Washington, DCStowe is an internationally recognized authority on collaboration technologies and their impacts on business and society. Throughout his career, Stowe has demonstrated his scope as a directed leader, results-oriented executive, and visionary writer and speaker. Over the past decade Stowe has consulted, written and spoken widely on collaboration technologies, their application, markets, and social
impacts, with clients that have included Abuzz,
FileNet, Fujitsu, IBM, Lotus, Novell, Oracle and many
others. From early 2001 through early 2003, Stowe led product development and marketing for Ikimbo, a leader in real-time communication software solutions.
Esther Dyson, Chairman of EDVenture
Holdings, New York, NY
Dyson has devoted her life to discovering the inevitable and promoting the
possible. As an active investor and commentator, she focuses on emerging
technologies and business models (peer-to-peer, artificial intelligence, the
Internet, wireless applications). Dyson
is chairman of EDventure Holdings (www.edventure.com), which publishes the
influential monthly technology-industry newsletter, Release 1.0, and
sponsors premier annual conferences, including PC Forum (March 23 to 26, 2003).
Jim Finkelstein, Business Development Advisor, Chairman and CEO, FutureSense, Inc., San Rafael, CA.
Jim has over 25 years of consulting and corporate experience leading people in business. As a Partner in a Big Five firm, a CEO of a professional services firm, a corporate executive for Fortune 500 companies, and an entrepreneur, he has experienced business and business transformation from multiple angles. Jim understands the convergence of environment, culture, development and rewards needed to improve business performance through people.
Jan Hauser, Information Technology
Jose, CA http://www.janhauser.comBack
Mr. Hauser is a former Principal Architect at Sun Microsystems.
He has considerable expertise in secure systems and development of
complex systems for enterprise and government. Mr. Hauser is an advocate for
application of complexity theory to information science and organizational
development, and is responsible for Sun's membership in The Santa Fe
Bill Hutchison, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Scientist, Seventh
Generation Technologies, Boulder, COBack
Dr. Hutchison invented and owns patents on the 7G intelligent agent technology, which he
is licensing exclusively to Net Deva for our applications.
The neural network kernel of the 7G technology has been successfully
deployed in multi-million dollar software installations for Fortune 500 companies, and has
numerous advantages over competing systems in ability to scale, sophistication of
capabilities, and accuracy.
Valdis Krebs, President, Orgnet.com, Cleveland,
Mr. Krebs assists clients in adapting their organizations to the networked business
environment by modeling and molding the complex connections within and between
organizations. He is the author of InFlow, a software based, network modeling
methodology that maps and measures knowledge exchange, information flow, informal
networks, communities of practice and other emergent groups within and between
Pattie Maes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, MIT
Medial Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Maes founded and directs the Software Agents Group at MIT Media Laboratory. Her areas of expertise are Artificial Intelligence, Human
Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Information Filtering and
Electronic Commerce. She has also been
an active Internet entrepreneur since 1994 when she co-founded Firefly Network, Inc. in
Cambridge, Massachusetts - one of the first companies to commercialize personalization and
profiling technology, and since acquired by Microsoft.
Since then she has advised and served as a director of several successful Internet
technology companies. Back
George Por, Principal, Community Intelligence Labs, Santa
Cruz, CA http://www.co-i-l.com
Mr. Por is the Founder of Community Intelligence Labs (CoIL), a leading designer of
corporate knowledge and intranet strategies. His research and consulting specialty is
boosting organizational health and effectiveness with a unique combination of systems
thinking, self-organizing corporate knowledge ecologies, executive coaching, web-based
group productivity tools, and a passion for balance and wholeness at the workplace. He is
also a techno-communitarian visionary, futurist, virtual community facilitator, coach,
toolmaker, and entrepreneur.
Matt and Gail Taylor, Co-Founders,
MGTaylor Corporation, Palo Alto, CA http://www.mgtaylor.com
Matt and Gail Taylor are co-founders of MGTaylor Corporation and affiliated companies. For more than 20 years, MGTaylor Corporation has
been a leader in designing, and using an integrated system of environments, tools, and
processes to employ group genius in solving complex problems. MGTaylor Corporation consults to Fortune 500
companies in the U.S. and abroad and has been named a "fast company" by
Fast Company Magazine in recognition of its unique and powerful contributions to
innovative business practices.