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Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson is Director of Virtual Worlds for Rutgers University, and President of Fair Use Building and Research Labs. As Director of Virtual Worlds he has grown the Rutgers University Virtual World  from a single sim in Second Life to 24 sims in Open Sim, and 8 sim in Second Life. These environments are showcased as part of Rutgers Day, where over 50,000 people attend, and at least 5,000 people get to ring the Old Queens Virtual Bell. Since 2005, he has taught the School of Communication and Information (SCI) program’s... more

Dr. Ray Bareiss

Dr. Ray Bareiss is the chief education officer of Experiential Teaching Online (XTOL), a leading provider of online courses and certificate programs in partnership with top universities. Before joining XTOL, Dr. Bareiss was Director of Educational Programs and Professor of the Practice of Software Engineering and Software Management at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus, where he oversaw and taught in two unique, learning-by-doing, professional master’s programs. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon... more

Ronnie Battista

Ronnie Battista is a senior executive with over 17 years experience visioning and delivering creative and profitable cross-channel interactive experiences with bottom line impact. Early in his career as a Business Analyst, his project experiences highlighted a gap between what Business and IT groups were asking for and what customers and employees actually needed or wanted. It was at this critical junction of Business, IT and real human beings that Ronnie found his calling in User Experience Design.


Ronnie is... more

Dr. Lampros Bourodimos

Dr. Lampros Bourodimos

Lampros E. Bourodimos, PhD, PE, is an Environmental Engineer with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Edison, NJ. He has a professional background encompassing diversified civil and environmental engineering experience in water resources planning and engineering; environmental design and planning; infrastructure planning; site analysis-design-development; and transportation planning and engineering. His career includes technical expert positions with the U.S. Government, the State of New Jersey, the... more

Dr. Jaime Carbonell

Dr. Jaime Carbonell is the Director of the Language Technologies Institute and Allen Newell Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he pioneered the PhD and MS degrees in Language Technologies. His current research includes machine learning, computational proteomics, data mining (primarily in healthcare and finance), text mining and machine translation. Dr. Carbonell has served on multiple governmental advisory committees such as the Human Genome Committee of the National... more

Dr. Joseph A. Dasaro

Dr. Joseph A. Dasaro received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. While at Penn, Dr. Dasaro performed research in the area of advanced navigation systems as part of the Moore School System Engineering Group. From 1976 to 1995 Dr. Dasaro managed the U.S. Army digital avionics systems research and development efforts. At the time of his retirement in 1995 system products from his research and development efforts were in 13 different U.S. military aircraft. Dr. Dasaro was instrumental in the use of “... more

Ricardo Diez, Ph.D.

Ricardo Diez, Ph.D, has been working in the cosmetic industry for more than 35 years holding senior positions in the R&D and Product Development Laboratories in companies that develop and market cosmetic products (Procter & Gamble, Dial Corp, Chanel) as well as in companies that manufacture cosmetic ingredients (Miranol, Stepan, Witco).


Over the years, he has synthesized new cosmetic compounds and developed and marketed a good number of cosmetic products protected by patents. He regularly gives... more

Brett Fielo

Brett Fielo is the Director of Interactive Business Development at JK Design.  Brett has over 15 years experience as a technology professional. As the Director of Interactive Business Development, Brett is responsible for strategizing, analyzing and designing interactive solutions for clients. Prior to joining JK Design, Brett acted as Technology Consultant to Fortune 500 companies in the legal, accounting, and pharmaceutical fields. Additionally, Brett has had extensive experience in the Internet space, developing internal technology... more

Randy Harmon

Mr. Randy Harmon is principal of Foundations Business Development Group, LLC where he works as a coach to the CEOs of start-up and early stage businesses. He coordinates SBIR and STTR training for the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology and provides proposal preparation assistance. Randy is also a Technology Commercialization Consultant with the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) of Rutgers Business School. He helps scientists, engineers and small businesses pursue financing for the development of... more

Jeff Gothelf

Jeff Gothelf

Jeff Gothelf has spent a 14 year career as an interaction designer, Agile practitioner, user experience team leader and blogger. He is one of the leading voices on the topic of Agile UX and Lean UX. In addition, Jeff is the author of the upcoming O'Reilly book (2012), Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business. He is a highly sought-after international speaker having presented at EuroIA, SXSW, IA Summit, Interaction (IxDA), London IA, the Agile conference and Startup Lessons Learned. Jeff has led cross-functional product... more