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 Expert  725749

Expert in Video Conferencing Market, Telepresence Video, Desktop Video, Unified Collaboration Systems, audio

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert (Partner) is a seasoned technology veteran of 26 years with 13 years of executive management experience.

As Founder of 100 Hill Rock Technology, Expert has been providing Technology Due Diligence, Strategic Development, Technology Transfer and Interim Management to small and medium size Companies, Capital Investment Bankers and Hedge Fund Managers seeking to expand their products and services. The company often works with private and public companies as well as universities looking for help in the commercialization of research and innovations. The company has published over a half dozen market research papers and is regarded as an expert in video conferencing and digital compression.

His video experience dates back to the first Video on Demand trial with Hong Kong Telecom in the early 1990's.

Expert has held executive positions in R&D, Executive Management, Business Management and Development at a number of Fortune 500 and Startup companies. Expert mostly served as VP of Engineering at Polycom where he delivered the company's first High-Definition Video Conferencing systems (HDX 9000). In addition to the HD systems, the industry leading telepresence solution was created by this engineering team and now is the fastest growing product in Polycom history. As part of the Polycom Unified Collaboration Suite of products, Expert led the team to integrate the industry leading Polycom Conference Room phone into the collaboration suite allowing the launch of a video call from an active audio conference. Later, the team moved video to all IP phone at the end users office. These technology leadership advances makes Polycom the recognized world leader in videotelephony as well as leader in broadband communication.

His background includes CTO and VP of Engineering at VTEL Communications and Forgent Networks where he led the $125M patent portfolio strategy and M&A and drove the strategy and direction to create the first heterogeneous Video Network Management Platform before the company software business was sold to Tandberg. The systems network management software allows Tandberg to interoperate with all video conferencing solution providers, and allows seamless integration into data management tools like Hewlett Packard Openview and IBM's NetCool.

Most recently, Expert has spent the past 3 years with Personalized Media Communications as the Vice President of Licensing where his duties including production of Claim Charts and asserting patent claims in the area of multimedia, broadcast television, streaming audio and video, and data storage of digital media. He met directly with the largest of the world's Television, broadcast, and Streaming Media providers.

His had numerous assignments in his 18 year career at IBM including HQ assignments and delivery of IBM's PowerPC, the first High Availability Cluster Multi-Processor (HACMP) Fault Tolerant System, IBM's Broadcast Media Streamer, Digital Ad/Spot Insertion System, Video on Demand System, and VideoCharger the Streaming Audio and Video over the Internet system.

His olds a BS degree in Computer Science and a MS degree in Computer Engineering and was selected by IBM to attend the Duke University Fugua School of Business Management for Executives.


video conferencing


broadband communication




video-on-demand system




voice over IP

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  Killeen, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Round Rock, Texas;  and Temple, Texas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1984   Master of Computer Engineering   Computer Engineering   State University of New York (SUNY)   Magna Cum Laude
1982   Bachlor of Science in Computer Science   Computer Science   Wilkes University   Magna Cum Laude - graduated in 3 years
1994   Business School for Executives (IBM Sponsored)   Business Administration   Duke University Fugua School of Business  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)


President and Managing Partner


Industry Consutant and Technology Commercialization Specialist


He is the President and Managing Partner for Expert's Firm, a technology management company focused on technology transfer, commercialization, and technology due diligence. Video technology is a core competence specializing in video conferencing, telepresence systems, desktop and executive video, unified collaboration systems.

2005 to 2007


Polycom Communications


Video and Networking


Vice President of Hardware Software Engineering


He was the Vice President selected by the GM to lead the division with a new high definition video conference system that would be the market leader. The system also spawned a derivative and industry leading telepresence system that would compete with industry titans HP and Cisco Systems. Expert led the team in all unified collaboration products and company partnerships.

2002 to 2005


Forgent Networks


Video Network Management and IP Licensing


Chief Technology Officer, VP Engineering


Expert was the CTO and VP of Engineering. He led the licensing of patents that contribued to $125M over 4 years of licensing. He led the creation of the first industry heterogeneous rich media network management platform that connected Polycom, Tandberg, Lifesize, PictureTel, Sony, Cisco, HP, Radvision, VTEL, products under a single common management architecture. Company later sold off to Tandberg.

2001 to 2002


VTEL Communications


Video Conferencing


CTO and VP Engineering


He led the delivery of new standard definition video conference room products and targeted K-12, Distance Learning, and Education Systems. Expert created Document Cameras, Smart white board technology, etc. Company was sold to Gores Group.

1999 to 2001




Internet Appliance


Company Founder, VP Engineering


Expert started a startup company that went public in 2000 and generated 200,000 subscribers in the first year of public operation. He sold the business to Earthlink in 2002.

1982 to 1998






Director of Engineering


Expert had numerous assignments in his 18-year career at IBM, including HQ assignments and delivery of IBM's PowerPC, the first High Availability Cluster Multi-Processor (HACMP) Fault Tolerant System, IBM's Broadcast Media Streamer, Digital Ad/Spot Insertion System, Video on Demand System, and VideoCharger the Streaming Audio and Video over the Internet system.

Career Accomplishments:

International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC), IMCCA, IEEE, Polycom Users Group, SHARE, AMA

Professional Appointments

Board of Directors, Destin Resorts

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 5 patents, and 6 papers on Video Conferencing, IPTV Market Directions, Video Conference Barriers, IPTV Market Applications and Customer Loyalty, Digital Adverstising and Telescoping Content, etc.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Expert's Firm  
 - MindCommerce  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2007 to   NASA   Technology Transfer and Commercialization   Expert is a consultant who looks at new technology ideas and screens them for viability, performs detailed assessments on the market readiness for NASA technology commercialization, and performs commercialization licensing for NASA.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He consulted with Banking client to understand the global market landscape of video conferencing players, especially in Europe and Asia.
  • He consulted with Hedge Fund managers to understand the differentiation between Tandberg and Polycom video conference codecs. He helped the managers understand the product differences, the marketing challenges, the sales channel differences, and the margin issues and the impact of the global financial market meltdown on video conference sales.
  • He helped a investment banking firm understand distance learning, K-12 video conferencing products. He helped provide a balanced view of the leading desktop providers versus video conference enterprise products. He provided pricing information to help determine proper usage model and investment strategy.
  • Banking members wanted to understand industry trends and directions and if the current positive market sales trends could continue for the video conferencing and telepresence industry. They needed to understand the gross margin analysis and why this industry does not seem more competition.
  • Hong Kong financial company was looking for due diligence prior to making an investment in a video company. They requested information and an understanding of the competitive landscape to see if the subject company had a true value proposition or if they witnessed 30 pages of marketing fluff. It was a good discussion that saved them lots of $$ as the value proposition was greatly exaggerated.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Higher education via multimedia virtual labs.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He was an expert video compression expert for U.S. Patent No. 4,698,672 (the '672 Patent). Company depositions, civil court trials, federal trial. He helped license the '672 patent for 4 years with the legal team and generated $125M over 4 years. Litigation ended with a narrow defeat in the federal court system of California vs. Forgent Networks.

Currently working on MPEG, MPEG-LA, and ATSC related patents and multimedia content delivery systems. Performing claim mappings to products/services. Ask for Patent CV.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in audio video conferencing needed for a patent review.
  • Expert in audio video teleconferencing needed for a Stage II patent review.
  • Expert in audio and video conferencing needed for a Stage 1 patent review.
  • Expert for consulting on Fax machine technology.
  • Expert witness video on-demand delivery for consulting on Potential Patent Enforcement.
  • Expert for consulting on audio video system installation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2007 to 2007   Germany   He worked at BMW to help consult and provide information and industry trends and directions.
2007 to 2007   Singapore   He worked on Technology Due Diligence Purchase of a Singapore based video company.
2006 to 2007   France   He worked on Technology Due Diligence on the purchase of a video company.
1993 to 1995   Hong Kong Telecom   He worked on the delivery of the first VOD Broadcast Media Server from IBM to Hong Kong Telecom.
1995 to 1997   Tokyo Japan   He worked on the delivery of the first massively scalable supercomputer for VOD to Tokyo in the new island. This was a next generation city with a next generation view of tomorrow.

Market Research:
He has been a leader in the video area over the past 15 years. He is a former Director of the IMTC (International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium) and was responsible for the IP Packet Performance within the Industry Working Group. He participated with several video standards bodies including IEEE, Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG), H.264 standards, etc. He has held leadership positions at IBM with the first broadcast media server (Hong Kong Telecon in 1994) and VOD servers to ABC, NBC, CBS in 1995. He has held Video Conference leadership positions at the Pioneer in video conferencing - VTEL Communications. Later he was directly recruited to Polycom to join and build their HDX 9000 system - the flagship High Definition 1080p 6Mbs streaming video conference HD system. It is the core engine for Polycom's Telepresence Industry Solution. He built and delivered the content management solutions that integrate with Polycom's industry best HD video conference systems.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He consistently works/consults with enterprise business customers to select suppliers and vendors within the video conferencing business space, as well as IPTV Service Providers. This includes business case, product installation, and business model and rationale for vendor selection.

Other Skills and Services

He consults for NASA in areas of video surveillance, remote imaging, compression, computer modeling, and various other areas. He works with their best and brightest rocket scientists and astronauts on technology commercialization. He also is very comfortable speaking and providing market data, trends and directions, and can describe in very layman terms fundamental changes that will impact market growth, competition, and quarterly revenue dynamics.


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