Board of Advisors

Mary Ellen Bates
Bates Information Services, Inc.

Mary Ellen Bates is the owner of Bates Information Services Inc., which she founded in 1991. She Mary Ellen Batesprovides business research and analysis to strategic decision-makers, and consulting services to the information industry. She is a frequent keynote speaker and the author of seven books and innumerable articles on the information industry. Prior to starting her business, Bates managed specialized libraries within businesses and the federal government for over a decade. She received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of California Berkeley in 1982 and her BA in Philosophy from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1976. She, her spouse and her dogs live near Boulder, Colorado.

 

Richard Boulderstone
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Richard Boulderstone is the British Library’s Chief Digital Officer with responsibility to drive the long-term digital transformation of the Library. At the British Library Richard has led; the engagement with the scientific community; its digital library, preservation and web archiving programmes as well as the Library’s IT function. Formerly a Chief Technology Officer and Product Development Director at a number of international information providers, he has led the creation of many information-based products both in the UK and USA. Richard also serves as the Chair on the WorldWideScience Alliance Board.

 

Doug Dennis
CEO of GridSentry

Doug was the CEO of GridSentry. Prior to that, he was CFO and Vice President of Strategic Partnering at inno360.  In that role, Mr. Dennis was responsible for partner strategy development and implementation which included building relationships with the portfolio of companies across the knowledge spectrum required to support the inno360 Open Innovation platform including networks of content, community, application, and service providers.  Mr. Dennis has an extensive background in sales, marketing, and manufacturing.  His vision for electronic commerce and web-deployed applications dates back to early uses of the Internet.  He has published articles on electronic commerce and manufacturing information deployment over the web.   He holds patents for 3D based view and markup technology that are currently being deployed in web browsers.

 

Andrew Mendelsohn
Oracle Database Server Technologies

Andrew Mendelsohn is Executive Vice President for Database Server Technologies at Oracle. He is responsible for the andy_mendelsohn[1]development and product management of Oracle’s family of database products, including software products such as Oracle Database, Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, Oracle Berkeley DB, and Oracle NoSQL Database and engineered systems such as Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Database Appliance, and Oracle Big Data Appliance.

Mr. Mendelsohn has been at Oracle since May 1984. He began his career at Oracle as a developer on Release 5.1 of Oracle Database. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked at HP and ESVEL.

Mr. Mendelsohn holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University and performed graduate work in computer science at M.I.T.

 

Gary Voight
Summa Technologies, Appfluent Technology

Gary Voight has thirty years of experience leading large corporations and industry changing startups.  Currently, he is a board member at Summa Technologies and Appfluent Technology.  Previously, he was theGary.Voight big President and CEO at CorasWorks Corporation January 2008 through July 2014. CorasWorks provided applications for the Microsoft SharePoint platform.  Prior to CorasWorks Gary was President and CEO at Archivas, Inc., a venture capital backed digital preservation software firm, that was acquired by Hitachi in February 2007.  Under his direction, Archivas developed digital archiving software, and sold it to financial services, medical, government, services and educational enterprises.

Prior to joining Archivas Gary was President and CEO of Software AG (Americas), where he grew the business to well over $200 million. He was Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services of SAGA Software at the time of its acquisition by Software AG.  Before SAGA Software, Gary was Vice President of Worldwide Transactions Systems at IBM/Transarc – where he was responsible for most of IBM’s application server, middleware, security and file systems products.  Prior to his tenure at IBM and Transarc, Gary was Vice President of Sales at ISIS Distributed Systems, a subsidiary of Stratus Computer.  In addition, Gary spent over 13 years at Stratus Computer in a wide variety of field and headquarters positions.