Management

Abe Lederman
CEO and CTO

Abe has 35 years of experience in computer software engineering, the last 25 years focused exclusively on developing leading-edge  information retrieval products and solutions.  He began his career as a Software Developer at  Hewlett Packard and was then recruited in 1987  to become a founding member of Verity, a startup pioneer in the field of text retrieval where he developed  the user interface for their Topic product. In 1994, Abe left Verity to start Innovative Web Applications (IWA), a software consulting firm primarily serving Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). While consulting with LANL and later with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), Abe came to realize the enormous potential for federated search technology to accelerate the diffusion of knowledge. He founded Deep Web Technologies in 2002.  As President and CTO, Abe has pushed DWT to set the gold standard for Federated Search, pushing the limits of what is possible.   Abe holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Please read Steve Arnold’s exclusive interview with Abe Lederman here.

Frank Bilotto, JD
Chief Commercial Officer

Frank joins Deep Web Technologies as a licensed attorney with 18 years experience in commercializing content and technology. He’s helped to launch 4 companies in the  past 13 years by identifying, negotiating and structuring deals to monetize emerging technologies and content distribution platforms.

Frank has worked in all areas of the digital content business, from licensing premium content to building web and mobile search technologies with Thomson-Rueters, Vivisimo and e-Wise.  Before joining DWT, Frank launched an award winning online medical library and a patient centric telehealth platform.  He is a featured speaker on new technology and digital content at indstry conferences world-wide.

Ellee Wilson
Vice President of Professional Services

wilsoneAs VP of Professional Services for the past three years for Deep Web Technologies, Ellee Wilson draws on twenty-plus years of experience managing software development and customer implementation efforts with an eye for excellence for various companies and start-ups in the greater metropolitan area of San Francisco, California. Past positions include Director of Engineering Services at Netcentives and Sr. Product Manager at McClatchy Interactive. In addition, Ellee has taught for the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, California teaching on information retrieval and metadata. In addition to a Master’s in Library and Information Science, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.

Alan Dawson
Sr. Software Engineer

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Alan Dawson joined DWT in early 2007 bringing with him a wealth of experience in IT consulting, Web development, and mathematics. Alan has exceptional problem solving skills and has been instrumental in designing and enhancing our connector development toolkit providing DWT with the best, most robust, and powerful connectors in the industry. Alan is also leading the way in current Web development and design with his exceptional sense of Web trends and new technologies. On top of that, Dawson is a great mentor to all the technical folks at DWT.

Xiuling Nie
Connector Manager

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Xiuling Nie is the Connector Development Manager at Deep Web Technologies. She oversees the connector team to coordinate the daily work flow to meet customer requirements. She and her team build, maintain and monitor connector configurations with the state-of-the-art technologies to ensure the best performance of DWT’s federated search applications.