Dr. Bob Glass
Dr. Bob Glass'
experience includes creating and running engineering teams at
major industry players Apple and Xerox, and developing
and managing a 150-person engineering team at Sun Microsystems.
No stranger to the startup world, he has served as CEO,CTO and
of R&D, and through his consulting firm eou.com, as engineering
development consultant for several new companies. These have included
B2B and B2C software firms and hardware developers for aerospace
applications. In those firms he specialized in the quick development
of engineering and R&D organizations, responsible for developing
plans, attracting and hiring staff, and delivering product.He succeeded
in a variety of environments from early concept startups through
Fortune 100 companies. He has a demonstrated ability
to rapidly build and manage organizations that can innovate and
deliver product on time and under budget.
Sinbad with Dr. Bob at a
TED Conference in Monterey, California (see http://www.ted.com)
Dr. Glass is recognized as a leading technical entrepreneur in
Silicon Valley and is frequently called upon as an advisor. As the
leading technologist at Sun, he became one of the main spokespersons
for the firm, and is still a much sought-after keynote speaker at
conferences around the world, as well as civic organizations such
as the Rotary Club.
work has been highlighted on NPR and in the international press
numerous times and he is considered one of the "usual suspects"
by technology journalists seeking an informed point of view. As
an inventor he holds 13 U.S. and International Patents jointly
with Bruce Tognazzini and
Dr. Jakob Nielsen, and is the author of more than a dozen research
papers on electro-optics and human vision.
He previously served with the National Academy of Science as
a postdoctoral advisor and committee member and as an advisor
to MIT, Georgia Tech. and Syracuse University's School of Information
Studies. He's a Fellow of the
Valley World Internet Center. He is a frequent guest of the government
as a reviewer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's
(NIST) Advanced Technology Program and government conferences on
building high tech start-ups.
In the future you might
end up with a "virtual" friend :-) Bob and Jessica Rabbit
in Orlando, Florida.
Glass served as an elected member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics
Society's Executive Council and has been active in ergonomics
("ease of use") issues since 1969. Bob earned his doctorate at
the University of Maryland in Sensory Processes Psychology and
specialized in brain functioning and human color vision.
is a retired Scuba Instructor (13 years P.A.D.I.), orchid grower
and exotic bird lover! He lives with his wife Barbara and baby
son William in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.