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Kris Singh

Kris Singh is currently President & Chairman of the Board of Service Research and Innovation Institute (SRII). Kris Singh has been a senior leader in the IT industry for more than 25 years. Kris has worked for major IT companies in the Silicon Valley like IBM Research, AMD, Intel and National Semiconductor. At IBM Almaden Research Kris has been the Strategic Programs Director for IT Services Research and where he created the global IT Service Research and Innovation Institute, SRII. SRII mission is to drive IT Innovation for major sectors of economy and build a better world. SRII members include senior leaders from industry, academia, research, government and key professional organizations at the global level. SRII organizations and initiatives are growing all around the world.

Peter E. Hart

Peter Hart is an American computer scientist and entrepreneur. He was chairman and president of Ricoh Innovations, which he founded in 1997. He made significant contributions in the field of computer science in a series of widely-cited publications from the years 1967-1980 while associated with the Artificial Intelligence laboratory of SRI International, a laboratory where he also served as director.

While at the SRI Artificial Intelligence Center, Hart co-authored 20 papers, among them the initial exposition of the A* search algorithm and the variant of the Hough transform now widely used in computer vision for finding straight line segments in images.

Ted Selker

Ted Selker is director of Considerate Systems research at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley where he has also helps develop the campus's research mission. He is well known as a creator and tester of new scenarios for working with computing systems. Ted spent ten years as an associate Professor at the MIT Media Laboratory where he created the Context Aware Computing group, directed a CI/IDI: kitchen of the future/ product design of the future project and co-directed the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project. His work is noted for creating demonstrations of a more considerate world in which intentions are recognized and respected by the systems people use. Ted's work takes the form of prototyping concept products supported by cognitive science research.

His successes at targeted product creation and enhancement earned him the role of IBM Fellow. At IBM, he gave a grant to fund Google founders search work at Stanford. He has also served as a consulting professor at Stanford University, taught at Hampshire, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Brown Universities and worked at Xerox PARC and Atari Research Labs.

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