Greg is currently the CTO and Founder of a high tech, visual computing software company located in the heart of the Tech Coast in Southern California. He is the technologist behind multiple, cutting edge Cloud, SaaS/PaaS, and mobile product launches.
Dr. Gregory Alan Bolcer
"[Greg has a] brain for math, finesse with computers, the eyes of an artist, and the heart of an entrepreneur."
A unique and talented individual with a blend of deep technical expertise and business development experience; well connected in the Internet and software industries; strong network security and open source background; a pioneer in the Web application, Web protocol, and Peer to Peer (P2P) networking spaces; excellent early-stage fundraising skills; strong ties to government and academia; high profile, high-tech industry news and analyst presence; experience in both buy-side and sell-side mergers & acquisitions.
1998 Ph.D. Info & Computer Science, University of California, Irvine (UCI)
1993 M.S. Computer Science, Software Engineering, University of Southern California (USC)
1989 B.S. Info & Computer Science, University of California, Irvine (UCI)
September 2011 to Present, CTO DCSemap, Inc.
Assembled a product and a team and relaunched a workgroup product as a virtual private cloud service for large-data analytics for correlating threaded message communication data across corporate email, phone logs, social networks, mobile messaging, instant messaging, and public and corporate bulletin boards.
Converted a workgroup-based software product into a scalable software-as-a-service to run on a company's virtual private cloud (VPC) or Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Switched persistence layer from a MySQL approach to a NoSQL Hadoop/HBase one while preserving correlation data within communication threads
Formalized the development process and runtime architecture to be professionally ready
Implemented a customer-centric development process for incorporating feedback and early adopter, customer requirements
Key contact point for a dozen beta-trial users including Microsoft, EA, and US Government Intel agencies
Built up a small team with the right expertise to launch a large-scale, virtual private cloud, threaded message communication service
March 2011 to September 2011, Technical Startup Advisor, Contractor
Product and technical strategy advisor for a variety of early stage startups. Areas included mobile applications (AppRobot, Grafmark), wireless healthcare (Centergy, Independa), competitive analysis (Chatterbox, Commalytics, UC Irvine Butterworth Product Contest Judge), product due diligence for previous board members (ServiceMesh, MobileCause, Troppin, Penango, AnyMeeting, Emerald).
May 2010 to March 2011, CTO SecondVoice, Inc.
Chief technical architect and product strategist for venture based startup doing role-based provisioning of second-numbers for cell phones, call fulfillment and routing, and voice features for consumers, small businesses, and enterprises.
Re-architected a hosted cluster of Asterisk and OpenSIPs servers into a SaaS offering to match strategic shift from consumers to enterprise customers
Designed, tested, and implemented a cloud-based analytics platform that collected call details from Cisco, Avaya, Google Voice, Skype, and various carriers; annotated the logs with enterprise directory and customer data from Active Directory, LDAP, SalesForce, and other CRM systems; visualized calling trends by department and customer using Google App Engine hosted portal
Improved quality of calling service from 5+ incidents per day to 1 per two weeks; upgraded components, audited usage and security resulting in reduced maintenance and complexity
Managed offshore teams in Canada, Thailand, and Russia to do Web and mobile app development on Android, iPhone, and Blackberry handsets
Worked closely with customers, Board of Directors, and funders to keep them fully informed of issues and progress
Nov 2008 to Present, CTO & Founder of KaaM, KeroseneandaMatch.com
Key founder of Pre-Venture Capital startup in Orange County doing visual search discovery and indexing using GPGPU ("video cards") computing; http://www.keroseneandamatch.com/
Key architect and inventor of reverse-image search engine technology
Assembled and ran a team of in-house and offshore experts to rapidly prototype proof of concept to prove out technical feasibility of project to funders
Author of patent on converting text into a visual media format
Presented both business concept and detailed technical solution to multiple Venture Capital firms and Angel investors
Jun 2009 to July 2009, Summer Instructor for UC Irvine Informatics (Part-time)
Teaching a mid-level undergrad course in Informatics for Software Tools & Methods. Authored & updated lectures, tests, and hands-on laboratories; Lectured on development environments, configuration tools, software process models, design patterns, iterative software development including Agile methods and the Rational Unified Process, JUnit testing, and UML modeling and diagrams. http://www.ics.uci.edu/~gbolcer/inf111/
Oct 2007 to Nov 2008, Vice President Engineering, High Tower Software, Inc.
Brought in as a strategic executive to restructure engineering; Responsible for re-designing, re-implementing, and re-launching product line as a software-as-a-service security offering; Aligned product development roadmap with business goals making the company competitive again and significantly contributed to growing the valuation of the company.
Responsible for a yearly budget of over $3 million up and over 40 employees
Launched a live update software service through a series of quick, iterative releases
Invented and designed a Solr-based, high speed search and indexing engine; oversaw product and development efforts to launch
So successful that given complete autonomy for running software engineering, quality assurance, information security, IT, and field sales
Integrated Scrum methods into development and release processes resulting in completion of an existing 24 month roadmap within first 5 months of employment with only two strategic hires recruited from personal network
Jan 2005 to Oct 2007: Founder & Chief Software Architect, Encryptanet, Inc.
Invented, designed, and launched a company around search, pay-per-click, and timed access to premium content in the Internet space; took the company from two people to over 25
Productized a scalable Micropayment Web service using own Public Key Infrastructure and network integration with 3rd party payment providers
Brokered partnership and coordinated technical engagements, joint development with PayPal, Amazon, Google
Managed onshore and off-shore development teams across multiple locations and timezones to deliver functionality via both a Layered Service Provider pluging to TCP/IP and a Localhost proxy
Collected requirements and delivered product features for strategic customers including Forbes and several others
Mar 2000 to Jan 2005: Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Endeavors Technology, Inc.
Directed development of enterprise and consumer products for collaboration, decentralized search, Instant Messaging, Internet security, software anti-piracy, and application streaming (www.endeavors.com)
Built and deployed first industry peer-to-peer mobile solution
Responsible for technical partnership and licensing from Altavista and Stellent to launch p2p desktop search engine using Lucene and other open source technology
Oversaw development efforts for up to 35 engineering staff
Responsible for technical due diligence of approximately 12 companies leading to 2 acquisitions
Organized and ran detailed technical engagements with Microsoft, Autodesk, Adobe, MCI, WYSE and several other business partners
Visionary on Nokia Innovent’s P2P roundtable
Elected chair of Intel’s P2P Working Group’s Technical Architecture Committee
March 1998 to March 2000: Founder, Endeavors Technology, Inc. (Pre-Acquisition)
Licensed own DARPA funded technology from UC Irvine
Worked closely with Sun Microsystems, Netscape on design and technical architecture of Web-based workflow solutions
Implemented decentralized workflow on the Web
Co-author of the simple workflow access protocol extensions to HTTP
Sept. 1989 to March 1998: Research Staff, UC Irvine Info. & Computer Science
Oversaw $1M/year Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency high tech research project, grants funded worth $7M
Part of foundational laboratory with significant contributions to the WWW
Managed up to 8 developers at any given time, up to 40 students working in groups of 5 for 10 week class projects
Implemented world’s largest non-Sun Java project in 1995
Worked with Netscape, Microsoft, HP, Sun and dozens of other companies to coordinate Web protocol standards development.
Licensed technology solution to Sun Microsystems
Operating Systems: Windows, OSX, Linux, Irix, Solaris, HP-UX
Languages: Java, C/C++, PHP, Perl, Python, Flash/Actionscript, Lisp
Methodologies: Agile, Scrum, XP (eXtreme Programming), RUP
Technologies: Strong server side Web application design and architecture skills including: Apache, HTTP, WebDAV, SWAP, RSS, XML, SOAP, AJAX, .NET, SSL, PKI, X.509, Java, J2ME, Eclipse, UML, Tomcat, Lucene, Solr, Xerces, XAMPP, JSP, Servlets, Hibernate, JDBC, XSLT, Struts, SQL
Expertise: Software as a Service, P2P, decentralized systems, application streaming, remote authoring, IM, SMS, enterprise collaboration, Multimedia, Applets, mobile applications, networked gaming, Microsoft Office & integration, Google Apps
Awards & Recognition
Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science Distinguished Alumnus of 2004 Lauds & Laurels award recipient
Orange County Council of the AeA 2004, Best new design of a utility product service
Secure Computing, Best new security product design finalist, 2004, London, UK
2005 Computerworld Premier 100 IT leaders nominee
FastCompany.com's 2006 Global Reader's Challenge "Fast 50" finalist
Affiliate and Consultant, 4K-Associates, organizing group for the largest public key cryptography crack ever (4K Associates)
Institute for Software Research (ISR) affiliated member, University of California, Irvine
Intel Peer to Peer Working Group Technical Architecture Council Chair, elected 2001
Events & Speakerships
Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Cost-Effective and Piracy-Free Software Deployment, speaker, December 2003
Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: On Demand Applications Made Easy, speaker, December 2003
Ziff Davis Business 4Site panelist on Overcoming Organizational Resistance, Los Angeles, CA June 2004
Tech Coast Venture Network, panel on Raising Money, Costa Mesa, CA March 2003
Opal Financial Group, CIO & Technology Officers Summit, Conference Co-Chair, Laguna Niguel, December 2002
Financial Services Instant Messaging Association founding corporate member and liaison, October 2002
IMPlanet, Jupiter Communications, September 2002
Nokia Innovent P2P Roundtable, invited participate by Nokia CEO Pekka Ala-Pietila
MIT Sloan eBusiness entrepreneur competition panel judge, 2002
British American Business Council of Los Angeles liaison, 2001-2003
IBM Academy of Technology, Invited Speaker on P2P Technologies by the Corporate Emerging Technology Committee, Yorktown, NY, April 2001
Digital Hollywood Conference, Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing, San Jose, April 2001
O'Reilly P2P Conference, Speaker, Building Peer Support into devices by scaling down the Web, Feb 2001
Co-organizer for the Bay Area Roundtable technical series, Palo Alto, 1995-1997
Academic & Commercial Publications
Microsoft Customer Solution Business Case Study, Autodesk, Bolcer, G. 2003
Intel Customer Case Study: Autodesk, Bolcer, G. 2003
Trusting Technology: Secure Instant Messaging is Ready for Enterprise Adoptions, Bolcer, G., 2002
Locking and Blocking: Secure Instant Messaging Countermeasure Architecture Issues, Bolcer, G., 2002
P2P: How Peer-to-Peer Technology is Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business, Fattah, H. M., Dearborn Publishing, 2002, contributed interviews, quotes, and selected text.
Peer-to-Peer: Building Secure, Scalable, and Manageable Networks, Moore D. and Hebeler, J., McGraw Hill, 2002, contributed interviews, quotes, and selected text.
Peer-to-Peer Computing: Technologies for Sharing and Collaboration on the Net. Barkai, D., Intel Press, 2001, contributed interviews, quotes, and selected text.
Peer-to-Peer Architectures and the Magi Open-Source Infrastructure, Bolcer, G. and et al, Dec. 2000.
Magi: An Architecture for Mobile and Disconnected Workflow, Bolcer, G. IEEE Journal of Internet Computing, May-June, 2000.
Web-based Development of Complex Information Products, Fielding, R., Whitehead, E. J., Anderson, K. Bolcer, G. and et al, Communications of the ACM, Vo 41, No 8, August 1998.
SWAP: Leveraging the Web to Manage Workflow, Bolcer, G. and Kaiser, G., IEEE Jounral of Internet Computing, Jan-Feb, 1999.
Advanced Workflow Management Technologies, Bolcer, G. and Taylor, R. N., Journal of Software Process Improvement and Practice, 1998.
Flexible and Customizable Workflow Execution on the WWW, Bolcer, G., Ph.D. Dissertation, 1998.
User Interface Design Assistance for Large-Scale Software. Bolcer, G., Journal of Automated Software Engineering, Vo 2, No 3, September 1995.
Chiron-1: A Software Architecture for User Interface Development, Maintenance, and Run-Tim Support, Taylor, R. N., Nies, K., Bolcer, G. and et al, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Vo 2, No 2, 1995.
Press & Interviews
Computerworld, Opinion: Destination Desktop, Mark Hall, cover story quoted with Bill Joy, June 2004
SoCal Tech News, An Interview with Greg Bolcer, May 2004
CEONetworking's Top Business Trends, Mitchell Levy, contributor 2000-2008
Orange County Register, The Net's Next Napster, Eric Johnson, Color picture & front page business section, Feb, 2001
The Wall Street Transcript, Interview of Greg Bolcer of Endeavors Technology, December 2001
Financial Times, WAP: More Business Applications Needed, Joia Shillingford, September, 2000
CNBC UK, Power Lunch, Endeavors MagiWAP Demo, December 2000
1999-2004, Interviews and quotes in Infoworld, Computerworld, eWeek, ZDNet, ZDNet Asia, ZDNet Europe, Internet Week, Network World, Bloomberg, Reuters, Citywire, CNN, Computer Weekly, Internet World, Planet IT, Tech Republic, Business 2.0, The Economist, MIT Technology Review, Dr. Dobbs, The Associated Press, Wired, and others.
Inventions, Patents, and Filings
Micro-Apache Generic Interface, decentralized peer-to-peer technologies based on the Apache HTTP Server project, the Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning protocol, and a simple, distributed Public Key Infrastructure
SWAP, Simple Workflow Access Protocol extensions to the HTTP and WebDAV Web protocols
Desktop Web Services, client resident, personal Web service tools and automation using a client Web service proxy
Patent Application: Client-Based Systems for Performing Network Transactions
Patent Application: Server-Oriented Systems and Methods for Performing Network Transactions
Patent Application: Systems and Methods for Ordering Products over a Network (P2P)
Patent Application: Electronic Systems and Methods for Regulating Access to Content Servers
Patent Application: Electronic Systems and Methods for Dynamic Allocation of Charging for Content Access
Patent Application: Enhanced Digital Certificates Usable in Network Transactions
Patent Application: Systems and Methods for Protecting Financial Data in Network Transactions
Patent Application: Systems and Methods for Performing Network Transactions using Digital Certificates
Patent Application: Network Transactions and Access Using Multiple Digital Certificates
Patent Application: Systems and Methods for Accessing Content Search Results
Patent Application: Electronic Systems and Methods for Performing Trusted Purchases
Patent Application: Systems and Methods for Invocation of Streaming Applications
Patent Application: Systems and Methods for Purchasing Products over a Network
Patent Application: Systems and Methods for Streaming Data through a Wireless Mobile Device
Patent Application: Systems and Methods for Indexing Data in a Network Environment
Patent Application: Systems and Methods for Conducting Electronic Media Transactions
Patent Application: Systems and Methods for Converting Wireless Product codes to Uniform Resource Locators
Patent Application: System & Method for Selectively Granting Access to Digital Content
Patent Application: System for Parallel Processing of Network Events
Patent Application: System for Providing Security as a Service
Patent Application: System for Identifying Network Activity
Patent Application: System for Parallel Database Transactions (GPGPU Computing)
Patent Application: System & Method for Indexing and Searching Images
Patent Application: Method and Apparatus for 3D Display and Analysis of Disparate Data
Google Scholar citation number: 852
Google Patent number: 272
Google Search number: 62,100
How to contact: greg at bolcer dot org, +1.714.928.five.four.seven.six