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
- Organizer Internet Scale Workshop series 1998-2000, WISEN, TWIST'99, TWIST'2000
- 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