Umbilical is a platform designed to increase fan engagement by connecting fans to the artist before, during, and after the event, using all the rich capabilities of their mobile devices.
EyeCandy is a marketplace for content providersOpenGL developers to distribute their work in the content of a playful, consumer-facing Open API platform.
uNET is a fresh approach to networking and secure data exchange. It addresses the problems and limitations of current technologies while retaining compatibility with existing networks. The uNET technology is designed to support hardware improvements and bandwidth increases over the coming decades.
The heart of uNET is public however this does not hinder the commercial application of uNET to different use-cases including highly secure military applications, highly reliable health care and the massive scale with zero-configuration required by the Internet of Things.
ANDY MILBURN CCO
Andy has always pushed against the edges of software development. He wrote one of the first commercial digital audioworkstation programs, “Studio Magic” for the Amiga computer in the 1985. At Princeton University from ’81 to ’89 he contributed to the seminal computer music language “Cmix”. He holds a broad artificial intelligence patent US 6.051.770) “artificial composer”, based on his work with genetic algorithims in musical contexts. At Disrupter he has overseen the ongoing development of patent-protected IP at the intersection of entertainment and technology including a far reaching live venue entertainment platform named Umbilical, as well as software leveraging artificial intelligence for mobile personalization and other disruptive innovations in media applications. Currently he is overseeing the design and development of uNet, a revolutionary networking technology.
TOM HAJDU CEO
Tom co-founded tomandandy, which he built into one of the largest music production companies in the world. He helped reshape the role of music in the film, television and advertising industries by introducing a disruptive process that lowered music production costs to a fraction of previous levels while improving creative quality. Tom has chaired and spoken at conferences and institutions world wide about disruption and strategic innovation and is an active member of Sydney University’s Digital Disruption Research Group. He holds MFA and PhD from Princeton University and Presidential MBA from Pepperdine University.
TERRY DAVIS CTO
Terry provides software architecture and process leadership for Disrupter. After completing an undergraduate degree in Astrophysics from UCLA, he immediately embarked on a far reaching career in technology with some of the biggest companies in the US and Europe. Terry has over twenty years of experience in mission critical software for large institutions from Citibank to FedEx, he delivered one of the first embedded Windows NT deployments for Citibank and handled a multi-year modernization of the FedEx freight logistics software infrastructure.
He was also one of the pioneers in outsource leadership overseeing code teams of more than 100 engineers to deliver cutting-edge software using
the most modern technologies. At Disrupter, Terry drives a collaborative team of unique individuals who are realizing the disruptive ideas and technology that are changing the face of information.
NICK ARCIERO PRODUCER
Nick’s background is in visual arts, music management and human interaction. His broad industry experience has allowed Nick to develop unique problem solving skills that often uncover unique solutions to unexpected problems in various scenarios.
CHRIS PAUL HEAD OF R&D
Chris has had a long and distinguished career as a coder and systems designer. From his early, seminal work on jQuery, through several years of Drupal web programming which culminated in the development of his hyper-object-oriented DOH system, Chris has always manifested a profound insight into computational systems, cutting through Gordian knots of complexity with his keen sense of uncompromising design.
CLYDE JONES SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
Clyde is System Administrator for Disrupter. His expertise includes deploying productivity and operations related solutions as well as crafting custom hardware and coding in multiple languages.
LORI SCIESZKA CFO
Lori comes with an extensive background in executive leadership as the Director of Finance and IT, leading strategic programs at a number of multi-national corporations such as, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance, and Sony. Her areas of expertise are in designing and leading transformational programs in the electronics, aerospace & defense, and financial services industries. Lori leads organizations with the utmost trust and respect and sets impeccable ethical standards for herself and her teams. She received her Presidential Key Executive MBA from Pepperdine University.
JOE KOCHAN BUSINESS STRATEGY
Joe is among the leading thinkers and speakers on advanced and gigabit networking. He is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of US Ignite whose objective is to create applications for next-generation gigabit networks where he inaugurated a new national public/private program focused on smart cities and the implementation of the Internet of Things. He has written and won over $2M in federal grants from NSF and NIST over the past 2 years to support organization's activities. Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University and lives in Washington, DC, where he serves as a volunteer and also is on the board of directors of Miriam’s Kitchen, a not-for-profit service organization serving the homeless population of the city.