Board of Directors

Dr. Vasant C. Ramkumar - Chairman & CEO

Dr. Vasant Ramkumar

Dr. Ramkumar is a highly degreed technical professional/executive with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and skills to draw on. Over 20 years of broad telecommunications and computer domestic and international experience encompassing consulting, marketing, business development, research, strategic planning, product management, engineering and training. Demonstrated expertise in setting up and managing joint ventures, customer relationships, strategic alliances and partnerships. A proven leader with excellent communication skills, the ability to create effective organizations, motivate & train staff and implement effective cost savings initiatives. Possesses proven ability and innovation to creatively execute projects for the success of the entire organization. Dr. Ramkumar held senior management positions at AT&T, US-West, MediaOne and CloverworXs before joining Chivas Engineering and Consulting. He also has 20 years of in-classroom and on-line teaching experience at various Universities including the City University of New York, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University College of the University of Maryland.

Dr. Jim Clark - Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Jim Clark

Dr. Clark has spent forty years in the computer and software industry. He has held senior executive positions in research, sales, marketing, strategic directions and management for companies such as Control Data, Digital Equipment, AT&T, Novell Inc., and SCO Inc. He is a co-founder and currently holds senior executive positions at CloverworXs Inc. and NeTraverse, Inc., both are start-up firms located in Austin, Texas, Raleigh, North Carolina and Santa Cruz, California. He also co-founded and is a past CEO of TreLos, Inc. and Executive Chairman of Dascom, Inc., both Silicon Valley start-up firms which were subsequently acquired by IBM. Dr. Clark is a past, as well as, current board member of several technology and research firms.

Dr. Syed Ahamed

Dr. Syed Ahamed

I received Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Manchester University in England, but I was drawn towards an MBA in Economics at the Stern School Business of New York University to discover how inventions and technology are being deployed in society. I do hold more than 20 US and International patents. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a Fellow at Intelligent Network Systems Laboratories of the Stevens Institute of Technology at Hoboken, New Jersey.

Over the last two decades, my thinking changed considerably towards being a philosophic and contemplative researcher rather than being an inventor and contributor of high-tech gadgets for a fast moving Internet society. Algorithms and devices have a place in the scientific world but what faces mankind is to avert the impending disasters and catastrophes during the next few decades. This is basis of my newest book dealing with Wisdom Machines and Knowledge Processing.