“This kind of technology can revolutionize data center efficiency and it’s exactly these types of breakthroughs that make us proud to sponsor the MIT Clean Energy Prize.”
- Tom May, CEO of NSTAR
Our Advisory Board plays a vital role in the company’s technology and business development activities. Comprised of engineers, entrepreneurs, and senior-level executives, our team’s track record amasses multiple high-technology venture exits.
Mr. Lipcon is a former computer executive, private investor and independent consultant. He is a member of the technical advisory boards of Bio-Tree Systems, Sanbolic, and ScaleMP. Mr. Lipcon brings over 43 years of engineering, business management and consulting experience, including 28 years with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Compaq Computer Corporation. During his last 15 years at Digital and Compaq, he started and managed several multi-billion-dollar computer system businesses. He retired from Compaq in 2000, as Vice-President, Alpha Technology, responsible for engineering and volume business development activities for Alpha CPU chips. He was also responsible for Alpha development tools, and led Compaq’s solutions and marketing activities in the High Performance Technical Computing market, achieving #1 market share in 2000.
Prior to assuming responsibilities in Compaq’s Enterprise Solutions and Services Group, Mr. Lipcon was Vice President and General Manager of Compaq’s High Performance Server Division, and Vice President of Digital’s Unix and OpenVMS Systems Business Unit. Previously, he was responsible for Product Management and Development in the Digital Systems Business Unit, managed the OpenVMS Systems business, managed Digital’s Systems Marketing efforts, led Digital’s Windows NT program, and started the MicroVAX Systems Business, achieving over $1B in revenue in its first year.
Eugene is an entrepreneur and a former IBM executive. He is a board member, investor or adviser for a number of startups in the energy, semiconductor or software infrastructure sectors. He is also Chairman and co-founder of Abine, the online privacy company. Earlier, as an executive at IBM, he held P&L responsibility for product management and marketing of SOA appliances. Eugene joined IBM through acquisition of DataPower in October 2005, with substantial returns for all shareholders.
Both Eugene’s business and technical leadership has received recognition, including the prestigious InfoWorld Top 25 CTOs of 2005 and regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 awards. Eugene founded DataPower in 1999 based on his idea of combining dynamic compilation and network hardware technology to simplify the process of connecting disparate applications and served as President until spring 2003. The company developed the first “XML-aware networking” hardware, then unique in delivering message-level processing functions within a secure network device. DataPower’s broad product family ensures award-winning security, performance and manageability for XML, Web Services and SOA applications. Eugene served as President, VP of Marketing, CTO and Chairman at various points in the company’s six year history as it grew from one to 75 employees, raising over $20M from investors and building a customer list of household names.
Mr. Feldstein is a seasoned executive that has established, strengthened and directed high-technology engineering, product development, and manufacturing strategies and operations at a number of companies. He has extensive senior management and technical accomplishments, including the development of high-availability Fibre Channel disk arrays, consumer communication products using miniature virtual displays, and the selection and management of offshore manufacturing partners for complex electronic products. Mr. Feldstein served as VP of Engineering for EMC Corp. where he managed a 250 engineer team for a $1.5B, and rapidly growing, product line. In addition, he served as an Engineering Manager at Honeywell Information Systems and has since served as Vice-President of Engineering at a number of companies including: WiPower, Reflection Technology, Inc., Shugart Associates, and Data General Corp.
Mr. Duehren serves as the President of Beetlebung Advisors where he helps companies to find and exploit new markets. Beetlebung Advisors also provides services to assess technology, product development and capability in small and medium size technology companies. Mr. Duehren is an affiliate at Product Genesis, a strategic innovation management firm. He serves as a mentor at the MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS). Mr. Duehren co-founded and served as Board Director and CTO of Brooktrout Technology, a publicly traded technology firm in the telecommunication industry. Mr. Duehren is a senior executive with more than 20 years’ experience managing technology and product development and building world-class organizations. He holds several patents.