BOARD OF DIRECTORS

• Mark Anderson. Anderson is president of Technology Alliance Partners and of Strategic News Service, the most accurate predictive newsletter covering the computing and communications industries. Anderson was also the founder of two software companies and of the Washington Software Alliance Investors' Forum. He is the past director of the Washington Software Alliance and currently chairs the WSA Presidents' Group. He is a member of the Merrill Lynch TechBrains advisory board and a principal in the investment advisory firm Resonance Capital Management. more

• Roger Brent, Ph.D. Dr. Brent is the director and chair of the nonprofit Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley, which he co-founded with Sydney Brenner, one of the founding fathers of molecular biology, after more than 20 years as a professor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is one of the founders of Current Protocols, including Current Protocols in Molecular Biology, and he is founder and organizer of the "After The Genome" workshops. He serves on or chairs scientific advisory boards for several companies, and advises various bodies in the US and abroad on functional genomics and computational biology, including the National Institutes for Health, the Wellcome trust, the National Science Foundation and the US Defense Department. more

• Katherine Fulton (board secretary). Fulton, a principal with Global Business Network, leads scenario, strategy and change projects. She has worked with leading organizations in both the private and public sectors, representing such diverse areas as publishing, financial services, education, health care, social services, telecommunications, broadcasting, consumer products, and philanthropy. She has also taught scenario planning at Harvard University's executive programs. She has been the recipient of a Nieman Fellowship for journalists, and her innovative teaching has been featured in Time magazine. more

• Thomas Kalil. Kalil is the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science and Technology at UC Berkeley, charged with developing major new multi-disciplinary research and education initiatives at the intersection of information technology, nanotechnology, microsystems, and biology. Previously, Kalil served as the Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for Technology and Economic Policy, and the Deputy Director of the White House National Economic Council. He led a number of White House technology initiatives, including increasing funding for long-term information technology research, and addressing the growing imbalance between support for biomedical research and for the physical sciences and engineering.

• Richard Miller (board treasurer). Miller began his career at the Institute for the Future as a researcher for the U.S. Government's Advanced Research Projects Agency. Here he participated in some of the earliest technical design and development of computer based messaging (today's ubiquitous "e-mail") and computer conferencing using the distributed data network called ARPAnet, the precursor to today's Internet. Miller then co-founded Infomedia Corporation, where he was responsible for development and operations of Infomedia's computer messaging, conferencing and information services, and later Telematica, Inc., a consultancy specializing in electronic messaging. In 2000, Miller co-founded Breo Ventures LLC, a venture accelerator firm and consultancy. more

• Paul Rabinow, Ph.D. One of the most highly regarded cultural anthropologists in the field, Dr. Rabinow is currently on sabbatical in France from his position as professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1978 (and where he recently served as department chair). He received a Guggenheim Fellowship (1980); has served as a visiting Fulbright Professor in both Rio de Janeiro and at the University of Iceland (1999). He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation Professional Development Fellowships (for training in molecular biology), and has authored several books on the anthropology of science. more