Nicholas F. Polys is Director of Visual Computing with Virginia Tech Research Computing Group and Affiliate Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science.
He has developed interactive 3D graphic content and systems for over 15 years.
He is a member of ACM, IEEE Computer Society, and the Web3D Consortium. He is a co-author of the international standard (ISO) Extensible 3D (X3D), elected Director and President of the Web3D Consortium, and Chair of the Web3D User Interface Working Group.
Avi Bar-Zeev has spent the last 20+ years building real-time simulation, human-computer-interaction and internet scale applications on projects as diverse as load-balancing routers, robotic parachutes, and natural user interfaces.
He co-founded Keyhole, Inc. in 1999, designing and building the application that was later called Google Earth, was at Linden Lab developing core technologies for Second Life, and is currently at Amazon, working on Prime Air, building a stellar team in SF to help make aerial drone delivery common.
Tony Parisi is an entrepreneur and career CTO/software architect. He has developed international standards and protocols, created noteworthy software products, and started and sold technology companies.
He is the co-creator of the VRML and X3D ISO standards for networked 3D graphics, and continues to innovate in 3D technology. Tony is the founder of Vizi, a San Francisco-based interactive agency developing 3D applications for web, mobile and the new generation of virtual reality systems.
Jim Bloedau has been part of pioneering digital health projects that include the first digital online patient monitoring systems, cloud-based practice management and the first IP-based HIE projects during his clinical and business healthcare experience.
He has consulted to over twenty-one healthcare startups and produced over forty-five market analysis for the provider and consumer sectors. Jim’s current emphasis continues his early interests in secure communications combined with care management and using it to facilitate better care within the hospital and extending that to the ambulatory arena and home.
Nancy Hall has been a long-time member of local and national HIMSS and currently serves as the Programs co-chair for the Northern California Chapter. Board interests and goals include health information technology advocacy, EHR/PHR, and helping to expand the participation of the physician and clinical community in HIMSS programs.
She has over 20 years of Healthcare Information Technology experience, and his currently the Chief Information Officer at MedAmerica/CEP America, the third largest Emergency Physician Medical Group in the country.
Parvati Dev, PhD, is President of Innovation in Learning Inc., and co-creator of CliniSpace, IIL’s award-winning virtual medical environment for healthcare training. She has extensive academic and corporate experience in developing technology solutions applied to life sciences learning and research problems.
While at CEMAX Inc., she developed the first commercially available 3D reconstructive imaging system for surgical planning and radiologic imaging. At Innovation in Learning, she and her team are creating the next generation of immersive simulation environments for healthcare.