DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEUR LECTURE SERIES, Brian Buck, Jan. 19
erna at cs.uiuc.edu
Tue Jan 17 10:17:09 CST 2006
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Computer Science
The Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science
201 North Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801-2302 USA
DISTINGUISHED ENTREPENEUR SERIES
C O N T E X T in Startups, Software, & Sense-making
Brian Buck, Chief Technology Officer
January 19 (Thursday), 2006 at 4:00 p.m.
2405 Siebel Center for Computer Science
The understanding and exploitation of “context” will be a persistent
theme for successful software and businesses throughout the next decade.
This talk will explore the implications and opportunities that context
in its many forms has:
- for startup business model development,
- for the software engineering & creation process, and
- for the kind of contextually-oriented feature sets that will have
value for the knowledge worker of the future.
Examples will be highlighted from the current research and development
work being conducted at RiverGlass.
RiverGlass, Inc., a Champaign-based software company, is developing
software applications in areas ranging from counter-terrorism to
financial services, employing a variety of data mining, text analytics,
and machine learning technologies.
Brian J. Buck is Chief Technology Officer at RiverGlass and leads the
company's software development efforts. Mr. Buck has more than 20 years
of experience in the software industry, most recently as Executive Vice
President and CTO at Trading Technologies, a company that develops
high-performance software for brokers and other trading professionals.
Mr. Buck launched some of Trading Technologies' most successful products
and was responsible for nine patented technologies in information
visualization, user interface, trading systems architectures and
Prior to Trading Technologies, Mr. Buck was co-founder and CTO of
Divine, Inc., where he led the company's efforts to develop, produce and
market software products for collaboration, content management and
customer interaction. Mr. Buck was also CTO for PLATINUM Technology,
Inc., a provider of information technology management software and
services, from 1991 until 1999, when it was acquired by Computer
Associates. Under his leadership, company revenues grew from $15 million
to more than $1 billion.
Mr. Buck is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM),
the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the
IEEE Computer Society, Communications Society, and Society on Systems,
Man, and Cybernetics. He co-founded the Chicago Chapter (Chi-Squared) of
the ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (ACM
SIGCHI) and has served as an officer of Chi-Squared and the Chicago
Chapter of the ACM.
Mr. Buck holds an M.S. in computer science from the Illinois Institute
of Technology and a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Dartmouth College.
Reception at 3:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Atrium of Siebel Center.
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