Dr. Douglas Mook
Dr. Mook is the President of the Aptec Group. He previously held
positions as the COO and VP of Engineering at TechOnLine, and ran
the ASW Division, Advanced Systems, Advanced Technology and Signal
Processing organizations within Lockheed Martin. In these roles
he has taken technology from concept to product in the areas of
communications, software services, sensor systems, machine recognition,
medical processing, speech and test systems. Dr. Mook was a cofounder
of VenturCom, Inc., an embedded software company, and Physiologic
Diagnostic Services, Inc., a medical instrumentation company that
was sold to Tokos, now Matra after receiving FDA approval for a
key diagnostic product. Dr. Mook received his SB, SM, and EE degrees
from MIT in Electrical Engineering and his Doctorate from MIT and
the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Electrical Engineering
and Ocean Engineering.
Dr. Stephen Lang
Dr. Lang is the CTO of the Aptec Group. He has extensive experience
in the analysis and development of systems, having developed real-time
streaming products for the Internet, real-time processing for laser
and acoustic systems, algorithms for reconfigurable computing architectures,
and sensor processing techniques for seismic, sonic, ultrasonic
and electro-magnetic measurements. Dr. Lang has served as technical
director of the Advanced Sensors Consortium, Associate Editor of
the IEEE Transactions on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing
and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.
He received his PhD, MS, and BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science from MIT.
Dr. Alan Oppenheim
Dr. Oppenheim is Ford Professor of Engineering and MacVicar Faculty Fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He has been an advisor to many technology companies and has been involved at the founding stage of several including Libit Signal Processing, one of the first developers of cable modem chips prior to being purchased by Texas Instruments. He has been a member of the board of directors for TechOnLine and Transchip and an advisory board member for Bandwiz and Lenslet. He is currently an advisory board member for Amimon. Professor Oppenheim is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, was a Sackler Fellow and holds an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University. He has received numerous awards for research and teaching and has co-authored several of the most widely used textbooks on signal processing.
Aptec Partners provide deep technical skills
coupled with practical experience running and evaluating companies.
Partners participate in Company Analysis teams, review analyses,
and provide an extended reach into an even broader community of
Mr. Lars Borgwing
Mr. Borgwing has over 20 years of US experience and has acted as
founder, CEO, and board member of several companies. Mr. Borgwing
serves as President of Net Insight, Inc. an optical networking company,
and founded Standish Corporation, a private capital, strategy and
business advisory firm focusing on private equity investments, high-tech,
and start-ups, turnarounds and real estate. Mr. Borgwing has represented
and advised institutional investors such as Goldman Sachs, GE Capital,
Chase, Svenska Handelsbanken, Merita NordBanken as well as several
IT/software/high tech companies and startups. Prior to Standish,
Mr. Borgwing worked 13 years for Skanska as a senior executive.
Mr. Borgwing holds a MS in Engineering from Chalmers and a MS in
Management from Stanford University and is a founding board member
of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Cliff Conneighton
Cliff Conneighton is CEO of Conneighton Group, which helps companies
build profitable operations and focus their market strategies. Previously,
Mr. Conneighton was the founder and CEO of iCOMS, which provided
managed Internet operations services for such companies as Lycos,
Sony and France Telecom. He was also a founding officer of BBN Planet
(now Genuity), led marketing for Lotus Notes where his positioning
and channel strategy helped build a $500 million revenue stream,
and led one of Gartner Group's largest services as VP and Service
Director. While at BBN Mr. Conneighton was part of the management
team that built and operated the AOL network and the AT&T WorldNet
Internet service. He has written and presented SEC filings for multi-hundred-million
dollar public company private financings and Initial Public Offerings
and negotiated on both sides of the table in numerous cash acquisitions
and stock mergers. Mr. Conneighton is author of "Venture Management
Handbook: An Entrepreneur's Practical Guide to Stock, Finance and
Contracts" (2002). Mr. Conneighton received his BS and MS in Systems
Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Daniel Griffin
Dr. Griffin is the CTO of Digital Voice Systems, Inc. His experience
includes signal analysis, algorithm development, and real-time systems
development. He has developed standard-setting speech coding algorithms,
error protection methods for communication systems, and commercially
successful single chip speech coding systems. He has experience
in audio coding algorithms and the development of networked consumer
audio products with CE and FCC emissions approval. He received his
PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Dr. James McClellan
Dr. McClellan holds the Byers Professorship at the School of Electrical
and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech. He is widely known for his
filter design techniques with application to speech, image, radar,
seismic, and communications problems. His work includes the design
of pattern recognition systems for mechanical systems monitoring,
compiler development for fixed-point processors, volume rendering
of large datasets, multicomponent AM-FM demodulation for communications,
processing of wideband SAR images, corrections for proximity effects
in Nanolithography, and seismic analysis tools. Dr. McClellan received
the IEEE Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing Technical Achievement
Award, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Award, and is an IEEE
Fellow. He has published extensively and has coauthored several
widely used texts.
Mr. Alan McLaughlin
Alan McLaughlin is a consultant for strategic planning and advanced
technology for such organizations as MIT Lincoln Laboratory and
the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. For
more than thirty years he served in a number of positions of responsibility
at MIT Lincoln Laboratory including Assistant Director where he
was responsible for Advanced Electronic Technology, Air Traffic
Control and Surface Surveillance Mission Areas. Previously he was
Division Head with responsibility for programs in speech, radar
and image signal processing, computer networks, digital processor
technology, digital integrated circuits and machine intelligence
technology. He established a laboratory for the investigation of
GaAs laser diode parameters and participated in the design of an
optical communication system. He also designed special purpose processors
for anti-jam communications systems and later high-speed signal
processors. Alan serves or has served on numerous government and
industry advisory committees in the areas of computer technology
planning, information processing, information science and technology,
information architectures, multimedia communications, defensive
information warfare, and aviation safety. He received BS and MS
degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Mr. James Moskun
Mr. Moskun is the co-founder and was CEO of NuMega, a highly profitable
software company widely recognized as the leader in automated error
detection and debugging tools for Wintel platforms. Since selling
NuMega to Compuware in 1997, Mr. Moskun has provided due diligence
on acquisitions, helped position products for the Wintel market,
and provided guidance into the development of distributed computing
applications. Mr. Moskun recently co-founded the Technology Garden,
an incubator for young technology companies.
Dr. Bruce Musicus
Dr. Musicus is a Partner of The Aptec Group. Previously he was the
Chief Technology Officer and a founder of Parlance Corp., which provides
a speech-enabled auto-attendant telephony service. Prior to Parlance,
he was CTO of BBN Speech Processing Group, the Director of Development
of BBN HARK Systems, and an Associate Professor in MIT's Department of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Musicus is a leading
expert in iterative processing algorithms and has worked extensively on
a variety of technologies including word spotting, speech recognition,
image recognition, finite element simulations, matched filter detectors,
sonar processors, VLSI architectures, stochastic filtering, microprocessor
design, computational structures, real-time control, and robust software.
He holds patents in fault tolerant architectures, time-scale modification
of signals, and programmable real-time signal processors. Dr. Musicus
received his SB from Harvard University. He received his MS, EE, and PhD
degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Dr. Nils Sandell
Dr. Sandell is the President, CEO, and cofounder of Alphatech.
Alphatech has specialized in artificial intelligence, computer vision,
modeling and simulation, tracking, data fusion, resource allocation,
strategic decision aids, and signal processing since 1979. He sits
on a number of DoD advisory boards including RADC BM/C3 simulation
and technology, Air Force Foreign Technology Division, OSD/C3I SDI
Advisory Committee, SDI Parallel Processing Working Group, and the
SDIO Eastport Committee on BM/C3. Prior to founding Alphatech, Dr.
Sandell was a professor at MIT. He is a member of various honorary
and technical societies, and has authored over 200 technical papers,
reports, and proposals. He served as Associate Editor for Large-Scale
Systems and Differential Games of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Control (1975-1977) and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. In recognition
of his contributions to estimation and control theory, he received
the 1977 Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control
Mr. Matt Weissman, JD, MBA
Mr. Weisman conducts due diligence and management evaluations,
researches new opportunities, develops implementation plans, and
negotiates strategic partnerships with organizations including NASA,
U.S. Navy, British Aerospace, Aerospatiale, Genuity and Reuters.
He founded EAF, Int'l, an aviation company, and initiated employee
team programs that delivered new concepts, service products, applied
technology, safety standards, and operating innovations that succeeded
in field use and enhanced customer and employee satisfaction. Mr.
Weisman taught Entrepreneurial Studies at Harvard University, and
management at Boston University School of Medicine. Board memberships
included Thermedics Detection, manufacturer of high-speed gas chromatography
and advanced technology sensors for healthcare, science and security;
and, currently, Serologicals, Inc. (Sero: Nasdaq) a worldwide provider
of biologicals to life science companies. He received his BA from
the University of North Carolina, JD from the University of Pennsylvania
Law School, and MBA from Harvard.
Dr. Alan Willsky
Dr. Willsky is a founder and member of the board of Alphatech,
Inc. He is the Edwin S. Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering
at MIT and a member of the Defense Science Board. Dr. Willsky has
served as Assistant Director of the MIT Laboratory for Information
and Decision Systems, has held visiting positions at Imperial College,
London, L'Université de Paris-Sud, and the Institut de Recherche
en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires in Rennes, France.
He has authored numerous papers and textbooks, been extremely active
in the IEEE and has been editor and associated editor with the IEEE
in the areas of systems and control. Dr. Willsky received his SB
and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Myron Zimmerman
Dr. Zimmerman is a Partner of The Aptec Group. Previously he was the CTO
and founder of VenturCom, Inc. a leader in the embedded software market.
Dr. Zimmerman has extensive experience positioning and developing embedded
and real-time products for UNIX and Windows platforms. He is also co-founder
and director of two medical signal processing companies, helped spin off a
contract development business, co-founded the Boston Technical Executive network,
is a director of a family owned concrete equipment manufacturing company, was CTO
of Certeon, an application acceleration company, and has authored numerous Widows,
UNIX, real-time and embedded articles, and has chaired and presented at numerous
trade shows. Dr. Zimmerman received BS in Physics and Mathematics from Juniata
College and his PhD in Atomic Physics from MIT.