Management Team and Key Personnel:
Tom Dawson, Founder and CEO
Dr. Tom Dawson has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector and has been a registered physician continuously since 1993.
He holds a doctorate in physiology, anatomy and genetics (University of Oxford); degrees in medicine (Otago) and biochemistry (Otago); and multiple post-graduate qualifications.
Tom held technical, management and leadership roles in industry (most recently QinetiQ) and academia (University of Oxford). He has published and presented internationally in the areas of human performance and medical innovation. He has ongoing professional collaborations with the University of Oxford, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Zurich University, Heidelberg University, University College London, Kings College London, and Sussex University.
Robert W. Twitchell, Jr., Founder and CTO
Bob has an extensive background in the wireless industry. He holds 37 granted patents with over 40 additional non-provisional patents pending in wireless, GPS, networking and location technology. He is a SME (Subject Matter Expert) for DoD on Mobile Phones and Cyber Warfare.
From October 2007 until the present, Bob is the Founder and CEO of Dispersive Networks, Inc., a Georgia company that is pursuing secure networking and dispersive computing platform. From November 2001, Bob was founder, CTO and consultant of TeraHop Networks, a Delaware company that pursued container tracking and first responder technology. Prior to that, Bob was Chairman and CTO of Intransit Networks, Inc., a Washington startup that pursued inventory tracking and control technology. Before that, Bob was at Nokia, where he served as Value Added Services Manager, CDMA Markets, and was responsible for strategy and implementation of location based services.
As Product Program Manager of Value Added Services with Nokia, Bob negotiated contracts with suppliers and subcontractors, put together the team to develop the GPS accessory (3 partnerships and 4 subcontractors), developed a WAP software platform and setup the program for the Nokia 3285. He was responsible for Marketing, After sales, Quality, Manufacturing and R&D in all of his assignments as Product Program Manager. He led the development of the Nokia 9000 "Communicator" for the US market whose record setting 11-month development to market has not been repeated. Bob was responsible for building the Texas Wireless Data team for Nokia where he hired the first sixty people in disciplines including Hardware, Software, Mechanical, Test, Marketing and Quality.
Previous time was spent with Motorola Paging Infrastructure where he was responsible for the development of paging software that was deployed in Singapore, Tokyo, China, United Kingdom and Italy, and Harris Corporation (Electronic Warfare) where he worked on classified projects and designed the audio conferencing chip for the International Space Station. Bob has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering with a Master's Thesis involving DSP, Neural Networks and Voice Recognition.
Dr. Kevin Eveker, Founder and Industry Liason
Dr. Eveker is an aerospace engineer with over 20 years of experience in research and development of military and commercial aerospace systems. His current position is executive director in analytic services for Dynamic Analytics and Test, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing and participating in the execution and review of analysis activities performed by DA&T staff. In his former tenure at DA&T, he served as the director of research and development where he was the technical lead for the design, implementation, and utilization of DA&Tís complex analysis toolkit to support a wide range of airborne electronic attack system studies.
Prior to rejoining DA&T, Dr. Eveker served as a senior analyst in the National Security Division of the Congressional Budget Office where he performed studies for members of Congress and their staffs on a wide range of topics including rotary-wing aircraft, fighter aircraft, missile defense systems, DoD satellites, and NASA programs. Dr. Eveker served as a chief system engineer for missions systems at the Boeing Company where he was the technical lead for advanced mission systems engineering and system integration activities. He held the position of software engineer in the systems division of Veridian where he developed and implemented advanced planning and scheduling algorithms for national systems. Dr. Eveker also held the position of research staff member in the system evaluation division of the Institute for Defense Analyses where he developed and used analysis methodologies to conduct assessments of DoD weapon system alternatives and force structure options.
Dr. Eveker held the positions of project engineer at United Technologies Pratt & Whitney and research engineer at United Technologies Research Center where he conducted research and development of control systems for turbo machine compression system instabilities; he holds several U.S. patents associated with this work.
Dr. Eveker holds a BS degree in aerospace engineering from Parkís College of St. Louis University along with an MS and PhD in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His graduate work was funded by an AFOSR graduate research fellowship and a Georgia Institute of Technology presidential fellowship.