I have agreed to be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Bend Venture Conference: link
I will be talking about the develop of Insitu, growing a business in a rural area, and some news about Seeq.
I have been studying options for what is next. I considered staying in semi-retirement, but decided to jump back in the fray. During the last year I was working as an advisor for Ice Energy Technologies (IET) and met my future partner in Seeq, Brian Parsonnet. I discovered that many businesses use process historians, but due to their architecture and evolution, they don’t support big data analytics.
So we decided to launch a company using big data technologies to support the collection and analysis of time-series data for process industries. We named the company Seeq Corporation. We use a tag line of: Decision Support for Time-Series Big Data. Our website is here: link.
My partner in this business is Brian Parsonnet.
Our Co-Founders are: Mark Derbecker and Jon Peterson
Our Founding Partners are: Tabitha Colie, Dustin Johnson, Corinne Ilvedson, Mike Daly, and Bob Moll.
We raised money from angel investors associated with Insitu, some of their circle of friends, and from friends of the company.
We are starting to develop relationships with customers and expect to have shipping products in 2014.
I was invited to return to my first professional employer after graduation, NASA Langley to give a talk entitled “Aeronautical Entrepreneuring – A UAV Case History.” I covered background on Insitu, some interesting anecdotes and lessons learned. The format was to give one talk in the afternoon at the center in the old Harry Reid Conference Center, the location of my first professional meetings and presentations. In the eventing I gave the same presentation at the Virginia Air and Space Museum in downtown Hampton.
It was great to see many former colleagues and friends including Tom (& Nancy) Moul, Duncan McIver, Doug & Kelli Arbuckle, Dana Dunham, Marna & Leonard Mayo during social activities before and after. On site I visited with Dave Hinton, Carey Buttrill, Ken Goodrich, Dave Raney, Marti Waszak, Gene Morelli, Dick Huschen, Ray Montgomery, and many others.