radical simplicity - transforming computers into me-centric appliances

Dr. Frederick Hayes-Roth
Professor of Information Sciences, Monterey Naval Postgraduate School, and
Former Chief Technology Officer/Software, Hewlett-Packard Company

Rick Hayes-RothDr. Rick Hayes-Roth teaches and conducts research at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey. He focuses on two areas: distributed intelligent systems and me-centric computing, the theme of this book.

As chief technical officer for Hewlett-Packard's software organization, Dr. Rick Hayes-Roth held a critical role in developing and implementing global technical strategies for HP OpenView and HP Netaction software suites. Since he joined HP in November 2000, Dr. Hayes-Roth has led efforts to define and implement company-wide strategy in all software focus areas, including business integration, web services, wireless mobility, rich media, and ubiquitous management.

Previously, he was the Chairman and chief executive officer for Globalstake.com Corporation, a spin-off of Teknowledge Corporation, where he raised $4M in funding to start this consumer-oriented Internet real estate company (dba ExploreRealty.com). After the dot-com funding freeze hit, Dr. Hayes-Roth repositioned the company as a commercial real estate mortgage brokerage. In its first year of operations, it was profitable and produced more than $100M of closed transactions.

Prior to spinning off Globalstake.com, Dr. Hayes-Roth was a co-founder and executive vice president of Teknowledge and the only top executive to remain after the merger with American Cimflex. During his tenure at Cimflex Teknowledge, Dr. Hayes-Roth was responsible for crafting business partnerships with Procter and Gamble, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. He co-founded the joint venture among the automotive companies, NCMS, and several software companies for Rapid Response Manufacturing, a 5-year $100M collaboration. Dr. Hayes-Roth became Chairman and CEO of the company (TEKC) in 1994.

Dr. Hayes-Roth has held numerous engineering and management positions in the high-tech industry and the academic, research and government sectors. Additionally he has held positions at The Rand Corporation, MIT, Stanford University and Carnegie-Mellon University. Dr. Hayes-Roth holds a PhD in mathematical psychology and an M.S. in computer and communication sciences from The University of Michigan, and an A.B., with honors, from Harvard University.