Carol Wideman is a cofounder and CEO of Vcom3D, the developer of patented, award winning, multilingual, context-sensitive, 3D virtual character animation software and authoring tools. The company has also developed innovative solutions for individual and collaborative learning as well as cross-cultural communication. These systems include Vcom3D developed software and a range of hardware devices, including the Apple iPhone.
She is a former K-12 and University educator, General Electric (GE) engineer, as well as a business leader at GE Simulation and Training Systems in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Orlando, FL. Carol has testified before The U.S. House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Research, and briefed the NATO Task Group on Advanced Authoring Technologies as well as the Defense Science Board IED Task Force on Medical IT. She is a member of the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Advisory Committee. Carol frequently speaks at universities and learning conferences.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida (UF) and Executive Training from the GE Corporate Training Center in Crotonville, New York.
Ed is co-founder of Vcom3D. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, he directs a team of software developers, linguists, and educational technologists in the development of virtual human applications for education, training, and accessibility. He previously held positions as Chief Scientist and Technical Director at Lockheed Martin Information Systems Company. Ed earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the College of William and Mary and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has been awarded five patents in the area of real-time visual simulation. Ed is a frequent presenter at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) and other forums focusing on the use of simulations in experiential learning. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the Phi Beta Kappa honorary scholastic society.
Jeff co-founded Redgate Communications with Ted Leonsis and raised $8M from the venture capital community. AOL later acquired the company for a stock transaction valued at $35M. Jeff also brings M&A experience from his tenure at Harris.
Vice President, Government Programs
In her role as Vice President, Government Programs, Marybeth is responsible for program execution, as well as new business development for government programs. Marybeth has worked in the Simulation and Training industry for over 28 years and holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Massachusetts. She began her career at GE Simulation and Training Systems in Daytona Beach, Florida as a hardware designer on the Compu-Scene Image Generator product line. As her career progressed, she was promoted with increasing roles of responsibility in engineering and program management. Marybeth is a Lockheed Martin qualified and certified Program Manager of development and production programs.
More recently, Marybeth was employed at CAE USA as a senior program manager and acting Program Office Director. One of her many responsibilities included the execution of the SE Core Database Virtual Environment Development (DVED) program through PEO STRI, Orlando. This large, cost-plus program included software development of a complex suite of tools that rapidly generate correlated simulation system runtime databases, as well as, concurrent production of databases and models by up to five production teams.
Director, Software & Graphics Development
Dan holds a B.A. in Film Studies from the University of Florida and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. He has worked in the Film and Video production industry and now leads the development of award winning interactive multimedia and simulations technology for communication, education and training, accessibility and gaming. Dan led the development of the original SigningAvatar educational product which took "Best in Education" and "Best Overall" honors at the SIGGRAPH 2000 Web3D RoundUP, and has been featured by CNN and on the National Science Foundation website.