Brett Humphrys, General Manager: Brett has over 25 years of experience in a variety of industries including nuclear, oil and gas, chemicals and utilities. He joined Trimble in 2005 as director of finance for the Field Solutions segment. In 2008 he became the general manager of the Global Services division, providing a variety of aftermarket services to Trimble customers. Prior to joining Trimble, he held a variety of positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Exxon, Eastman Kodak and Eastman Chemical Company. Throughout his career, Brett has held roles in many facets of business including manufacturing, engineering, finance and business management. He received his M.B.A. from Duke University, a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Bernd Schoner, VP Business Development, Founder: Bernd's expertise includes time series prediction, nonlinear estimation, stochastic processes, machine learning, neural networks, and audio processing. His research has led to devices and software applications as unique as the Marching Cello, a wearable instrument providing the functionality of a cello, and a giant polyphonic floorboard for the Flying Karamazov Brothers. Despite his work on digital stringed instruments, he still enjoys playing his acoustic cello, and is also a competitive gymnast. Bernd holds a Diplom-Ingenieur in Electrical Engineering from Rheinisch-Westphälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany, and an Ingénieur des Arts et Métiers in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris, France. He received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory in 2000.