Brian Totty is a highly experienced entrepreneur and leader with an extensive background spanning over two decades in high-growth tech startups. With a solid educational foundation, he holds degrees from prestigious institutions such as M.I.T., the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Harvard's Kennedy School. His years of experience have seen him lead early R&D teams through IPO, lead product development in Groupon as SVP, Found and led Ludic Labs as CEO, led R&D and General Management at Inktomi Corporation, worked as a Scientist at Silicon Graphics, and spent a few years at Apple Computer. Mr. Totty is a proven-under-fire operator, deep technologist, and fast-paced product leader; He is equally skilled in creative thinking and scientific analysis, making him equally left and right brained (fully brained). He is formally trained in high-performance computing, AI & 3D graphics, and an award-winning educator and author of a definitive reference book on internet technology. He has a blend of experience in mass-scale Internet apps, 3D computer vision, search, e-commerce, social & local.