Board of Advisors

H. Vincent Poor, PhD.

Vince is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. A former Dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, he currently also serves on the boards of several organizations, including Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., and Swarthmore College. Vince holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton.


Steven R. Hofstein, PhD. – Science & IP Strategy

Steve is a renowned scientist with over 40 patents. He first gained prominence through his inventions that included the Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) transistor and Lithocon silicon storage tube.  He is also the recipient of the Franklin Institute Award, one of most world’s most prestigious applied science and technology awards. Since 1991, Steve has been a leading scientist in expert-systems based artificial intelligence; an expert-system makes decisions based on data using a cognitive process similar to the human brain. Steve commercialized the first expert-system for use in business transactions. Steve’s SmartFlow solution was the engine that powered Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) to its 2004 IPO of $1.76B. Steve received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University.


Ryan Peters – Legal Counsel

Ryan Peters is an associate with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Peters concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on arbitration, breach of contract litigation, international matters and class action litigation. Mr. Peters also is a certified fraud examiner and a certified anti-money laundering specialist with experience in anti-money laundering compliance and internal investigations. Before joining Pepper, Mr. Peters served in the U.S. military as a Navy SEAL with multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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