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Founders 1

The Doug Engelbart Institute (DEI) was founded by the late Doug Engelbart with his daughter Christina Engelbart to further his lifelong career goal of boosting mankind's ability to address complex, urgent problems. Christina was named Executive Director when Doug retired in 2008. She previously served as Associate Director. The organization originally operated under the name Bootstrap. 1

 

Christina Engelbart
Christina Engelbart
Executive Director
& Co-Founder

Doug Engelbart Institute

Doug Engelbart
Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart
Former ED & Co-Founder
Doug Engelbart Institute
(see In Memoriam below)

 


Advisory Council2

The Doug Engelbart Institute Advisors offer a broad range of advanced research, innovation, and collaborative business expertise across industry, government, and non-profit sectors. 1

 

Curtis Carlson
Dr. Curtis Carlson
Founder & CEO
Practice of Innovation
Author: Innovation; Creating Abundance Through Innovation

Portrait Vint Cerf
Dr. Vinton Cerf
Vice President &
Chief Internet Evangelist

Google

Portrait Adam Cheyer
Adam Cheyer
Entrepreneur
Co-Founder of Siri, Inc., Change.org, Genetic Finance

 

 

Eva de Lera
Eva de Lera
Founder
Lilacom
Executive Director
Raising the Floor International

Vint Cerf
Dr. Bob Johanson
Distinguished Fellow
Institute for the Future
Author: Leaders Make the Future; Get There Early

Karen Risa Robbins
Karen Risa Robbins, Esq.
President and CEO
American Technology Alliances

 

 

Patricia Seybold
Patricia Seybold
Founder & CEO
Patricia Seybold Group
Author: Outside Innovation

Pierluigi Zappacosta
Peggy Snyder
Strategic Advisor
New Media Consortium
Prev: Dir Education Strategic Partnerships, Autodesk / Adobe

Kristina Woolsey
Dr. Kristina Woolsey
Strategic Advisor/Consultant
Multimedia & Education
Author: Learning With Interactive Multimedia

 

   

Pierluigi Zappacosta
Pierluigi Zappacosta
Chairman, Faro Ventures, Italy
Partner, Noventi
Co-Founder, Logitech

   

Board of Directors 3

The Doug Engelbart Institute (DEI) is governed by a prestigious Board of Directors representing many years of experience and expertise in advanced research, innovation, and collaborative partnerships internationally. 1

 

Curtis Carlson
Dr. Gardner Campbell
DEI Board Member Assoc. Prof. of English & Special Asst to the Provost at VCU [Showcase]

Diane Dobson
Diane Dobson
DEI Board MemberConsultant

Christina Engelbart
Christina Engelbart
DEI Board Member
Executive Director
Doug Engelbart Institute

 

 

Martin Haeberli
Martin Haeberli
DEI Board Treasurer
Founder
Haeberli Associates

Dr. Jim Spohrer
Dr. Jim Spohrer
DEI Board Member
Director, Global University Programs
IBM Research

Karen Risa Robbins
Karen Risa Robbins, Esq.
Special Advisor
to the Board re:
Business & Strategy

 

Emeritus Members 4

Dr. Jeff Rulifson
Dr. Jeff Rulifson
Retired Board President
Former Director
VLSI Research
Oracle

A special heartfelt thanks to Jeff Rulifson for his nineteen years of service and friendship to the Doug Engelbart Institute's vision, mission, and management since 1995.

Jeff was also an important contributor to Doug's early research at SRI. In 1966 he joined the team as Chief Software Architect, led the software team that implemented the oN-Line System (NLS), was instrumental in the 1968 Mother of All Demos, and served as liaison to the ARPA Network Working Group, which led to the first connection on the ARPANET. Although Doug was the founder and leader of ARC, Rulifson's innovative programming was essential to the realization of Engelbart's vision. In 1973, he moved on to Xerox PARC, and later Sun Labs (now Oracle). In 1990, along with Doug Engelbart and Bill English, Jeff was awarded the ACM's Software System Award "for pioneering work on augmenting human intellect with hypertext, outline processors, and video conferencing that was implemented in the NLS System (On-Line System)."


In Memoriam 5

Doug Engelbart
Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart
(1925-2013)
Former Founding Director
Doug Engelbart Institute

Doug Engelbart conceived and founded the Institute with his daughter Christina in 1988, serving as Director through 2007. He passed away on July 2, 2013, at the age of 88. See Remembering Doug Engelbart for links to photos, tributes, and news of his passing.

See About Doug Engelbart for his thumbnail bio and links to his CV, bibliography, patents, awards, biographical sketch, archives, and Wikipedia page(s). This entire website is a portal into his life's work, past present and future. It is a strategic starting point to where he predicted we would need to get to manifest the true potential of our Collective IQ. This is the call to action, or revolution in progress, that he has left us with. Thank you, Doug, for everything! We miss you!