Prior to becoming CEO of Wowd, Inc. Mark was Executive Director at SRI International, where he managed new ventures and licensing. Prior to this, he was Director of Mission Technology at NASA (JPL & Ames) working on mission technology for Mars surface operations. Before this, Mark was Founder and CEO of Enviz (sold to Keynote Systems), one of the first companies to offer web performance tools that delivered business insight. He was also Founder and CTO at Timedance (sold to TimeBridge,) and VP of Product Development at TYECIN Systems (sold to Manugistics). Mark has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. Mark's favorite search terms include: almost everything in the Wowd Hot List, Lake Tahoe and snow.