Technology Council


Founder, TeleRobotics International

Dr. H Lee Martin founded the company TeleRobotics International, Inc. in 1986, which went public on the NASDAQ exchange as iPIX in 1999. After leaving iPIX, he served as the initial executive director of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation. He current leads the engineering entrepreneurship efforts for the University of Tennessee College of Engineering. Dr. Martin has been awarded two R&D 100s for product developments and holds 21 US Patents. He has authored the book Techonomics (CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2007).


Intel Fellow and Computer Architect, Intel Corporation (retired)

In his 35-year career at Intel, John provided technology leadership for their flagship microprocessors. He was the Chief Architect of Intel’s 32-bit product line starting with the 386. He later managed the development of the Itanium architecture with a joint Intel/HP team. He has been awarded 38 patents, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2002.


Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Luscinia Health

Keith Jacobs is Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Luscinia Health, a company dedicated to helping underinsured Americans afford the rising costs of prescription drugs. He was former CEO and still serves on the board of projekt202, an innovator in user interface design and software development consulting services. His background includes 20 years of technology experience delivering successful projects for Nokia, Frito-Lay, Expedia, Teleflora, Pier 1, Chesapeake Energy, and others.


Bryce is an entrepreneur specializing in “innovation thru integration” of enterprise systems. He designs enterprise platforms that work the way you want them to work. He provides expert-level leadership of enterprise projects in web platforms, document management and solutions architecture. Bryce holds a Professional Engineer license (PE), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and Professional Scrum Master Certification (PSM), for expert delivery of projects for clients on schedule, in scope, and within budget.


Co-Founder, Improving Enterprises

Jef is a seasoned technical professional with successful startup experience and an industry recognized technical expert. Mr. Newsom is a highly sought-after Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD). Before co-founding Improving, Jef was a Principal Technologist at Geniant, FPix, and ObjectSpace.


Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales at xTV Networks US, Inc.

Jim serves His world by advising organizations on technology, product and business strategy. Earlier in his career Hogan was the CEO of SView LLC, VP of US Field Operations at Call Genie, Inc., VP and General Manager at Tellme Networks, Inc., CEO of Silicon Systems, and VP of Marketing and Central Area Manager at IBM. Jim is the father of six beautiful children and an active member at Calvary Church in Los Gatos, CA.


President & CEO, BEMA Information Technologies, LLC

Kent founded BEMA Information Technologies to serve churches, non-profits & enterprises by providing professional IT services. He has been in the IT services business for over 18 years. Kent attended Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.