Tom Rolander currently works at AgSoft Consulting and he teaches the Entrepreneurship course part time at CSUMB. He recently left a position as the CIO / Software Architect for Ecopia Farms in Campbell, CA. As a co-founder of several previous successful startups, Rolander has been in key management and engineering leadership roles. At Digital Research he was VP of Operating Systems, where he designed the multi-tasking (MP/M) and network (CP/NET) operating systems and was acquired by Novell. At KnowledgeSet he was VP of Engineering, where he led the development of the first encyclopedia (Grolier) on CD-ROM and was acquired by Banta. At PGSoft he was founding CEO and VP of Engineering, where he led the development of the iFolder and was acquired by Novell. At CrossLoop he was the founding CEO and CTO as the lead developer of the CrossLoop screen sharing products and was acquired by AVG.
Rolander's awards include the 2013 Diamond Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence from the College of Engineering at the University of Washington
, the 2009 Spirit of Innovation Award from NYU-Polytechnic, delivering the 2009 EE Commencement Address at the University of Washington
, a US Patent "Server for Synchronization of Files" in 2006, and for iFolder as the 2003 Codie Award for Best Storage Software. Rolander holds MSEE and BSCE degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle.
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