Spring 2012 Distinguished Speaker Series
Gordon Program

On Friday, March 16th, our Distinguished Guest Lecturer will be Bryan Moser, President and CEO of Global Project Design, and a team from GPD.

Time: Friday, March 16th from 8:00am – 1:00pm

Location: 431 Stearns Center

Bryan Moser — President and CEO, Global Project Design  

As founder of GPD, Bryan is focused on transformation of teamwork and project architectures to match the complex nature of work and systems today. As a visiting researcher from 1994-1999 at the University of Tokyo (Precision Machinery Engineering Department) he pushed forward the theory, techniques, and cases for high performance global teaming in product development. For a decade with United Technologies, Bryan led technology development partnerships and complex programs in Asia, creating strategic collaboration with industries, universities and national programs. In the late 1980’s Bryan was one of the first foreign engineers at Nissan in Japan, where he applied artificial intelligence to computer-aided design, multi- objective optimization, and robotic control problems

Bryan earned a Ph.D. from University of Tokyo in the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences as well a B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Technology & Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At MIT he received the Karl Taylor Compton Award, Hugh Hampton Young Fellowship and Alumni Award for Excellence in Technology and Policy.


Jim Flowers — Vice President, Software Engineering, Global Project Design

Jim is an innovative hands-on software architect, entrepreneur, manager and engineer with over 25 years of broad-based product development experience in the US and Europe. His technical specialties include API design, network service design, Web 2.x applications, n-tier architectures, data ORM, GUIs, Java / J2EE, engineering infrastructure, performance optimization, engineering best practices, mentoring, and internationalization. Prior to joining GPD, Jim founded and ran a boutique software consulting business, Align LLC, for over 12 years. He also launched a SaaS startup for private music schools, led enterprise software architecture efforts in the marketing sector, did advanced development on search technologies at Sun Labs, was Corporate Architect, Fonts at Digital, and the technical lead / manager for an early French professional page layout product effort in Paris, France. 

Jim was awarded a US patent for “Network Font Services,” for work done while at Digital. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is fluent in French.


Bob Klehm — Sr. Designer, Complex I.T. Organizations and Systems, Global Project Design

Bob focuses on the application of GPD’s transformation techniques and principles to the challenges facing I.T. organizations, particularly those involving the introduction of new technologies or the automation of complex business requirements. Bob has spent more than twenty five years covering all aspects of information technology. He has managed mission-critical application development efforts, directed a large systems development group, and evaluated the effectiveness of many technology organizations.

Bob earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and received his Bachelors in Civil Engineering at Tufts University.


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