The MindWalk Team
Ian Brodie: Managing Director
Mr. Brodie has been involved in the investment community for over 30 years. He brings a high level of corporate finance and operations experience to Global Education Systems Corp. Mr. Brodie’s experience encompasses corporate restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and maximizing efficiencies from general operations. His specialized expertise includes in-depth knowledge of the legal and financial communities, and his years working as a turnaround specialist for a number of international investment banks offers corporations a very high level of advice and counsel. Mr. Brodie has served on the board of directors of numerous national and international companies, and has also been involved in senior management roles in the industrial, biotech and venture capital industries. He looks forward to bringing these specialized skills into an exciting new sector.
Grahame Khan, Co-Head Consultant
Grahame Khan has over 20 years of comprehensive experience in assisting organizations with their Cyber Security and Information Assurance (IA) strategies and programs. He has provided leadership and direction for developing information security programs and assisted clients in achieving their maximum performance, operational effectiveness and seamless implementation of the best cyber security practices. Mr. Khan provides clients with tactical and strategic consulting and advisory services focused on protecting their assets as well as their clients.
Michael Khan, Co-Head Consultant
Michael Khan is a Senior IT technical professional experienced in all phases of project & program management including software development. Wide range of technical, business, and management skills in multiple business environments: financial, e-learning, telecom, media, and business. Effectively managed business and technology relationships to articulate and transform business needs into tangible system solutions.
Drew Wilson, Consultant – International Business Development
Drew Wilson is managing partner of Uptown Consultants, a collection of elite business consultants committed to taking businesses from local to global, onward and upward. The firm represents companies seeking to bolster their businesses through robust process improvement, sharper consumer strategy, sales and marketing, and smart expansion into international markets. Uptown’s on-staff experts in the disciplines of law and business processes offer various in-depth insight into financial decision making for the betterment of their clients.
Roger Nelson, Consultant – Intelligent Interface (Avatar) Development
Roger Nelson is an expert in creating and advising on the creation of immersive environments and technologies. His areas of expertise include augmented reality, virtual reality, motion capture, simulation engineering, location-based entertainment, display technologies, character artificial intelligence and immersive training.
Roger Nelson is founder and CEO of MotorWerx, a Silicon Valley firm which provides professional consulting services and leading-edge technologies in motion capture and visualization. MotionWerx consults with enterprise companies, defense companies, vehicle manufacturers, and
research labs. It offers products that include market-leading motion capture suits and gloves and AR/VR head-mounted displays, Nelson confounded Vuppet, an electronics company creating aesthetically advanced, evolutionary human input devices.
Nelson founded Deep Forest and started his career in virtual reality in 1992 as CTO for the first sites of Jordan Weisman’s and Tim Disney’s Virtual World Entertainment Centers, which featured Battletech as well as the first Q-Zan laser tag venues in the US. The Virtual World and Q-Zan projects brought the concept of location-based, virtual reality entertainment to America and helped launch the VR industry.
Past and current clients have included Raytheon, Cubic, Ford Motors, Northrop Grumman, Haskins Laboratories (Yale), Canadian Defense, Magic Leap, Jacobs, Wylie, Walt Disney, Honda, General Motors R&D, Mitsubishi Motors, NASA, the Army Research Lab, and the Air Force Research Lab.
Board of Advisors
Dr. Ramiro Jordan: International Business Development
Dr. Ramiro Jordan is Founder and Executive Vice President of ISTEC (the Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium), a non-profit organization comprised of educational, research, industrial, and multilateral organizations throughout the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. Currently he holds the position of President-elect for the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. He is also a Board member of the Engineering for the Americas Initiative, which is an Initiative of all Heads of State of the Americas Region hosted by the Organization of American States. He also is Executive Vice-president and Chief Development Officer of Gridline Communications Holdings, Inc. He is currently a faculty at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of New Mexico (USA) as well in the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata (Argentina). He obtained his MS and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kansas State University, 1984 and 1987 respectively, and the degree of Telecommunications Engineer at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in 1981.
He is active member of several Scientific and professional societies and holds national and international Honors and Awards. He actually serves as member of the Board of institutional and professional organizations. He has published extensively articles and books and is member of the Editorial Board of Computers and Software Engineering Magazine, Editor of Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Universidad de Plata, Argentina, Advisor of the International Conference in Engineering Education (ICEE), Advisor at The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Latin America Region, and Editor and Advisor at the Ibero American Journal on Technology in Education and Education in Technology.
He has been visiting or resident professor in different universities (Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Spain, and Venezuela,
among others). 1994 – Motorola Inc. Silver Quilt Award – Award for Technical Articles, “A Microcoded Neural Net System and System Interface” 1994- Motorola Inc. Silver Quilt Award – Award for Technical Articles, “A SIMD Neural Network Computer and DSP Engine for Compute Intensive Algorithms.”
Dr. John R Crosscope: AI Applications
Dr. Crosscope is original developer of MindWalk’s proprietary AI inference technology engine known as Smart One. Dr. Crosscope has been developing cutting edge AI software applications since the early eighties. He has extensive experience in development for the Internet, and is well versed in a wide range of programming languages for Artificial Intelligence and mathematical software. He has competence with architectural design and systems analysis. He has held leadership positions at Knowledge Based Silicon Corporation where he developed a chip-based rule language, and was the go-to for AI issues for the company’s ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits) CAD software product.
He developed a neural network for nondestructive evaluation for the USAF. He worked in rule- based systems at the Intelligent Systems Group at the AT&T Human Interface Technology Center, Artificial Intelligence at Brightware (later MindBox) with a primary focus on financial applications, Applied Systems Intelligence developing systems for military applications, and several other leading technology companies. Dr. Crosscope will head the integration of AI technology with GRA’s products and services.
Alan Howarth: Audio Technology for Avatars
Mr. Howarth is currently audio tech consultant to Magic Leap in Florida. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on audio technology and sound engineering. From scores to special sound eﬀects, from Halloween stalkers to STAR TREK, Mr. Howarth’s electronic imagination has contributed to some of the biggest genre films of the ’80s. Alternately wearing the hats of both composer and sound eﬀects man, Howarth has collaborated with John Carpenter on the music from nearly all of his movies starting with ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK; he’s provided sound design and eﬀects for POLTERGEIST, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, all the STAR TREK movies, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, Coppola’s DRACULA, TOTAL RECALL, and STARGATE, among others. As a composer, he’s scored all or part of all the HALLOWEEN films, composed music for RETRIBUTION, THE DENTIST, and others.
Richard Sanders: Business Development – US Government Sector
Richard Sanders served as Director, Oﬃce of Pipeline Safety, US Department of Transportation’s Transportation Safety Institute. Sanders established and maintained training and work certification standards for the US pipeline industry. He has extensive knowledge of the training needs and issues of the US government and has established key connections with DOT decision makers during his 30 years of government service.