Maj. James A. Lockhart (US Army, Ret.)
Technical and Military Advisor
Mr. Lockhart served in the US Army as a communications center specialist before being commissioned as an infantry second lieutenant in 1967. He served one year in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader and company commander. His second tour of 18 months was as a Special Forces commander and staff officer. Upon retiring from the Army after 20 years of service, Mr. Lockhart worked for AT&T as a technical consultant, and in the AT&T indirect channel as a technical support manager. Subsequently, he completed seventeen years as a University Associate Dean and Professor in Telecommunications/Networking and Computer Information Systems departments. He is a contributor to the Military Officers Association of America magazine and the Military Writers Society of America anthology.
Technical and Business Advisor
Mr. Saia has over 40 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in ventures spanning education, construction, and service sectors. He is currently an associate with the University of Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, where he advisors and mentor’s start-up technology and service companies on business development.
Chris Furmanksi, PhD
Business Innovation Advisor
Dr. Furmanski has over 20 years experience in research and development, product development and innovation in health care, advanced interfaces and behavior change. He is currently the Director of Innovation for Stanford Health Care and industry advisor for multiple startups and Venture Capital firms focusing on digital health and medical devices.