Jacob Berman is a Cornell University student (2025). Serves as a Co-Founder of the Innovation & Literary Camp Division of federal 501(c)(3) non-profit, NASA award-winning DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE. Influences and contributes to CAMP DEMIGOD’s curriculum design, staffing including personnel selection, teaching and programming encompassing academic (ancient cultures, design thinking, innovation in the STEM fields, world languages, linguistics, among others), artistic (music composition and performance, theatre arts, and visual arts) and physical movement (larping, martial arts, quidditch, rugby, theatrical combat), as well as providing counseling and direction to the camp staff and students ages 8 to 18. Leverages multidisciplinary interests, knowledge, skills and training in academic, athletic, community service, climate action and environmental stewardship, entrepreneurship, and social justice domains to empower children, youth and adults to positively contribute to the world. In conjunction with the primary Faculty Advisor, directs delegations of students as the XGENS Faculty Advisor to North American and international Model United Nations programs in Geneva, Switzerland, New York, New York, San Jose, California, Leavenworth, Washington and other destinations (Yale and Harvard MUN). Recipient of several Model UN leadership nominations and assignments and associated training and participation certificates.
David Boloker retired as CTO and Director, Emerging Internet Technologies and IBM Distinguished Engineer INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES Cambridge, MA. David is a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technical Officer for Emerging Internet Technologies in IBM Software Group. Previously, he held the position of Chief Technical Officer for Java Technologies in Software Group. David is recognized in and outside IBM as a technical leader in the Internet software space guiding IBM's investments as well as internal product development. David's responsibilities include building IBM's technical Internet strategy, working with internal IBMers to develop the appropriate products for the Internet space, researching new areas in software design as well as guiding a group of researchers. Additionally, he spends about a third of his time working in the venture capital and startup communities partnering and discussing various trends and directions in the internet and gaming areas. Previous to joining Software Group, David worked at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and the Cambridge Scientific Center doing research in the area of remote distribution and control of hardware and software systems, dynamic I/O configuration of mainframe operating systems and secure internet gateways.
Chuck Dages is the former Chairman, Board of Trustees, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Chairman, Board of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC. Mr. Dages' industry experience includes 35 plus years as an entertainment executive at Warner Bros. and CBS. He has served as a Board member or Chair on a number of companies and organizations including start up Content Guard, the non-profit Partnership for an HIV Free Generation, and DIGIVATIONS.
Virginia Lester, RN, MSN, ARNP, (Point Roberts, WA: DIGIVATIONS Camp Demigod Medical Director and Nurse Practitioner (2013-present) has more than 35 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner and director of clinics in both California and most recently developed and managed the Point Roberts Clinic. She developed and managed the Nurse Practitioner program at California State University Fresno. She was on several different national committees helping to develop the health care plan under the Clinton Administration, the precursor to Obama Care.
Hassan Miah is passionate about financial innovation, big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. He has spent the last several years working with the world’s greatest thinkers on potential applications. Co-Founder of Paybby and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Board Member. Mr. Miah is also a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman at Robin8. A builder of technology platforms for the entertainment, advertising and media sectors with 30 years of experience.
Rose Momsen has been a maker, do-er, and encourager all her life. She spent her youth training in theatre and performance, her college years in athletic competition and darkened movie theaters, earning a BA in Film Studies from University of California at Santa Barbara. She has lived in Paris, the Arizona Desert, and Maui, Hawaii, where her interest in costume design led her to a degree in Fashion Design Technology from the UH Maui campus. Her MA from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills in Humanities with a specialization in late 20th century Art History was driven by a desire to teach art skills to young people. On Maui, she taught coursework in drawing and mathematics through quilting for primary teachers through the JF Kennedy Center's Partners in Education Program, based on classes she'd been teaching to school children. She has taught preschoolers to high schoolers, and spent 10 years encouraging adult beginners in the Fashion Tech and Art Departments at Maui Community College. She presently works with youth and seniors at the Whatcom County Library's Point Roberts branch. She has been a longarm quilter, a quilt show judge, a gallery owner, and a fine arts reviewer for the Maui News. A practicing artist, she is interested in promoting creativity, especially open ended thinking using problem solving skills based on focus and follow through.
Larry Tuch is a Writer and Creative Consultant of traditional, interactive and Themed Entertainment. His latest book, "Scripted Spaces" will be published by Rivershore Press. Practice includes thematic and narrative concepts, experiential design and script writing for attractions, museum exhibits, leisure destinations, cultural heritage sites, and place making (U.S., China, Republic of Korea, Qatar, and the Caribbean). As UCLA Visiting Professor created and taught graduate and undergraduate-level courses focused on Interactive Narrative Design including "Interactive Narrative: Place, Media, Story," "Independent Video Games: The Concept Development Lab," and "Interactive Narrative."
Michael Scott currently professor of law (and of counsel); previously attorney in private practice and corporate general counsel; specializes in intellectual property, computer, Internet, software, videogame and e-commerce law. Continue to write and update my books on IT, multimedia and outsourcing law. Specialties: Teaching high technology law courses; drafting and negotiating high-tech contracts; protecting clients' intellectual property rights; information privacy law.
DIGIVATIONS Board Member Paul S. Weiss graduated from MIT with S.B. and S.M. degrees in chemistry in 1980 and from the University of California at Berkeley with a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1986. He is a nanoscientist and holds a UC Presidential Chair and a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry, bioengineering, and materials science & engineering at UCLA, where he was previously director of the California NanoSystems Institute. He also currently holds visiting appointments at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and several universities in Australia, China, and South Korea. He studies the ultimate limits of miniaturization, developing and applying new tools and methods for atomic-resolution and spectroscopic imaging and patterning of chemical functionality. He and his group apply these advances in other areas including neuroscience, microbiome studies, tissue engineering, and high-throughput gene editing. He led, coauthored, and published the technology roadmaps for the BRAIN Initiative and the U.S. Microbiome Initiative. He has won a number of awards in science, engineering, teaching, publishing, and communications. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Physical Society, the American Vacuum Society, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Materials Research Society, and an honorary fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society and the Chemical Research Society of India. He is the founding and current editor-in-chief of ACS Nano.
Michael Zyda is the Founding Director of USC's Computer Science Games Program, and a Professor of Engineering Practice in the USC Department of Computer Science. At USC, he founded the Computer Science Games Program and the year-long advanced game projects course that forms the core of USC Games and took that program from no program to the #1 Games program in the world. That program has been rated #1 by the Princeton Review for ten of the last eleven years. His alums have shipped games played by over 5 billion players, about $250B in revenue and $2.5B in payroll to those alums. Zyda is an ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award winner, a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors and a National Associate of the National Academies.