Company Bio’s

Dale Amon is the Director and CEO and Chief Design Engineer for Immortal Data, which he co-founded. He has worked in technology and academia in the United States the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. A technology entrepreneur who has worked on many startups, one of which was the first Internet service provider in Ireland, he has also worked at Immortal Data IncQueens University in Belfast and Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. At the latter he did hand-eye robotics at the Robotics Institute and haptic control systems for NASA in the Computer Music Lab. He has worked with Unix systems since 1983, and has deep knowledge and experience developing systems in this environment. Dale’s management credentials span several decades, with service on several Boards of Directors. He has nearly always been in a position where managing and dealing with people was of even greater importance than dealing with technology. He has worked with several NewSpace ventures, most recently as an on-site contractor to XCOR Aerospace on the Lynx Spaceplane. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and had completed several semesters work on a graduate degree under Dr. Herbert Simon (Nobel laureate) in a multidisciplinary program involving Psychology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science before he left to join a startup company.

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Sunil Ahuja, co-founder, Director and Vice President of Operations at Immortal Data, has over 15 years management and IT consulting experience with Deloitte, JD Edwards and as an independent practitioner. He has planned and led system implementation, development and requirements definition projects in the USA and India. Ahuja managed multiple ERP system implementations at companies including JD Edwards and Deloitte. He has worked with companies of every size, from startups to Fortune 100 companies. He is owner and President of Integral Transformation Systems, providing personal and leadership development consulting, training and coaching since 2001. He holds a BTech (with honors) in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, and an MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University.

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Clifford Martin, Chairman of the Board, is an entrepreneur and engineer specializing in advanced optical systems design. He has extensive experience with high precision optical systems, including astronomical optics, lithographic optical systems (including laser systems), interferometry and laser surgical systems. At Perkin-Elmer, he was in charge of testing of the secondary mirror on the Hubble Space Telescope. Co-founder and Chief Laser Scientist at Taunton Technology Inc., he invented novel laser detectors currently considered the best UV laser detectors.  Martin recruited, organized and managed the engineering team at Taunton, the world leader in ophthalmic laser sculpting devices. His leadership formed the foundation that took this business to more than $1B annual revenue. At Silicon Valley Group Lithography, first as Director of Systems Engineering, then as Vice President of Engineering, Martin eventually managed a department of more than 100 engineers with a budget of $50M, developing profitable strategic partnerships with Intel and other important vendors. In 1996 he founded Odyssey Consortium, LLC, an optical consultancy that focuses on prototype development, systems engineering and project management. His clients range from small optical instrument firms to large multinational firms such as ASML, ORA and SVG.  He holds a BA in Liberal Arts, Mathematics and Philosophy from St. John’s College and a PhD in Physics from Pennsylvania State University.

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Arthur Jun Tanaka is the founder and CEO of the consulting firm Intelect, which has managed a diverse set of hardware design and software programming projects for communications and control systems since 1981. As an electrical engineer at Hughes Aircraft he worked on radar systems for fighter aircraft, holding a secret security clearance. At Technology Service Corporation he headed design and manufacturing for a graphic interface to the National Weather Service radar. From 2011-2016 he was Senior Electrical Engineer and Manager of the Electronic Department at XCOR Aerospace. In addition to managing the electrical engineering team, he designed sensors and controllers for the XCOR’s Lynx rocket plane. He holds a BSE from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Anita Gale is a retired aerospace engineer with 40 years of experience for The Boeing Company on the Space Shuttle and Commercial Crew programs.  Her responsibilities primarily involved cargo integration and process improvements.  She managed people, budgets and schedules for diverse Boeing projects, contributed to proposals for future vehicles, and led R&D projects, including studies of future space infrastructure, and spacecraft cargo containerization and interface standardization that resulted in three U.S. Patents. Anita was a co-founder in 1984 of Space Settlement Design Competitions, which involve high school students world-wide in industry simulation games emulating the experience of working on a space industry proposal team. These competitions also inspired the establishment of for-profit Atlantis Educational Services, which conducts the SpaceTrek educational program at Kennedy Space Center; Anita is a Director of the company. She holds a BS and an MS in Aeronautics & Astronautics from the University of Washington.

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Doug Weathers, is an aerospace engineer with extensive experience in IT systems administration.  At Spaceport America, he assisted in daily operations during the critical start-up period of spaceport construction, performing public outreach, market research, FAA requirements research, and IT support. He was Team Leader of the Fachaba Project for the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium and New Mexico State University; he assembled and led a team of students to design and build a sounding rocket payload to determine whether off-the-shelf sensors can be used to accurately track a rocket in flight.  The project went from concept to delivery in six weeks, and flew successfully in 2010. He has worked as IT Administrator and electronics engineer for XCOR Aerospace. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from New Mexico State University.

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Arlene Dodds, Director and VP of Business Development Executive for Immortal Data, is a strategist with 35 years of experience leading business development initiatives and programs. Her ability to guide teams has been responsible for securing strategic opportunities as large as $2.5B.  Her professional history at NCR, Northrop Grumman, STG and Lockheed Martin includes responsibility for automation program performance and budgets in the commercial transportation market, where she oversaw multiple programs individually valued at $100M (light rail) and $60.4M (heavy rail), and ensured performance IAW US Federal and nation-specific technical and security regulations.  She directed the development of software training systems and simulators used for operators of the largest fully automated transportation networks in the world. She has negotiated cooperative international training of key workers for facility and technology modernization programs (up to $220M) in many of nation’s largest and most progressive industrial facilities.  She holds a BA in Political Science and English (Technical Communications/Campaigns) from Chatham University, and is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering.

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Warren Massey, is an IT professional with a distinguished career leading the design, deployment and support of advanced technology solutions, building and managing organizations in the commercial world as well as with the DoD, and IRS. He was Information Assurance (cyber-security) Manager for the Army Human Resources Command. At the Pentagon, he was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Award for his contract management work in information assurance for the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve. Given complete oversight to “course correct” design and deployment of the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System for Personnel and Pay (DIMHRS), the world’s largest ERP effort, he created and lead a coalition of teams from across the DoD to implement the new system. As Senior Director for IT at Triple Canopy Inc. he directed the daily operations of communications and data networks for over 10,000 people at 50 sites on four continents, as well as leading software engineering and development for that company. Warren is currently leading a DevOps initiative at the IRS. He holds a BA in History and Government from the WVU Institute of Technology and an MA in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University.

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Lance Cottrell Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board is the founder and principal at Obscura Security. He founded Anonymizer Inc. in 1995, and is an internationally recognized expert in cryptography‚ online privacy‚ and Internet security. Before that he created the Mixmaster anonymous remailer in 1993. He is an active angel investor, board member with the North Bay Angels, and mentors startup companies with SocoNexus Sprout. Lance is a frequent public speaker at conferences such as the RSA Security Conference, Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference‚ the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Europe‚ ISS World. He is principal author on multiple Internet privacy and security technology patents and applications. He took Anonymizer to a very successful exit in 2008. He holds a MS in Physics from the University of California, San Diego and a BS in Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Clifford McMurray spent the first 20 years of his professional life as a systems analyst at MetLife Insurance, where he developed and maintained custom business software systems. In 2001 he graduated first in his class from the University of Scranton MBA program, then spent a postgraduate year studying economics and aerospace engineering as a Fulbright fellow in Germany. Since his return to the U.S. he has worked as an auditor and supervisor for the Oklahoma Tax Commission. He is the founder and CEO of Antares Enterprises LLC, a professional written communications company. A former Board member and Executive Vice President of the National Space Society, he has often served as business track chairman for NSS International Space Development Conferences. Mr. McMurray speaks and writes on aerospace and other science and technology topics in various venues.

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James Wolff, EsqChief Financial Officer, Mr. Wolff is an Associate at Anderson & Anderson, LLP and an entrepreneur with a diverse portfolio of cutting-edge commercial space, robotics, and technology companies. Admitted to the Appellate Division, First Department of New York State, he received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his Juris Doctorate from Immortal Data IncNew York Law School. He has wide experience in corporate law, business development, emerging intellectual property, finance, complex international trade agreements, and arbitration and mediation. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Wolff serves as legal counsel for startup companies across the market. He practices contract law, real estate law, intellectual property, and finance law. He is also an accomplished entrepreneur, developing a corporate portfolio of startup companies in diverse markets. Mr. Wolff is the co-founder of Deep Space Industries, an asteroid mining corporation, and co-author of a new provisional patent for metal 3-D printing processes for that company. He co-founded D-Shape Enterprises LLC, a mega-scale concrete 3-D printer company with the first permit for 3-D printed construction in the United States. He is also the co-founder of a food 3-D printing company; business director for a cellphone software company; and business administrator for E-Cans, a can recycling technology startup company. An avid inventor and writer, Mr. Wolff has been cited in publications from the Wall Street Journal to the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Tech Blog.