Robert S. Hart is the Vice President and General Manager of IDM, sponsored by Global Good at Intellectual Ventures. Robert has a Ph.D. in Geophysics as well as a Master of Science degree in Geophysics from the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He has over thirty years of experience founding and managing high technology-based software firm as an executive officer and venture investor, as well as serving as a board director. He was most recently a founder and the CEO of Veratect Corporation, an open source data mining and analysis firm providing the earliest possible indicators of the emergence of infectious disease worldwide, but with a particular focus on the developing world. Prior to Veratect, highlights of Robert’s career include tenure as the CEO of Corazonx, a cardiac ultrasound software firm; General Partner at SeaPoint Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on the wireless telecom industry; CEO of Tegic Communications, the developer of the predictive text input software used in most cellular phones; CEO of Optimas Corporation, a digital image analysis firm; and founder and CEO of Sierra Geophysics, a leading provider of applications software to the global oil and gas industry. Robert currently serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards.