As a technology industry veteran, Dr. Karl Schubert has a proven track record leading the development of leading edge products into new and existing market areas. Karl’s focus recently has been on organizational optimization; portfolio, program management and governance; due diligence; business, product and technology strategy; and, executive mentoring and coaching.
Dr. Schubert has served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP of R&D for companies such as Fox Networks, Omnico Group, Grass Valley, Lifetouch, Xiotech and Dell. He has also served as a consultant to start-ups associated with Austin Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Kleiner Perkins, Sierra Ventures, and others. Karl began his career at IBM in various research, technical and management roles.
Dr. Schubert is the author of The CIO Survival Guide and co-author of CIO Best Practices (1st & 2nd Eds.) and has been awarded U.S. and International patents for early touch screen technologies, storage systems architecture, storage area networks, and other technology areas. Dr. Schubert is a member of ACM, IEEE, SMPTE, PMI and has been elected to the Arkansas Academy of Computer Science and Computer Engineering ns the Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers and is a recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Arkansas College of Engineering.