Leslie Field-Barth, Ph.D.
Leslie Field-Barth, Ph.D. is the Founder of Ice911 Research, and has been working on the problem of melting polar and glacial ice since 2006. She earned the BS and MS in Chem. E. from MIT and the MS and PhD in EECS from UC Berkeley, worked at HP Labs/Agilent Labs and Chevron Research, founded two successful technical consulting companies and is a Consulting Professor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.
CTO Field Testing
Satish is the CTO of Beyond 66, and specializes in polar instrumentation and open source solutions. Mr. Chetty also founded the Polar Technology Conference 10 years ago.
CTO IP and Optics
Shalini Venkatesh, Ph.D.
Dr. Shalini Venkatesh is a physicist, born in India, educated in the United Kingdom, and working in the USA since 1988, first in corporate R&D, and then as a self-employed consultant. Most of her work concerns Intellectual Property issues, as she writes and prosecutes patents as a USPTO registered Patent Agent. She was delighted to join the Ice911 team in mid-2013.
Armond Cohen is co-founder and Executive Director of the Clean Air Task Force, which he has led since its formation in 1996. In addition to leading CATF, Armond is actively involved in CATF projects focusing on Arctic stabilization, low carbon technology innovation and zero carbon fossil energy.
Steve Payne is a partner with Architect Partners, LLC, the Palo Alto-based mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. Previously he was a partner with Ignite Group, a trans-Pacific venture capital firm, headed software development for Sega and managed strategy consulting projects for Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Steve earned his B.S. in Engineering and Public Policy from Washington University and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Kimberly Wiefling is a globally recognized author, leadership and inspiring organizational culture consultant. Her superpower is helping teams achieve what seems impossible, but is merely difficult.