IBM Fellow Ted Selker Joins Servicely's Board of Advisors

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Servicely is honored to have Dr. Ted Selker join the Board of Advisors. Faced with the problem of big data visualization, Servicely turned to an industry veteran who expressed interest and excitement in breathing new life into the financial services industry.

Working within the financial services industry, known historically for being traditional in the way marketers gain customer insights, Servicely is faced with the ever-daunting task of big data visualization. Big data visualization involves creatively stacking layers of various forms of disparate data sources, ranging from transactional to external, into one simple and seamless user experience. Thus, enabling marketers to quickly gain actionable insights and market more efficiently to customers. Well known for his innovative work leading to various award-winning computing products and pioneering research in context awareness, Ted has an uncanny ability to solve large visualization problems, which have impacted and saved billions of dollars for many Fortune 100 companies. With Ted Selker as Advisor of Data Visualization and Algorithms, Servicely is eager to address the challenge of big data visualization.

About Ted Selker:
An IBM Fellow, Ted’s vision and ingenuity are responsible for innovative products ranging from notebook computers to operating systems. Specifically, his design of the TrackPoint, in-keyboard pointing device,is a distinctive feature of the ThinkPad line of laptop computers (designed, developed and sold by IBM, produced by Lenovo since 2005). Additionally his visualizations have made impacts ranging from improving the performance of the PowerPC, to usability of the OS/2 Thinkpad setup and Google maps.

Ted Selker graduated from Brown University in 1979 with a BS in Applied Mathematics, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with an MS in Computer and Information Sciences in 1981, and received a PhD in AI and Education from City University of New York in 1992. Ted has been on the faculty at schools such as MIT, CMU, Stanford University, Hampshire College, and Brown University. For example he spent 10 years at MIT media lab driving the Context Aware Computing Group and 5 years at CMU Silicon Valley running the Considerate Systems group. Ted has also held positions with Xerox PARC and Atari Research Labs.

Ted Holds 67 US Patents, His technologies have been featured on Good Morning America, ABC, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, NPR, and the Discovery channel among others. He was co-recipient of computer science policy leader award for Scientific American 50.

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