Arthur Langer holds multiple positions at Columbia University. He is the Executive Director of the Center for Technology Management with the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. He is Vice-Chair of Faculty and Program Director of the Master of Science in Technology Management degree programs at the School of Professional Studies. He is Adjunct Professor of Higher Education and Lecturer in Adult Learning & Leadership at Teachers College. As a researcher and author, Dr. Langer has written a number of papers and books on information systems design and management and on organizational learning. His current research focuses on the mentoring of adult learners and reinventing education and the US workforce. Dr. Langer holds a B.S. in Computer Science, and M.B.A in Accounting/Finance, and an Ed. D. from Columbia University.
Allan Kaplan has extensive experience building and investing in companies focused on next-generation data communications, Internet infrastructure, services, and software. As a co-founder of three successful technology companies and as a partner in a private venture fund, he has a proven track record in business development, institutional funding, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Kaplan was a Co-founder of Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) an Internet platform and services company venture backed by Goldman Sachs and Oak Venture Partners which integrates the most business-critical parts of the online content value chain serving over 1800 customers world wide with revenues in excess of $200M per year. Mr. Kaplan served on its board of directors from June 2001 to December 2007 and as its Chairman from June 2001 to November 2006.
Prior to Limelight, Mr. Kaplan was a founder of Entera, Inc, an Internet Infrastructure company where Mr. Kaplan served as Co-founder and on its board of directors. Entera was venture backed by ComVentures, Crescendo Ventures, and Spectrum Technology. Entera was sold to Cacheflow, Inc. (COMPX: CFLO) in Q4 2000 for $440 million dollars.
Prior to Entera, Inc., Mr. Kaplan was a co-founder of Primenet Services for the Internet, Inc., which later merged with and changed its name to GlobalCenter, Inc, whose investors included Sequoia Capital, Hummer Winblad, and Softbank Capital. Mr. Kaplan served GlobalCenter as Senior Vice President of Operations on its Board of Directors. GlobalCenter grew to become one of the largest web hosting companies in the world and in 1998 was purchased by Frontier Communications (NYSE: FRO) for $185 million.
Mr. Kaplan currently is the Managing Partner of KG Investments, LLC and sits on the boards of Unicorn Media, Adzzup, Inc., IQzone, and as a Venture Partner for Greenhill SAVP. Mr. Kaplan holds a BS in Business from Arizona State University.