Computer Industry Pioneers Jack E. Shemer, Arthur J. Collmeyer and Robert V. Adams elected to INCEP Technologies Board of Directors

Computer industry pioneers Jack E. Shemer, Arthur J. Collmeyer, and Robert V. Adams have been elected to the board of directors for INCEP Technologies, a new venture-backed company focused on addressing significant issues associated with high-performance semiconductor devices.

Jack E. Shemer

Jack E. Shemer, co-founder of INCEP Technologies, was elected the company’s Chairman of the Board. Dr. Shemer founded Teradata Corporation, a relational database computer company. During his time with Teradata he served as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Vice-Chairman when Teradata was acquired by AT&T and later merged into NCR Corporation. Previously, Dr. Shemer was Vice-President of Systems Engineering for Citicorp’s Transactions Technology Inc., co-founded Xerox’s Advanced Development Laboratory (of the Palo Alto Research Center), and was section manager at Scientific Data Systems. Dr. Shemer currently serves as a trustee for the Charles Babbage Foundation, which is dedicated to capturing and preserving the history of information processing, and is President of the Shemer Foundation, a private, non-profit charitable entity.

Arthur J. Collmeyer

Arthur J. Collmeyer, investor and member of the INCEP Board of Directors, has 36 years of electronics industry experience with Motorola, Xerox, CALMA, Weitek, and most recently with a start-up and now public company – Hi/fn (Nasdaq: HIFN). As a consultant, Dr. Collmeyer helped two start-ups, STAC and Fractal Design, grow to become public companies and in 1981 co-founded Weitek, the first company to implement the “fabless” semiconductor business model. He has served as Vice President of Engineering and Executive Vice President of the Microelectronics division of CALMA, a manufacturer of turn-key CAD systems for semiconductor manufacturers. Dr. Collmeyer is currently CEO of iWatt, a company focused on developing power supply and voltage regulation technology with high operating efficiencies.

Robert V. Adams

Robert V. Adams, investor and member of the INCEP Board of Directors, currently serves as Chairman of Documentum and on the boards of Tekelec, Encad, and Peerless Systems. At Xerox Technology Ventures (XTV), Adams was responsible for venture capital activity on their behalf. With a fund of $30 million he formed startup companies that eventually returned $300M to Xerox. In 1975, he took over the management of Printing Systems, a division of Xerox Systems Group (XSG) and later became the Group Vice President where he led the introduction of a number of new office products from Xerox PARC, including workstations and heterogeneous networks. He also sponsored an ambitious project to develop a high-speed digital copier, which together with laser printing, is now the mainstay of Xerox revenue.

Jim Kaskade

Jim Kaskade is a serial entrepreneur & enterprise software executive of over 36 years. He is the CEO of Conversica, a leader in Augmented Workforce solutions that help clients attract, acquire, and grow end-customers. He most recently successfully exited a PE-backed SaaS company, Janrain, in the digital identity security space. Prior to identity, he led a digital application business of over 7,000 people ($1B). Prior to that he led a big data & analytics business of over 1,000 ($250M). He was the CEO of a Big Data Cloud company ($50M); was an EIR at PARC (the Bell Labs of Silicon Valley) which resulted in a spinout of an AML AI company; led two separate private cloud software startups; founded of one of the most advanced digital video SaaS companies delivering online and wireless solutions to over 10,000 enterprises; and was involved with three semiconductor startups (two of which he founded, one of which he sold). He started his career engineering massively parallel processing datacenter applications. Jim has an Electrical and Computer Science Engineering degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in semiconductor design and computer science; and an MBA from the University of San Diego with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and finance.