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Phillip Windley, Ph.D.
Kynetx
3098 Executive Parkway # 280
Lehi, UT 84043

Phillip J. Windley, Ph.D. is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Kynetx. Kynetx provide a cloud-based application platform that is uniquely architected to use events, personal data, and APIs to create social products and services. As CTO, Dr. Windley directs the company's product strategy and is responsible for product architecture, implementation, and operations.

Dr. Windley is a frequent author and speaker on event-driven systems, digital identity, web architectures, web services, and programming language design. He writes the popular Technometria blog which contains numerous articles in these areas and others. Dr. Windley is the author of the books The Live Web published by Course Technology in 2011 and Digital Identity published by O'Reilly Media in 2005. Dr. Windley is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University and Executive Producer of IT Conversations, a popular network of technology podcasts.

Prior to joining BYU, Dr. Windley served from 2001-2002 as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Utah, serving on Governor Mike Leavitt's Cabinet and as a member of his Senior Staff. In this capacity he was responsible for effective use of all IT resources in the state and advised the Governor on technology issues. During his tenure, the State was repeatedly recognized by many national groups for its excellence in the areas of IT and eGovernment.

Prior to his appointment as CIO, Dr. Windley served as Vice President for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home, managing a large, interdisciplinary team of product managers, engineers, and technicians developing and operating large scale Internet and e-commerce products. Dr. Windley was Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of iMall, Inc., an early leader in electronic commerce. He was part of the team that sold iMall to Excite@Home for $450 million.

Windley received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis in 1990. Prior to doing graduate studies, Windley worked for 4 years as a nuclear metallurgist and a member of the technical staff at the Division of Naval Reactors in Washington, D.C. His duties included overseeing nuclear core and plant material testing in the Advanced Test Reactor. Dr. Windley served as an Engineering Duty Officer in the US Naval Reserve including five years on active duty and nine years as a drilling reservist.

A Shorter, Less Formal Bio

Phil Windley is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Kynetx. Kynetx provide a cloud-based application platform that is uniquely architected to use events, personal data, and APIs to create social products and services. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University where he teaches courses on reputation, digital identity, large-scale system design, and programming languages. Phil writes the popular Technometria blog and is a frequent contributor to various technical publications. He is also the author of the books The Live Web published by Course Technology in 2011 and Digital Identity published by O'Reilly Media in 2005.

Prior to joining BYU, Phil spent two years as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Utah, serving on Governor Mike Leavitt's Cabinet and as a member of his Senior Staff. Before entering public service, Phil was Vice President for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home. He was the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of iMALL, Inc. an early creator of electronic commerce tools. Phil serves on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for several high-tech companies. Phil received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Univ. of California, Davis in 1990.

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