Dr. Terence W. Rogers

Educational Advisory Committee

Graduated from Cambridge University, Dr. Rogers holds a BA in Natural Sciences and a Ph.D. in the Theory of Particle Physics. He was also named a Research Fellow at Cambridge, and a Harkness Fellow in Physics at Berkeley and Princeton. He began his career at Lotus Development, where as Vice President, he directed the company’s transformation to an industry leader in the workgroup computing market and more than doubled the division’s revenue from $40 million to $100 million. From 1970 to 1990, at IBM, he was responsible for developing mid-range and workstation computing systems, including the VM Operating System, and initiating many product developments such as relational databases. After IBM, Dr. Rogers went on to hold a variety of executive positions in the computer networking and software industries, including serving as CEO of Online Business Associates, an Internet start-up. In 1993, he joined Hyperion Software as Executive Vice President, successfully growing the company into a brand-recognized, multi-product financial solutions provider. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rogers was Project Director of the Abilene Network at Internet2, creating the most advanced Internet Protocol network in the world. He was charged with defining the network, creating and implementing the business plan, negotiating private and public sector partner agreements, and launching the program. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Rogers was President and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Network & Services, a non-profit leader in Internet research and education, responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of the corporation’s award-winning programs which focus on Advanced Internet Technologies (Internet2), Tele-Immersion (remote presence) and Education (K-12 access to technology). The core program of Advanced Network & Services was ThinkQuest, an international program involving 100,000 students who competed in teams for educational scholarships by developing educational websites. Over a period of seven years, ThinkQuest teams designed and published over 5,000 websites, and continue to be used today for information and study.