Tony has twenty-five years of experience leading software development teams on systems that range from radar software to data-mining solutions. He has been the part-time CTO and technical advisor to more than 20 startups. Tony held an Assistant Professor of Computer Science position at Loyola Marymount University for eleven years where he created an award-winning multimedia minor. He has a wide-ranging technical background including data mining, big data, eLearning, performance support tools, and metrics/analytics. His work has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, PacifiCare, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies, and SHL Systemhouse. Tony was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, where he earned his B.S. in Computer Science, and attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. Dr. Karrer is a frequent speaker at both industry and academic events.