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The Keynoters at Oredev

Episode #613 Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This show is a collection of interviews with the keynote speakers at Oredev. First up is a conversation with Dr. Jeff Norris from NASA, who's keynote focused on the agility shown by folks like Alexander Graham Bell. Next, John Seddon talks about maturing management techniques to get management out of the way of productivity. Finally, Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari and Chuck E Cheese, talks about the future of education. Three amazing luminaries in one show!


Jeff Norris

Dr. Jeff Norris is the supervisor of the Planning Software Systems Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His group develops operations systems for a variety of space missions including the Phoenix Mars Scout, Cassini Saturn Orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the Spirit and Opportunity Mars Exploration Rovers-- for which his team was co-winner of the 2004 NASA Software of the Year Award. He is currently leading the development of the uplink system for the 2009 Mars Science Laboratory Rover mission and operations software development within NASA's multi-center lunar Human Robotic Systems technology development project. Jeff founded the JPL OPS Lab, an advanced agile development facility for the design, development, and deployment of mission operations software and human-robot interaction technologies. Jeff helped operate the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers as a Tactical Activity Planner during the prime mission. He received Bachelor's and Masters degrees in Computer Science from MIT, a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, and lives with his wife and two children near Pasadena, CA.

John Seddon

John Seddon is an occupational psychologist and management thinker credited with translating the Toyota Production System for service organizations.

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer named ASI 1997 Man of the Year and one of Newsweek's 50 Men That Changed America. Best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater, he is often cited as the father of the video game industry. Nolan is also passionate about enhancing the educational process and motivating others with his views on entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.


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