With over 30 years experience in scientific and business computing Michael is a recognized leader in visualization technology worldwide. He created the oil industry’s first commercial 3D visualization center. He received the Carnegie Mellon and American Management Institute Award for Innovation in Information Technology. His work was honored with a permanent position in the Archives of the Smithsonian Institution. He founded Magic Earth, LLC. in 2000, and as Chairman and CEO, achieved profitability in three months and was acquired by Halliburton that same year for $100 million. Michael holds a B.Sc. in Earth and Space Sciences and M.Sc. in Marine Environmental Science from the State University of New York at StonyBrook.