Phil Lapsley is a co-founder and Vice President at engineering consulting firm BDTI, and Vice President of Business Development at the Edge AI and Vision Alliance. At BDTI he leads computer vision and embedded AI projects. Previously he has worked at several startups, as well as at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting company that advises Fortune 100 companies on business strategy. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is the author of “Exploding the Phone”, a history of the first network hackers, coauthor of “DSP Processor Fundamentals”, and inventor or co-inventor on 26 patents. He is also the co-creator of Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP; Internet standard RFC 977), and was a contributor to the Berkeley UNIX project.