Mr. Gordon Bell is a Co-Founder & serves as Chair at Bell Mason Group. He was the Advisor at Trōv. He has an SB and SM degree form MIT, was a Fullbright Scholar at the University of New South Wales, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University, and received an honorary D. Eng. from WPI. Gordon Bell spent 23 years at Digital Equipment Corporation as Vice President of Research and Development, where he was responsible for Digital's products. He was the architect of several mini- and time-sharing computers and led the development of DEC's VAX and the VAX Computing Environment. He has been involved in , or responsible for, the design of many products at Digital, Encore, Ardent, and a score of other companies. Gordon Bell has written articles and books about computer architecture, high-tech startup companies (as an investor or advisor to over 100 companies), and life-logging. Gordon Bell was the first Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation's Computing Directorate. He led the National Research and Education Network (NREN - Internet) panel that became the NII/GII, and was an author of the first High Performance Computer and Communications Initiative. He is a member of the ACM, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, IEEE, National Academy of Engineering, Naitonal Academy and Science, and received the 1991 National Medal of Technology. He is a founding trustee of the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA.