Mr. Rick Bullotta is an Angel Investor. He is the Founder of NEXT BIG THING. He also serves as Advisory Board Member at Safeguard Scientifics. He also co-founded Burning Sky Software. Rick was previously CTO at Invensys Wonderware, a leading global provider of manufacturing operations software solutions, and was a vice president with SAP Research in the areas of future manufacturing and the "internet of things". Rick was also the CTO and co-founder of Lighthammer Software Development, where he was responsible for conceptualization and development of innovative web-based and service-enabled software products targeted at the manufacturing industry. Rick has been involved in the industrial sector in diverse roles, including factory operations and management, systems integration, sales and marketing, product management, and industrial engineering. He holds a degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University. He serves as an Adviser at Glassbeam.