SENS Research Foundation has been formed with the highest regard to best practice in governance. The following individuals have joined the SRF Board to lend their vision and guidance to our mission.
Kevin Dewalt has 30 years experience as an entrepreneur, investor and technology innovator. He is currently founder and CEO of Prolego, a specialist AI startup which helps Fortune 500 companies generate billion-dollar revenue opportunities. At In-Q-Tel he helped make over 25 venture capital investments of more than $20M. He worked with Palantir founder Stephen Cohen to deploy the company’s first AI product in the US Intelligence community. At FINRA he ran the machine learning systems which detect anomalies in the billions of NASDAQ stock market events. As CMO of MadKudu he helped transform a data science application into the predictive intelligence sales platform used by Silicon Valley powerhouses Segment.
One of the original advocates of Lean Startup, Kevin is a recognized global leader in helping startups and corporate teams systematically drive innovation. He helped the National Science Foundation create the I-CORPS program and launch the first class with Steve Blank at Stanford.
He graduated #1 in his US Coast Guard Academy class with a degree in Electrical Engineering. His expertise in AI began at Stanford University while earning his Master’s Degree and completing original research under legend Dr. Bernard Widrow.
Bill Liao is a Chinese-Australian-Irish entrepreneur, investor, former diplomat, business mentor, author, passionate leader and speaker, with a distinguished record in business development and community activism. He is co-founder of the CoderDojo movement which teaches children worldwide how to code, and of Weforest, which has a stated goal of planting a hundred million trees around the equator. He has been a member of official delegations to the COP climate change summits. His career in tech and business encompasses two unicorn companies and launching the world’s first bio-tech accelerator. He has participated as an investor and volunteer for The Hunger Project in Uganda, New York, and Mexico. He is a general partner of SOSV, a venture capital fund of over $1B, and founder of the SOSV Momentum Pre-accelerator program. Bill’s current focus is Quantum Software.
Barbara co-founded the LifeStar Institute to catalyze a global effort to prevent age-related diseases within a radically compressed timeframe. LifeStar organized the collaboration of a number of eminent scientists to author The Demographic and Biomedical Case for Late-Life Interventions in Aging in Science Translational Medicine (July, 2010). Since 2009, she has chosen to focus her efforts in the field as a member of the SRF board. In the mid-1980s, she was President and COO of ComputerLand Corporation, then the world’s largest retailer of personal computers. A life-long entrepreneur, she and her husband have created a variety of successful businesses together. They currently live on Oahu.
Kevin Perrott obtained a PhD in the Campisi Lab of the Buck Institute studying the effects of natural compounds on senescence. He became a cofounder of Oisin Biotechnologies, a biotech developing gene therapies for age-related disease. A cancer survivor with a sense of urgency, Kevin founded OpenCures, a for-benefit company whose Mission is the creation of the OpenCures Database, a valuable open-access resource of human multiomic information obtained from individuals measuring and sharing their health data.