Discovery Engineering is a private Engineering Firm based in Boulder, Colorado, performing investigations into Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Systems. Discovery Engineering also works with management to analyze risk, improve quality, and understand processes. Clients include industrial, commercial, research, legal, government, and private entities.
Mark McFarland, PE, Founder & CEO, is an Licensed Engineer and Statistician with over 20 years of extensive education and experience in applied statistics, statistical learning, artificial intelligence, electrical engineering, and communications. His practical experience includes the design, analysis, and testing of satellite, cellular, LTE, Internet, wireless, Wi-Fi, RADAR, networks, data communications, communication protocols, standards, public safety communications systems, GPS, instrumentation, and control systems.
Mr. McFarland understands variability is crucial to improving and controlling processes. He brings and brings scholarship and practical experience in Statistics and Applied Research to help clients understand variability and improve outcomes.
Applied Research and Analytics Consulting Services:
Sahel (Sal) Shwayhat, MBA, FACHE, Principal / Owner at ELY Analytics LLC, is a Management Consultant with over 30 years of experience in Healthcare Operations and Data Analytics. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Mr. Shwayhat has dual degrees in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. He is also is fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Mr. Shwayhat's career spans multiple roles, where he gained significant experience analyzing large data sets to uncover inefficiencies, identify outliers, and compare staff and equipment outputs. He is adept at performing location analytics to identify potential clients, focus resources, and capture a greater share of the market.
Mr. Shwayhat has guest-lectured at Yale University and the University of New Haven – subjects included “External and Internal Benchmarking” and “Uses of Data in Healthcare”. He has presented at several conferences, including the Connecticut Quality Council.
Core Areas of Strength:
Data Analytics & Key Performance Indicators
Location Analytics & GIS
Radiology Operations Performance
Cost Accounting & Expense Reduction
Strategic & Business Planning
Lean Six Sigma
Hospital Flex Budget
ELY Analytics LLC (ELY) is a Management Consultancy that emphasizes use of Data Analytics and Visualization. Company specializes in converting data into information. ELY Analytics mines and analyzes raw data to help clients identify Financial and Operational Performance Improvement opportunities. ELY Analytics can also perform location analytics to help businesses map existing and potential clients.
ELY Analytics serves data rich, information poor companies within various industries, including healthcare, banking, and insurance, and more specifically, radiology / diagnostic imaging, operational finance, strategic planning, behavioral health, performance improvement, and clinical engineering.
All well-run businesses use data to drive their decisions. The higher the stakes, the more accuracy they demand from their data. Hospitals are businesses, even not-for-profit ones, and should conduct their operations like any other business. The area where hospitals lag far behind other businesses is in cost accounting.
Many of us who have worked in hospitals have been there; you are in a meeting with Finance, and their handouts have what is supposed to be Radiology volumes, but they are different from what Radiology’s internal reports show. So, whose numbers are right?
Ideal Innovations, Inc, (I3) is recognized as an industry leader for Biometric Examination Services, including expert fingerprint identification, latent print identification comparisons, data base system administration, information technologies, Automated Biometric Information System support and biometric data enrollment services.
I3 provides examination services to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We have trained Federal, State, local, international, intelligence and industry professionals. Their instructors are key members of the Organization of Scientific Area Committee (OSAC) for Forensic Sciences, Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG), and the International Association.
Biometrics - Identity management, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) development, systems integration and operation, access control systems (e.g., Biometric Automated Toolset-Army [BAT-A]), biometric handheld development support and operation (e.g., Secure Electronic Enrollment Kit [SEEK]), biometric device testing, and evaluation and pilot study support
Science and Technology - System integration, program management, and overall force protection to the Department of Defense, commercial entities, U.S. federal entities, and foreign customers
Information Technology - Information assurance (IA), network administration, system administration, software engineering, and helpdesk services
Facial Examination Training - Face examiners, fingerprint examiners, detectives border patrol agents, intelligence analysts, police, and many more. Clients have included the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, Department of Homeland Security, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Australian Federal Police, Romanian Intelligence Agency, Swedish Migration Agency, Norwegian ID Center, and other US agencies.
Lora S. Sims, CTPE currently serves as the Director of the Facial Identification Training and a Biometrics SME. In this position, Ms. Sims coordinates all training classes as well as many other Face related activities within the company and also provides subject matter expertise on Biometrics for contracts and consulting/expert witness work.
Ms. Sims is an IAI Certified Tenprint Examiner and is the current chair of both the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG) and the Facial Identification Subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Sciences. She also sits on the IAI Facial Identification Subcommittee.
Ms. Sims joined Ideal Innovations, Inc. in 2008 as a Tenprint Examiner at the DoD DFBA, which transitioned into a Sr. Biometric Examiner comparing multiple biometrics (fingerprints, faces, and irises). In this position, she co-authored a training to competency program on facial identification & comparisons and is responsible for mentoring and training new employees through the tenprint and facial training program while integrating them into an operational environment
Steven Lee Johnson joined the I3 Advisory Board after 13 years of service to the company as Senior Vice President. Mr. Johnson is the current Chair of the Forensics Science Standards Board (FSSB) of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) entity dedicated to strengthening the nation’s use of forensic science by facilitating the development of technically sound forensic science standards and by promoting the adoption of those standards by the forensic science community.
Mr. Johnson served in the past as President and Chair of the IAI, secretary and chair of the IAI Forensic Art Certification Board, past chair of the IAI Science and Practices Committee, chair of the IAI Biometric Information Systems Committee and the chair of the IAI Facial Identification provisional sub-committee. In addition to his affiliation with the IAI, Mr. Johnson is an Associate Member of the International Association of Cranio-Facial Identifiers.
Mr. Johnson worked numerous forensic/biometric support contracts for the Department of Defense (DoD) and was actively involved in the development of DoD forensics and biometric standards. He is an International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) and Forensic Artist. Prior to coming to I3, Steve served 20 years in the law enforcement community providing leadership and expertise in criminal investigation and forensic sciences at the municipal and state levels.
I am the Managing Partner, Healthcare Practice for our firm, and I am a testifying expert witness. I work with health systems, health IT companies, and health plans. Recent retentions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Drug pricing, patent infringement, medical coding, and billing and Qui Tam False Claims Act and fraud case specialties. He has in-depth experience in HIPAA mandates, the HITECH Act and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and is a published author and regular speaker. He consults to clients including Health IT investors, Health IT companies, and health plans and hospital systems in matters regarding HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breaches, Revenue Cycle Management
Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Care Records
Quality Measures for Medicare Advantage Hospital Value-Based Purchasing
Medicare Advantage HEDIS 5-Star Ratings for Health Plans Mr. Arrigo was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Dispatch regarding medical coding standards and Wall Street Journal Health Blog regarding venture-backed information-technology companies that serve hospitals and health insurers.
Medicare Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and National Coverage Determinations (NCDs)
Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) initiatives are underway in healthcare organizations across the country, with the aims of improving care and reducing costs. Are they working? At least one such initiative, at Baptist Health South Florida, is providing solid return on investment.
Professional Statistical Services (ProStatServices) has furnished Industrial / Organizational Psychology consulting services to numerous public and private sector organizations in the areas Performance Appraisal, Selection, Compensation, and HR Software Development. Clients have included business, government agencies, lawyers, non-profit organizations, and researchers, among others.
ProStatServices offers high levels of expertise in the following methods and procedures:
Performance Appraisal & Management
Test Development & Evaluation
Employee Surveys & Analysis
Employment Selection Systems
Program Evaluation & Criterion Development
Data Analysis Programming (Excel, VBA, etc.)
Statistical Analysis (SPSS, Stata, etc.)
Management Science/Operations Research
President and Principal, Jeffrey S. Kane, PhD, is an Organizational Psychologist (Ph.D., The University of Michigan, M.A. University of Minnesota) with extensive education and experience in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, statistical methods and their application, and the design of research and evaluation projects.
Dr. Kane has consulted with numerous firms and governmental organizations on a wide range of projects related to HRM, including the development of performance appraisal & management systems, employment selection systems, compensation systems, evaluation of training & development programs, and HR planning. He has designed and/or statistically analyzed the data for hundreds of research studies worldwide in many different fields, the reports of which have been published in major journals, accepted as dissertations, or implemented to improve the operations of businesses.
Dr. Kane was the founder and editor of Human Resource Management Review, a major journal devoted to conceptual contributions to the field of HRM. He has had articles published in some of the leading professional journals, including Personnel Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Human Relations, and is the author of numerous book chapters
Dr. George Edwards, Ph.D. is an expert in Computer Software, Internet Applications, Web Technologies, Mobile Phone/Tablet Applications, Digital Video and Multimedia, Medical and Embedded Software, and Aerospace/Defense Systems. He has more than a decade of experience as a scientist, engineer, and technical consultant to academic research labs, government agencies, technology companies, and attorneys. Dr. Ewards has authored dozens of articles and papers related to software engineering for scientific journals and industry magazines. He is listed as a co-inventor on two pending patent applications for novel software technology and has served as a software expert witness in patent litigation matters.
Dr. Edwards provides expert consulting in the following areas:
Intellectual property and patent infringement
Software design/source code audit and review
Expert witness and depositions
Dr. Edwards is an expert in the following technologies :
The importance of software patents has increased dramatically in recent years. The high profile patent disputes between Apple, Google, and other smartphone companies have attracted the most attention in the press, but patent battles are being waged all across the software industry.
Sidespin Group provides a range of technical, intellectual property, and expert witness services across areas like Machine Learning, Telecommunications, Software Architecture, Innovation Commercialization, and Investment Management.
Investment Advisory Consulting Services:
Software Analysis, Design, and Architecture - Sidespin has built large scale communications, web and consumer electronics systems, and have scaled out teams and processes to support worldwide launches of complex systems. They build large-scale communications, web and consumer electronics systems, and have scaled out teams and processes to support worldwide launches of complex systems.
Due Diligence - Sidespin covers science, technology, business, market, and team diligence areas. They provide technical due diligence supporting venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and IP portfolio acquisition. Intellectual property evaluation, patent portfolio valuation, and commercial value evaluation.
Market Research - Sidespin provides market research at various levels of depth, including market maps, value chain analysis, secondary market summaries, as well as primary research with the world’s experts of niche areas (where we don’t have such expertise firsthand).
The Scruggs Group is one of the largest Casualty Actuarial consulting practices in the United States. They cross their actuarial capabilities with the strongest available stock from other information intensive professions to provide innovative, technology-rich solutions for the insurance industry.
Philip M. Trick, FCA, ACAS, MAAA, ChiefActuary, has extensive learning in Insurance, Probability, Risk, and Math as part of his actuarial training. Mr. Trick is a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He earned his Masters in Economics and Bachelors in Economics and Mathematics from Boston University, Cum Laude.
Estimation of Ultimate Losses, Loss Expense, and Counts
Design of New Insurance Products
Annual Statement Assistance (Schedules F and P) and Statements of Actuarial Opinion
Customer Retention Analysis
Business Stress Testing and Ruin Analysis
Data Warehouse and Data Management Tools
Compiling Competitor Rate Information
Multi-year IRR Models for Company Acquisition; including Debt and Equity Financing
Pricing Models to Support Competitive and Cost-based Initiatives
Background Experience: Mr. Trick's experience includes constructing an Optimization Engine for mortgage loan coverage assignments and share distribution. He has developed and deployed cutting-edge factory resource allocation management tools and reporting systems for tracking, analyzing, and projecting manufacturing performance. He has also designed and applied a mixed-distribution claims simulations to determine the level of risk transfer for a WC reinsurance agreement using industry data based on the projected estimated reinsurer deficit.
Awards and Honors: Mr. Trick has been honored with several distinction through ModelOff, an innovative and challenging annual global online competition for professionals and students to develop and test their Financial Modeling Skills. In 2016, he was a ModelOff Finalist. For multiple years, he made ModelOff Gold Class and Top 50 International Financial Modelers in the world rankings.
UniCourt, Inc. provides easy assess to Court Records and Legal Analytics. Unicourt's platform includes:
31 Million+ Federal & State Cases
12 Million+ Court Documents
116 Million+ Parties, Attorneys & Judges
500 Million+ Docket Entries
The team at UniCourt found that having to search multiple court sites, track cases and manage cases in multiple pieces of disconnected software was cumbersome, expensive and inefficient. The UniCourt platform is our solution, a simple, efficient and low cost platform that unifies data from both State and Federal courts. UniCourt’s collaborative management tools together with automated intelligence streamlines processes requiring court data.
Case Research - Save time, simplify your research, and find the needle in a haystack at a fraction of the cost. Use one global search to find cases across federal (PACER) and state courts (Global Searches, Saved Searches, Scheduled Searches, Share Search Results & Documents)
Legal Analytics - Leverage the latest advances in big data science and one of the largest repositories of litigation data to make more informed, data-driven decisions (Litigation Trends, Attorney Analytics, Judge Analytics, Party Analytics)
Case Tracking - Automatically track and manage your cases on one docket monitoring platform so you’ll never miss a filing (On-Demand Docket Updates, Scheduled Docket Updates, Customized Docket Alerts, Docket Revision Histories)
Business Development - Gain a competitive advantage and win more business using court data. Automatically target new opportunities from the latest court filings (Party Filing Alerts, Attorney Filing Alerts, Case Type Filing Alerts, Find Party Addresses, Find Attorney Addresses)
Legal Data API - Derive insights, fuel research, find new business, streamline internal processes, and centralize information by connecting your applications to real-time court data via APIs (Case Search API, Legal Analytics API, Docket Update API, Bulk Downloads)
Bryan Neumeister, CEO of USA Forensics, has over 32 years of experience as an Audio and Video Forensic Expert and Consultant. Mr. Neumeister specializes in Clarifying Videos, Still Pictures (film and digital), and Audio Recordings. He is a Forensic Consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Grand Jury, and several other Federal Agencies.
Mr. Neumeister has worked in or been contracted by clients in 25 countries as a Technical Expert. He is currently working as an Audio and Video Forensic Consultant for numerous large multinational companies such as Microsoft, Nike, Cox, Honeywell, U-Haul, Southwest Gas, Good Samaritan Hospitals, AvNet, Boeing, MD Helicopters, Intel, Weston Hotels, and various Las Vegas Casinos to name a few.
As a Civilian Military Contractor, Mr. Neumeister offers his Aerial Photography / Rescue / Surveillance Services to Law Enforcement and Wildlife Rescue. He has over 14,500 Flight Hours of Jet Helicopter Photography experience in Film, HD Video, Research, Surveillance, and Search & Rescue. Mr. Neumeister is the recipient of 39 EMMY AWARDS from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences for Technical Excellence and over 40 additional National & International Awards. He is also a winner at the Cannes Film Festival for Technical Audio Excellence.
2013 Cover Article of The Private Investigator on: "Surveillance Recording Enhancement and Recovery"
"High Tech, High Stakes" Published in Expert Ease - National Forensic Publication
Consultant to CPU Magazine as a Forensic Audio and Video Expert on Hardware and Software
We've all seen the TV crime shows where the forensic technician opens the grainy surveillance, then zooms in on a tiny face, license plate or scrap of paper, hits the enhance button and, magically, the image becomes sharp and clear (accompanied by appropriate background music).
Bruce Weiner is an Information and Internet Technology executive with over 30 years of in-depth experience managing product and software development for contracting companies and Fortune 100 companies. Since 2012, he has been a Technology leader at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Mr. Weiner is a Princeton trained computer scientist and electrical engineer, and a patent holder. Over his career, he has gained extensive experience in Information Systems management, program/project management, software development, software architecture, internet delivery, business applications, technology vendor selection, IT Outsourcing, and customer contact center operations.
Litigation Consulting Services: Mr. Weiner has experience as a consulting and/or testifying expert witness in software development, patent infringement, and commercial litigation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. He is adept at translating complex software, patent, and technology issues for the lay person audience. He consulted on industry transforming anti-trust cases in the travel industry.
Travel Industry Technology - Former technology leader for American Express Travel and Chief Technology Officer of United.com;
Loyalty Industry Technology - 30 years experience in the technology that powers loyalty programs, working on Membership Miles, Thank You Rewards, Mileage Plus, #1 Gold, eRewards, MyPoints, Blockbuster Rewards, and AAdvantage
Financial Services Technology – 30 years experience working with Financial Services Companies (American Express, Citibank, and Chase) on credit card and banking technology.