• Maria Bezaitis
• Eric Haseltine
||Throughout his career, Dr. Eric Haseltine has found that the key to applying any new technology, whether it's in the defense, entertainment, or Intelligence Community, is discovering how the human brain naturally wants to interact with that technology. Dr. Haseltine, who started his career as a neuroscientist, has held several senior executive positions in private industry and the public sector. Eric was the associate director and CTO for national intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the director of research at the National Security Agency, an executive vice president at Walt Disney Imagineering, and a director of engineering at Hughes Aircraft Company. For the past few years, he has been developing completely new forms of digital media, entertainment, and advertising, in addition to cutting-edge cyber and industrial security solutions. Eric has authored or co-authored 15 patents in optics, special effects, and electronic media. In addition, he has published more than 100 articles in Discover magazine, on Discover.com, and in journals such as Brain Research and Society for Neuroscience Proceedings. Eric's recent book, Long Fuse, Big Bang, shows how to prevent the tyranny of the urgent from trumping the pursuit of the important.