David J. Sturman

MIT Media Lab, Ph.D. 1992

Chief Technology Officer
Online, mobile, consumer applications, video games

Dr. Sturman is a consulting CTO, working with companies of all sizes from four-person startups to large enterprises experiencing rapid growth. As an experienced software developer, CTO, and VP Engineering, he brings a wealth of knowledge to software teams as they face the challenges of growing their development and culture.

Dr. Sturman has been active in the fields of computer graphics and animation, virtual reality, human-computer interfaces, and Internet applications for over 35 years, first as a software developer and later as a CTO or VP engineering for a number of startups. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from MIT and his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory. He has worked on leading edge technologies at Bell Labs, NYIT, MIT, Medialab Paris, Microsoft, and Amazon.

In 1998, Dr. Sturman became VP Technology for MaMaMedia, an award-winning Internet site devoted to interactive web activities for children. From there, he became the Chief Technology Officer for Acclaim Entertainment, a major developer and producer of console video games (now defunct). In 2003, Dr. Sturman became a founding member and CTO for Massive Incorporated which created a new medium for advertising by selling and delivering advertising into video games in real-time. In 2006 Microsoft Corporation acquired Massive and Dr. Sturman stayed on to integrate Massive's technology into Microsoft's advertising platform.

Since then, he served as the CTO for GenArts, Inc., a premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, broadcast and video industries, and was a Sr. Director of Software Engineering at Audible.com, establishing and leading a new software development office for them in Boston.

Currently, Dr. Sturman performs technical due diligence for private equity funds as an expert advisor to Bain and Company, teaches in the Computer Science Department of the American University of Paris, is the CTO co-founder of the e-commerce start-up Stylaquin, consults with start-ups providing strategic and technological support through challenging periods of growth, and coaches technology leadership.

Dr. Sturman is a founding member of the Boston and New York CTO Clubs.


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