President and Managing Partner, Haseltine Partners LLC

Throughout his career, Eric C. Haseltine has helped organizations harvest the future by developing far-sighted technological solutions that deliver near-term value.

He is an expert on managing innovation processes, with especially deep experience the defense and entertainment industries—for Hughes Aircraft, designing virtual reality technology for flight simulation; then for Disney Imagineering as head of R&D; and ultimately, as ‘CTO’ for the U. S. intelligence community.

 

Eric applies neuroscience to new technologies, using how the human brain naturally wants to interact with technology to improve performance.IP. Eric is also a leading authority on managing digital rights and protecting intellectual property. 

 

Eric Haseltine is President and ManagingPartner, Haseltine Partners LLC. He was Director of Research at the National Security Agency and then ‘CTO’ for the entire U.S. intelligence community under the Director of National Intelligence.

 

Before entering government service in 2001, Eric was Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering, in charge of all R&D for Walt Disney Company, and director of engineering for Hughes Aircraft.
Eric has 15 patents in optics, special effects and electronic media, and more than 100 publications in science and technical journals, the web, and Discover magazine

Speaker years: 
2009