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Dr. Kenneth Haase [vitae] founded beingmeta in 2001 to transform modern computing to reflect human meanings and purposes. With extensive experience in global research and development, Dr. Haase seeded beingmeta with a decade of research developments from his work at the MIT Media Laboratory.


Walter Bender is executive director of Sugar Labs and senior research scientist at the MIT Media Laboratory. Bender was president of One Laptop per Child, where he developed and deployed technologies that helped revolutionize how the world's children engage in learning. He is former executive director of the Media Laboratory, as well as the founding director of the Electronic Publishing group in the Lab. While at the Lab in 1992, Bender founded the News in the Future consortium and has participated in much of the pioneering research in the field of electronic publishing and personalized interactive multimedia. He has worked closely with pioneers in the field of technology and learning such as Seymour Papert, Marvin Minsky, and Alan Kay for 30+ years. Bender has a BA from Harvard University and an MS from MIT. He is a member of the GNOME Technical Advisory Board and has a visiting faculty appointment at the University of Tampere in Finland.

Cris Dolan has spent close to two decades building and bringing to market advanced technology businesses in the areas of Internet, eCommerce, interactive television, executive information systems, communications and network management technologies. As a founder and Division President of OneMain.com, Cris conceived and launched the cornerstone of OneMain, the Geographic Communities which she made profitably in only five months. She has over a decade of sales and strategic business alliance development experience. Cris began her career at IBM in various sales and marketing roles selling advanced technology solutions to the Communications, Finance and Securities sectors.   While studying for her master of science degree at the MIT Media Lab, Cris was a research assistant in the News in the Future research consortium where she worked on the early prototypes for interactive information, entertainment and sports. She also holds a master of computer science engineering, and a bachelor of electrical engineering with a minor in business. Cris has served on Microsoft's Internet Advisory Board and the Netscape Internet Publishing Advisory Board. She has also served within the New York Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE).

General Counsel

Mintz-Levin of Boston, Massachusetts serves as general counsel for the company. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo is a versatile law firm of more than 450 highly qualified and dedicated attorneys representing a diverse international clientele in many industries, providing a wide range of legal services and resources.