VP - Engineering
Rich Diephuis leads the engineering team at Alelo.
He brings nearly 30 years of experience in software and product development, including executive roles with Loyalize (purchased by Function(X)), Big Stage Entertainment, Lotus Development, Applicon, Polygen, and Paracel (purchased by Celera Genomics), as well as Evolution Robotics and Desktop Factory (Idealab companies).
Key accomplishments include leading the development and release of the first three versions of Lotus Notes, the award-winning software suite that defined the "groupware" category and has now surpassed 135 million users.
While at Paracel
was responsible for developing leading-edge parallel computers, text-filtering software, and bioinformatics analysis software used globally by the intelligence and pharmaceutical communities.
Other accomplishments include managing the development of Loyalize
's social TV phone and table application, Big Stage Entertainment
's vision-based avatar system and web platform, and ESRP (Evolution Robotics' Behavior-Based Software Platform), the ER1 hobbyist robot kit, and the ER2 home robot prototype.
Rich holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.