Shoop’s Leadership Experience Bridges Military, Academia, Industry and Not-for-Profit Sectors During Distinguished 40-Year Career
London, UK – (NewMediaWire) – January 07, 2021 – Bubblr Inc., (OTC PINK: BBLR), (“Bubblr” or the “Company”),an ethical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of mobile-first technologies, today announced the appointment of Barry L. Shoop, Ph.D., P.E., Brigadier General U.S. Army Retired, as a member of the company’s Advisory Board, effective January 1st, 2021.
Dr. Shoop’s diverse career spans over 40-years and includes key leadership roles in military, academic, industrial, and not-for-profit sectors. Since January of 2019, Dr. Shoop has served as the Dean of Engineering of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.
Prior to joining Cooper Union, Dr. Shoop had a distinguished military career highlighted by his expertise in technology, defense, and academia. His service included time as Chief Technology Officer for the Joint IED Defeat Organization in the U.S. Department of Defense, where he led the shaping and deployment of a US$4.5B science and technology investment portfolio. Additionally, he served 25-years in a variety of leadership roles at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including as Director of the Photonics Research Center, Director of the Electrical Engineering Program and, ultimately, as Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Shoop retired from the Army as a Brigadier General in 2019.
Steven Saunders, Chief Executive Officer of Bubblr, commented, “Dr. Shoop is a highly respected leader and technology innovator. His support and insight will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow and develop the company. In addition, Dr. Shoop’s stature will lend credence to Bubblr’s mission to bring privacy back to users, trust to online content, and sustainability to the digital marketplace. We are privileged to have him join the Bubblr Advisory Board.”
Commenting on his decision to join the Board, Dr. Shoop stated, “One of the things that drew me to accept the advisory board position with Bubblr is the compelling ethical nature of their mission. I am a strong advocate of ethical technology solutions that enable social justice and benefit society and humanity. I look forward to supporting the Bubblr team and contributing to the company’s growth and impact.”
Dr. Shoop has served on the Board of Directors of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity with more than 430,000 members in over 160 countries. In 2016 Dr. Shoop served as the President and CEO of the IEEE. Dr. Shoop is a frequent invited, plenary, and keynote speaker on innovation, and teaches short courses and seminars on the subject. He has been an advisor to several Fortune 500 companies, focusing on organizational structure and culture that encourages and supports an ecosystem of innovation.
Dr. Shoop received a B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in electrical engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Dr. Shoop was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer.
About Bubblr, Inc.
Bubblr, Inc. is an ethical technology company focused on mobile-first technology that aims to bring back privacy to users, trust in online content, and sustainability to the digital marketplace. Through its portfolio of digital mobile apps, Bubblr’s next-generation mobile ecosystem, and platform, partners with publishers to address challenges related to free online content, while protecting end-users from data harvesting and manipulation. These ecosystems connect into a new model for online search, which is a fair and sustainable ad-free marketplace. For more information, visit http://www.bubblr.com
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