Debby Hindus is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur-at-large and expert in innovative user experiences. She is currently advising two young companies, Mefeedia and Holox Technologies , following the acquisition of her previous company, Rapport Incorporated, a reconfigurable computing company. As Rapport’s co-founder and VP Strategic Alliances, Ms. Hindus worked closely with Rapport’s major partners, with IBM as a particular focus. She has recently been s consulting on user interaction architecture for enterprise applications.
Ms. Hindus is a technologist and applications designer in addition to being a veteran commercial software product developer. She focused on consumers, communications, technology and the home while at Interval Research Corporation in Palo Alto, CA, from its founding in 1992 until its closing in 2000.. She taught a new Stanford course on The Design of Domestic and Consumer Technologies. Her earlier work addressed a new kind of computer-mediated communication, the audio space, and the design of user interactions within an audio space.
Ms. Hindus holds an MS degree from the MIT Media Lab and a BSCS degree from the University of Michigan. She has spoken at numerous industry conferences, participated in FCC proceedings and been active in industry standards and advocacy consortia. In addition, Ms. Hindus is known for her presentations at academic conferences and universities, along with numerous publications and six U.S. patents.