Bryan Bergeron has over 30 years' experience designing and working with computers and electronics, and has been writing about leading-edge technology and envisioning the future for most of that time. He lectures on business and future technologies at Health Sciences and Technology (HST) division of Harvard Medical School and MIT, where he was a postdoctoral fellow in the National Library of Medicine's Medical Informatics Program.
He is founding editor-in-chief of e.MD, technical editor of Postgraduate Medicine and Perspectives in Biology in Medicine, former contributing editor to Advance for Healthcare Information Executives and MD Computing and is on the editorial board of Medical Informatics, Medical Software Reviews, among others, and is a technical advisor to the American Radio Relay League. He is the author of over 300 publications in science and technology, including books, book chapters, and articles on topics from AI, expert systems, voice recognition, virtual reality, and simulation, to user interface design, electronic circuit design, digital signal processing, communications, telepresence, intellectual property, imaging, sports medicine, and time management.
Dr. Bergeron's most recent books include:
The Eternal E-Customer: How Emotionally Intelligent Interfaces Can Create Long-Lasting Customer Relationships (McGraw-Hill, 2001);
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Wireless Web (McGraw-Hill, 2001) â€“ the first original eBook to be copyrighted and placed in the National Library of Congress Digital Holdings;
The Wireless Web (McGraw-Hill, 2001);
Dark Ages II: When the Digital Data Die (Prentice Hall, 2001)
Essentials of CRM: A Guide to Customer Relationship Management (John Wiley & Sons, 2002);
The Wireless Web in Medicine (HIMSS, 2002);
Essentials of Shared Services (John Wiley & Sons, 2002);
Essentials of Knowledge Management (John Wiley & Sons, in press);
Business Expectations: Are You Using Technology to its Fullest? (John Wiley & Sons, 2002);
Bioinformatics Computing (Prentice Hall, 2002);
Bryan is also the author of several commercial software packages, including many "firsts" in the medical technology industry, including the first commercial programs on the microcomputer.
He is co-author of four patents, a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, holds certifications from the ACSM and ACE, is Director of the Medical Informatics Laboratory in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is a member of the Affiliate Faculty, Harvard Medical School-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is the recipient of several awards and grants, including a FIRST award, a Fulbright, and the Distinguished Technical Communication from the Society of Technical Communications. He has served on grant review boards at the local, state, and national level, including the Small Business Innovation Research Review Board (SBIR), and has been principal investigator on grants from the SBIR, several medical boards, and the National Library of Medicine.
Dr. Bergeron is president of Archetype Technologies, Inc., a technology consulting firm, with offices in Boston and San Francisco, and is on the advisory boards of several technology companies, and speaks internationally on a variety of technology and business issues.