About Bitwacker

Bitwacker Associates is an independent technology consultancy led by John S. Erickson, Ph.D. John has extensive experience as an academic and corporate research scientist and entrepreneur who specializes in leading teams in the creation and application of new technologies for large-scale data analytics, data management, security and collaboration. John has a proven ability to generate real business value as a hands-on individual contributor, systems architect, project leader, and entrepreneur.

Currently Director of Research Operations at the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Application (IDEA) and Deputy Director of the Web Science Research Center of the Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), John coordinates, contributes, and teaches. Prior to joining RPI John was principal investigator on research at Hewlett-Packard Labs focusing on policy-based management and personalization of distributed, heterogeneous digital object repositories, content processing architectures and collaboration systems. Before joining HP John was an entrepreneur, architecting the first Web-based service to fully automate the complex copyright permissions process for a variety of media types, and the first digital rights management (DRM) technology to facilitate dialog and metadata exchange between content creators and users.

John is a hands-on individual contributor, systems architect, project leader and entrepreneur, with more than two decades experience creating novel Internet technologies and generating real business value.

Stories related to Bitwacker Associates:

  1. The Valley News featured an interview with John Erickson on cloud computing in its business section. See: Fleisher, Chris. “His Head’s in Cloud Computing.” Valley News (White River Junction, VT) 22 Nov 2009.
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