Wayne D. Bennett
Wayne Bennett has substantial, hands-on experience in technology, business and the law, including:
Seven years as a mathematician in the public and private sectors:
As a mathematician, Bennett was responsible for the design, development and worldwide deployment of mainframe applications and operating systems, as well as the development of assemblers and compilers for minicomputers. In the course of his work with the Department of the Navy and the National Bureau of Standards, Bennett was one of a handful of practitioners involved in the application of queuing theory to the measurement of computer performance and was a frequent lecturer on the topic of computer performance measurement and simulation.
Eight years as an entrepreneur:
Bennett left the practice of law in 1986 to serve as CEO of a financially troubled software company, where he led the company's turnaround, which involved retooling its product, re-staffing and identifying new market directions. After eight years as an entrepreneur, he returned to the law to counsel other technology companies.
More than thirty years as a practicing attorney:
Admitted to the bar in 1981, Bennett practiced law at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he served as co-chair of the firm's Commercial Technology Group.
Syracuse University: Bachelor of Science, 1974
Georgetown University Law Center: Juris Doctor, 1981
- Editorial Advisory Board, CIO Magazine
- Board of Directors, Innovate First
- Member, Association for Computing Machinery, 1979-present
- Member, American Civil Liberties Union
- Former Vice Chair, ABA Subcommittee on Software Contracting
- Board of Directors, Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (through 2005)
- Named in Boston Magazine's 2004 & 2005 "Massachusetts Super Lawyers"