Board of Directors

Thomas M. Coughlin, Ph.D., IEEE Life Fellow
Bus. Phone: 408.202.5098
CNSV Chair
IEEE Life Fellow

Technical consulting, litigation support & digital storage and memory technical and marketing analysis and consulting, conference organizing.

Tom is CNSV Chair.  He was a CNSV At-Large Director in 2016-2021, has been a member of CNSV for over 10 years, and is an IEEE Fellow "for leadership in consumer electronics digital storage technology."

1665 Willowmont Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124-3234

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John R. Carlsen
Bus. Phone: 408.207.7673
CNSV Vice Chair
IEEE Senior Member

John is the current CNSV Vice Chair.


Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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David M. Snyder, MBA, PE, CISSP, CSSP
Bus. Phone: 415.378.4160
Fax: 415.946.3318
CNSV Secretary
IEEE Member

Cybersecurity, Digital Health, Electronic Payments, Critical Infrastructure, Compliance, Program Management.

David has been CNSV Secretary since 2021.

226 Darryl Dr.
Campbell, CA 95008

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Paul G. Jensen
Software Consultant
Bus. Phone: 628.232.0848
Mobile: 650.766.1950
CNSV Treasurer
IEEE Member

Paul has been CNSV Treasurer since 2021.

311 Stanford Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Brian A. Berg
Bus. Phone: 408.741.5010
Mobile: 408.568.2505
CNSV Director
IEEE Senior Member

CNSV Chair (2006-2007), Director (2008-2011, 2013-present), At-Large Director (2004, 2012), Marketing Committee (2004).

14500 Big Basin Way, Suite F
Saratoga, CA 95070-6076

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David Chapman
Bus. Phone: 408.828.6467
Mobile: 408.828.6467
CNSV Director
IEEE Senior Member

Electronic Design Automation software development; expert witness - GDS/OASIS data file review

P.O. Box 36067
San Jose, CA 95158

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Joel Kent
Joel Kent Consulting
Mobile: 650.521.7889
CNSV Director
IEEE Member

Physics / Engineering / Intellectual Property

Joel has been a CNSV Director since 2021, and was CNSV Treasurer in 2019-2020.


Fremont, CA –

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Kim Parnell, Ph.D., P.E.
Bus. Phone: 408.203.9443
Mobile: 408.203.9443
CNSV Director
IEEE Senior Member

Medical Device, Biotech & Medical Equipment, Mechanical Design, Expert Witness, Patent, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Simulation, Failure Analysis, Reliability

1150 Kelsey Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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Joel Williams
Bus. Phone: 408.249.5574
CNSV Director
IEEE Life Senior Member

Embedded Linux Systems, Wireless, Networking, litigation support.

1240 McKendrie St.
San Jose, CA 95126

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Chris K. Wilson
Bus. Phone: 650.867.2621
Mobile: 650.867.2621
CNSV Director
IEEE Senior Member

Vehicle Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Driverless Cars and Automated Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Navigation, Mapping, Positioning, Data Analytics, Crash Reconstruction, Testifying Expert Witness.

Chris is a CNSV Director.  He was CNSV Chair in 2020-2021, and CNSV Vice Chair in 2018-2019.


Redwood City, CA 94062

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Michael N. Gershowitz, P.E.
Bus. Phone: 408.623.6837
CNSV At-Large Director
IEEE Member

Expert Witness - Patent Litigation
Solid State (LED) Lighting and Controls
Electronic Product Design and Development

5411 SW 17th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33914

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Andrew Wolfe, Ph.D.
Bus. Phone: 4083941096
Mobile: 408.394.1096
CNSV At-Large Director
IEEE Fellow

Andy's skills include consumer electronics, computer systems, IC design, mechatronics, sensors and embedded software. He has extensive experience as an Expert Witness with patents, and with IP strategy work. He is an IEEE Fellow "for contributions in hardware code compression of embedded software, power consumption analysis, and optimization."

2005 De La Cruz Blvd STE 142
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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