Bruce Carlson


Hands on successful LAMP, J2EE, Node.js,  E-Commerce, Video, SASS, Big Data, Cloud and Privacy Engineer, Architect, Educator and Leader.  I’ve built and led world class teams building award winning services.


Lumious, LLC


2016 – Present

Herndon, VA


Bravo Alpha Charlie, LLC


2013 – Present

Las Vegas, NV


Architect software solutions.

Lead teams developing software solutions

Consult on privacy issues related to software development.


Logitech Inc.

Director Engineering

2008 – 2013

Newark, CA
Architected and wrote code including webservices in PHP, Java, MySQL and JavaScript for 22 million user VSaaS.  Webservices included XML, SOAP, Json and Restful Services.


Responsible for e-commerce and business integration .


Drove the implementation of best practices in International Privacy and PCI management, ensuring a balance of ease of use, feasibility and compliance.  Implemented Privacy by Design and Data Lifecycle Management.

Leading role in the cross functional team connecting the business engine of LifeSize cloud video services into Logitech’s Oracle 11i, Digital River, Eloqua and Salesforce instances.

Architected  AWS / Hadoop system for analyzing patterns for 22 million user base.

SightSpeed Inc.

Vice President Engineering

2004 – 2008

Berkeley, CA


Architected SightSpeed for Business, business logic and reporting systems for DELL Video Chat, J2EE SOAP implementation, billing and reporting system for Global VOIP service, AWS-based transcoding and video storage service.   (SOAP written for Oracle Server  uses WML , WSDL, XSLT.) Developed proprietary MVC system after evaluating third party option including ruby on rails.

Provided global customer support training and worldwide usability and QA testing for DELL Video Chat.

Refactored  codebase to marketing centric abstracted OO which facilitated the company growing from several hundred users to 2 million+

Participated in the due-diligence activities for the sale of the company to Logitech in November 2008.

Managed global payment processing, systems, relationships and personal. Led mitigation of payment fraud issues.

Designed and generated service metrics.

Architected video social network in Flash and Adobe Media Server.

Webmillennium, LLC.

1999 – 2004

Financial and Real Estate Systems,

Danville, CA – An online real estate settlement portal. The first application launched employing Sun’s Servlet API, e-Close provided an integrated work experience for title companies and let consumers enter data and check status online. – The first online consumer real estate portal. Architected and built the object library backing to a MS Data Server on Jrun J2EE Server and IIS – Architected and built the original site which provided an embedded document preparation and tracking. Designed input forms, developed library. Site backed to MySQL and ran on jRun J2EE server.

AirTouch – Architected J2EE online business customer portal using JBoss as middleware connecting to legacy systems of acquired service map. Trained and mentored AirTouch staff on Object Oriented Development, and automated development

NexBank – Architected ACH system to processing customer payments directly. Project was developed to meet federal financial reporting requirements. Project was written for deployment in a J2EE (Websphere w/ Sybase Backend) environment.

Licenses & Certifications

FAA Airman Certificate

Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio

Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)


Graduate Faculty  (MBA)

Kogod College of Business of The American University, Washington, DC

John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA


University of Akron, Akron, OH

Masters in Business Administration, Finance

Graduate Research Assistant to Frederick Moyer, PhD. (Full Tuition plus stipend)

Developed Financial Analytics program in FORTRAN backending to Standard and Poor’s Compustat data base.

Bachelor of Science

4.0 GPA in Major


Washington College of Law of The American University, Washington, DC
Juris Doctor

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Advances in Education Technology
9:30 am – 10:45 am

2017 Contact

Contact Details

Venue Address

Bethesda North Conference
Center & Marriott Hotel
5901 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852 USA