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Thomas Dignan Ph.D.

VP, Engineering and Researc
 
ReputationDefender

United States

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A Silicon Valley veteran, Tom Dignan is an experienced software engineer and seasoned Internet executive who has developed web-based technologies and mobile applications for more than a decade. An alumnus of Harvard University and San Francisco State University with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as a Doctorate in Physics, Tom Dignan began writing software during the 1990s. As a Junior Postdoctoral Scholar at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory funded by the DOE’s Office of Science, Dr. Dignan created a graphical user interface for a data acquisition system and wrote software programs for electronics monitoring and the analysis of particle-physics data. 

Since 2000, Tom Dignan has honed his skills in software engineering and management at industry-leading companies, including Yahoo! Mobile; EarthLink, Inc.; and Hands-On Mobile, Inc., the Silicon Valley-based publisher of the acclaimed games Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile and World Poker Tour Texas Hold ‘Em. At Hands-On Mobile, Dr. Dignan supervised mobile application development and server-side technologies as Director of Software Engineering before advancing to the position of Vice President of Engineering in 2007. 

In 2009, Tom Dignan accepted the role of Vice President of Engineering at Reputation.com, Inc., a Silicon Valley company founded in 2006 that monitors and protects one’s privacy and reputation online. Currently, Dr. Dignan steers the research and development of new technologies and leads an expert group of statisticians, mathematicians, physicists, and computer scientists as Vice President of Research, a position he has held since August 2010.

 

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 VP, Engineering and Research

Delivered new and frequent updates to ReputationDefender’s online reputation management suite of products which performed tasks including monitoring customers’ online footprint, removing online private data and publishing content to allow customers to control theironline presence. Initiated development of new technology to perform data extraction and text analysis in order to assist monitoring and assessing our customers’ online presence.Hired new team members, increasing the team size from 4 to nearly 30. Created processes for development and release of products. Built from the ground up new QualityAssurance and System Administration teams. Managed the maintenance of internal web based tools. Made build versus buy decisions for new technology to be used in productdevelopment. Represented engineering and technology on the executive team. Led all aspects of engineering and technology.

 

 

Thomas Dignan - Education:    

Harvard University

PhD, Physic - 1998

 

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