Barry Wessler

Principal, Wessler Consulting

Dr. Barry D. Wessler is widely known as one of the founders of the Internet as a result of his work in the late 1960s at the Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he directed the research for the design and implementation of the ARPANet, the forerunner of today’s Internet. Dr. Wessler co-founded GTE Telenet, an early packet switch service company, now Sprint Data. He also served as CEO of Plexsys International, a cellular telephone infrastructure manufacturer, and President of NetExpress, an international facsimile network company. Dr. Wessler serves on the board of Online Resources Corporation. Dr. Wessler has a B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah.