Joe Zott's CV

Professional Experience

Still mostly stealth startup

2020 - Present

Developing cognitive computing including applications such as engineering research and development and the integration of cognitive computing with modeling techniques such as Digital Twins.

Mostly a discussion of the implications of what is being developed are available at 3x3 Institute


2020 - Present

Developing laser scanning based medical devices and providing contract laser scanning engineering services.

Authored Handbook for Laser Beam Scanning Products and wrote simulation, modeling, and support tools to explore design options, improve performnace, and obtain a safe and approved product.

For a recent client, evaluated their product design and recommended product improvements and development strategies to quickly and inexpensively obtain better performance and improve product design. Documented and made improvements to the FPGA design and verification imfrastructure. Organized and authored the products medical device software documentation.

Providing software leadership and technical guidance for a Cubesat development.


2007 - 2020

VP Engineering and Operations

Starting with a prototype, took company as originally the sole engineer working in basement to a worldwide market footprint of over 120 countries. Developed the AV500, AV400 and AV300 vein illumination devices and their various accessories. These award winning vein illumination products are being used in over 3,500 hospitals in US, 5,000 institutions around the world. Responsible for Research, Engineering, Regulatory, Service, and Manufacturing. As business developed transitioned these activities from my performing these functions to managing the activity, to managing the management team.<


Symbol Techologies

2001 - 2005

Engineering Director - Custom and customized wireless and handheld computing products

The iTv Corporation

1995 - 2001

Founder, Vice President Engineering, CFO, Board director

Investors included:

Company developed Internet and television consumer electronic products based on proprietary asynchronous and synchronous chip technologies and consumer focused operating system and applications. Managed accounting, engineering and marketing team of 35.

Engineering & product accomplishments included:

Skywatch Information Systems

1993 - 2001

Cofounder and bootstrapped company

Company provided software development and engineering services including satellite and mission design to NASA. Developed, MediaStorm, an off-the-shelf disaster information software system running on Microsoft Windows. Program merged overhead imagery, maps, routing, and a database of resources and events. Won multiple contracts for proprietary hyper-spectral remote sensing instrument and processing system.

Geodynamics Corporation (now Northrop Grumman)

1990 - 1993

Program Manager

Booz Allen & Hamilton

1986 - 1989


National Security Agency

1980 - 1986


Academic Experience

Professional awards

Senior Member IEEE


10,568,518 Device for detecting and illuminating the vasculature using an FPGA 10,517,483 System for detecting fluorescence and projecting a representative image 10,376,148 System and method for laser imaging and ablation of cancer cells using fluorescence 10,376,147 System and method for multi-color laser imaging and ablation of cancer cells using fluorescence 9,782,079 Device for detecting and illuminating the vasculature using an FPGA 9,072,426 Device for detecting and illuminating vasculature using an FPGA 8,990,856 Media playlist management and viewing remote control 8,122,475 Remote control for video media servers