Charles H. Sauer, chief of research at Technologists.com, is a highly regarded system architect, specializing in networking, system modeling, multimedia, and Internet software development.
He co-founded Cymbia and served as Cymbia's Chief Technical Officer. Previously, Dr. Sauer was Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Group at World.hire. Prior to joining World.hire, he was Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of advanced development at VTEL Corporation, where he was responsible for developing software and technology for videoconferencing both for group and desktop environments. He is co-author, with Joe Duran, of Mainstream Videoconferencing: A Developer's Guide to Distance Multimedia.
Prior to joining VTEL, he served Dell Computer Corporation as Vice President of software and technology. During his four years with Dell, he was responsible for strategic technical relationships with major industry partners such as Intel, Microsoft, NeXT, Novell and Sun Microsystems. He led joint Dell/Intel development of "JAWS" local bus graphics systems, the primary precursor to local bus implementations in PC systems, Dell development of UNIX SVR4, Dell development of RAID disk subsystems, and was instrumental in the formation of the Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo).
Dr. Sauer began a 14 year career at IBM at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he co-authored several books on performance modeling, Elements of Practical Performance Modeling, Simulation of Computer Communication Systems, and Computer Systems Performance Modeling, and developed the pioneering simulation package, RESQ. Later with IBM, he was lead architect for AIX on the RS/6000 and "AIX Family" (RT/PC, PS/2, System/370). Dr. Sauer received his B.A. in mathematics and Ph.D. in computer sciences from The University of Texas at Austin.
He currently serves as IT director at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, webmaster at Island in the Son United Methodist Church, board chairman at Rainbow Network, and IT Director with Mobility Worldwide.
Charlie and Caroline Abbitt Sauer have been married for 39 years. They have a daughter, Elizabeth, and a grand-daughter, April.