John K. Smith is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for LiveAction. Mr. Smith is responsible for developing the technical vision, strategies, and relationships to drive product development to meet customer needs. He has been in the networking field for more than 15 years, holding 2 patents and 4 patent applications. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Vice President of engineering at Spirent Communications where his contributions led to more than $120 million in revenue per year, while overseeing the product line and leading more than 130 engineers. He has been in software development for more than 25 years. Mr. Smith holds a MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington as well as a MBA from Chaminade University.