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    Jay Bayne recently retired as executive director of The Milwaukee Institute, an independent not-for-profit research, education and public policy organization whose goal is to provide world-class computing, communications and collaboration facilities in support of economic development through scientific, engineering and technology leadership in the Great Lakes region, particularly in southeast Wisconsin.

    Dr.Bayne received his B.Sc (70), M.Sc.(71), and Ph.D. (76) degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was Professor of Computer Science at California Polytechnic State University from 1973-1984.

    In 1976 he founded his first company, Protocol Solutions, Inc. which he sold in 1985. From 1985-1998 he held VP Technology positions for global engineering companies (Combustion Engineering, Bailey Controls, ABB) involved in the design and application of high-assurance, real-time distributed control systems for automation of a wide range of continuous industrial processes. From 1998-2002 he was CTO of the Controls Group of Johnson Controls, Inc. He is presently CEO of his second company Meta Command Systems, Inc. and Executive Director of the Milwaukee Institute (

    Dr. Bayne is also a member of the statewide Wisconsin Technology Council (WTC), an outside Executive Director of Mason Wells, an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Board member of several regional IT startup companies. He has published extensively on the science and technology of interactive real-time systems and cybernetics and their application to the governance of cyberphysical systems (CPS).