Jim Clark Founder
Netscape Communications Corporation & Silicon Graphics

Biography

Jim Clark has founded several successful and influential technology companies over the past three decades. Dr. Clark co-founded Silicon Graphics Inc. in 1982 which revolutionized desktop computing by building high-performance workstations that could create and display 3-D images in real time. The company's technology was eventually licensed to graphics chip manufacturers and is now used in practically every smart phone and computer made. He also co-founded Netscape Communications Corp. in 1994. Netscape is credited with launching the rapid growth of the Internet in the mid-1990's as well as initiating the IPO and Internet stock market boom during this period. Jim has also started several other successful Internet companies including Healtheon Corporation (which ultimately became WebMD), MyCFO and Shutterfly. He has served as chairman of the board of directors for Silicon Graphics, Netscape Communications, Shutterfly, Healtheon, DNA Sciences and WebMD. He was an associate professor at Stanford University, received a PhD in computer science from the University of Utah and earned Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in physics from the University of New Orleans. He also holds an honorary doctorate in physics from the University of New Orleans and an honorary Doctor of Letters from Tulane University. In 1999, Dr. Clark donated the funds to create the James H. Clark Center for Engineering, Biology, and Computer Science (known as Bio-X) at Stanford University, where he is presently a consulting professor. His main area of interest is synthetic biology and computer security.

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