Co-Founder and CTO of Sorcero
Walter Bender is the Co-Founder and CTO of Sorcero, an enterprise language intelligence startup that empowers experts to make better decisions in Life Sciences & Insurance with seamless understanding of the world’s technical knowledge. He was a founding member of the MIT Media Lab, where he held the Alexander W Dreyfoos Chair. As director from 2000 to 2006, Bender oversaw a MIT Media Lab’s budget of approximately $40-million per year and led a team of researchers in fields as varied as tangible media to affective computing to lifelong kindergarten. Bender is founder of Sugar Labs, which develops and maintains educational software used by millions of children in more than 40 countries. In 2006, Bender co-founded the One Laptop per Child, a non-profit association with Nicholas Negroponte and Seymour Papert.