Gerhard Pilcher, Senior Scientist at Elder Research Inc., enjoys data mining, especially in the areas of fraud detection and risk management, using various analytical methods, working with people, leading change and timely management of complex projects. His work experience spans both private and government sectors, including international experience. Pilcher has extensive experience in the construction and telecommunication industries both as a business owner and executive. He is a recognized expert in three dimensional roadway modeling and automated machine guidance using Global Positioning Satellite systems. In his role as Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering for Pulse Communications, Pilcher directed the design of early digital subscriber line systems (internet over the telephone line) and was a member of the international forum defining the standards for DSL implementation. Prior to Pulse Communications, he was Director of Operations for Bell Northern Research, leading the design and delivery of hardware and software for large-scale telephony switching and fiber optic systems. Pilcher has served on various boards, including the Strategic Advisory Board for the Computer Science Department at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He has an MS in analytics (Institute for Advanced Analytics, NCSU) and a BS in computer science from NCSU.