Bob Bausmith recently retired as Founder & CEO of Accelerate Innovation LLC, where he served as an advisor to tech startups and companies implementing transformational change to create competitive advantage. In addition to his love of the performing arts, Bob has a passion for leadership development and company building and diverse background as a systems engineer at IBM and CSC, chief systems architect at UnitedHealth Group and Aetna, managing partner at Netsoft(acquired by EPAM), founding CTO at Carevive Systems, and interim CIO at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.
In addition to serving as Chair of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, Bob serves as Board Chair of Spoken Layer, and Board President of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, an MS in Materials Science from The University of Vermont, and three US patents. Bob lives in West Hartford with his wife, Jill Peters-Gee MD. They have four children and three grandchildren.