Elon Gasper founded animation pioneer Bright Star Technology and was CEO until its acquisition by Sierra OnLine in the early 90s. His awards include a Traditional Game of the Year, a Best Practices for Product Innovation, a COMDEX Envision and a Codie, the retail software 'Oscar'. Elon also holds 10 patents for his software innovations and was a finalist for the Fleugelman Award, the only personal achievement award given by the Software Publishers Association. He has worked in a number of other fields including a geospatial data start-up. He earned his MS in Computer Science from Michigan State University.