About Us

Cem Kaner, J.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Computer Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology. He is also an attorney, licensed in California (he worked in Silicon Valley for 17 years before joining Florida Tech), with a practice focused on the safety and satisfaction of software customers and workers. Resume and Publications.

Kaner has been actively involved in legislation affecting the law of software quality. He attended, as a participating observer, Drafting Committee meetings for Uniform Commercial Code Article 2B, the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, and the Revision for Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. He was recently elected to the American Law Insitute. He has also served pro bono as a Deputy District Attorney, and as an investigator/mediator for a California county’s Consumer Affairs Department.

David Pels is a native Californian who grew up in Silicon Valley. He has worked in computer and software support and sales since 1981. His positions have included management of sales administration and customer operations (including product support) for a publisher of advanced automotive diagnostics; director of client support and services for a financial application publisher; group manager of product support for a large mass-market maker of computer peripherals and software applications; director of world wide client support and services for a maker of high end color copy, and printing systems; manager of product support for a mass-market productivity software publisher; supervisor of product support for a publisher of game and productivity/small business software; and retail sales of consumer electronics. Pels has attended several meetings of the Uniform Commercial Code Article 2B Drafting Committee. He is member of the Association of Support Professionals. He is also an active scout leader in the Boy Scouts of America and is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association.