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Lounette Dyer is currently a Renewable Energy Consutant, but was previously senior vice president for technology at Market Echo in New Canaan, CT. She was also the founder, CEO, and chairman of eTailProfit, and co-Founder and former chief technology officer of Cogit Corporation, which she left in December 1999. Lounette began her career writing software at Xerox spin-off ParcPlace Systems, Greenwich Capital and Teradata before co-founding her first company, HyperParallel Inc., in 1994. She was recognized in 1996 in a Forbes magazine profile of 20 leading women entrepreneurs in an article entitled "Women of the Valley", as "Distinguished Alumni of the Decade," by the California Institute of Technology Alumni Association, and in 1998 as one of the "50 Most Influential Business Women of the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Business Times. Lounette is also an author, patent holder and prize-winning percussionist who has toured professionally. She earned a BS degree in computer science, mathematics and music from Western Michigan University in 1982 and received an MS degree in 1987, as well as a PhD in 1991 in computer science from the California Institute of Technology. Lounette currently lives in New York City. She is a member of the 1998 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.