Who am I?
My name is James Hatch. I provide strategic management and intellectual property consultations via my company, HATCHideas. HATCHideas provides services such as business transformation (turning a company around), Dictioneer (professional naming services) and IP development (I create new products and services for others to bring to market or help them make their ideas a reality). I am writing on the Frederick News Post Bloggers section on technology related issues. I have researched topics such as Virtual Reality Phobia Treatment, UAV technology and many other areas of interest. I also designed and directed the creation of software. I currently discuss the issues at the intersection of business, technology and ethics.
What have I done?
Created the first Nation-Wide Free Internet Service called Portal+ (or PortalPlus).
Created the first social network for community colleges called WeekendGreek.
Created a copyright tracking service called SoundSoldier that tracked embedded data in audio recordings.
Created MailGuard, an anti-spam mailserver that stopped the transfer of unwanted mail from server to server.
Created MailAmi, a public facing webmail service powered by MailGuard.
Created MailFire, an anti-spam mail firewall proxy service that prevented internal mailservers from being accessed.
Predicted the acquisition of LaLa.com by Apple.
Predicted the price of the Microsoft Surface & Surface Pro, as well as the confusion of that branding.
Predicted the change in Business Model for Microsoft (Tablet, App Store)
Predicted the method of revenue generation regarding Amazon Kindle (Interstitial Ads & Subsidized Devices. )
Predicted the demise of the Nook and B&N competitor, Borders.
Predicted the use of Virtual Reality technology to treat phobias.
Predicted the use of fMRI technology as a form of polygraph.
Predicted the use of Mitochondria to power nanomachines.
These are products and/or services in development, but available for public beta or have sign-up pages for notification when the service or product becomes available: Mobble, STOLENorNOT, BeadBaby, MixWar, Constructagon, DripFlood, 8-Bit Bag, Wrapperz, Roll&Rule, PeaPod Pouch, Incredible Magazine, Halo Hairclip, MonsterTies, GraffitiCards, Fanatology, PublicShame, Deckist, IconMonster, RealityHacker, Taboodle, and many more.
Created ohmTown and ohmTown Studios
ohmTown is the home of ohmTown Studios and is a social network/community dedicated to the netcasts presented each week.
Created over 40 channels for ohmTown Studios, a netcast network of live shows.
Some of current channels are; Stockmarketeers, JewelCrafting, Aeryth, BeadBaby, Distillerist, FARweekly, ModernCentrist, WarCrafters, MixWar, TabletopKnights, RealityHacker, WorldBuilderz, The Continuity Report, Temporology, TabletFan, sMACkTalk, Late Nite Geeks, LAUNCHible, HATCHideas CrowdFunding, PolicyMetrix, Steampunkology, Mobble, RoundersGear, TRYorBUY, …oftheLeaf, PRIMEglass, CodeFoundation, WarDots, StreamStars, …oftheGrape, SMASHorTRASH, RIGHTprotect, LawNerd, Greenagram, CommuterEdge, Dictioneer, FourWheelTech, …oftheBean, TheDailyNewsShow, …oftheBrew. All have their own domains which link to their presence at ohmTown.com
What education do you have?
(MSIT) Master of Information Technology
+ Information Security Certificate
Hood College – Granted, May 2012
During my MSIT courses, I researched various topics. I wrote papers on UAV Automated Surveillance of a Combat Theater, developed a solution for using RFID in a mall (along with group of others), and took all the classes required for the MSIT as well as attempted to write a thesis that was converted into a class. It was in preparation for getting into a PhD program. I did research on Personality Profiling, SCADA systems (but could not test the theory but current research has shown that the hypothesis of trunking is well positioned to prevent security breaches, more precisely, I hypothesized that a C&C hub could remap the network topology so predesigned software could not function.) and eventually settled on building a search engine that profiled the user (via attached social networks), the Internet as a whole (by analyzing the overall personality based on each web page), web pages (based on content limited to that page) and then presented an array of results that were not based on popularity but accuracy as well as challenging the preconceived notions of what the user was searching for. It would present data in 8 sectors and was called the Karma Search Engine.
- I took a break for 6 months in 2010 and launched 87 websites -
(MBA) Master of Business Administration
Hood College – Granted, May 2010
During the MBA program, I did a number of research projects, both individually and as a group. Although most of the projects produced quality products, I want to mention that I wrote a paper on how to turn a print publication into a digital publication while mitigating losses due to the transition from one customer base to the other. The resulting paper predicted what Amazon is doing with its e-reader. Additionally, as my capstone assignment, I performed a strategic analysis of Apple (AAPL) which directed Apple to move more towards a cloud based system and acquire technology such as LaLa. Later that year, Apple did exactly that.
(BS) Bachelor of Science – Business Administration
Strategic & Entrepreneurial Management
University of Maryland University College – Granted, May 2008
(AA) Associate of Arts – Business Administration
Frederick Community College – Granted, August 2006
What other Web Properties do you have?
I own over 180 domains, all have projects tied to them. They are now redirected to HATCHideas.com where more information is available regarding the consultancy and retainer options. Those that do not redirect to HATCHideas, are directed to their presence at ohmTown.com.
Have you done any OP-EDs?
I write periodically for the Frederick News Post “Citizen Blogger” section which is a volunteer feature. I write about the convergence of business, technology and ethics. I will post links to articles here as time permits.
Patents Filed or Granted?
What have you done for other companies?
Speaking in generalities, I have designed or redesigned products and services, transformed business models, named products, services and businesses, modernized business systems and provided consultations regarding business strategy and technology.
Available for Employment