Thomas O. Jones is the President and CEO of Fifth Generation Computer Corporation (“FifthGen”), a High Performance Computer (HPC) software vendor with early patents in parallel processing technology. Tom is an expert in large-scale technology project management, including the early deployment of speech recognition systems in the telephone industry by AT&T and Qwest Communications, Inc. During his career in New York City, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), New York Hospital and Jones Hosplex Systems (JHS), a Company, which he founded. He was responsible for establishing and managing large scale Datacenters for DLJ, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, JHS and Coopers & Lybrand. He began his career with IBM where he rose to become the IBM Account Manager for Boeing’s Helicopter Division (Vertol).


Tom is a member of the IEEE and ACM, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Licensing Executives Society. He graduated with a BS degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. He received the distiguished IEEE Life Membership Recognition. (Read letter)


Frank Curatola leads the Engineering Team for FifthGen. He is the President and founder of  Ontash & Ermac (O&E), which was founded in 1996 to provide hardware and software engineering services to OEM’s.  O&E’s customers include Dialogic, Siemens, Fujitsu, Scansoft, Flarion, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and many other companies that provide embedded systems to the medical, defense and communications markets.

Frank has been involved with multiprocessor systems development since 1982 as an Engineer and Project Manager including the following projects:

  • Development of a Unix-based fault tolerant Multiprocessor system, 1982-1985;

  • Development of a fine grained massively parallel binary tree SIMD/MIMD machine 1985-1988;

  • Multiprocessor telecommunications system for Frame Relay communications, 1992-1994; and

  • Development of a Parallel Processing system for high throughput speech recognition applications 1996-2000.