Dr. Baiya, as CTO, oversees technology and product development for all SmartStory solutions. Evans has over 15 years in developing enterprise products and innovations for various industries. He spent 10 years in executive technology leadership at Silicon Valley based Applied Materials, Inc., where he held global level positions in engineering, technology, and business development.

As a successful author, Dr. Baiya has published more than thirty peer-reviewed publications and holds several technology patents. He has received multiple awards in areas of academia, innovations and professional/community leadership (Idaho Accomplished Under 40 award). He is a sought-after speaker and consultant in the area of technology innovations and new product development.

Dr. Baiya holds a PhD in engineering and technology development and an MBA from Northwest Nazarene University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Executive program with an emphasis in business strategy and intellectual property.