Implementers of the Innovative System
Robert ShortTechnology provider of the Innovative System
Robert Short is a Web 3 technology innovator.
Robert's breakthrough arrived in 1998 when he created his first model of an Asymptotic Spatiotemporal Tesseract.
By 2005 Robert had designed and developed a software application using his model of an Asymptotic Spatiotemporal Tesseract.
Robert had developed an Intelligent Agent software technology that animates Axiological Resource Descriptive Framework (ARDF) files.
Robert also developed the Axiological Ontology Wizard as an assistant to building ARDFs to be used in the Intelligent Agent.
Robert's achievement plays an instrumental role in the advancement in Axiological Psychology, Open-data Governance, Web 3, Knowledge Economy, and sustainable civilization progression.
Dr. David MeffordAxiological provider of the Innovative System
Dr. David Mefford has 40 years experience in the science of value theory mathematics of "formal axiology", created by Professor Robert S. Hartman. Dr. Hartman's discovery of a logic-based frame of reference for qualities led to the foundations of this science of value. Dr. Mefford, while at the University of Tennessee, worked as Dr. Hartman's assistant and taught some of his undergraduate classes.
David attended his first class in European axiology the University of Paris, at Nanterre, France and earned his Magister Artium (M.A.) degree in psychology, philosophy and law at the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 1976. Robert S. Hartman's personal values assessment is known as the Hartman Value Profile (HVP), and as Hartman's commercial representative in Europe (1970-73), David conducted business development seminars at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Southern Germany in 1971-72 for managers of Siemens and VW.
David recently co-created the Personal Talent Skills Inventory (PTSI), a parallel form of the Hartman Value Profile (HVP) with Target Training International (TTI) that is currently being used for selection and coaching in 50 countries of the world. David is co-founder and board member of the Hartman Institute and chairman of AXCES Solutions LLC, an Axiological technology provider.
Vera MeffordAxiological provider of the Innovative System
Vera Mefford is the Co-Chairman of AXCES Solutions, LLC. where she has developed and marketed axiological products and services for human resources, advertising and corporate development. Her clients included Chase Manhattan, Oak Ridge National Lab, ALCOA Aluminum, State Farm, Cellular One, and Target Training International (TTI). She has served as a business consultant and executive coach for more than 25 years, with a focus on organizational development, team-building, and helping executives and consultants achieve a balanced quality-of-life.
Vera's full-time focus has been on training business consultants in advanced axiology, conducting teleconferences for coaching networks, and executive coaching, as well as developing new values-based assessments: the PTSI: Personal Talent and Skills Inventory for and in collaboration with Target Training International; the R.I.S.E. Profile for internal company management gap analysis in 4 dimensions; and the COMPASS - a custom profile created to gauge a company's interface with their customer base.
Vera received her Bachelor's Degree from Houghton College, New York (1973) and her Master's Degree from Schiller University in Heidelberg, Germany (1975) in Psychology and German. Vera also completed her Master's post-graduate anthropological studies at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Vera previously served as Vice President, and is now on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Robert S. Hartman Institute for Formal and Applied Axiology, and also serves as Associate Editor for the Institute's Axiological Journal. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and axiological training manuals. Her current focus is on developing industry-specific Axiologically-based assessments, including applications to Sports, Fitness, Business, Finance, Sales, Leadership and the Hospitality industry, among others. She also trains and provides support services for AXCES Solution's Value Added Affiliates.