Alton B. (Buddy) Cleveland, Jr. is a consultant in the area of applying information technology to infrastructure projects and assets. Until 2013, he served as senior vice president of Applied Research for Bentley Systems, Inc. where he was responsible for identifying, evaluating, and testing new and advanced technology. From 2000 until 2007, he held the role of senior vice president of Bentley’s software division and was responsible for managing the strategic direction and development of all of Bentley’s software products. Buddy joined Bentley in December 1997 when Bentley acquired Jacobus Technology, a software company he founded and served as its CEO from 1991 until 1998. Jacobus was focused on applying object-oriented technology to information management, integration, and visualization within the life-cycle of infrastructure assets. Before founding Jacobus Technology, he enjoyed a 20-year career with Bechtel Corporation, where he last served as the manager of Automation Technology. He was named a Bechtel Fellow in recognition of his expertise in developing and applying advanced information technology to Bechtel projects. Buddy serves as the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Committee for the Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Civil Engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and holds a patent in the area embedding intelligence in raster images.