Simon Ronald, CEO, is the Chief Architect of RocketReader.
Dr Ronald has a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of South Australia and a Bachelor of Engineering in Digital Systems and Computer Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (evolutionary and genetic algorithms) and is co-author of two patents. Dr. Ronald is an advocate of reading proficiency because of his own personal experiences in education and the workplace. Dr Ronald
has analyzed many reading and speed reading programs, books, CDs and tutorials. He understands the problems which hold people back from becoming skilled readers, having discussed these problems with many RocketReader users.
Combining his expertise in A.I. and interest in reading improvement, Dr Ronald designed RocketReader computer software in 1996. He also developed the RocketReader speed reading seminars which have been well received by corporate audiences internationally, in countries such as the USA, Kuwait and Australia. He has been recognized for his vision for innovation. In 2003 he was awarded the prestigious SA Pearcey Award for ‘Innovation and pioneering achievements and contribution to research and development in Information Technology.’ In 1981 he received an Australian Young Inventor Award and appeared on the
ABC’s ‘The Inventors’ program.