John Dengler joined SMT in 1993 as a software engineer and has developed many of SMT’s software applications and libraries. John has also supported hundreds of remote sports broadcasts, encompassing a wide variety of sports and networks.
In 1995, John led the formation of SMT’s Engineering Department and was named director. John served as director of engineering until 2005, when he was then promoted to vice president of technology.
Beginning in 2005, John focused primarily on the development of GEM, SMT’s next-generation software platform. GEM, which debuted within SMT products beginning in 2006, offers a flexible and powerful data and graphics architecture, reusable components, strong visual design tools, and an optimized programming workflow. GEM is now utilized for presentation of dynamic, real-time graphical content across SMT’s product line.
John received his B.S. in computer science (cum laude) from The Johns Hopkins University and earned an M.S. in computer science from Duke University. While at Hopkins, John was a four-year varsity letterman and captain of the soccer team. John resides in Durham with his wife, Kim, and two children, Matthew and Anna.