Chuck House

Chuck House
Chuck House
Name: Chuck House

Charles H. House (Chuck) is CEO of InnovaScapes Institute (ISI), which is focused on researching, documenting and interpreting high-tech innovation and impact on society. ISI just completed two hundred AV interviews for the Cisco Heritage project. He also is Executive Director for the Novim Group Epiphany Awards (

Previously House was Chancellor and CEO of Cogswell Polytechnical College, and Executive Director of Media X @ Stanford University’s membership research program on media and technology, where he is now a Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

House is a Trustee of the Computer History Museum. He was President for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); Vice President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); and Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board for the Air Line Pilots Association after 9-11.

House retired from Intel Corporation in 2006 as their Collaboratory Research Director and Director of Societal Impact of Technology, following an EVP role at Dialogic Corporation. He was president of Spectron MicroSystems, sold to Texas Instruments, and prior, he was President of the VISTA Division of Veritas Software, sold to Centerline Software, and SVP of Product Management and Development at Informix Software Inc.

House spent nearly thirty years in engineering research and development with the Hewlett-Packard company, including five years as the Corporate Engineering Director. He co-authored The HP Phenomenon (Stanford Press, 2009), and authored Permission Denied (2013), documenting a long intrapreneurs career, first featured in Gifford Pinchot’s Intrapreneuring (1985).

He has numerous technical acknowledgments, including Hewlett-Packard’s only Medal of Defiance, 1982, and HP’s “Chuck House Productivity Award” 1990. He is both an IEEE and ACM Fellow. Others of note: Electronics Engineer of the year, 1977; Computer Design Hall of Fame, 1982; “200 Wizards of Computing” (Smithsonian, 1997); top fifty electronics inventions of the 20th century, 2001; top 25 inventions for CNN’s first 25 years, 2002.

Mr. House holds a B.S. degree in Solid-State Physics from California Institute of Technology; an MSEE from Stanford University; a Masters in Arts Degree in History of Science and Technology from the University of Colorado; an MBA in Strategic Studies from Western Behavioral Sciences Institute (now UC San Diego); and an honorary PhD from Cogswell College in Digital Arts.