bio

Brad Short

Brad is the Inventor & Creator of Sprout by hp, the new dual-screen immersive computer that combines natural computing with 2D and 3D scanning, enabling unique Blended Reality experiences that bring out the creativity in everyone. Brad is a designer and evangelist of the future generation of computer products, technologies, and solutions that capture and digitize the world in novel ways, enhance the creative process, simplify human-computer interfaces, revive the human edge, and seamlessly connect an increasingly busy, productive world.

Brad is an HP Distinguished Technologist and Chief Product Experience Architect for the Immersive Computing Group. Brad has a track record of technical contributions and product innovations spanning over 24 years at HP, launching over 18 AiO Inkjet Copier products, inventing and launching the HP Sprout immersive computer, and recently launching the HP Z 3D Camera.

Brad’s experience designing imaging systems and user interfaces inspired his development of a new product form factor to enhance the creative workflow and offer a more natural and seamless remote collaboration and visual communication experience. This work led to his invention of the interactive projection scanning technology built into Sprout. By integrating camera-based WYSIWYG scanning of both 2D and 3D objects face-up directly into a horizontal projected UI, numerous steps are eliminated when working with digital and physical content, and the creative process is streamlined into a seamless productive workflow without the need to learn complex tools — enabling natural visual communication and remote collaboration where ideas need to go from thought to expression in an instant.

Brad is a Mechanical Engineer by trade, inventor, and intrapreneur with an extensive product portfolio and impressive track record for bringing products to market. Brad has received over 45 patents (over 20 granted, and over 25 more pending). Brad earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied & Engineering Physics from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.