Mark Hatch

Mark Hatch

With 30+ years of business management and software development experience, Chief Operating Officer Mark Hatch conceived and manages ICS’ thriving Qt service business, as well has oversight responsibilities for engineering and marketing. Prior to joining ICS in 1995, Mark was VP of Marketing for a networking middleware company, as well as Manager of Software Marketing for Apollo Computers. He played a key role in the formation of prominent industry groups, including the X Consortium and the Open Software Foundation. He came up with the idea that eventually grew into the Qt World Summit, an annual event that brings together customers, partners and other members of the global Qt ecosystem. He also introduced the concept of pipelining user experience design with software engineering, a product-development approach that increases speed to market. Mark earned a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an MBA from Boston University. He’s a licensed Extra Class Ham operator (AJ6CU) and can be found evenings on the 80m band.

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Developing with Microcontrollers: At-a-Glance Reference

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 13:06 ">  •  By Mark Hatch  •  IoT, Qt

Check out this reference to learn more about the capabilities of Qt for MCUs.

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Ready to Join the Microcontroller Revolution?

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 08:47 ">  •  By Mark Hatch  •  IoT

Explore four key areas around which you’ll have to make important decisions when developing with MCUs.

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Mobile Apps Help Consumers Avoid COVID-19-Contaminated Public Touchscreens 

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:27 ">  •  By Stephanie Van Ness, Mark Hatch  •  touchscreen, User Experience

As consumers avoid touching public devices, here’s how to provide contact-less access to your products.

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Quickly Generate a Maintainable and Evolving Application with GreenHouse by ICS

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 07:26 ">  •  By Mark Hatch  •  GreenHouse, embedded systems

Writing a new application? Want to best the competition? Try this.

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Don’t Touch! COVID-19 Gives Voice and Gesture UIs New Relevance

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 08:51 ">  •  By Mark Hatch  •  Voice Recognition, gesture interface

Medical device makers should explore touchless interfaces more aggressively than ever.

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GreenHouse and Qt Design Studio Together Deliver a Full Solution

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 13:36 ">  •  By Mark Hatch  •  GreenHouse, Qt

GreenHouse doesn’t replace or compete with Qt Design Studio. It complements it.

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How GreenHouse by ICS Benefits User Experience Designers

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 08:50 ">  •  By Mark Hatch, Stephanie Van Ness  •  GreenHouse, UX design team

Solutions to the most common UX-related problems on any embedded project.

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Early Working Prototypes Help Product Owners Create Success

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 12:47 ">  •  By Mark Hatch  •  GreenHouse, embedded systems

GreenHouse by ICS delivers exceptional value for product owners.

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Want a Competitive Advantage? Focus on UX and Software

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 09:14 ">  •  By Mark Hatch  •  Qt, Embedded, GreenHouse

Use GreenHouse for high-performing software and a unique UX that keeps your competitors at bay.

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Pipelining UX with Product Development Gets You to Market Quicker

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:19 ">  •  By Mark Hatch, Stephanie Van Ness  •  UX Design, Software Development, product development

Applying lessons learned from hardware development to speed time-to-market for your next software-dependent product.

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Qt World Summit 2017 Wrap Up

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 09:35 ">  •  By Mark Hatch  •  Qt, Qt World Summit, UX Design, auto IVI

The Qt community continues to grow, as does the number of commercially available products built with Qt.

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ICS Recommends Qt Commercial Licensing

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:10 ">  •  By Mark Hatch  •  Qt, licensing

While open source may appear to be more cost-effective, that may not be the case. Here’s why fee beats free.

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