Filip Soos is an experienced geophysicist having worked in seismic processing and software development for 12 years. Most recently, he was Chief Geophysicist for GeoPro Geophysics in Hamburg guiding the development of software to record, process, model and interpret seismic data from ocean-bottom nodes. Filip has worked on major ocean-bottom node projects to define crustal structure in many areas including the Gulf of Mexico, Tanzania, Greece and the North Atlantic. Filip has been instrumental in the design and development of AVO-Detect and is in charge of ongoing development and enhancements of not only AVO-Detect, but also forthcoming products. Filip is Vice-President, Development, and Chief Geophysicist for SeismicUtilities, LLC. He has a BS and MSc in geophysics from the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Jim Applegate has many years of experience in academia and industry. He was a professor at Boise State University, Colorado School of Mines, University of Adelaide (Australia) and University of Louisiana (Lafayette). He has worked for major and independent oil companies, consulted and operated as an independent developing his own exploration projects. Most recently he has been Manager/Geophysicist for Applegate Exploration, LLC and CEO for Pegasus Oil & Gas, Inc. Jim is CEO of SeismicUtensils, LLC. He holds the degrees of Geophysical Engineer, MSc and PhD in geophysical engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He is a registered Professional Geophysicist, Geologist, and Engineer, Certified Petroleum Geologist, and member of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists. He is an Honorary Member of Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association and Denver Geophysical Society, and an Emeritus Member of both SEG and AAPG.