Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
California Association of REALTORS®
Dr. Sharfman has worked with the California Association of REALTORS® for the last thirty-six years: as a consultant; as an outside board member of the Association’s Real Estate Business Services subsidiary; and for the last 15 years as the Association’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. Prior to joining C.A.R. full-time, Sharfman led product development for a variety of privately held and public companies, including LRN, Digital Lava, ParcPlace-Digitalk, Inc., Dassault Systemes USA, CADAM Inc., and Hughes Aircraft. Sharfman also has served as an adjunct professor of engineering at the USC for 19 years. Sharfman holds four system and method patents with additional applications in the pipeline. He provides expert testimony for software patent and copyright infringement matters.