Founder and President of Broadsword in Waterford. Dalton has more than 25 years of software development and process improvement experience. He is a partner with the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where he is a capability maturity modelģ integration (CMMI) lead appraiser and instructor. Dalton earlier worked for such firms as Electronic Data Systems and Ernst & Young, where he specialized in the application of process models, such as CMMI, as frameworks for software process improvement. Dalton created Agile CMMI, a methodology for designing, deploying, and benefiting from innovative processes that produce improved software. Founded in 2004, Broadswordís clients include companies in the automotive, energy, defense, aerospace, and software industries in seven states. He received his bachelorís degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. Dalton is an instrument-rated pilot and experimental airplane builder and is active on several boards including the Interlochen Center for the Arts Corporate Council.