Honoree

David B. Becker

AWARDS

School of Informatics Distinguished Service Award (2010)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Informatics

BIOGRAPHY

David Becker has been chair of the board and chief executive officer of First Internet Bank since its inception, and has served as president since January 2007. In 1981, he founded Member Data Services, which provided software services to financial institutions, and served as CEO until the company was acquired by Open Solutions Inc., in 2004. In 1995, he founded VIFI, which provided Internet services to financial institutions and corporations. That company was acquired by Digital Insight Corporation in 2002. Mr. Becker also founded, and remains actively involved in, three other Indianapolis-based companies: OneBridge, a credit and debit card processing firm; DyKnow, a company specializing in educational technology for interactive learning experiences; and RICS, a firm that provides inventory control and POS systems for retailers via the Web.

Mr. Becker is a 2001 recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and a 2002 recipient of the TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology award. In 2004, he was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Governor Joe Kernan. Mr. Becker was the first chair of TechPoint, and remains on the board, and is chair of the board of the TechPoint Foundation. Mr. Becker is also a member of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and was recently named chair of the Board of Directors of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). He is currently a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the IU School of Informatics and has served on advisory boards for The Robert C. McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship and the IT Associates Program at DePauw University, where he earned his BA degree in 1975, as well as the board of trustees at Vincennes University.