Craig Aaron is the communications director of Free Press, the national, nonpartisan media reform group. He works in the Washington office on issues related to media ownership, public media, and the future of the Internet. He writes and speaks regularly on new media and journalism issues and blogs at both SavetheInternet.com – the groundbreaking campaign to protect Net Neutrality – and StopBigMedia.com. Craig previously worked as an investigative reporter for Public Citizen's Congress Watch, where he launched the WhiteHouseforSale.org Website. And he is a former managing editor of In These Times magazine and editor of the book, Appeal to Reason: 25 Years In These Times.
John C. Abbott
John C. Abbott is the CEO of Quepasa Corp. He has over 15 years of experience in strategic advisory and entrepreneurship. From 1992 to 2005, he held several senior positions within JP Morgan’s Latin America M&A team, focusing on advising many of the region’s leading industrial groups on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings. Since 2005, Mr. Abbott has been an advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA), Mexico’s leading integrated steel producer. Among his responsibilities, he has led the negotiation of AHMSA’s $2 billion debt restructuring.
In addition, over the past two years, Mr. Abbott has led investor groups and has participated in the executive committees of two startup efforts in Brazil, namely Click Filmes (www.clickfilmes.com), Brazil’s first hotel video-on-demand business; and Industria de Entretenimento, an entertainment business that owns the rights to the Pacha brand in Brazil among others. In 2006, he assisted in the formation of Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (www.matt.org), a San Antonio-based nonprofit group focused on improving Mexico-U.S. relations. MATT maintains a strategic partnership with Quepasa, through which both entities collaborate on technological and community outreach initiatives.
Mr. Abbott has spent a significant part of his life in Latin America, having lived 13 years in Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Brazil. He earned his BA in History from Stanford University in 1992 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997.
Jonathan C. Abbott
As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Jon Abbott is responsible for WGBH's local television and radio operations; for all administrative, financial, and service departments, including marketing, communications, and design; and for WGBH's strategic planning. He also oversees WGBH's sister station WGBY in Springfield, Mass. Abbott was promoted to his position in 2004 from VP of Television Stations and General Manager, a role he took on in 1998.
Abbott came to WGBH from PBS, where he was Senior VP for Development and Corporate Relations from 1992 to 1998. Prior to that, he spent five years managing marketing and development for San Francisco public station KQED. He got his start in broadcasting in 1981 at Columbia University's WKCR-FM
Dr. Rasha Abdulla
Rasha A. Abdulla is Associate Professor and Chair of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She has a PhD in Communication (December 2003) from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. Her BA (’92) and MA (’96) in Journalism and Mass Communication are both from AUC.
Dr. Abdulla's main research interest is the uses and effects of new media, particularly as it relates to political and civic activism. She is the author three Internet-related books: The Internet in Egypt and the Arab World, published in Arabic by Afaq Publications in 2005; The Internet in the Arab World: Egypt and Beyond, published by Peter Lang in 2007; and Policing the Internet in the Arab World, published by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in 2009.
A well known lecturer, Dr. Abdulla has won several prestigious awards, including the Mostafa and Ali Amin Journalism Award (1992), the International Communication Association Outstanding Teaching Award (2003), and the University of Miami Research & Creativity Award (2003). She is an international consultant, providing training to a list of clients, including IREX, Internews, the Open Society Institute, Panos Institute Paris, the Anna Lindh Foundation, the Media Diversity Institute, the African Journalists' Union, Iraqi Journalists, Meridian Eaton International, Ergo Advisors, NovoNordisk, and others.
Edward L. Abrams
Ed is currently the Vice President of Marketing for IBM Midmarket. In this role he is responsible for the marketing strategy and execution around the company's small and midsized business efforts with a specific focus on driving the Smarter Planet strategy, offerings, and value proposition for the midmarket, as well as the marketing strategy and execution supporting IBM's image, pipeline, and revenue objectives.Previously, Ed was Vice President Integrated Marketing Communications for the Americas. In this role, he was responsible for leading a diverse team that supported IBM Americas business objectives by developing, planning, and executing go-to-market strategies and plans to build, accelerate, and close the business opportunity pipeline. Prior to this role, Ed was VP Program Management for the Global Sales and Distribution area with responsibility for managing the Program Management process across IBM as part of the Marketing Transformation initiative, as well as marketing and demand generation across all customer sets and routes to market. Within this role, he is responsible for all Industry, IS, and Business Partner demand generation efforts.Ed joined IBM 17 years ago and has held a number of roles within Marketing and Strategy in that time. Prior to joining IBM, he spent 13 years in New York City in the advertising industry with firms that include Young & Rubicam, Wells Rich Greene, Bozell Worldwide, and Dentsu.A graduate of SUNY Buffalo in 1983 with a degree in Communications and Marketing, Ed lives in Norwalk, Conn., with his wife Suzanne and daughters Abigail and Caroline.
I am a multimedia producer with a speciality in online content production of video, photography and written content- with experience spanning all phases of production from development through to completion.
In 2010, I was on the interactive video team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics with NBC Universal, where my previous positions within the NBC network include Associate Producer, Video Editor, Production Assistant and Graduate intern. As an Associate Producer, I was responsible for creating original web content in promotion of primetime shows including The Biggest Loser, Heroes and The Real Housewives.
In 2009, I co-founded Bawdy House Media, a NYC-based creative boutique specializing in video production, editing, graphics, logos, branding and interactive marketing campaigns. (BawdyHouseMedia.com) Recent and current projects include video installations/coverage of Cirque du Soleil's Banana Schpeel(Broadway), Hair E-Party(Broadway), web video banners for Billy Elliot(Broadway), American Idiot(Broadway) and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity(Broadway).
I also shot and edited several short films on HD Video and Super 8, which screened at national festivals including A Mermaid Cycle and Submit, produced comedic web series The Newbies (youtube.com/thenewbies) and served as Editorial Assistant on Steven Soderbergh's feature films Che I (Argentine) and Che II (Guerrilla).
Deepak Advani owns strategy and development for the BA product portfolio, which includes software for business intelligence, performance management, predictive analytics, and risk analytics. From 2005 to 2009, he was the Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of eCommerce for Lenovo. Before joining Lenovo, Deepak worked at IBM for 13 years where he held several global executive positions, including VP and Business Line Executive of High End Intel Servers, Vice President of Linux Strategy, and Director of High Performance Computing Software Development Lab. He has an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business. He has an M.S. in computer engineering from Wright State University. He has a B.S. in computer science from Michigan State University.
Parry Aftab has devoted her expertise, since 1995, to enhancing cyber-security for business and governmental entities, as well as preventing and investigating cyber-crimes, especially those that arise in the workplace or relate to Internet predators. In this field, she often wears two hats – one is her commercial role of the cyber-lawyer focused on keeping businesses safe in cyberspace and improving e-commerce and trust, while the other is her pro-bono hat where she is heavily involved in Internet safety and security for children, senior citizens, and victims of cyber-stalking and abuse. In her pro bono role, she runs the world's largest online safety and help group that works closely with all major law enforcement agencies worldwide.
Craig Agranoff is an entrepreneur and national social media consultant as well as a noted specialist in online reputation management and monitoring. He has worked with many Internet startups and founded the tech blogs sCommerce.com and Rev2.org. He was also a Tech/Social Media Correspondent in the New Times and VentureBeat.com.
Agranoff has been featured in the Miami Herald, New Times, The Palm Beach Post, AOL Digital Cities, Slice, CenterNetworks, Thrillist, Daily Telegraph, and The Sun-Sentinel. He also has appeared on Gary Vaynerchuck’s Wine Library TV, Fox News, NBC News, Weekend Sunrise, and CBS News. He is a frequent speaker at tech events such as Refresh and New Tech Community. He was also nominated at Mashable’s Open Web Awards as a ﬁnalist for creating the best Large Scale Social Network, winning best “Photo Sharing Website Category.”
His first book, Do It Yourself Online Reputation Management, was recently published and is available on Amazon.
In his spare time, Craig’s the Pizza Expert and founder of WorstPizza.com.
A native of Baghdad, Iraq, Mustafa Al-Niama graduated from the University of Technology in 1998, worked in IT for a local company from 1998 until 2003, and worked on Internet research and database management for his father’s textile company in 2004. He then joined a US company operating in Iraq as an IT/Translator/Liaison Officer and remained with them from 2004 until 2007. After applying for the Fulbright program through the US Embassy in Baghdad, Mustafa was selected to pursue an MS in computer science at Syracuse University, where he became involved in a few panel discussions of global citizenship and the business environment, nations in conflict, and conflict resolution. He recently graduated in the fall of 2009. Mustafa lives in the Boston metro area. His interests include R&D on emerging technologies, especially networks and network security. He has also done research projects on System S, singularity, white space, risk management, and OS
Meer Irfan Ali
Meer Irfan Ali is a search business analyst and strategist in business intelligence and decision support at Fidelity Business Services India Pvt. Ltd. Formerly, he was a Web marketing and operations specialist with IBM India Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore. His areas of expertise include Web/online marketing, SEM, SEO, Web analytics, e-marketing, Website management, and Web merchandizing. A graduate of AMC College of Engineering Science in Bangalore, he also attended Visvesvaraya Technological University.
Hilary Allison is a comic-stripper and illustrator. She was born in 1990, in New York, NY, to a southern-belle stage actress and midwestern NASA scientist. Her childhood consisted of drawing unicorns in the town of Beacon, an hour's ride north. Shortly after Beacon's art museum opened (and the grungy side of Main Street got a bakery for dogs), Hilary's family moved to the Middle of Nowhere, New York, where her father could play with solar panels and her brother could play with frogs. As a teenager, she quit high school to do stuff like read books, draw comics, and work on a farm. She stole away to the city as often as she could, and after acing the GED, moved back permanently to study at the School of Visual Arts, where she earned a B.F.A. in Cartooning.
Hilary's art has been published in N+1's Occupy! gazette, INK, Mastering Comics (First Second, 2011) Bohemians (Verso, 2013), by several small clients and in many a hand-stapled zine. She is a proud contributor and editor at World War 3 Illustrated, radical comix magazine, and assistant to the amazing Peter Kuper (Spy vs. Spy, Metamorphosis).
She lives in Brooklyn, with weirdos, and loves it. Check out more of her art at HilaryAllison.com.
Sandeep Amar operates and manages the matchmaking portal simplymarry.com, a Times Group company in India. Previously, he worked with Citigroup in India as assistant VP of e-business and managed CitiFinancial's portal in India. He also served as assistant VP of marketing at ZEE Telefilms, a broadcasting media company in India and was manager of brand and business for economictimes.com, the Web portal of India's financial daily, The Economic Times.
Sandeep holds an MBA from FMS, Delhi. He is also a black belt in six sigma martial arts. He is co-author of Crack the Cat (Asian Books Private Ltd.), a book on data interpretation for standardized tests.
André Amoranto is a student of journalism and sociology based in Palm Springs, Calif. His focus is on the social aspects of the Web and its developments, which he aims to cover for years to come. André enjoys music, slam poetry, sports, and the dance of the streets commonly referred to as break dancing.
Ray Anderson is Chief Executive of Bango, a mobile Web solutions firm that enables content providers to market, deliver, and sell their products and services directly to mobile phone users on all networks worldwide.
Anderson co-founded Bango in 1999 after realizing that the convergence of the Internet, with the ubiquity of mobile phones, could open up huge opportunities for content and service providers. Anderson positioned the company to benefit from the opening up of the operator portals in 2004 and the transition of the mobile content business from a messaging model to a customer-friendly, browse-and buy Internet model.
In 2005, Ray led the successful flotation of the company, and he continues to build and steer the Bango team forward into one of the most exciting markets in history.
Mr. Andrews has more than 25 years of experience holding executive positions in technology-oriented companies, both private and public. A seasoned executive, with year-after-year success achieving revenue, profit, and business goals within startup, large corporate, private and public, dynamically changing environments, he is currently the President and CEO of Evans Data Corp. He is considered a technology industry thought leader and has recently been a keynote speaker and presenter at many global IT conferences.
Prior to Evans, Mr. Andrews was CEO at Giga Information Group, where he led the company’s sale to Forrester Research in 2003. Prior to Giga he led several early-stage companies, raising over $70 million and taking one company public. During his five-year tenure as CIO at CSX, his leadership and entrepreneurial skills helped that company integrate its Conrail Acquisition. While he was CIO, CSX was named one of the top IT achievers three years in a row by CIO magazine. Mr. Andrews was nominated CIO of the Year by InformationWeek and is the recipient of InternetWeek's Visionary Award as well as being named one of 10 industry visionaries by Computerworld. Prior to CSX, he held several senior executive positions with GTE over an eight-year period, having led lines of business in telecommunications, government, and healthcare.
He is a member of Aladdin Knowledge Systems Customer Advisory Board, ShipXpress Board of Directors, and Advisory Board Member for the Leadership Capital Group. Mr. Andrews has an MBA from the University of Puget-Sound, Seattle, and a BA in Business Administration and Finance from Whitworth University, Spokane.
Snehal S. Antani
Snehal Antani is helping drive the private cloud strategy across IBM, covering the WebSphere, Tivoli, Rational, and Information Management brands. He previously led the business strategy for WebSphere's cloud and virtualization portfolio as a senior product manager. Prior to his product management and strategy work, he was a senior managing consultant, serving as the technical lead of worldwide consulting practice for the WebSphere XD suite of products, which includes: WebSphere Virtual Enterprise (virtualization technologies), WebSphere XD Compute Grid (batch and grid technologies), and WebSphere eXtreme Scale (extreme transaction processing technologies). His focus is on grid/cloud/HPC/middleware architectures and design, serving as a technical advisor to key customers, driving clients towards production, and speaking at industry conferences worldwide. Prior to joining ISSW, Snehal worked in product development for both WebSphere Application Server for z/OS and WebSphere Extended Deployment. He has worked closely with many large distributed and z/OS clients around the world, helping them achieve production with WebSphere products as well as influence their technical strategies. He has disclosed numerous patents and technical publications in the domains of enterprise application infrastructure and high-volume transaction processing. He earned a BS in computer science from Purdue University and an MS in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a thesis in the area of quantifying and improving the resiliency of middleware infrastructures.
Jart Armin is a leading activist, analyst, and researcher of organized cyber-crime and cyber-warfare. He is an advocate of Web 2.0 development and Open Systems Internet security, in association with StopBadware. He is a partner of an international group that provides COMINT (real-time community intelligence) and risk analysis to commercial and governmental organizations. As a graduate and post-graduate in engineering systems, social sciences, and education, he regularly presents to academic and Internet security conferences.
Armin is also editor and spokesman for the renowned watch blog on the RBN (Russian Business Network), RBNexploit.com, which was first to report the cyber-attacks on Georgia; and HostExploit.com, which exposes so-called “evil networks” on the Internet – hosts and registrars.
Robert D. Atkinson
Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington-based technology policy think tank. He is also author of the State New Economy Index series and the book, The Past and Future of America’s Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Cycles of Growth (Edward Elger, 2005). He has an extensive background in technology policy, has conducted ground-breaking research projects on technology and innovation, is a valued adviser to state and national policy makers, and is a popular speaker on innovation policy nationally and internationally. Before coming to ITIF, Dr. Atkinson was Vice President of the Progressive Policy Institute and Director of PPI’s Technology & New Economy Project. Previously, he served as the first Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, a public-private partnership including as members the Governor, legislative leaders, and corporate and labor leaders. Prior to that he was Project Director at the former Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He is a board member or advisory council member of numerous organizations. He has testified before a number of committees in Congress and has appeared in various media outlets including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and NBC Nightly News. He received his PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989.
Wagner James Au
Wagner James Au is a longtime writer and consultant in social media and gaming, and is currently a social game analyst with the Inside Network. He's the author of The Making of Second Life (HarperCollins) and covers online worlds and virtual goods on his blog, New World Notes. He is writing an upcoming book on designing games for Facebook, iOS, and the Web. Follow him on Twitter: @SLHamlet.
Pam Baker is the author of eight books and freelance writer whose articles appear in CIO.com, NetworkWorld, ComputerWorld, IT World, Linux World, CIO Update, E-Commerce Times, CRM Buyer, LinuxInsider, TechNewsWorld, Success Magazine, CIO Today Magazine.
Steven J. Bandrowczak
As the global Chief Information Officer, Bandrowczak leads Nortel's IT Business Transformation efforts. He is not only responsible for managing one of the largest enterprise networks in the world, he is also accountable for the business process solutions that are critical to the company's operations. As a leading and innovative CIO within the high-tech industry, Bandrowczak shares his expertise with corporate officers around the world, often as a keynote conference speaker. He also shares case studies on how Nortel has used its own solutions to transform the business and evolve product and service quality.
Prior to joining Nortel, Bandrowczak served as CIO for Lenovo Group, a global producer of PC products and value-added professional services. At Lenovo, he helped lead the company through the initial stages of its $11 billion IBM spinoff in 2005, enacting a 24-month plan to build the company's IT infrastructure. In 2004, he was named one of the Top 100 CIOs by Computerworld. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Long Island University, New York. He is based at Research Triangle Park, N.C., and lives in New York with his wife and daughter.
Richard is an experienced entrepreneur with a strong background in business development and early stage marketing roles. He is currently the CEO of Fresh Tilled Soil, a premier Web design and development company based in Boston. He is also a founding partner of R3 Partners, which develops niche Web products for small businesses. R3's products include Referral Monitor and You Should Meet. Prior to founding the Startup Business School and Fresh Tilled Soil, Richard was involved in building and launching several technology and Web-based businesses. Most recently he was a partner at UDesignWePrint, an online consumer-focused print site, and was responsible for all business development, marketing, and design of the company's Web application.
Richard's entrepreneurial experience includes being a founding partner at the Ignition Technologies, a Web applications developer, where he was responsible for business development and marketing. He started his business career as a Sales Manager of South Africa's first online sales company, Oracle Online Sales. He left Oracle Online to create the international e-marketing business, Acceleration Media, with offices in New York, London, Johannesburg, and Cape Town. Richard was also VP of Website Channel for Boston-based WinWin Technologies, where he managed business development teams in several countries. Richard has a BS from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Cyan Banister is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Zivity. Her dream to connect the social web with sexy photos is the kernel that became the business. She brings more than 10 years of management experience to Zivity; from scaling operational infrastructure to building teams and championing company culture. Cyan held a senior management role at IronPort where she supervised throngs of employees and oversaw a slew of departments. Her mission for Zivity is putting models first and creating an environment that nurtures artistic freedom. "Freedom of expression without judgment" is her motto.
Daniel Barker is an independent e-business consultant specializing in analytics, search (SEO/PPC), email, conversion, affiliates, usability, content, e-commerce, social media, design, development, and customer acquisition and retention. He has spent the last 10 years working with companies to help them improve their business results through the Web.
John Barnes has published 29 commercial novels (mostly science fiction,including two collaborations with astronaut Buzz Aldrin), 53 articles in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, more magazine articles than he can remember, and around 30 short stories. Tales of the Madman Underground, Barnes's first "officially" young adult novel, received a Printz Honor Prize at the 2010 American Library Association national convention, and his technothriller, Directive 51, was briefly on the New York Times bestseller list this spring. His 1990 article, "How to Build a Future," about applying social science forecasting to creating backgrounds for science fiction, has been widely reprinted, and he's still getting email about it. In his twenties, John worked in an R&D shop on reliability math applied to the problems of relational databases and testing/validation; in his thirties he consulted on the connection between document systems design and natural language interfaces. He has taught college courses in theatre, communications, literature, writing, mathematics, political science, economics, and philosophy, and written what was probably the most math-heavy theatre dissertation ever (applying statistical semiotics to the problem of defining basic terms in theatre history). Recently he has pioneered applying statistical semiotics to strategic, analytic, and tactical marketing problems, poll analysis, and trendspotting, and consulted for a variety of firms and government agencies. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
Todd Barrish is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Dukas Public Relations. Throughout his career, Todd has been highly successful in ensuring that his clients benefit from creative, integrated public relations programs that deliver strong, measurable results. His expertise includes brand marketing, and high-level media and analyst relations, as well as corporate reputation and issues management programs.
Prior to joining DPR, Todd served as a Director at Connors Communications, a leading boutique public relations agency focusing on emerging technology clients. During his five-year tenure, Todd led the strategic initiatives for Connors premier accounts, including Vonage, Education Testing Services, TowerStream, and others, while regularly sourcing and securing new clients for the company. His tactically executed media relations campaigns resulted in regular high-profile media placements in leading outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Fortune magazine, among many others.
Todd spent the early part of his career gaining corporate communications experience from Cohn & Wolfe's Technology Division, where he worked on the public relations campaigns of both Fortune 500 technology firms and new ventures. He also has significant experience in the financial services industry. He is a founder and current member of the Board of Directors of Foresight Research Solutions LLC, a New York-based broker-dealer and independent research company.
A native of Virginia, Todd graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He regularly lectures on a variety of public relations topics.
Brian Barritt is a Space Communication Network Architect and contracted consultant at the NASA Glenn Research Center, where he is responsible for the modeling and simulation of space communication networks and systems. Prior to NASA, he worked at Boston Scientific on the development of embedded software to support secure, wireless communications with implanted medical devices.
Brian is currently completing an MBA at the University of Minnesota. He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
Jonathan Salem Baskin
Jonathan Salem Baskin is the author of Branding Only Works on Cattle, for which he was dubbed a "merry iconoclast." He is a frequent, regular columnist, blogger, and speaker on marketing, brands, and business strategy, with a focus on how innovations have implications both for digital and offline domains. His previous jobs include leading marketing communications for Nissan, Blockbuster, and Limited Inc., and running a global consulting firm serving corporate clients on four continents. Jonathan holds a degree in English Literature from Colby College.
Leslie Beard is a designer working with the University Health Network's Centre for Innovation in Complex Care (CICC) in Toronto and the University of Toronto. Leslie's current work is primarily focused on using social media and new media platforms for optimizing health communication and healthcare delivery.
I'm a management and technical consultant with nearly 30 years experience in the field. I've been trained in Operations Research, Process Improvement and Project Management-- I come in to figure out why a company isn't performing well and how to make it work better.
I tell clients there are three fundamental components to any business:
- The people who perform the tasks (and their existing workload),
- The processes they use to structure their efforts (which includes culture),
- The technology they use to help perform the tasks (which includes copiers and phones).
The first two are by far the most important... but my business card usually says "Technology consultant" because everyone assumes they need more and better computers.
Sometimes they do. Other times they're not using what they have well. Frequently they have so many that nobody knows what they all do or why-- and they're afraid to change what they have, because they don't know what they might break if they retired something.
I run into a related problem on web development projects. I try to explain to clients that what retains people is the content-- that keeping the site fresh and new will be their biggest difficulty and largest expense. But they're always focused more on the graphics and the applications... which, once you exceed a certain minimum level, are superfluous to your sucesss. (unless you're a design studo or an ecommerce site).
As the son of a historian, I find that most bad decisions occur because (a) People aren't aware the underlying issue has happened many times before or (b) they mistakenly assume that their solution is unique
As a rule, no one has written anything about the Internet that was not written when the telegraph or telephone was introduced. Everything you need to know about Wall Street can be learned from studying the sale of tulip bulbs in the 17th century. I get paid to point these sorts of things out to clients.
Brian Behlendorf founded CollabNet, with O'Reilly & Associates, in July 1999. The company provides tools and services based on open-source methods. Before launching CollabNet, Behlendorf was co-founder and CTO of Organic Online, a Web design and engineering consultancy located in San Francisco. During his five years at Organic, Behlendorf helped create Internet strategies for dozens of Fortune 500 companies. During that time, he co-founded and contributed heavily to the Apache Web Server Project, co-founded and supported the VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) effort, and assisted several IETF working groups, particularly the HTTP standardization effort. Before starting Organic, Behlendorf was the first Chief Engineer at Wired magazine and later HotWired, one of the first large-scale publishing Websites.
Brian is currently a Director of the Mozilla Foundation and a retired Director and President of the Apache Software Foundation.
Alyson Behr is founder of Behr Communications. The company focus is on marketing business communications development, technology journalism, consulting for technology corporations and industry publications as well as select corporate programs that mesh with media concerns.
She has served as contributing editor for IDG’s InfoWorld Test Center, CMP Media’s Internet Week, Information Week and PlanetIT and BZ Media Inc.’s SD Times. She served as Editor in Chief of Plane & Pilot Magazine and has also been published in Smithsonian’s Air & Space Magazine, NetGuide Magazine, Internet World Magazine, NetGuide Magazine, ZD Internet Magazine, WebDeveloper Magazine, Miami Magazine and The Miami Herald. Her expertise extends to conducting product performance tests and writing reviews focusing on Web commerce and enterprise networking products for technical features and reviews departments.
As Director of Technical Marketing for Spirent Communications, Behr built and led the technical marketing team that spearheaded the development of thoughtleadership magazine “LabRat Magazine”, nurtured the Test Methodology Program and created strategic partnerships with leading industry publications to encourage the continued testing of Internet and network infrastructure solutions.
Alyson has also been honored to serve as a 1999 N+I Best of Show Award judge, 2001 N+I Best of Show Award judge, 2003 SIIA “Codie” Awards judge, FAA Honorary Aviation Safety Councilor, Chair, City of Malibu Telecommunications commission and is a current member of the National Press Club.
Gavin Bell works as a consultant offering product strategy and origination for social applications. Since the early 90s he has been writing and designing for the Web. Large-scale Web applications covering identity, on-demand media, geo-location, and social software were the main focus of his work for nature.com and previously at the BBC. He has worked in academia, advertising, and publishing, and has developed multimedia software. He lives in London with his wife and two sons. Find out more on his blog, take one onion, and at gavinbell.com.
Bennett is a corporate restructuring advisor for many leading corporations, including DuPont, Silicon Graphics, 3M, and Sun Microsystems. He successfully implemented a program with DuPont to outsource innovation by creating a new business model for DuPont Ventures.
Bennett started his restructuring career by turning around Research Systems Inc. (RSI), a scientific software company, which was acquired by Kodak two years subsequent to his involvement with it. He gained extensive experience in starting and growing companies in Silicon Valley, including Aprex, West End Partners Imaging, and Digital Research. He has a degree in Mathematical Physics from Stamford University and has several U.S. Patents.
Richard Bennett is an ITIF Research Fellow specializing in broadband networking and Internet policy. He has a 30-year background in network engineering and standards. He was Vice Chair of the IEEE 802.3 task group that devised the original Ethernet hub standard, and contributed to WiFi standards for 15 years. He was active in OSI, the instigator of RFCs 1001 and 1002, and the inventor of the Distributed Reservation Protocol for Ultra-Wideband. Along with Bob Metcalfe, he co-founded the Open Token Foundation, the first network industry alliance to operate an interoperability lab. He's worked for leading applied research labs, where portions of his work were underwritten by DARPA. The inventor of two issued patents on networking, he has several patent applications pending. He frequently speaks at network industry gatherings and policy conferences in the U.S. and Europe, such as Supernova and eComm, and has testified before Congress, the FCC, and the California Legislature.
Steven C. Bennett
Steven C. Bennett is a partner in the New York City offices of international law firm Jones Day, which has more than 2,400 lawyers in more than 35 locations. His practice at Jones Day focuses on domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. Steve is chair of the firm's e-Discovery Committee and a founding member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on International E-Discovery. He co-teaches a course on advanced civil procedure (e-discovery) at New York Law School and a course on conflitcts as Hofstra Law School. His book, A Privacy Primer for Corporate Counsel (Aspatore/West), was published in 2009. His column, "Computer Law," appears in the New York State Bar Association Journal.
Lee H. Berke
Lee H. Berke founded LHB Sports, Entertainment & Media in 2001, which specializes in developing direct relationships between sports teams/properties and new media platforms. LHB's client roster includes more than a dozen teams throughout the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies, and Pittsburgh Penguins. LHB is also developing regional sports programming for the Verizon FiOS video service.
Mr. Berke's background in developing sports media businesses also includes co-authoring the original business plan for the New York Yankees' YES Network, heading up marketing for Madison Square Garden and MSG Network, and developing television and marketing relationships for the launch of the WUSA.
Matthew Bernius is a cultural anthropologist and publishing technologist working at the intersection of technology and culture, exploring the future of reading, journalism, social media, and artificial intelligence. In addition to being the Researcher-At-Large for the Open Publishing Lab at RIT, Matthew is working on his PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Cornell University, researching the transformation of text-based journalism in the US. Prior to Cornell, he was a visiting professor at RIT's School of Print Media and a co-founder of the OPL. He completed a Masters in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago and, before that, spent eight years in a variety of Internet production and content strategy roles at Eastman Kodak. Matthew has presented on topics like Open Publishing and eReaders at national and international conferences including O'Reilly Media's Tools of Change. You can find more of his writings on his blog and on Twitter.
Norman C. Berns
Norman C. Berns is a filmmaker, educator, and writer, focusing on the boundary between creativity and technology. A columnist for the seminal online publication, WebZine Weekly, Norman has written for The Directors Guild, Tripod, and BTL News. He is a regular contributor to the film resources, ReelGrok and Baseline Intelligence, and is a reviewer for American Media. Along with nine leading filmmakers, he co-authored "The Modern Moviemaking Movement" and contributed a bylined chapter to Carole Dean's essential film resource, The Art of Film Funding. An Emmy-winning producer-director, Norman's latest documentary series, The Writing Code, can be found in schools and libraries worldwide. He is currently producing The Enlightenment, a feature film about James Cook's discovery of Hawaii. A member of the Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity, and The Internet Press Guild, he has been creating new productions, writing about filmmaking, teaching film production, and providing resources for filmmakers throughout his career. Contact him via his website or follow him on Twitter.
Hendry Betts III
Hendry Betts III is a software engineer/architect with over 20 years experience in various Web technologies ranging from PERL/CGI to PHP and Java/J2EE. He is currently working as a senior developer specializing in service-oriented architecture with emphasis on Web services and application security. He also has instructed in computer software and science to both adults and teenagers.
Rohit is Vice President for Interactive Marketing at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. He's also a founding member of the pioneering Digital Influence Group at Ogilvy – a leading agency in helping clients navigate the social media universe. He publishes the award winning Influential Marketing blog (www.influentialmarketingblog.com) and has been featured in publications worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, PRWeek, The Globe & Mail (Canada), Marketing China (China), and AdWeek (Australia).
Rohit first introduced the emerging concept of Social Media Optimization (SMO) on his blog, which has since grown into an internationally recognized marketing theory being practiced by thouands of marketers and organizations worldwide. He is a popular marketing industry speaker and is currently authoring a book focused on the necessity of putting personality into marketing, called Personality Not Included, which will be published by McGraw-Hill in early 2008. Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, he was Executive Producer of Interactive at Leo Burnett in Sydney, Australia, and has worked internationally in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, India, and South Africa. He believes that admitting you are marketing is a good thing and that there is such a thing as Blog Karma.
He is married and lives in Washington DC with his wife and three-year-old son.
Jerry Bishop is an independent IT consultant specializing in CIO services, IT strategy, and turning around underperforming IT departments. In 2011 he started The Higher Ed CIO blog as part of embracing the social world with a focus on helping college CIOs advance their roles as business strategists. In advising clients and publishing The Higher Ed CIO, he draws on a significant breadth of experience as an IT leader and his unique ability to simplify complex issues and create practical tools. Jerry’s career experience includes work in the financial services, manufacturing, and business services sectors of Fortune/Global 500 companies. He has also successfully applied his approach to the public and non-profit sectors, serving in IT executive roles in healthcare and higher education. He lives in western Wisconsin on an old farm where he spends his free time restoring native prairies and selling fruits and berries he grows at the local farmers market. He is also an avid micro-volunteer and closet crowdsourcing junky and admits to drinking too much coffee.
Tony is the CEO of Adaptivity Inc. An innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations, he most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure. Previously, he was Chief Architect and SVP for Solution Architecture of DataSynapse and Director, Financial Services Practice, at Platform Computing.
Tony and his team have been recognized by the industry with awards from InfoWorld, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, Waters, and Wall Street & Technology, among others, for their efforts in building world-class technology to differentiate their business. He has 19 years working as a user and as a supplier in various design, strategy, and architecture roles across multiple industries. He is the recipient of 40 under 40 Most Innovative IT Leaders, Premier 100 IT Leaders as selected by ComputerWorld in 2007, and a member of Wall Street Gold Book 2007.
Phil Blades has an extensive background in consulting, delivery, and executive roles, including leading technology consulting worldwide for CGE&Y; being program director for Cisco's OSS & BSS ecosystem design and build in EMEA and Asia/Pacific; and managing Cap Gemini's UK Telco and Media consulting business. He has held a number of roles in investment banking and has participated in two software startups. Phil moved to Italy in 2004 to pursue his passion for vineyards and winemaking. His Italian adventure is ongoing and includes producing 20,000 bottles of boutique wines each year and employing his business and technology experience to share his passion and promote his wines using the Internet and social media.
Ian Blaine, 37, is CEO and co-founder of thePlatform Inc., where he oversees all aspects of the business. In his capacity as CEO, Mr. Blaine has been at the forefront of online video for more than seven years and built thePlatform into the leading video application service provider for content providers, broadband media sites, and mobile businesses. Under his leadership, thePlatform has grown to manage and publish online video for some of the most respected consumer brands, including: BBC, CNBC, CBS's College Sports TV, Court TV, Comcast, Hearst, Helio, NBC-Universal and News Corp's Hulu.com, Primedia, Scripps, Sony/BMG Music, Vongo, Telstra, Verizon Wireless, and dozens of other companies.
In June 2006, Mr. Blaine led thePlatform through its acquisition by Comcast and now also serves as Senior Vice President of Content Publishing for Comcast Interactive Media. Immediately prior to forming thePlatform, Mr. Blaine successfully launched and sold an Internet company called Uniplanet to NBCi in 1999. Before that, he spent more than nine years at the publishing division of Aldus/Adobe where he gained vast experience in product development and product management.
Blaine is a Seattle native and graduated from the University of Washington in 1992. He resides in Seattle with his wife and two children, where he is involved in various civic activities.
Olivier's professional background has spanned from the military to B2B then B2C. He's worked with Fortune 500s and SMBs, helping companies develop, build, integrate, manage, and measure social media programs; helping them to manage their reputation online and offline; and helping these companies to develop sustainable brands in an increasingly complex media landscape. He also trains company executives and project teams in all matters of social media management and measurement, then helps them build and integrate effective programs into every facet of their business, from Public Relations, business development, and market research, to Human Resources and Customer Support. Find out more at www.TheBrandBuilderMarketing.com.
Greg Blonder, based in Summit, N.J., joined Morgenthaler as a Venture Partner in 2000 from AT&T Ventures and became a Partner in 2001. Previously, Greg led a number of research divisions at Bell Labs, including the Material Science, Optical Devices, and Consumer Expectations Research Labs. He was also Chief Technical Advisor for the AT&T Corporation before joining AT&T Ventures.
He is currently a director of foonz, IGA Worldwide, Inplane Photonics, FiveStar Technologies, Lamina Ceramics, and Princeton Lightwave. Greg holds more than 80 patents, in areas ranging from semiconductor devices, user interfaces, and medical devices to Internet transaction services.
Dana Blouin is a network engineer and technologist with a passion for IP technology and digital communication. He is also currently a graduate student studying Information and Communication Technology at the University of Wisconsin at Stout.
As the CEO of KickApps, Alex is responsible for building a world-class technology, marketing, business development, finance, and operations team with the goal of providing Web publishers the tools to easily enable their sites with user-generated content, social networking, premium video, and content syndication capabilities.
Before joining KickApps, Alex was President and COO of JumpTV, a leading multicultural Internet Protocol television network. Prior to JumpTV Alex spent eight years at AOL, most recently as the Vice President of Product Marketing for AOL's Audience business where Alex and his team were responsible for re-launching the AOL Portal and delivering an entire suite of Web-based applications including: AOL's Video Player, Video Portal, Streaming Video advertising platform, AIM, and AIMpages social networking service. Prior to that, Alex was General Manager of AOLTV, where he established strategic relationships with DirecTV, TiVo, OpenTV, and Philips Electronics. Prior to joining AOL, Alex spent 10 years in the software industry participating in three successful startup opportunities.
Alex has an MBA from the Albers School of Business at Seattle University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.
David Boardman is a designer and media artist engaged in creating meaningful connections among people, information, and social spaces. He is particularly interested in topics related to social sustainability, participatory cultures, mapping methods, and information architecture. A distinguished graduate of Domus Academy/Interaction Design Institute, he holds an undergraduate degree in Media and Communication Studies. He spent more than two years working as designer and research scholar at MIT Design Laboratory, envisioning future scenarios and designing next-generation experiences. Prior to that, he was engaged in several research and innovation hubs such as CSP, Domus Academy Research Centre, and Kitchen Budapest. David has presented and exhibited his design and media arts projects in multiple venues. He has organized and taught workshops at MIT, PUCRS Porto Alegre, Universita di Torino, and Universidad de Chile. He is currently designing at frog, a global innovation firm.
Richard Boire is the founding partner at the Boire Filler Group, Pickering, Ontario, which uses advanced data mining techniques to help businesses understand existing and potential customers. A recognized expert in the database and data analytical industry, Richard has worked at and with clients such as Reader’s Digest, American Express, Loyalty Group, and Petro-Canada. He writes numerous articles for industry publications, is a sought-after speaker on data mining, and works closely with the Canadian Marketing Association in a number of areas.
René Bonvanie is Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing, Partner Programs, and Online Services at Serena Software Inc., a leading global independent software company focused solely on application lifecycle management for distributed and mainframe systems. Bonvanie brings nearly 25 years of executive management and marketing experience in the enterprise software industry to Serena. His responsibilities include developing business and marketing strategies to capitalize on future trends in application development, such as Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web services, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). He also leads Serena's efforts to develop partner relationships and go-to-market activities for new products and services.
Before joining Serena, Bonvanie served as SVP and GM of AppExchange and Developer Relations at Salesforce.com. Prior to that, Bonvanie served as Senior VP Global Marketing at SAP, Chief Marketing Officer at Business Objects, SVP Worldwide Marketing at Veritas Software Corp., VP Product Marketing at Oracle Corp., and in senior sales and marketing positions at Ingres.
Bonvanie holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He lives with his wife Marie and three sons in Foster City, Calif.
Ellis Booker has spent 20-plus years as a writer and editor at A-list publications, including Computerworld and InternetWeek. For the past decade, he was Editor in Chief of BtoB, Crain Communications' monthly magazine covering the intersection of marketing and business strategy.
Mary Beth Borgwing
Mary Beth Borgwing is a leading risk and technology senior executive advising high-growth companies on funding strategies and strategic business development, specializing at the intersection of insurance and the cloud. By staying ahead of the curve and maintaining relationships within insurance, risk management, technology, and other key industry leaders, she has guided her clients through governance, risk, compliance, and enterprise riskmanagement (ERM/GRC) process improvement and other risk efforts, including cloud insurance policy development and consulting. She has extensive startup and turn-around experience and a strong track record for breakthrough problem-solving, profit and marketshare improvement, speedy results, and team building. Borgwing has held leadership roles with top professional services such as Marsh, Willis Group Holdings, and Arthur Gallagher and has been the CFO and Operations Officer at Sentillion FAST Co. She has been a frequent speaker on risk management topics in various venues such as Women Corporate Directors, BIO CEO Institute, American Conference Institute, American Bar Association, Massachusetts, MIT Sloan School Speaker Series BIO, Milken Institute, and other industry conferences.
Over his 15-year career in information technology, Jean-Paul Boucher has worked with all branches of the federal, state, and local governments to develop and deploy various technology services ranging from continuity of operations policies to enterprise server management. He presents wireless technology capabilities and limitations, develops policy guidance, consults on a variety of classified and unclassified projects, and performs pilot and enterprise implementations, including some of the largest wireless solutions in the federal sector. From writing wireless policies like DoD Guidance 8100.2 and assisting with GAO audits of wireless technology in government organizations to deploying emergency communications infrastructure for Capitol Hill, the FBI, and the NIH, Mr. Boucher has performed full life-cycle management and technology projects. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1998 with a BA in History.
Jessica Bowman is a search engine optimization (SEO) strategist and consultant who has created SEO programs for Yahoo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Business.com. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Information Systems Management from Washington University, is a champ at the board game Connect Four, and plans to move to Europe... one day.
Peter Bowman has been involved in the media and communications industry for more than 20 years. In 1993, he began his Internet career as President of DESIGNfx Interactive. Later, he became Vice President of Internet Development after DESIGNfx went public in an IPO roll-up in 1998 and grew to nearly 500 employees. Currently, Peter serves as Executive Vice President at Avericom, a digital media marketing and production company he founded in 2000.
Stowe is an internationally recognized authority on social tools, and their impact on business, media, and society. He is based in San Francisco, but travels extensively as a software product theorist, working with numerous social tools startups and established players. Stowe is perhaps best known for his analysis at /Message, and his public speaking, which has included Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, Next, Reboot, Lift, Shift, Supernova, Defrag, FutureSonic, 140 Characters, and dozens more. Stowe is also the founder and head of Microsyntax.org, a non-profit researching information patterns in streaming applications like Twitter.
Mark Bregman is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Symantec, responsible for the Symantec Research Labs, emerging technologies, architecture and standards, and developing the technology strategy for the company. He also guides Symantec's investments in advanced research and is responsible for the development centers in India and China.
Bregman joined Symantec through the company's merger with Veritas Software. At Veritas, he served as CTO, responsible for cross-product integration, advanced product development, merger and acquisition strategy, and the company's engineering development centers in Pune (India) and Beijing. He also served as Veritas's Executive VP in charge of product operations since joining the company in 2002.
Bregman holds a BS in Physics from Harvard College and an MS and Doctorate in Physics from Columbia University. He is a member of the Visiting Committee to the Harvard University Libraries, a member of the American Physical Society, and a senior member of the IEEE. He also serves on the Board of Directors of ShoreTel.
Beau Brendler is a journalist, technologist, and consumer activist with a 20-year career in major media and public service. He is Managing Editor of, and also writes the weekly Webwatcher column for, AOL's Consumer Ally. Brendler has twice been elected as North American regional representative of the Internet user community ("at large") to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a position he currently holds. He was a founder of ABC News' multimedia and Internet efforts in 1997, and as editorial director of ABC News.com, led newsrooms on two coasts to win most of online journalism's major awards.
He is a frequent speaker on the topics of computer security and cybercrime, consumer issues and the Internet, online marketing and advertising, online travel and e-commerce. He has presented research, led workshops or participated in panels for the FTC, ICANN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, APEC-TEL and OECD, the Society of Professional Journalists, and more, and led consumer advocacy projects in the Netherlands, Thailand, and Malaysia. His work and interests, which include photographing rare animal species, have taken him to 81 countries around the world.
Stephen Brobst is the Chief Technology Officer, Teradata. Previously, Brobst successfully launched three start-up companies related to high-end database products and services in the data warehousing and e-business marketplaces: Tanning Technology Corporation, NexTek Solutions (acquired by IBM) and Strategic Technologies & Systems (acquired by NCR).
Matt Bross is well known as a visionary and an innovator. He's passionate about harnessing technology to help improve people's lives and enable organizations to become more successful.
As BT Group CTO, Matt is responsible for technology strategy, vision, and innovation across BT. He is the leading force behind BT's 21st Century Network transformation program, and he heads up a global BT technology, research, and development organization that spans the U.S., Europe, and Asia/Pacific.
Matt has had a long and distinguished career in communications and innovation, including senior positions at ConTel, MasterCard, and Williams. He is married, has five children, and is proud to have one of the coolest jobs on the planet.
Ariella holds a PhD in English and has taught writing to college and graduate students. Since 2005 she has served as a scorer for the SAT essay. She is the owner of Write Way Productions, which publishes Kallah Magazine. Her freelance writing services include articles, press releases, letters, blogs, Web content development, editing, and ad copy, as well as ad design.
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown focuses on wireless technologies and services, including 802.11 wireless LAN, ultrawideband, WiMax, and 3G. He has covered the wireless data industry since 1998, previously as Chief Analyst of the monthly Unstrung Insider, published by Heavy Reading's parent company Light Reading; he was additionally responsible for the overall editorial planning of Light Reading's entire line of Insider research newsletters. Prior to joining Light Reading, Gabriel was the editor of IP Wireline and Wireless Week at London's Euromoney Institutional Investor. He often presents research findings at industry events and is regularly consulted by wireless networking technology leaders.
Paul Burns is the president and founder of Neovise, an IT industry analyst firm launched in 2009 to focus on cloud computing. In this role, Paul researches IT challenges, explores business needs, and evaluates appropriate solutions from vendors and service providers. Then, based on independent analysis, he produces recommendations and expert content in the form of white papers, case studies, podcasts, and more. He also writes articles for industry publications, speaks at industry events, and is quoted by a variety of media organizations.
He has over 25 years experience in the IT industry, driving strategy for enterprise software solutions through product management, competitive analysis, and business planning. He has held a series of leadership positions in marketing and R&D, and he was research director of the IT service management practice at another industry analyst firm.
Paul earned both a BS degree in computer science and an MBA from Colorado State University. His extensive industry background offers Neovise and its clients valuable insights on technical solutions that deliver business results. He can be reached via email at email@example.com and can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn.
I'm a software guy - started a company called MacroMind which became Mcromedia.
Now I'm CEO of Broadband Mechanics - creators of PeopleAggregator - a white label social networking platform.
Jon Carter is a professional freelance cartoonist who lives and works in Indiana, among the corn and the cows. His cartoon panel CARterTOONS appears in a variety of publications across the county, such as Humor Times and Funny Times, as well as numerous web sites. You can see more of his bio and work at his site: www.cartertoons.com
Sandy Carter is IBM's Vice President, SOA and WebSphere Marketing, Strategy, and Channels. Her blog, SOA Off the Record, is a place where IBMers exchange viewpoints, share their perspectives to provide more insight around service-oriented architecture solutions, and delve into a range of SOA-related subjects. She invites you to speak out on SOA through comments in the blog – from where your organization stands on SOA adoption, to your challenges and experiences – to share with the larger community the impact of SOA on your marketplace.
Daniel Castro is a Senior Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). He has experience in the private, non-profit and government sectors. His research interests include technology policy, health IT, green IT, e-government, security, and privacy. Mr. Castro has an M.S. in information security technology and management from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Vinton G. Cerf
Vinton G. Cerf is a co-designer of the architecture of the Internet. He and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, have been jointly awarded the U.S. National Medal of Technology, the ACM Alan M. Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Japan Prize for their development of TCP/IP, the protocol series on which the Internet is based.
Currently Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, Cerf previously held a range of senior technology roles at MCI. He also was VP of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) ; Chairman of the Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007; and Founding President of the Internet Society from 1992-1995. Cerf is Honorary Chairman of the IPv6 Forum and serves on several national, state, and industry committees focused on cyber-security.
Cerf sits on the boards of the Endowment for Excellence in Education, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Advisory Committee, and Avanex Corp. He also serves as First VP and Treasurer of the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the Annenberg Center for Communications at USC, and the National Academy of Engineering.
Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and PhD degrees in Computer Science from UCLA. He holds honorary degrees from 15 universities worldwide.
Jude Chao is a freelance writer, editor, and content consultant with over ten years' experience wrangling the written word. After a less-than-fortuitous beginning, which involved the editing of a lifelong seafarer's thousand-page political manifesto, she wrote marketing and web copy for several successful companies and one content farm. Her work currently appears on The CMO Site and Educational IT. For over two years, Jude also worked at the English tutorial center at San Diego City College, where she developed a series of tutor and student writing resources. In her spare time, she writes short fiction and struggles with her novel.
Ross Chevalier is CTO and CIO of Novell Canada Ltd., responsible for maintaining relationships with customers and partners to help them leverage Novell's offerings. He also acts as a customer and market advocate, interacting with all of Novell's product business units.
Ross has 25 years of industry experience and has been involved in all aspects of networking including systems integration and IS management. Prior to joining Novell Canada, Ross held a variety of senior consulting positions including, most recently, Vice President, Professional Services, at Brains II, one of Canada’s leading systems integrators.
An avid writer, Ross is the editor of Novell Canada’s electronic newsletter for technology professionals, which targets IT personnel, systems engineers, and architects across Canada. Ross is also a dedicated guitar collector and spends his leisure time restoring and working on classic cars and motorcycles.
Adam Christensen manages IBM's social media communications, working on the strategy, policies, and execution of IBM's social media efforts across the company. He is the editor of the Smarter Planet blog. Prior to his current role, Adam held a number of positions within IBM corporate communications. Before joining IBM, Adam worked at Brodeur Worldwide in New York City, leading that firm's financial services practice. He’s held related jobs at Novell in Provo, Utah, and Coltrin & Associates in New York City. He resides in Stamford, Conn. Adam can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/adamclyde. His personal blog is http://adamchristensen.com.
Anthony Cicco, Jr., Global Chief Information Officer for PPC, is responsible for leading all technology and security initiatives for the AEA group – AEA, PPC, and ERG. He joined PPC in 2011 and is currently responsible for overseeing and coordinating all technology, telecommunications, wide area networking, local area networking, desktop support, IT security, disaster recovery planning, applications training and support, and information management. He has more than 35 years of IT experience and more than 20 years of datacenter operations and management experience. He previously served as the Government Accountability Office (GAO) CIO. During his tenure, GAO went from 53rd to 1st in the Gartner Group's total cost of ownership ranking while the IT organization received the highest customer satisfaction scores across the agency. Anthony has been selected to Computerworld's list of Premier 100 IT Leaders for his work supporting the Hurricane Katrina response, CIO Magazine's CIO 100, and Federal Computer Magazine's Federal Top 100 list. He is also a Congressional Award recipient for leadership in supporting key legislative activities under emergency conditions. Prior to joining PPC, he provided IT governance, CIO mentoring, and IT energy management and optimization services to SRA clients. He developed SRA's comprehensive Green IT Maturity Model that is based on industry best-practices and sound IT governance. He earned his MBA in Organizational Management from California State University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Jane Clabby has been in the computer industry for 25 years. She worked at both Data General and EMC in a variety of positions including product management, marketing research, business development, and marketing communications. In her five years at Clabby Analytics, she has covered storage, storage management, grid computing, cloud computing, and application performance management in her role as a research analyst. Jane received her BA from Williams College and an MBA from Boston University.
Joe Clabby is President of Clabby Analytics (founded in 2001). He has been in the computer industry for over 30 years in sales, marketing, and research/analysis. He is recognized for his work in the areas of servers, infrastructure, and management. Joe's current area of focus is on workload-optimized systems – workloads geared to exploit certain processors with system designs that help applications execute extremely efficiently. He is also an author of two books, Visualize This and Web Services Explained, and is working on a third book, Workload Optimization for Smarter People.
Scott Clavenna, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Greentech Media, has been leading high-tech market research firms for over 15 years. In his capacity as a trusted analyst and consultant, Scott has helped dozens of companies enter and succeed in complex and intensely competitive markets worldwide. He also has authored more than 30 reports that helped define important emerging market segments in optical and broadband communications. Prior to founding Greentech Media, Scott was chief analyst at Heavy Reading, the market research arm of Light Reading, the dominant online media company in the telecommunications market. Before creating Heavy Reading, Scott founded PointEast Research, providing strategic consulting and market intelligence to a broad mix of startups, venture capitalists, and major suppliers in the communications/IT industry, and worked as director of research for Light Reading. In 1997, Scott co-founded Pioneer Consulting, which quickly grew into the leading market research firm covering the optical and broadband communications industry.
Scott Cleland is one of nation's foremost techcom analysts and experts, at the nexus of capital markets, public policy, and techcom industry change. He is widely respected in industry, government, media, and capital markets as a forward thinker, free market proponent, and leading authority on the future of communications.
Cleland is the founder and President of Precursor LLC, a techcom industry research and consulting firm whose mission is to help companies anticipate change for competitive advantage. He is also Chairman of NetCompetition.org, a wholly owned subsidiary of Precursor LLC and an e-forum on Net Neutrality funded by a wide range of broadband telecom, cable, and wireless companies.
Tom Clement is a Senior Development Manager with Serena Software with responsibility for Serena's Mashup Composer. Before coming to Serena in 2005, Tom was a Director of Software Engineering at Apptero and Avinon. In his 21 years of software engineering experience he has held a variety of roles including Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Lucent Technologies and Senior Software Architect at Mosaix. He holds a degree in Mathematics from Middlebury College and a law degree from the University of Texas.
H. Randy Cochran
H. Randy Cochran is Founder and Principal IT architect for Data Center Enhancements Inc. He has 37 years of experience as a computer professional, with a strong emphasis on enterprise SAN/NAS/DAS planning and design. He is an expert in big-data storage and related infrastructure. Randy's experience includes petabyte-scale storage, enterprise-level servers, system virtualization, datacenter optimization, e-discovery deployment, disaster recovery planning, and project management. Other skills include developing strategies for leveraging disruptive technologies, high availability design, performance analysis, capacity management, and data protection. He blogs at BigDataChallenges.com.
Michael Bennett Cohn
Michael Bennett Cohn has a range of experience in online publishing that spans creative, business, and technical aspects of the field. His former employers include Microsoft, CondeNast, and Federated Media. He also ran the online marketing campaign for the release of the first Amazon Kindle. You can also find him on Twitter or on his personal blog.
Jeff cole is President of JCG Management Consulting Ltd., a firm specializing in business process improvement and change management. A former quality executive in a Fortune 500 firm, Jeff has over 25 years experience in improvement techniques and human change. He holds an MBA and industry certifications in Six Sigma, Quality Management, and Change Management. Jeff also served two terms on the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He is an author and frequent speaker at conferences who has helped clients across a variety of industries.
Rick Cook has written thousands of articles, blog posts, etc. about computers and technology over the last 30 years. He is also the author of the "Wiz series" of fantasy novels full of bad computer jokes.
ginger coons is a designer, artist, pseudo-academic, and occasional writer whose work specializes in topics of intellectual property, civil liberties, and truth in production. While largely centered in Canada, her work has been shown as far afield as Brussels. As a research mercenary, she blogs regularly on the above topics both in writing and illustration at adaptstudio.ca/blog.
As part of Kraft's CIS (Consumer Insight and Strategy) group, Frank Cotignola leads the knowledge management and social media listening and consulting efforts. He helped develop the Community Intelligence Portal, which is the largest site of its kind at Kraft. He also authors the top blog at the company, titled Randomness. Frank's efforts to develop both free and paid (NetBase and Radian6) listening platforms and insights have led to the integration and usage of such research into traditional "asking" research and shopper insights. Frank has significant analytic and quantitative research experience across a number of well-known suppliers and manufacturers.
Tom Coughlin, President of Coughlin Associates, has been working for over 30 years in the data storage industry in engineering and management positions at companies including Ampex, Polaroid, Seagate, Maxtor, Micropolis, Syquest, and 3M. He has more than 60 publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is active with IDEMA, the IEEE Magnetics Society, IEEE CE Society, and other professional organizations.
Tom was Chairman of the 2007 Santa Clara Valley IEEE Section and current chair of the IEEE Region 6 Central Area. He was former Chairman of the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Consumer Electronics Society and the Magnetics Society. He is the founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conference, a partner to the annual Consumer Electronics Show, as well as the Creative Storage Conference. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis (including reports and a newsletter) as well as Data Storage Technical Consulting services. For more information go to www.tomcoughlin.com.
Stuart Crawford is a strategic online communications and IT marketing professional with Ulistic. He has worked in the managed services arena for over 15 years as a service professional, recently changing gears to focus on coaching and mentoring his peers on the strategies he employed as a technology professional. Read Stuart’s blog here.
Susan Crawford is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, teaching Internet law and communications law. Last term (fall 2007) she was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School, and starting on July 1, 2008, she will join the faculty at Michigan. She is a member of the board of directors of ICANN and is the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the Internet that takes place each Sept. 22. Ms. Crawford received her BA (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and JD from Yale University. She served as a clerk for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (Washington, D.C.) until the end of 2002, when she left that firm to enter the legal academy. Susan, a violist, lives in New York City.
David Croslin is CEO of Innovate the Future, a consultancy specializing in the development and training of innovation practices related to processes, products, and markets for companies ranging from startups to multinationals. He has reviewed thousands of companies as a consultant and as a member of the mergers and acquisitions teams at HP and Verizon. He has started and driven five companies and currently has two startups in stealth. The holder of 25 patents referenced by 400 other patents, David was chief technologist at HP and chief product architect at Verizon/MCI. His book Innovate the Future is available through Amazon and other retail outlets. Praised as the first true "how to innovate" book, Innovate the Future has also been published in Chinese as Top of the Wave and is now a textbook at leading universities, including Case Western Reserve University. David speaks at global conferences, including the World CIO Forum, CTIA, Mobile World Congress, BSS/OSS, and many others.
George Crump is President and Senior Analyst at Storage Switzerland, an IT analyst firm focused on the storage and virtualization markets. With 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the U.S., he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, and SAN. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of that nation’s largest storage integrators, where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection.
Rob Crumpler joined BuzzLogic as President and CEO in October 2005, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience with fast-growth technology companies, including Microsoft and Intuit. While at Microsoft, he played a key role in defining the advertising technologies and business models that drove the revenue growth of MSN. During his seven-year tenure at Microsoft, he also helped the company pioneer new ad models, such as cost-per-action, as part of the MSN Finance Channel's advertising strategy.
Prior to Microsoft, Crumpler founded and served as President and CEO at On The Go Software, an industry leader in the expense reporting and travel management space, which was acquired by Intuit in 1996. While at Intuit, he led the development of the OFX Consortium, which fathered Open Financial Exchange, the de facto standard for financial reporting and transactions on the Internet. He received a BS in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Dan Cypra graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2002 and received his Master of Business Administration in 2003. He is an Internet gambling industry expert and writes for several of the leading poker news sites on the Web. He looks forward to keeping readers of Internet Evolution.com up to date on the latest from this fluid industry.
Dr. Michael (Mike) Dahan is an Israeli-American political scientist, specializing in the political, social, and cultural contexts of technological use and diffusion, particularly in the Middle East. Michael is a frequent commentator in the Israeli press and with the Pew Internet Project. He lectures at a number of universities and colleges in Israel and resides in Jerusalem.
Diann Daniel is a freelance editor and writer based near Boston. Adept at navigating the changing journalism landscape, she covers a range of business and tech topics, as well as those focused on health and wellness. On a tech note, her coverage areas have included business intelligence, innovation, and Web 2.0. She also led CIO.com’s editorial slideshow and video efforts. In other arenas, she has lent her editorial talents to textbooks, health-focused publishing, and more.
Danny deBruin is an award-winning cartoonist, writer, musician, and teacher. His cartoons and articles have appeared in Newsday, Cracked, the Long Island Voice, and numerous other publications. He is the author of the musical e-book graphic novel, I Am Stu Pitt, the first graphic novel of its kind. Danny is currently working on the follow-up musical e-book, A Stu Pitt Love Story. His website can be found at http://www.dannydebruin.com.
Patrick J. Dempsey
Patrick J. Dempsey is currently Chief Information Security Officer for Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. From 2003 to 2007, he was a special agent with Federal Bureau of Investigation, assigned to the Newark (N.J.) Division's Cyber Crime Squad. As a special agent for the FBI, he investigated dozens of crimes and worked with numerous law enforcement groups throughout the United States and ten international locations to track down hackers and other types of cyber criminals. He has investigated and arrested criminals involved in: computer intrusions, virus writing, Internet fraud, telecommunications hacking, telecommunications fraud, identity theft, and theft of intellectual property.
Dempsey has conducted training and presentations regarding information security to: various international law enforcement organizations; members of the international intelligence community; the Department of Homeland Security; the National Security Information Exchange; members of the insurance, legal, and actuarial and risk management industries. He received his MS degree in Information Systems from Drexel University in 2005. From 1997 to 2003, Dempsey was a systems and network engineer for Advanta Corp. in Springhouse, Pa.
Suki Dennison, an interior designer based in Bergen County, N.J., passed away in April 2009. She held a BA in English from NYU and a degree in interior design from the New York School of Interior Design and Berkeley College in New Jersey.
Daniel P. Dern
Daniel P. Dern is a Boston-based independent technology writer who has been writing about the Internet, its marvels and follies, since he worked at BBN during the mid-1980s. Daniel was the first editor of the first magazine all about the Internet (Internet World – he's got still got a stack in his basement) and author of one of the first general-user Internet books. He also covers everything from notebooks and portable/mobile accessories to SMB/enterprise hardware, software (including Linux/open-source), virtualization, UPS/power/cooling/data centers, security, network/IT management, storage, and networking through digital cameras, audio, peripherals, and gadgets... plus whatever else he's assigned, of course.
Daniel also writes science fiction, children's/YA fiction, humor, song parodies, and PR, and is an amateur magician. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. His Website is www.dern.com, and his technology blog is TryingTechnologyBlog.com.
Mark Diamond is founder, President, and CEO of Contoural Inc., a provider of business and technology consulting services. Mark is one of the industry's thought leaders in litigation readiness, e-discovery, compliance, archiving, data protection, and ILM strategies and practices. Under his leadership, Contoural has grown to be an industry leader in developing business and technology strategies for data retention policies and information archiving. Providing innovative approaches, these strategies help simplify complex issues, ensure compliance, reduce risks, and lower costs.
A frequent industry speaker, Mark addresses how organizations can better align legal and business requirements with IT and storage spending. An expert in the business drivers around archival and the technical strategies for implementing them, he addresses what are the emerging best practices and outlines practical approaches for email and electronic document archival that reduce liability, lower costs, and ensure compliance.
As the Editor of ThinkerNet, Alison works with contributors to bring fresh perspective to the IE community. Before joining Internet Evolution, Alison was editor in chief of 21st Century IT, another DeusM site.
Alison spent a year at Ziff Davis Enterprises after an interesting and varied freelance career, where she wrote for publications and clients such as Information Week, CIO Insight, eWeek, Channel Insider, ChannelPro, Baseline Magazine, The CMO Site, multiple TechTarget sites, CRN, VARBusiness, Florida Today, and IT Expert Voice. Before going solo, Alison spent 10 years at CRN, rising to managing editor, departments, of the channel publication.
She lives in Florida with her husband, daughter, and two cats. When she's not working, she enjoys cheering on her daughter's softball team and rooting for the Yankees, reading, swimming, and traveling.
Yihong is a researcher, thinker, and blogger. His active research areas include Semantic Web, Web annotation, data extraction, and ontologies. He is also known for his distinctive views on Web evolution and the future of the Internet. He publishes his thoughts on his blog, Thinking Space. He is also a contributing author to SemanticFocus.com, a premier Website for Semantic Web technologies. Yihong is employed as Informatic Architect at Fujifilm Medical Systems. He is also affiliated with DERI Innsbruck, a leading Semantic-Web research lab. He received his Master of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering.
Mimi Dionne has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Her nine years of experience in the records and information management field include experience in five enterprise-wide electronic records management implementations (including records destruction), front-end scanning, the corporate archival enterprise, and offsite storage management. She is a Certified Records Manager, a Certified Document Imaging Architect, a Certified Archivist, and a Project Management Professional.
Leland began working for "The Telephone Company" when he was 21 and moved through numerous jobs and layers of management in the telecommunications industry for the next 30 years. His specialties include customer care, data/voice subject matter expertise, data stewardship, process management, technical documentation, client requirements, IT/end-user facilitation, and Web design/content creation. As an employee and as a consultant, he's worked with companies ranging from a Belgian telecom startup to three of the so-called Baby Bells and three of their competitors. His hobbies include writing fiction and photography. He's spent the majority of the last three years building his green/off-grid home in the middle of nowhere in southern Colorado, with the assistance of his Border collie, Angelo. He is grateful to be nearing completion.
Cory is an activist, a writer, a blogger, a public speaker, and a technology person. He is the co-editor of Boing Boing, a popular Weblog about technology, culture, and politics. He is in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, and he uses some of their licenses for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, Disney, and post-scarcity economics.
He wrote science fiction novels – three published to date (Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, 2003, Eastern Standard Tribe, 2004, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, 2005), and a short story collection (A Place So Foreign and Eight More, 2003). He also contributes content to magazines like Wired, Popular Science, and MAKE and freelances for The New York Times and the Salon Website.
Tad Donaghe is a software engineer with more than 16 years of experience. He's also an amateur futurist and a transhumanist who was active in the Extropian community in the late 90s. Donaghe has been social on the Internet since 1990 and met his wife on a telnet bbs before the release of the Mosaic Web browser. Over the course of his career, he has written software for interstate electrical power trading, the health insurance industry, and international retail chains and has done consulting work for other industries. In his spare time he thinks about the future of technology and how it will shape humanity.
Patrick is Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, a market research organization offering quantitative analysis of telecom technology to professionals working in and around the telecommunications industry. He has been a telecom market journalist, analyst, and strategist for 16 years. In January 2006 he joined Heavy Reading from Nortel, having spent five years as a Senior Manager of Strategic Planning for the company's wireless business, spanning GSM, CDMA, UMTS, WiMax, and other wireless technologies. Prior to Nortel, Donegan spent two years in business research for Motorola's Corporate Strategy Office in EMEA and two years as a wireless analyst for the Yankee Group. As a journalist, Donegan was Deputy Editor of Public Network Europe from 1990-1995 and Editor of Mobile Communications International from 1995-1997. He is based in the U.K.
Paul Doyle has worked for more than 20 years in both logical and physical security, including counter-terrorism operations. He is also a co-founder of the Information Assurance Consortium, a nonprofit dedicated to allowing organizations and individuals to conduct their affairs in a secure and verifiable manner. He co-chairs the AIIM C-22 Evidentiary Support Legal Standards Committee and is an active member of the American Bar Association's Information Security Committee. Doyle is also the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Proofspace, a leading data integrity solution provider.
Anders Drachen is a veteran Data Scientist, Games Analyst and Game User Research specialist from Game Analytics (www.gameanalytics.com), which are currently developing the first comprehensive tool for games analytics across platforms, engines and languages. He also forms part of AGORA Informatics (www.agorainformatics.com), a consultancy and R&D company specializing in providing game metrics services and consulting services on game user research to the creative industries, as well as R&D on game metrics application and integration in game development.
He is also currently affiliated with the top-tier Department of Communication (Aalborg University, Denmark), and retains close collaboration with Copenhagen Business School and the IT University of Copenhagen. He has also in the past operated as a researcher in game development, authoring more than 50 peer-reviewed (academic professional) publications on game design, -development and user-oriented testing, and written more than 100 articles in magazines, newspapers and online media on topics ranging from Games to Geology. He is one of the most published authors worldwide on the topic of game metrics, and one of the earliest adopters of spatial analysis and user profiling in game development contexts. His research and professional work is carried out in collaboration with major game companies like Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive and Beautiful Game Studios (e.g. on recent titles such as Tomb Raider: Underworld, Kane & Lynch, Fragile Alliance and Just Cause 2), as well as with leading researchers in the field worldwide. His research work was recognized with a best paper award at the largest media conference in Northern Europe, MindTrek, in 2009.
He has organized several international conferences and served on about two dozen conference committees. He currently serves the advisory board for the IGDA Games User Research SIG which includes over 250 industry professionals and academics working with game evaluation and GUR.
Dennis Drogseth is vice president in charge of New England at the consultancy Enterprise Management Associates. He supports EMA through leadership in business service management (BSM), CMDB systems, automation systems, and service-centric financial optimization. Dennis also works across practice areas to promote dialogues across critical areas of technology and market interdependencies. Before this, Dennis helped to build the network management practice area at EMA. Before joining EMA, he worked to develop marketing strategies and new business models for Cabletron's SPECTRUM management software. Before that, he spent 14 years with IBM in marketing and communications, including a year of international consulting on best practices for bringing networking solutions to market. Dennis holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University.
Paul Dunay has spent more than 20 years in marketing, creating buzz for leading technology companies such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Avaya, and Cisco. He also has delivered work for American Express, Motorola, Genzyme, Novartis, Citigroup, Cendant, and Ernst & Young.
Paul currently is a Global Director of Integrated Marketing for BearingPoint. His unique approach to integrated marketing has been recognized as a 2007 and 2006 finalist and 2005 winner of the Driving New Demand award of the Information Technology Services Marketing Association (ITSMA) as well as a winner of BearingPoint's Best Overall Marketing Campaign award in 2004.
Paul has been a featured speaker for AMA, MarketingProfs, Marketing Sherpa, BtoB Magazine, ITSMA, CMO Council, and Marketing Operations Management, and his articles and research have appeared in CMO Magazine, Information Week, Marketing Sherpa, iMedia, and been quoted several times in BtoB Marketing Magazine.
Paul holds a degree in Leadership from the Yale School of Management, a degree in Strategy and Innovation from MIT, and a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Computer Science from Ithaca College. Visit his blog http://www.buzzmarketingfortechnology.com.
Phil Dunn is a journalist, technology consultant, and marketing writer (www.qualitywriter.com). For the past 15 years, he has been producing articles, Web content, whitepapers, case studies, social media strategies, PPC campaigns, and trade show presentations for Fortune 100 corporations as well as small and medium-sized businesses. With persuasive writing and educational materials, he has demonstrated and described everything from $22 haircuts to $50,000 cars to $1 million software licensing agreements.
Early in his career, Phil wrote lifestyle, business, community, and technology articles for consumer and technology publications. That experience allowed him to build contacts in the business community and launch his communications firm – Synapse Services Co. Synapse specializes in "turning complex subjects into everyday benefits."
Phil has a Master of Arts in print journalism (with public relations and broadcast media training) from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in history from UC Berkeley. He continues to write travel, hotel, and restaurant review articles for lifestyle magazines as time permits. He's also co author of The 7 Essential Steps to Successful eBay Marketing (McGraw-Hill, 2005).
Edelman is the founder, president, and CEO of Corridor Consulting, a systems integration and consulting firm focused on Enterprise Content Management (ECM). He contributes to periodicals including InformationWeek, CIO Magazine, AIIM E-DOC, and KMWorld. He is a featured speaker at industry conferences and sits on a number of emerging technology committees in the ECM industry, including AIIM's Emerging Technology Group (EmTAG), established to provide feedback and direction to the AIIM board and its international constituency. He performs a similar function for ARMA's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) group. Edelman is also the author of Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office – 8 Strategies for Winning in Business Without Being a Jerk.
Ev Ehrlich is the President of ESC Company, a firm that consults on economic matters to a broad range of firms and organizations in the financial, accounting, pharmaceutical, technology, professional sports, and other industries. He has served as Chief Economist and head of strategic planning of Unisys Corporation and as Undersecretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs in the Clinton Administration. He was for eight years a regular commentator on National Public Radio and is the author of two novels.
Greg Elin is the Chief Evangelist for Sunlight Foundation. He's been at Sunlight since its beginning in 2006, when he created the Sunlight Labs, the technology arm of the foundation where he both implemented and promoted Web service APIs for transparency data. He has worked on the cutting edge of communications technology for almost 20 years, spending the last 10 years developing software at the intersection of data, the Web, and social software. He is the creator of Fotonotes, an open source Web-based approach to image annotation that was popularized by Flickr and has been widely copied and adopted. Mr. Elin has a BA in communication from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School and a master's from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. He became a Web data/software developer as it became clear new tools were driving innovation faster than policy.
Carla C. Emmons
Carla C. Emmons has 15 years of experience in the IT field. She has held technical positions in classic, old-school technology companies, Internet startups, enterprise software companies, education services companies, and the pharmaceutical industry. Often, her colleagues and development teams are scattered across different time zones and countries. She develops, tunes, and implements system lifecycles and communication processes for development and technical organizations big and small. She also advises CEOs and COOs on technical operations and product development strategies. Her blog, Miscellany of a Cheshire Cat, chronicles the more mundane challenges of the remote worker and working from home, distributed team management, and gardening – as well as providing, as a comic outlet, the life of a would-be super-hero.
Jon Emmons has built a reputation for breaking down the barriers of technology. On his blog, Life After Coffee, Jon writes about topics ranging from Oracle database administration to the benefits and challenges of working from home. Jon is most interested in how technology shapes our lives. He is also the author of two books, Oracle Shell Scripting and Easy Linux Commands. He often presents to both technical and non-technical audiences on subjects that span from database administration to integrating technology in our lives.
Through his work as an Oracle consultant, Jon continues to assist institutions with multimillion-dollar implementations. Beyond his technical duties, Jon also acts as a team manager, managing a team of database administrators and technical trainers who are distributed across North America. He is also co-founder of the Web 2.0 wish list site MasterWish.com. For his contributions to the Oracle community, Jon has been recognized with the Oracle ACE award. He is continually sought out as a consultant and speaker for his vision, attention to detail, and breadth of knowledge.
Joseph A. (Jae) Engelbrecht, Jr. is a principal with Toffler Associates. He has over thirty years' experience advising senior executives in government, emphasizing intelligence and defense, and in telecommunications, aerospace, satellite manufacturing, and information services. He has developed hundreds of strategies from international, national, agency, corporate, and product perspectives. He has led dozens of future studies for high-level clients, including landmark inquiries focused on space and aerospace in 2025, on the Asia-Pacific region in 2030, and on global matters in 2020 and 2025. He designed the Toffler Associates Alternate Futures practice and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Charlotte Erdmann comments on a wide range of technologies from her base in Berlin. Previously, she was the long-serving editor-in-chief of the magazine Mac Life as well as a host of special publications devoted to Apple products published by falkemedia in Kiel, Germany. After graduating in computer linguistics, German studies, and educational theory, she initially focused her journalistic activities on Apple, NeXT, and online media, and is familiar with the worlds of iPhone and Cocoa development. She developed and led the only German-language NeXT magazine, entitled NextToYou. Erdmann became online editor-in-chief at ZooPlus.de in 1999. She later developed the MacLife.de. In 2008, she became editor-in-chief of all Apple publications at falkemedia. She led a major relaunch of MacLife.de and was closely involved establishing its popular Facebook page. In addition to blogging, she is a media and communication consultant, organizing and managing large customer magazines and marketing activities within the IT industry.
Lisa Erickson-Harris is a seasoned information technology professional with more than two decades of experience as practitioner, writer, teacher, and analyst in the computing industry. Her experience reflects a wide range of roles, providing her with perspective on IT operations, development, partnership/alliance management, and marketing. As principal of LYCKA Research, she is an independent analyst, researcher, and writer. Lisa periodically serves as an adjunct faculty member teaching computer science at local colleges. She has been a contributing columnist for CIOUpdate, Network World, itSM Solutions DITY Newsletter, and numerous vendor-sponsored newsletters and is co-author of SLM Solutions: A Buyer's Guide. She holds a BS in management information systems from Southern New Hampshire University.
Jon Evans is an author whose novels have won an Arthur Ellis Award, translation into several languages, and praise from The Economist, The Times, and The Washington Post; a journalist whose work has appeared in Wired, Reader's Digest, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail; and an experienced software engineer. He lives in Toronto and at rezendi.com.
Bryon Evje is Chief Operating Officer of Broadband Enterprises and is responsible for expanding the company's online broadcast network across 1,700 Web publishers, whose aggregate monthly footprint includes 800 million video streams and approximately 25 million unique users.
In addition to overseeing the company's affiliate network, Evje has structured strategic programming partnerships and built the company's syndication and technology businesses. He is also responsible for helping shape the company's original production strategy and partnerships.
Prior to joining Broadband Enterprises, Evje was Vice President of broadband video distributor Wavexpress, with primary responsibilities including fulfilling operational and sales functions for one of the Web's pioneering video-on-demand (VOD) technology providers.
Paul Ferrill has a BS and MS in electrical engineering and has been writing about computers for over twenty years. He currently serves as CTO for Avionics Test and Analysis Corporation working on multiple DOD projects. Software development has been his primary focus along with architecting large scale data management and storage systems. He also serves on several DOD standards committees providing input to the next generation of data recording and transmission standards.
He has a long history with both Microsoft and open source technologies. While Microsoft's Visual Basic is his primary software language of choice, he also finds time to tinker with Python on the open source side. He's had articles published in PC Magazine, PC Computing, InfoWorld, Computer World, Network World, Network Computing, Federal Computer Week, Information Week, and multiple Web sites.
Graham has been researching telecommunications for more than 20 years, formerly as a journalist and latterly as an analyst and consultant. He joined Heavy Reading in September 2004 following a ten-year tenure at the Yankee Group. As Chief Analyst, Graham has been responsible for a wide range of research, focusing primarily on next-generation broadband services and IMS. He has also hosted numerous Webinars and Live events for Light Reading and is a regular speaker at other major industry events. As a journalist, Graham was Editor in Chief of the award-winning industry paper Communications Week International and has edited several other leading trade publications.
Sharon Fisher is a veteran computer journalist who has been on staff at InfoWorld, CommunicationsWeek, and Computerworld. Her freelance work has appeared in numerous publications and online sites including BetaNews.com, CMSWire.com, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Input-Output, InformIT.com, IT Knowledge Exchange,FierceContentManagement.com, DaniWeb.com, Byte, Data Communications, Datamation, InfoWorld, LAN, LAN Times, MacWeek, Macworld, Network Computing, Network World, PC Week, PC World, Storage, and Unix World. She has also served as a research director at Gartner Inc. and as online community manager for the Santa Fe Institute. She is the author of Riding the Internet Highway and has contributed to three other computer books, as well as e-books in content management. She holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master's degree in public administration from Boise State University. Sharon makes her home in Kuna, Idaho. She may be reached on Twitter at @slfisher.
Jeff Fleischman is Chief Digital Officer at TIAA-CREF. Previously, he was Senior VP, Customer Experience, Global Direct Banking, at Citi. Prior to Citi, Jeff was General Manager/Senior VP, E-Business, for Monster.com, where he focused on leading the development of the e-business segment and managing the e-business P&L. His responsibilities also included developing a drive Web strategy and online experience to expand market reach, increase revenue, drive sales and cross-sell, and improve site satisfaction, as well as leading strategic initiatives to support channel growth. Before joining Monster, Jeff was with American Express in various roles in finance, risk management, and American Express Interactive. His most recent position was Vice President, U.S. Interactive Group, responsible for developing and managing the online channel for all U.S. businesses. Prior to American Express, Jeff held a variety of marketing and finance positions with Advanta, JP Morgan Chase, and Bankers Trust. Jeff earned a BS in Finance from Syracuse University and an MBA from Hofstra University.
Anne Flournoy is a reformed Sundance filmmaker now making a comedy webseries The Louise Log. It's about a NYC woman who has a high-maintenance husband, an addiction to caffeine, problems with time management, and an over-active inner voice. Here's one three minute episode to start with which won a PBS competition: http://is.gd/3JF3Y
You can find all the others at http://TheLouiseLog.com. Please let me know what you think! Thank you.
David Foote is co-founder, CEO and Chief Research Officer of Foote Partners LLC, an independent IT research and advisory firm founded in 1997 that serves more than 1,400 clients on five continents. The firm’s continuously updated IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index comprehensively surveys market demand and pay for nearly 400 IT skills and certifications. Foote has worked at Gartner, META Group, and several Silicon Valley technology companies, and now leads a team of senior analysts and consultants whose popular advisory services and proprietary survey research (90,000 IT professionals, 1,960 U.S. and Canadian employers) are aimed at managing IT's impact on businesses and their customers. A popular featured opinion columnist, Web/podcaster, and frequent contributor to dozens of online, print, radio, and television media sources, Foote can be contacted at email@example.com and on Twitter at @FPView.
Nigel joined GHY in 1988 and has developed and expanded its information technology area to adapt to the demands of an information-intensive industry. He is the architect and overseer of GHY's technology backbone and infrastructure. He oversees relationships with the company's technology-related vendors, and he is visionary in equipping GHY to meet its present and future challenges. Nigel oversees a staff of four. He is a founding member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Innovation Awards and the CIO Association of Canada. He has spoken at many national and international conferences, and he accepted the IBM Innovation Award for the iSeries server on behalf of the company in Chicago in 2005.
William Abbott Foster is a faculty associate in the Science, Technology, and Society Program at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on information technology and globalization. He is also President of Foster and Brahm, a management consulting company that helps businesses and governments develop next-generation network strategies. His books and articles are available online here. William’s PhD dissertation on the Diffusion of the Internet in China was published by CISAC at Stanford University in 2001. Between 1995 and 2001, he was International Policy Editor for ISP trade association CIX. He has a BA in Religion from Williams College and grew up in Nigeria and Bangladesh where his father ran the smallpox eradication programs.
Susan Fourtané is a journalist, business, science, technology writer, and philosopher (Birkbeck, University of London) with a long-life interest in science and technology -and other things-. She has been writing for Helsinki Times since 2006. She also contributes to several UBN/DeusM publications, Global Blue Marketing, and World.Edu.
Prior to being lured by journalism and writing in the sole company of her lovely Mac, a cup of tea, and the eventual apple pie, she used to work extensively in the international B2B environment in two continents.
A former educator who especialized in business, she is now fascinated with the use of technology present in all spheres of life. As a constant traveler, Susan considers herself a citizen of the world, lives in Finland, and loves the Scandinavian design and life style.
Maggie Fox, founder of Social Media Group, one of North America's agencies devoted exclusively to helping business navigate the world of Web 2.0, is a communications and content expert who has never met a medium she didn't like. Over the course of her career, she's marketed, written, and produced television content for some of the biggest and best-known brands in North America, including Sears, Deloitte, and Disney.
Pioneers in their field, SMG has worked with some of the best-known brands in Europe and North America, including Ford Motor Company, SAP, Yamaha Motor, and Harlequin Publishing. Maggie often speaks to the press and business groups about the importance and use of social media in the enterprise.
Steve Francia is the Chief Solutions Architect at 10gen, where he is responsible for the user experience of MongoDB, including drivers, integrations, Web, docs, and evangelism. Steve previously has held executive technical roles at OpenSky, Portero, and Takkle. He blogs, authors books, teaches, speaks, writes code, and maintains a popular Vim distribution. Find out more at http://spf13.com.
A serial entrepreneur, Cynthia Francis has extensive experience building and leading pioneering companies in digital media management and online media technologies. In 2003, after more than a decade of leadership in digital asset management, she co-founded Reality Digital where she shapes the company's success as CEO. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer for the Content Group and Chief Marketing Officer/ VP of Business Development for eMotion Inc. Both Content Group and eMotion provided large-scale digital media management solutions for enterprise customers. Early in her career, Cynthia held positions at Apple Computer and Eagle River Interactive. She is a frequent speaker at leading industry events, including OMMA, NAB, iMedia, Digital Hollywood, Streaming Media, and others. She holds two degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
Matthew Fraser is a Web 2.0 strategist who speaks and consults on a wide range of issues – from the social impact of networks like Facebook to the role of Web 2.0 in politics, business, and government. An adjunct professor at the American University of Paris and senior fellow at INSEAD, he is the author of Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World. His upcoming book is titled The BELL Strategy: Case Studies in Branding, Engaging, Learning and Leading in the Enterprise 2.0. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harriet Fryman is the Business Unit Executive of BI Product Marketing at IBM Business Analytics and currently leads the product marketing team and go-to-market strategy for the business intelligence and performance management portfolio. This portfolio includes Cognos Business Intelligence, real-time monitoring, what-if analysis, the Cognos Platform, and integration with InfoSphere, Lotus, and ECM. Harriet is a 20+ year veteran of BI and data warehousing markets, including eight years in professional services on customer implementations. She is a spokesperson and writer on key BI trends, including how to drive greater user adoption, convergence of BI and Enterprise 2.0, and deployment options, including cloud.
Deborah Gage is an award winning journalist who has covered business and technology from Silicon Valley for 15 years. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Baseline magazine, eCompany and numerous other publications. She has also covered politics for Minnesota Public Radio.
Sean Gallagher is an award-winning IT journalist and veteran technology professional. He is the former director of IT strategy for Ziff-Davis Media, and a former systems integrator. He is also the former head of InformationWeek Labs. Gallagher is now an independent journalist and technology consultant, and lives in Baltimore, MD.
Stephen Gallagher is a Linux Software Engineer working at Red Hat, Inc. His primary project is the System Security Services Daemon -- a replacement for nss_ldap, pam_ldap, and pam_krb5, with support for offline operation.
Jason is Vice President, IBM PureSystems Product Management. IBM PureSystems was first launched on April 11, 2012, as part of a new category of systems called expert integrated systems. IBM PureSystems is a family of offerings that have three key attributes, including built-in expertise, integration by design, and simplified experience. IBM PureApplication System is a complete end-to-end integrated system, optimized for enterprise applications. It comes with built-in expertise in the form of patterns, all under a single unified management, maintenance, and monitoring console. Jason has spent 16 years in IBM Software Group specializing in areas such as Java, M&A, and Information Management development.
Kenneth Geers (PhD, CISSP) is the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Cyber Subject Matter Expert. Dr. Geers has been a student in six countries, served as an intelligence analyst, a French and Russian linguist, and a computer programmer in support of arms control initiatives. Kenneth was the first U.S. Representative to the NATO Cyber Centre in Estonia. His publications focus on the relationship between IT and national security, and reside at www.chiefofstation.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @KennethGeers.
Thomas August Gerace
Thomas Gerace is the founder and CEO of Gather.com, a social networking site for adults that supports in-depth dialogues on a variety of topics. He is also founding chairman of the Social Media Ad Council. He was formerly the SVP of marketing for National Leisure Group (NLG), a $1.0 billion annual seller of travel. He also founded and served as president of Be Free, a publicly traded online marketing services company. Tom also worked as a senior business analyst at the Harvard Business School. He graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Social Studies, magna cum laude, in 1993. Tom serves on the Board of Advisors for Imagitas and on the Board of Visitors for the Fenway Community Health Center. He is also a director of the Open Gate Foundation.
Paul Gillin is a writer and content marketing consultant specializing in technology and new media. He advises business-to-business marketers on strategies to use quality content and social media to reach buyers.
Paul is a veteran technology journalist with more than 25 years of editorial leadership experience. He was founding editor-in-chief of TechTarget, one of the most successful Internet media companies. Previously, he was editor-in-chief and executive editor of Computerworld. His award-winning book, The New Influencers, chronicles the changes in markets being driven by social media. His second book, Secrets of Social Media Marketing, was published in the fall of 2008. His third book, Social Marketing to the Business Customer, was co-authored with Eric Schwartzman and published by John Wiley and Sons in January, 2011. He is is also co-author with wife Dana of The Joy of Geocaching, the story of a global game enabled by an Internet community.
Paul is a Research Fellow at the Society for New Communications Research. He also chairs the Social Media cluster for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. His website is www.gillin.com and he blogs at paulgillin.com.
Patrick Gladney is SMG's group head for research and insights and ensures quality delivery of audits and supporting research. Before joining Social Media Group, Patrick was the founder and leader of Northstar Research Partners' social media practice, Social CurrencyTM. A reformed ad man, working for companies like Doner Advertising, Ogilvy & Mather, and Taxi Advertising and Design, he has now fully committed his attention to the fast-moving, ever-changing social Web, based on the belief that its transformational effects are just starting to be felt and understood. He is a graduate of McGill University.
Ranulph Glanville is a researcher and thinker whose areas of interest span design, social action, cybernetics, and art/music practice.
He is professor of architecture and cybernetics in the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and (as he says) a "freelance, vagrant professor of odd jobs" who practices in all continents except Antarctica. He lectures, teaches, and works with senior academics and managers, advising and setting up doctoral programs. He also supervises PhD students in a wide range of fields.
Amongst his many appointments, he is currently President Elect of the American Society for Cybernetics. Recently, he celebrated the 40th anniversary of the totemic Cybernetic Serendipity Exhibition and the opening of cybernetician Gordon Pask's archive, curating the exhibition "Pask Present" in Vienna.
Ranulph lives with his Dutch physiotherapist wife by the sea in Southsea, U.K. His son works in video and media.
Jim Goede worked in high tech for 30 years in a range of positions, including product marketing and management, for companies ranging from very large public entities (Cisco, NEC) to small startups (Civcom). About seven years ago, he decided to do something completely different and is now a professional farrier (horseshoer) in Southern California.
Joanne Korman Goldman
Joanne Goldman started her career as a buyer for Bloomingdale's. She has also had an award-winning career in retail technology. Her early involvement as Senior Director, Oracle Retail, helped establish Oracle's thought leadership and go-to-market strategy in the retail space. She was also founder and Editor-in-Chief of Oracle's internal eNewsletter for Industries.
Recruited by SAP for her retail expertise, Ms. Goldman's timely demo, "Targeting Profitable Customers in a Difficult Economy" was presented by the Office of the CEO at SAP's 2009 global press conference launch (February 4, 2009, NYC). The web-based CRM/Business analytics offering integrated SAP Business Objects analytics with SAP's CRM transactional applications. See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZb7Dd23kQY.
Joanne currently provides business consulting and professional coaching and is Editor-in-Chief of a special interest magazine.
Gail F. Goodman
Gail F. Goodman is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Constant Contact. A small business expert and visionary, Gail has revolutionized the way that small businesses and organizations can effectively and affordably communicate with their customers, clients, and members. Since taking leadership of Constant Contact in April 1999, she has led the company to more than 300,000 customers worldwide and its initial public offering in October 2007, when common shares of Constant Contact began trading on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "CTCT." Gail was named "Executive of the Year" at the 2009 American Business Awards, and was the 2008 New England Regional winner of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. Constant Contact was named "Best Overall Company" at the 2009 American Business Awards and ranked 180 on the Deloitte 2008 Technology Fast 500.
A frequent speaker at industry events, Gail develops and tracks best practices in small business success, email marketing, customer communications, and entrepreneurship. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, a member of the Board of Directors of HubSpot, and Chairman of the Board at Constant Contact. She holds a BA from The University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.
Dan Gordon is director of research at Valhalla Partners. He has over 30 years experience working with technology, as a computer scientist, software developer, manager, analyst, and entrepreneur.
Prior to joining Valhalla Partners, Dan was a Director and senior staff member at the PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Technology Center, analyzing technology trends and consulting on technology-oriented strategies in the software, e-business, wireless, optical, networking, semiconductor IP, and life sciences arenas. He worked with clients from North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Dan was a Contributing Writer and Contributing Editor to the Technology Center's annual Technology Forecast and a frequent speaker at industry and general business meetings.
Prior to joining PwC, Dan spent 20 years in Silicon Valley as a software technologist, manager, director, and entrepreneur, including senior technical roles at well known Silicon Valley firms like Symantec, Intuit, and Oracle. He has also been involved in startup companies in the applied Artificial Intelligence and Web applications fields.
Dan has a BA cum laude from Harvard University and an MS degree from New York University in Computer Science. He is a Professional Member of the IEEE and ACM. He also is an affiliated expert with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.
Garrett M. Graff
Garrett M. Graff is Editor-at-Large at Washingtonian Magazine, where he edits the front-of-the-book "Capital Comment" section and covers media and politics. He was also the founding editor of mediabistro.com’s Fishbowl D.C. (www.fishbowldc.com), a blog that covers the media and journalism in Washington.
As the first blogger admitted to cover a White House press briefing, he is a frequent speaker on blogging and the intersection of politics and technology. He is currently writing a book, The First Campaign, about technology, globalization, and the future of American politics, due to be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in Fall 2007. He was formerly the Vice President of Communications at EchoDitto Inc., a Washington-based Internet consulting firm.
Ross M. Greenberg
Ross M. Greenberg is an experienced software author, journalist, technology writer, and online forum and community manager. He is a Schedule A certification holder with expertise in the design of data-driven Web applications and systems. He is fluent in most high-level languages, assemblers, and hardware and is expert in a range of computer viruses and computer security systems. Ross’s writing has appeared in many publications, including Linux Magazine, Microsoft Systems Journal, Network Computing, Computer World, InfoWorld, Byte, Dr. Dobbs, Computer Language, Virus Bulletin, Secure Computing, PC Magazine, and Tech Bytes.
Adam Greenfield is a writer, consultant, and instructor at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. His consulting practice, Studies and Observations, helps clients manage challenges at the intersection of technology, design, and culture, with a strong focus on issues around ubiquitous computing. (Adam's 2006 book on the subject, Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing, has been acclaimed as "groundbreaking, elegant, and soulful" by Bruce Sterling, and "gracefully written, fascinating, and deeply wise" by Wired's Steve Silberman.) Before starting Studies and Observations, Adam was lead information architect for the Tokyo office of well known Web consultancy Razorfish.
Adam speaks frequently on issues of design, culture, technology, and user experience before a wide variety of audiences. In 2007 alone, he has given keynote presentations to the XTech conference, the Seventh International Conference on Pervasive Computing, the Monitor Group's IFA Forum, Nokia's Asia-Pacific CEO Summit, and AIGA's DUX07. He lives and works in New York City with his wife, artist Nurri Kim.
Michelle is a Web developer who kicked off her career with an (unsuccessful) run at BASIC when she was seven. Her redeeming qualities include an affinity for Open Source software, new media and new Internet technologies. When she isn't writing code, she covers Android for the Dice Blog Network. She's based in Texas with her family of people and her family of devices: three Android phones, an iPad2, an Android tablet, and two iPods.
Irene Greif, IBM Fellow, heads the Cambridge, Mass.-based Collaborative User Experience Group (CUE), a team of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) researchers within IBM Research. She is also the director of the IBM Research Center for Social Business, a global effort to focus CSCW and computer-human interaction research on the growing opportunities in social business. The center has emphasized research based on large-scale deployments of new technologies, providing test beds for studies of adoption rates and the impact of social media on organizations. The group is developing "social solutions" that put horizontal social software to use in vertical settings to tackle specific business problems.
Irene is a former faculty member of computer science at the University of Washington and of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. She headed a research group in the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science that developed shared calendar, co-authoring, and real-time collaboration systems. She is a fellow of both the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Irene was inducted into the Women In Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame in 2000 and was awarded the Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology Leadership award in 2008. In 2010, she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Irene joined Lotus Development Corporation in 1987, formed Lotus Research in 1992, and merged that group into the IBM Research Division in 2000. Recent product innovations from her group include the core features now shipping in IBM Connections: social bookmarking, file sharing, profiles, and business activities, as well as a number of experiments in visualization, with Many Eyes (http://www-958.ibm.com) and Many Bills (http://manybills.researchlabs.ibm.com) as examples that are available on the Web.
Irene received her S.B. in mathematics and her S.M. and her PhD in electrical engineering and computer science, all from MIT.
Seth Grimes is an technology strategy consultant, a recognized expert on business intelligence and text analytics. He is a long-time contributor at TechWeb's InformationWeek and a member of Internet Evolution's ThinkerNet. He is founding chair of the Sentiment Analysis Symposium and the Text Analytics Summit. Seth founded Washington-based Alta Plana Corporation in 1997. He consults, writes, and speaks internationally on information-systems strategy, data management and analysis systems, industry trends, and emerging analytical technologies.
Please visit Seth's on-line business card for more information, and follow Seth on Twitter at @sethgrimes.
Joe Grimm is a visiting editor in residence at Michigan State University's School of Journalism. He has taught reporting and writing, media editing, magazine writing, and an online course in news innovation. He spent 32 years working in metro Detroit newsrooms, most of them as the recruiter at the Detroit Free Press. In that role, he developed skills in networking, marketing, listening, and journalistic entrepreneurship. In 1997, he launched the journalism careers Website www.jobspage.com and spun off a blog in 2002. His journalists’ guide to covering Arab Americans became an instant hit when he posted it online on Sept. 12, 2001. He has published six books, three of them by himself, and his blog on journalism careers now appears as Ask the Recruiter on Poynter Online at www.poynter.org.
Grimm coaches a team of 11 high school students who are working with Time Inc.'s Assignment Detroit, he teaches journalism in the five-week National High School Institute at Northwestern University, writes for The Wall Street Journal's classroom edition teachers' guides and is news editor of the national Native American site, Reznetnews.org. He has been involved in online learning with Poynter, the Reynolds Institute for Business Journalism, and the Suburban Newspapers Association.
Michael Gurstein is Executive Director of the Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development, and Training (CCIRDT) in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Community Informatics (http://ci-journal.net) and Foundation Chair of the Community Informatics Research Network. He has Research Professorships at universities in Canada and the US and is an Adjunct Professor at the Information School at the University of Toronto. He has consulted to the governments of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, Nepal, and Jordan; to the Ford Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the UN Development Program, and the European Union; and to Nortel, Mitel, Bell Canada, and Intel among others. He has been on the Board of the Global Telecentre Alliance, Telecommunities Canada, the Pacific Community Networking Association, and the Vancouver Community Net and is a member of the High Level Panel of Advisors of the (UN) Global Alliance for ICT for Development. His most recent book is What is Community Informatics (and Why Does it Matter)? (Politechnica, Milan).
Gordon Haff focuses on computing infrastructure issues with a special emphasis on enterprise servers, data center interconnects, operating systems, server blades and appliances, virtualization, power and cooling, and the overall evolution of computing architectures. In addition to following Linux, he also covers broader open-source and software trends including their implications for business models, software licensing, client devices, collaboration, and application development and deployment.
Haff has more than 20 years of experience researching and using enterprise servers and workstations, their operating systems, architectures, processors, physical packaging, and supporting services. As a product-marketing manager at Data General, Haff helped launch many products and server designs, including AViiON servers that ranged from large-scale NUMA-architecture Unix systems to rack-dense Windows-based servers. Haff holds engineering degrees from MIT and Dartmouth as well as an MBA from Cornell University.
Deborah R. Hagar
Deborah R. Hagar consults on operational and business solutions for organizations in multiple industries. Her clients have included business, government, healthcare, and technology companies. Her firm, Hagar & Associates, has established collaborative partnerships with Gallup Organization, Saratoga Institute, and Watson-Wyatt, among others. She has served as an advisor to the Healthcare Advisory Board and to the National SubAcute Care Association. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Los Angeles. She is a senior adjunct professor with the University of LaVerne, where she has taught since 1980.
Karl Hakkarainen is an independent IT analyst and consultant. In his 30+ years in high tech, he's been a cube-dweller at EMC, IBM, and DEC; worked for startups that didn't; and led distributed cross-functional teams at all of them. His work includes system administration, software development, technical writing and training, marketing, and product and program management. His consulting business focuses on technical and social media solutions for SMB and educational markets. Karl is a graduate of Mount Wachusett Community College and Amherst College and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His children and grandchildren still seek his help on tech stuff.
Gray Hall joined Alert Logic in 2009 as a 20-year veteran of the IT industry. In 1999 he co-founded VeriCenter, a pioneer in managed IT services, and served as President and CEO until its successful sale to SunGard Data Systems in 2007. VeriCenter was a leading provider of enterprise hosting solutions, and under Hall's leadership delivered seven years of consecutive revenue growth and achieved $80 million in annual sales. After VeriCenter, Gray served as Executive-in-Residence at Fidelity Equity Partners, a $500 million middle-market buyout fund backed by Fidelity Investments. Earlier in his career he spent seven years at IBM, where he led the formation and launch of IBM's Center for Scalable Computing Solutions in 1994, and several years in the venture capital industry. Gray is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mezeo Software Inc., a leading provider of cloud storage software.
As Senior VP Ventures at Denuo, A Publicis Groupe Company, Tim Hanlon is chiefly responsible for all U.S. client activity and agency initiatives in the field of emerging media technologies, including the firm's ground-breaking TV 2.0 Practice, centered around evolutionary television platforms such as interactive/enhanced television, on-demand video, digital video recording, interactive program guide navigation, addressable advertising, and digital broadcasting/datacasting.
Hanlon has more than a decade of traditional and interactive agency media experience, including roles as Vice President/Director, Strategy and Business Development for the Digital Marketing Group of Chicago-based marketing services agency Frankel, and Director of Interactive Media at Creative Alliance in Louisville, Ky. He also served as Advertising Media Manager for the in-house agency of credit card issuer MBNA America in Wilmington, Del. Hanlon has wide-ranging journalism experience, including production and writing stints at CBS News, Sports Illustrated, and the Voice of America.
Robert J. Hansen
I'm a thirtysomething doctoral candidate in computer science at the University of Iowa, where I spend my time musing on the intersection between software security and software engineering. Security needs to be a consideration throughout the software lifecycle, not just an after-the-fact band-aid that gets applied in response to customer outrage.
Prior to graduate school I was a software engineer in the Bay Area, a veteran of the dot-com boom and crunch, and a system administrator for a law firm.
I am an enthusiastic electronic privacy advocate and can often be found on the GnuPG Users, PGP-Basics and Enigmail mailing lists.
There's another Robert Hansen in the world of computer security -- the CEO of SecTheory, Robert "RSnake" Hansen. I'm not him. Further confusing things, both he and I have spoken at Black Hat.
Tam Harbert is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C., covering business, technology, and public policy. She can be reached through her Website, www.tamharbert.com.
David Harley has been researching and writing about security since 1989 and has worked with ESET North America – where he holds the position of Senior Research Fellow – since 2006. He previously managed the UK's National Health Service Threat Assessment Centre. He is a director of AMTSO and CEO of Small Blue-Green World. His books include Viruses Revealed and The AVIEN Malware Defense Guide for the Enterprise. He is a prolific writer of blogs, articles, and conference papers. He is a Fellow of the BCS Institute and holds qualifications in security management, service management (ITIL), and security audit.
Stevan Harnad was born in Hungary and did his undergraduate work at McGill University and his graduate work at Princeton University. Currently Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science at Universite du Quebec a Montreal and Professor in Electronics and Computer Science at Southampton University, UK, his research is on categorization, communication, and cognition.
Michael is Founder and Chief Analyst of Light Reading's Cable Digital News. A cable industry analyst for more than a decade, Michael's work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, and BusinessWeek. The FCC has used his research in its reports on the broadband market. Michael has also been a frequent speaker at key broadband industry events, including the NCTA annual convention, BusinessWeek Telecom Summit, Forbes Telecosm, Pulver.com's Voice on the Net (VON), and Vortex.
Trey Ethan Harris
Trey Harris is a Site Reliability Engineer at Google's New York City offices. He has been working on Internet systems for over 20 years in a variety of academic, financial, and technology organizations, including the University of North Carolina, Morgan Stanley, Amazon.com, and Merrill Lynch. He was a co-founder and president of LOPSA, the League of Professional System Administrators, and a director of SAGE, the USENIX Association's system administration special interest group. Trey writes frequently on Google+ and is the creator and host of T3W, a new series of participatory video conversations broadcast on YouTube using Google+'s Hangouts feature. He lives in Manhattan. His opinions expressed here are his own, and are not endorsed or reviewed by Google.
Mansur Hasib is the Chief Executive Officer at Tomorrow's Strategy Today. He has served in CIO/CISO and other leadership roles in the following environments: healthcare, medical school, nuclear power plant, securities trading, energy, biotechnology, research university, and cloud services. He enjoys discussing strategic leadership and information assurance in a distributed and connected world and works to develop technology leaders who can formulate strategies to propel an organization's mission forward.
Mansur is among a handful of people to have a Doctor of Science in Information Assurance earned in 2013 from Capitol College. He also has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Politics from Brandeis University and a Master's Degree in Political Science from Emory University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), a Project Management Professional (PMP®), and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS). He enjoys travel and has been to all 50 states of the United States. He also enjoys music, comedy, and table tennis.
Tom Hayes has been called a tastemaker for the new Net generation and one of the most influential executives and bloggers in high-tech today. He has spent a career making sense out of emerging technology trends, serving as a senior marketing executive at Silicon Valley stalwarts Hewlett-Packard and Applied Materials, and he now advises companies around the world on how to succeed in the new information economy. In the 1990s, Hayes was the founding chairman and CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, the pioneering business network credited with catapulting Silicon Valley into leadership of the Internet Era. Profiles of Tom and his work have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Los Angeles Times, Wired, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, and publications and news outlets around the world. His often controversial rants and riffs on business can be found on his blog, Tombomb.com.
JUMP POINT: How Network Culture is Revolutionizing Business by Tom Hayes; McGraw-Hill; March 2008; Hardcover: $24.95; 257 pages; ISBN-10: 0-07-154562-X; ISBN-13: 978-0-07-154562-4
Kenneth Hess is a freelance technical writer who writes on a variety of topics, including free software, Linux, Microsoft technologies, databases, and frugal solutions. His ten-year exploration with virtualization software produced Practical Virtualization Solutions (Pearson, 2009, Hess/Newman), a book covering a wide range of virtualization technologies and solutions. Ken is a regular contributor to Linux Magazine, DaniWeb, and ServerWatch. You may contact him via his Website at www.kenhess.com.
The principal consultant of Excelon Development, Matt Heusser is a technologist for hire, with expertise in project management, development, systems improvement, and software testing.
In 2006, Matt served as lead organizer for the initial Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference, a regional event that continues today. Two years later he was lead organizer for the Agile-Alliance Sponsored Workshop on the Technical Debt Metaphor. About that time Matt transition to work as a QA lead for Socialtext, where he helped develop social business products for three years. The test strategies developed at Socialtext led to a case study in Beautiful Testing by O'Reilly inspired an open-source test framework, Selenesse.
Matt sits on the board of directors for the Association for Software Testing and is a frequent conference speaker.
Russell E. Hicks Jr.
Russell E. Hicks Jr., is a Web administrator for the Office of Environmental Health Services for the Bureau for Public Health at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The primary focus of OEHS is the regulation of water quality for all public water systems in the state of West Virginia. Russell is interested in the way the Web can shape interactions between government and citizens and provide services that would be otherwise unobtainable without the existence of the Web, especially in such a rural state as West Virginia. He has a strong interest in the future of education and its technological evolution.
Scott Hilton is employed by Kunzler & McKenzie Intellectual Property Law. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2005 and will receive his JD from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in spring 2009. He has conducted research in Internet regulation and TCP/IP and spent two years in patent research and analysis on the 3GPP wireless standard for Coltera Intellectual Property. While at Coltera, Scott worked with and trained attorneys and engineers from many of the largest wireless companies in the world on intellectual property and technical matters. He later worked in-house for Fujifilm Microdisks drafting core patent applications and screening patents in the disk drive industry.
Dion Hinchcliffe is Chief Strategy Officer of Dachis Group. A wellknown enterprise architect, author, blogger, and business strategist, he currently works with the leadership teams of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms to devise strategies to help them adapt their organizations to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. He has been featured or quoted in CIO Magazine, Computerworld, Forbes, Wired, and BusinessWeek, and is a frequent keynote speaker at industry-leading conferences such as Web 2.0 Expo, CITE, CeBIT, and the Agile Executive Forum. He has extensive expertise in the areas of data analytics, next-generation IT, enterprise social media, open supply chains, business agility, and emergent Web architectures for the enterprise. Dion writes about next-generation business for ZDNet, InformationWeek, at DionHinchcliffe.com, and on Twitter at @dhinchcliffe. He has published several books, most recently the best selling Social Business by Design (Wiley, 2012).
As Boeing Chief Information Officer and Vice President of the Information Technology organization, John Hinshaw is responsible for all IT strategy, operations, processes, and people of the world's leading aerospace company. He was named to this position in June 2007 and reports to John Tracy, Senior Vice President of Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology.
John was previously Chief Information Officer of Verizon Wireless, where he held a number of key positions focused on enabling business growth, reducing costs, and creating business efficiencies. He was also responsible for leading the information technology organization supporting over 60 million customers. His responsibilities included managing the company's IT portfolio, including global supply chain, billing, sales, and customer care systems, and he was also responsible for successfully completing a significant consolidation of the company's core systems.
Jeremy Hitchcock walked into Dyn Inc. in 2001 as an unpaid shipper, responsible for putting little boxes inside of bigger boxes. Working his way up from the mail room, the 27-year-old techie is now the CEO and CFO of Dyn, a growing DNS provider
He has been a presenter at numerous conferences and events, including Web 2.0 and Interop, and he participates in many industry consortiums and organizations, including ICANN and NANOG.
Jeremy was recently listed as one of the "Forty under 40" emerging business professionals and leaders in the state of New Hampshire. He's served as trustee or advisor for the Community College System of New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire Manchester, Chester College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He's chairman of the Manchester Young Professionals Network. He also was named Young Entrepreneur for New Hampshire by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Jonathan Hochman is the Principal of Hochman Consultants, an Internet marketing company; Director of Search Engine Marketing New England; and an active speaker and contributor to trade journals. He has 20 years’ experience in international trade and marketing, with a focus on Eastern Europe and Asia, covering everything from consumer goods and services to commodities. Hochman received his BS and MS in Computer Science from Yale.
Aaron Hockley creates photographs, memories, and stories using a photojournalistic style. While he explores all areas of photography, his focus is making businesses better with imagery of the events, people, and facilities that drive businesses of all sizes. In addition to creating his own photographs, Aaron is a writer, speaker, and podcaster who helps photographers use new media and social media to better market themselves and their work.
Thomas J. Holt
Dr. Thomas J. Holt is a criminologist specializing in computer crime, cybercrime, and technology. His research focuses on computer hacking, malware, and the role that technology and the Internet play in facilitating all manner of crime and deviance. He has been in academia for the last five years and works with computer and information systems scientists, law enforcement, businesses, and technologists to understand and link the technological and social elements of computer crime. Dr. Holt has been published in a variety of academic journals, and has presented his work at numerous security and academic conferences, including Defcon, the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Conference, and the American Society of Criminology meetings. He is also a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology.
Andrew Hoppin develops projects that connect open government efforts across multiple political geographies, seeking to radically accelerate public access to government data and increase operational efficiency within government through open-source, mobile, and cloud technology innovation. He serves on the advisory boards of Civic Commons, Yenza, and the New Organizing Institute. From January 2009 to January 2011, Hoppin served as the first-ever Chief Information Officer for the New York State Senate, executing a mission to dramatically improve government transparency, citizen participation, and operational efficiency for the Senate through technology.
Former Fulbright Scholar/Researcher
Former Graduate Student in IT from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Interests include: Website Design And Implementation, Networking, Knowledge management, Ontologies, Artificial Intelligent, Data Mining,
Robert Housman is Acting Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the Cyber Secure Institute. He has more than two decades of experience in public policy, particularly in the national and homeland security areas. During the Clinton Administration he served as Assistant Director for Strategic Planning in the White House Drug Czar's Office. He is a contributing author of the Homeland Security Law Handbook. He teaches Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security at the University of Maryland, University College, School of Management and Technology. He has taught national security for Syracuse University's Maxwell School and law for the Washington College of Law, American University. He is also a partner with Book Hill Partners.
Gerad Hoyt is an online marketer working with wireless Internet provider Broadband Blue. Prior to working with Broadband Blue, Gerad was the lead SEO for the NY marketing agency Rendertribe where he headed strategy for a variety of clients in the IT, retail, document management, industrial tools, and human resources software industries. He has also contributed to alarge variety of high-profile sites including Greenbiz.com, Triple Pundit, Mashable, SmartData Collective, the Imaging Channel, and Recharger Magazine.
Greg Hughes is an IT and security executive manager with more than 12 years of experience in the financial services and software development markets. Often leveraged by the media as a source of thought leadership in his areas of expertise, Hughes writes based on practical experience from running critical global enterprise IT shops and data centers and managing top-notch teams of security and IT professionals, and from the perspective of a former law-enforcement officer. With his experience in both securing and operating large, high-risk IT environments, Hughes has a unique perspective on the world of IT and the realities about the security risks and business conflicts faced by IT professionals. He maintains a weblog at http://www.greghughes.net/.
Ben is a former journalist turned dotcom entrepreneur who has a knack for nailing the Zeitgeist. He has been credited with bringing Internet memes to the mainstream and popularizing Internet culture. The success of his business is attributed to his knowledge of memes, viral content, and crowd sourcing. Ben graduated with a BSJ from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Dave Hussell lives near Columubus, OH. He has been drawing since he can remember. He has an Associate's degree in Graphics.
Dave mostly freelances now, but he has worked for newspapers, print shops, and other graphic businesses.
Along with cartooning Dave has designed logos and advertisements. He is also working on a comic strip that he is hoping to become syndicated.
Mathew Ingram is a technology writer and blogger based in Toronto. He writes about the Internet and new media for The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper – where he has been a reporter and columnist since 1994 – and also maintains a personal blog at mathewingram.com/work. Prior to working at The Globe, Mathew was a senior writer for the Financial Times of Canada, where he wrote about technology and investing. He is also a co-founder of Mesh, Canada's leading Web conference.
Mihai Ionescu is the country manager for enterprise software firm Corporater, in Romania, and a managing partner at the consultancy, Balanced Scorecard Romania. He has extensive IT and telecom expertise and holds degrees and certifications from Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza, the University of Warwick Business School, Harvard Business School, and the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.
Alon Israely leads the Strategic Partner Program at BIA. Specifically, his work relates to the integration and reselling of BIA's cloud software product, TotalDiscovery, the industry's only web-based application for legal data preservation management. He worked for over 15 years in developing advanced computing-related technologies and solutions. He has consulted with corporations and their law firms on a variety of technology issues, including expert witness services related to computerforensics, digital evidence management and information security issues. Prior to that, he was a senior member of several IT teams working on projects for Fortune 500 companies related to global network architecture and data migrations projects for enterprise information systems. As a pioneer in the field of digital evidence collection and handling, Alon has worked on several notable financial fraud cases, large-scale multi-party international lawsuits, and corporate matters involving the SEC, FTC, and international regulatory boards. He holds a BA. from UCLA and received his JD from New York Law School with an emphasis in telecommunications law. He is a member of the New York State Bar, as well as several legal and computer forensic associations. Follow him on Twitter at: @biaprotect.
Naseem Javed is an authority on global corporate nomenclature and creation of globally workable name identities. He founded ABC Namebank some 30 years ago. He has delivered more than 100 keynote lectures and has appeared at major conferences worldwide. Naseem's research is published frequently around the world. He is currently very active on ICANN's new gTLD platforms and has been conducting special roundtables on how to create "billion-dollar domains."
Ilya Joel-Pitcher is a Principal Consultant at Infosys with 10 years experience in information and communications technology, holding key positions in delivery, architecture, and consulting services. He belongs to the Infosys Telecoms, Media and Entertainment Solutions Group as a thought-leader and innovator providing consultancy services in the formulation of customer experience and Web 2.0 strategies. In this role, Ilya focuses on assisting enterprises with understanding, conceptualizing, and realizing business value in a world being reshaped by technology and convergent forces.
Prior to Infosys, Ilya worked for a number of innovative companies delivering Internet solutions and has six years experience in the telecom industry. He is extremely passionate about contributing to the necessary debate on notions of society and identity in a transforming world. Ilya received his BS in Mathematical Physics from the University of Melbourne.
Quincy "QD3" Jones III
For more than 20 years, Quincy "QD3" Jones III, a noted creative visionary, has been producing hits in music and film to celebrate, honor, and magnify the hip-hop culture. In 2002, QD3 started QD3 Entertainment, a documentary production company focused on chronicling the many dimensions of hip-hop.
QD3 has amassed one of the largest independent libraries of hip-hop content, with more than 1,500 hours of programming, much of it rare, exclusive, and never before seen footage. In June 2006, he formed QD3 Digital, a division of QD3, to take advantage of the technology explosion of broadband video, user-generated content, video on demand, and mobile platforms. As the creative and driving force, QD3 is building one of the first urban-oriented digital media entertainment companies.
Bruce Kaalund is the cyber security group leader for a large telecommunications company. His team works with vendors, developers, and engineers to help them meet cyber security requirements, and identifies any security risks that enter into production. Kaalund was an original member of the Cyber Security Focus Group of the Network Reliability & Interoperability Council (NRIC) Homeland Security Focus Group. This FCC-sponsored group developed and compiled cyber-security best practices for use by the nation's telecommunications and Internet service provider communities. He is a member of the Global Infrastructure Alliance for Internet Security (GIAIS), a partnership between Microsoft and the 30 largest ISPs in the world. He is also a regular presenter on cyber security topics. Kaalund has a diverse background in information technology and telecommunications that spans more than 25 years. This includes technical, management, and consulting positions in the public and private sectors. He holds Bachelor degrees in chemistry from Kentucky Wesleyan University and electrical engineering from Auburn University. In his spare time he attempts to improve his golf game.
Carl S. Kaminski
Carl specializes in strategy development, technology management, and organizational change at Toffler Associates. His current area of interest is the management of strategic processes in the areas of innovation management and product development. He has served on the adjunct faculty at Boston University in the areas of strategy and product development. He received his undergraduate degree in engineering and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He has done post-graduate work in management at Northwestern University and has participated in MIT's Management of Technology Program.
Michael Kanellos is the Editor in Chief at Greentech Media, where he covers emerging technologies and companies in the green world. Prior to joining the company in 2008, he worked for CNET Network's News.com for 11 years.
Among other jobs at CNET, he launched the company's push into clean technology. He has appeared on NPR, CBS, CNBC, Fox News, and other media outlets and has spoken at CES, the Japan Business Strategy Summit, Ceatec, the Irish Software Association, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, the Flash Memory Summit, and Clean Energy Venture Summit. A graduate of Cornell University and the University of California (Hastings), he has worked as an attorney, a travel writer, and a busboy at a pancake house.
Chander is the CEO of Zmanda, the market leader in cloud backup. He provides a unique combination of technology and business leadership in storage software and cloud computing. An open-source enthusiast, he was named one of the Top 20 Linux Luminaries by LinuxWorld magazine in 2004. Prior to Zmanda, he founded and ran LinuxCertified Inc., an open-source product and services company. Earlier in his career, Chander was a business development executive at Veritas software and managed storage software products at SGI. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He can be followed on Twitter @chanderkant.
Kaplan was formerly a leading industry analyst at IDC, Dataquest, and META Group, and successful senior marketing executive at InterOPS Management Solutions and International Network Services (INS). He founded THINKstrategies in 2001 as the only independent strategic consulting firm dedicated to helping enterprise IT decision-makers and technology solution providers achieve their business objectives by leveraging the value of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing and Managed Services. In addition to focusing on the business implications of these transformational services, Kaplan has also founded the Cloud Computing Showplace which is the largest online directory and best practice resource center focused on SaaS, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, including managed services. He is a frequent contributor to various publications and speaker at many major industry events.
Mike Karp has been an industry analyst for the last eight years, but has spent most of his 25-year career in the real world at large firms and startups that include Prime Computer, Symbios Logic, and Belcore. Much of his interest, writing, and research focuses on building efficiency into data center storage operations, on digital archiving, and on reducing the complexities associated with complex systems. Despite all that, he often finds humor in storage. His writing on storage is widely available on the Web.
Timothy Karr is the campaign director for Free Press, the leading national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working on media and technology policy in the public interest. Tim manages all of Free Press's online initiatives — including SavetheInternet.com, StopBigMedia.com, and InternetforEveryone.org. Before joining Free Press, Tim was executive director of MediaChannel.org and vice president of the Globalvision News Network. He has also worked extensively as an editor, reporter, and photojournalist for the Associated Press, Time Inc., The New York Times, and Australia Consolidated Press. Tim critiques, analyzes, and reports on media and media policy for The Huffington Post and on his personal blog, MediaCitizen.
Michael P. Kassner is a writer and consultant specializing in information security. Michael also proudly partners with his son Matthew in their consultancy MKassner Net.
MKassner Net communicates relevant information developed during research through hard copy and/or electronic publications. Current contracts include several major on-line news media outlets.
Michael can be reached here, follow him on Twitter or visit his Web site.
Andrew Keen is a Silicon Valley author, broadcaster, and entrepreneur whose provocative book, Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is killing our culture, was recently acclaimed by The New York Times' Michiko Kakutani as "shrewdly argued" and written "with acuity and passion." Andrew is a prominent media personality who has appeared on the Colbert Report, McNeil-Lehrer Newsnight show, The Today Show, Fox News, CNN International, NPR's Weekend Edition, BBC Newsnight, and many other television and radio shows in America and overseas.
He has written for the Los Angeles Times
, Wall Street Journal
, San Francisco Chronicle
, The Weekly Standard
, Fast Company
, and Entertainment Weekly
and has been featured in numerous publications including Time Magazine
, The New York Times
, US News and World Report
, Financial Times
, Wall Street Journal
, Sunday Times
, The Independent
, and MSNBC
Andrew is also a pioneering Silicon Valley media entrepreneur, having founded Audiocafe.com in 1995 and built it into a well known first-generation Internet music company. Educated at the universities of London and California, he now lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and two children.
Dan Keldsen is a Principal and Strategic Advisor at Information Architected, providing analysis, consulting, and education on process, innovation, content, knowledge, and search. Prior to forming Information Architected, he was Director and co-founder of the Market Intelligence unit of AIIM International (2007-2008). Prior to joining AIIM, he was with Delphi Group as a Senior Analyst, Consultant, and Chief Technology Officer (1994-2004) until its acquisition by Perot Systems (2004-2007).
Mr. Keldsen graduated Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music (Boston) with a Dual BFA in Music Synthesis Production and Songwriting. He holds a SANS GSEC certification and was on the advisory Board for the SANS GSEC program for two years. He is also a Member of the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) and The Information Architecture Institute.
William J. Kelleher
Kelleher received his PhD in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1984. He is the author of two books on American politics: Progressive Logic
is about the core principles of American progressives; The New Election Game
is about how to institute Internet voting in the U.S. Kelleher lives and teaches in the Los Angeles area.
Jeff Kelly applies a critical eye to trends and developments in the big data and data analytics markets. Before joining Wikibon, Jeff spent seven years as a writer and editor at TechTarget. He covered a number of IT topics, including networking, mobile computing, data management, and business intelligence. He holds a BA in American studies from Providence College and an MA in journalism from Northeastern University. You can find Jeff on Twitter at @jeffreyfkelly.
Steven Kenney is a partner with Toffler Associates. He has more than 20 years of experience leading strategy initiatives for private sector and government clients. Kenney leads Toffler Associates’s portfolio of consulting for federal agencies on a variety of transformation and change management efforts in the U.S. and internationally.
Kenney has advised the director of strategic planning for the U.S. Air Force since 1998. He also advises the top leadership of high technology corporations on identifying new market opportunities and developing and implementing effective strategies for pursuing them. Kenney’s areas of expertise include scenario-based planning, human capital strategy, and making organizational change effective. He has a BA from the University of California and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University, and he has completed executive education at the Harvard Business School.
Gary Kern is the CIO of a publicly traded financial services company headquartered in Muncie, Ind. As Chief Information Officer in charge of over $1 billion in assets, he oversees all technology functions for the bank. He has a deep understanding of technology management, including the use of online applications and the Internet in outsourcing and management of remote resources. Gary also has extensive experience in compliance and regulatory issues. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin's Graduate School of Banking.
Talha Khalid is a teacher and business manager based in Pakistan. His expertise includes topics related to supply chain, project management, and business process re-engineering. Currently working with Telenor, he has successfully planned and introduced a range of telecom value-added services and enterprise solutions.
Brett King is a bestselling author, strategic consultant and long time senior industry analyst in the finance sector. His latest book BANK 2.0 has received widespread industry acclaim and has been a bestseller in the UK, USA, Germany, Japan and throughout Asia and is now in it's 4th reprint.
King currently advises top financial institutions globally and has recently been featured as an industry expert on CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Businessweek, ABA Journal, Bank Technology News, The Asian Banker Journal, The Banker magazine, and many more. You can follow his thoughts on his blog www.banking4tomorrow.com or Huffington Post.
As a professional speaker, King has presented at conferences in more than 30 countries for organizations like Google, Forbes, Oracle, The Economist, SWIFT, the American Bankers Association, Bloomberg, The Asian Banker, IIR, Marcus Evans, DTT Fast 500, HSBC, and others. He currently is an international judge for The Asian Banker Retail Banking Excellence Awards, the GSMA Global Mobile Awards, the Middle East Business Achievement Awards and the Middle-East Retail Banking Awards.
He can be contacted via email on email@example.com
A former computer programmer in Toronto who became interested in white-hat tactics for web marketing and wants to see web advertising that doesn't tick people off. I believe in invitation and permission over interruption.
I got involved with social media before it was hot. I'm now working at Scholar's Choice, a national retailer of educational materials from furniture to toys. There I work with a combination of analytics, email, social, but mostly analytics.
I also have a quirky-funny web comic, "Super Temps", which is about a world of super-heroes and villains, except the villians are paid to lose and make the heroes look good -- and centres around a protagonist who's too adorable to be evil (but she tries anyway).
Dennis A. Kirk
Dennis A. Kirk is a principal and strategy consultant with Toffler Associates, where he leads the firm's future human capital practice. Dennis serves Toffler Associates clients in intelligence, infrastructure, information services, government, and microfinance. He has served as subject matter expert on human talent, education, and the information economy. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Jason Kirk is Vice President of Video and Entertainment at MySpace. He oversees all business, content, and marketing partnerships for many of the company’s major content verticals including video, movies, sports, and comedy. Key partnerships include the NFL, Discovery Networks, Comcast, and Nascar. Prior to MySpace, Jason's experience included work in both the traditional entertainment world (most recently as the Director of Sales & Marketing at HBO in their new business development group) and the Internet startup world with companies including Alpha Virtual, Ditto.com, and Piratenet. He’s a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder, loves the Buffs, the ocean, the game of golf, and disruptive technologies. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles. See his fun side here. See his professional side here. Follow him @jkirk22.
Scott Koegler is a former CIO and author of the book Multisite Systems Integration, which describes methodologies for integrating distributed networks, based on one of the projects he developed for a health care provider. His main topics of focus currently include, EDI technology, nonprofit topics, and technology for medical practices.
Tony Kontzer has been writing about technology and business since a stint at the San Jose Business Journal in the mid-1990s. He began his freelance career in 1996 and over the years has written features, news reports, and blog posts for publications such as CIO Insight, Baseline, Investor's Business Daily, and Wired Magazine. He has also written white papers, case studies, Website content, and marketing collateral pieces for companies such as Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, VMware, Computer Associates, and Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories. From 2000 to 2006, he was a senior editor at InformationWeek, where he covered technologies such as CRM and storage, as well as IT in the travel and hospitality industry. A 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, Tony spends his spare time relaxing with his wife, playing with his three sons, tinkering around his home in Albany, Ca., and, when time allows, playing saxophone and traveling. You can follow his somewhat irregular Twitter posts @tkontzer.
Maria Korolov is President of Trombly International, an editorial services company that provides coverage of emerging technologies and emerging markets. She has been a journalist for over 20 years and has covered everything from the wars in Chechnya and Afghanistan to the dotcom boom to China's economic transformation. She is currently based in Massachusetts, after returning from a five-year stint running a news bureau in Shanghai.
Paul Korzeniowski is a freelance writer who has been dissecting technology and business issues for two decades. He served on the staffs of ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, and Internet Week before branching out on his own. Since then, his work has appeared in numerous business and technology publications, including Business 2.0, Entrepreneur, Investors Business Daily, Newsweek, and InformationWeek. One day, when he had too much time on his hands, he determined that he has had more than 1 million words published in his career. Yet for some reason, he still feels compelled to write more. He is based in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With over 40 years experience in the computer industry, from mainframes to palm tops, Ed has conducted hundreds of needs investigations for computer hardware and software acquisitions, with a large portion of his work done in the healthcare industry. For more information, please visit http://www.go2guy.us or email Ed at email@example.com
A global brand executive, Barbara is a pioneer in the development of community and lifestyle brands. She's put her customer obsession to good use, growing B2C and B2B technology companies. Currently Vice President of Global Marketing for Oxy, a mobile social network music service, she has held positions with Philips Electronics and others in the mobile, telecom, and health and beauty spaces.
Chaim Krause is an autodidact and polymath currently employed as a civilian Simulation Specialist by the US Department of the Army. He is probably best described with the use of multi-dimensional Euler Diagrams sprinkled with SEO-friendly keywords and #hashtags including: make, tinker, programming, electronics, wargames, computers, simulations, techno music, dogs, Internet, philosophy, politics, ADHD, right-brained, pizza, beer, linguist, education, training, learning, privacy, video games, rights, drones, apps, gadgets, soldier, sci-fi, prototype, marketing, testing, and Jack-of-all-trades. Chaim has held positions throughout the software development cycle, with titles including: Technical Product Manager, QA Engineer, Developer Support Engineer, Sales Engineer, Lead Developer, Systems Engineer, and Technical Support Engineer – going back as far as the birth of Delphi at Borland. As an instructor, author, and technical editor, he has covered programming with Delphi, enterprise application integration, coding Objective-C for iOS, using Java on Android, employing games for training, operating military simulations, and conducting military training exercises. He earned his BA in political science from the University of Chicago and served his country as a Czech Linguist and Voice Signal Interceptor in the Military Intelligence branch of the US Army.
Steven Krein is co-founder and CEO of OrganizedWisdom Health, a human-powered health content search engine. Steven, a long time entrepreneur, has been involved with building Internet companies for more than a decade. He was the co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Internet promotion and technology company, Promotions.com, which was founded in 1996. Promotions.com went public on Nasdaq in 1999 and was acquired by iVillage in 2002. In less than four years, Promotions.com grew to more than $27 million in annual revenues and built a database of more than 20 million consumers.
Steven is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurism and health-focused social media, and has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, the Fox News Channel, CNBC Power Lunch, CNBC Marketwatch, and Bloomberg News. He received his JD degree from Widener University School of Law and his BA from the University of Maryland College Park. He is a board member of YPO (the Young President's Organization) Metro New York Chapter and lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.
Raj Kumar is an independent industry analyst in the Coimbatore area of India. Previously, he was network support engineer at systems integrator Orient Technologies where he supported end-users as an onsite IT support engineer at Oerlikon, a machine and plant engineering conglomerate. He is proficient in virtualization, particularly VMware vSphere, as well as advanced end-user support for business applications, operating systems, and networking. In addition, Raj is expert in cloud computing, security, smartphones, social networking, outsourcing, and customer relationships. Orient Technologies specializes in systems integration and project management, and partners with vendors includingHP, IBM, Citrix, Microsoft, Fortinet, VMware, and Oracle. Twitter: @rajkumar049
Daniel Kusnetzky, Analyst and Founder of Kusnetzky Group LLC, is responsible for research, publications, and operations. He has been involved with information technology since the late 1970s. He was responsible for research operations at the 451 Group, corporate and marketing strategy for Open-Xchange system software and virtualization research at IDC, and program and product management at Digital Equipment Corporation. Today, Dan focuses on system software, virtualization technology, and cloud computing.
Richard Laermer is CEO of RLM PR and the author of 2011: Trendspotting, as well as Punk Marketing, Full Frontal PR, and 2002's Trendspotting. He is widely sought as a speaker and media trainer, has co-hosted TLC's TV show, Taking Care of Business, and is a commentator for Public Radio's Marketplace program. His Bad Pitch Blog with Kevin Dugan has won PRSA's Bronze Anvil Medal for Best Blog. He is the man behind Unspun Radio, available on iTunes and Celestial radio stations, and the blogger behind Laermer.com.
James Lambie is the Producer/Director for the online documentary series "Web Wide World" on Internet Evolution. He has spent over 10 years producing/directing news, current affairs, and corporate programming worldwide, including co-productions with CNN, CNBC, and regional broadcasters on every continent bar Antarctica. Much of this time has been spent covering all aspects of the ICT/telecom industry, especially in locations where there are opportunities for any kind of fishing.
Drew, based in Menlo Park, Calif., joined Morgenthaler in 2000 and became a Partner in 2001. Drew focuses on semiconductors and components, and he also works with materials and devices and large systems. He is currently a Director of Brion Technologies, Cortina Systems, Overture Networks, Ultradots Inc., and Unity Semiconductor. He also regularly attends Wave7 Optics and Xoomsys board meetings. Drew spent 15 years in senior operating positions in the telecommunications industry, starting companies in both the components and the systems sectors of that industry.
He served as Senior VP of Marketing at Mayan Networks, building aggregation systems for the metropolitan edge market. Prior to that, Drew was a founder and VP of Engineering at E/O Networks where he helped to design and produce a long-reach rural fiber optic telephony system. Drew started his optical telecommunications career in 1986 at Raynet, a pioneering company in the development of fiber-to-the-home technologies. His many roles at Raynet included VP of Marketing and VP of International Development. Drew was the founding CEO of Lightwave Microsystems, a leader in the design and manufacture of high-volume optical integrated circuits.
Chris Laping brings more than 20 years of information technology and business transformation experience to Red Robin. As Senior Vice President of Business Transformation and Chief Information Officer, he oversees the Business Transformation organization, which includes Information Technology, Learning & Development, Enterprise Project Management, and Operations Services. Prior to joining Red Robin, Chris worked at Statêra, Inc. as Principal and Chief Information Officer, where he managed business consulting engagements and directed the Internal Technology department. Before working as a consultant, Chris spent five years as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for GMAC. Chris's favorite Red Robin Gourmet Burger is the Burnin' Love Burger.
Ryan Lawler is Senior Editor of Contentinople, where he covers all things related to the rapid movement of rich media onto the Web and the not-so-rapid monetization of it. Ryan got his start in the space covering content delivery networks (CDNs) for Light Reading, as well as stuff like optical networking and next-gen VOIP equipment. Prior to Light Reading, he worked as a reporting assistant at the New York bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun, the largest daily newspaper in the world (if not the entire known universe).
Stephen Lawton is a longtime technology journalist and industry pundit. He currently is a contributing editor to SC Magazine and OpenCyberSecurity.org, a Website devoted to open-source data security. Previously he served as editorial director of MicroTimes Magazine, as well as chief editor of Digital News & Review, NetscapeWorld, and Sunworld Online. He held senior editorial positions with LAN Times, Digital News & Review, Computer Systems News, and Hardcopy. He also has contributed to a variety of technology publications, including CIO Insight, Electronic Business, NetworkWorld, and California Computer News. In addition to his editorial work, Stephen also spent time on the corporate side, serving as senior director of strategic marketing at Acronis Inc., the disaster recovery and backup software vendor. His past consulting clients include Intel, Microsoft, Western Digital, Verbatim, Zmanda, Genie9, and Prowess Consulting. He served on the staff of the market research firm Rothchild Consultants and did consulting projects for Enterprise Management Associates, Hartley & Associates, HTE Research, Data Storage Concepts, and Peripheral Strategies. He launched his career as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles in the 1970s and is credited as being the author who popularized the computer industry term "intranet" (Digital News & Review, April 24, 1995).
Rob is founder and CEO of CPM Advisors (CPMa). CPMa is a leading online technology company that helps online advertisers buy, manage, and optimize display ad campaigns via its platform at http://cpmatic.com. Before starting CPMa in 2008, Rob held roles as COO of Consorte Media, VP of business development for Root Markets, and general manager of advertising at LinkedIn. Before LinkedIn, Rob was at NexTag, where he built up NexTag's display advertising and media business via an unprecedented automation of media buying and ad management, propelling the firm to a position as a top-five U.S. online display advertiser, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. After starting his career as an investment banker with ING Barings/Furman Selz, from 1999 to 2003 Rob was a senior e-commerce research analyst at Jupiter Communications, thereafter becoming the director of commerce analytics at Nielsen//NetRatings. Rob holds BA degree in computer science and economics from Dartmouth College, and received the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation in 2003. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dee-Ann LeBlanc (www.Dee-AnnLeBlanc.com) has been a computing professional for the last 20 years. Her time in the industry started through student consulting and help-desk work at Penn State University. In the last 15 years she's focused on topics such as Linux, open-source, open standards, and content management systems, writing for publications such as the Linux Journal, LinuxWorld Magazine, Computer Power User (CPU) Magazine, CMSWire, and many more, along with authoring four editions of Linux for Dummies and 11 other computer books from beginner to deeply technical topics.
Andrew Lee is chief research officer for ESET LLC. He was also founder and CEO of AVIEN, is a board member of AMTSO, a member of AVAR, and a reporter for the WildList organization. He was previously at the sharp end of malware defense as a systems administrator in a large government organization. Andrew is author of numerous articles on malware issues; a frequent speaker at conferences and events, including ISC2 Seminars, AVAR, CARO and Virus Bulletin; and was a major contributor to "The AVIEN Malware Defense Guide for the Enterprise."
Jim has over 20 years of experience as an IT executive working for Fortune 500 financial and insurance corporations. Most recently, he was Chief Information Officer for Marsh's North America Region, where he led the IT transformation program. He is the recipient of multiple IT recognition awards in innovation from InformationWeek, JD Powers, and AM Best. Prior to joining Marsh, Jim was Executive Director, CIO, Americas, and Head of Managed Accounts Operations, Americas, for UBS Global Asset Management. As CIO, Americas, he was successful in developing an STP platform that enabled streamlined information flow from prospecting, account opening, and account servicing through reporting. He earned his BBA in Finance from Adelphi University where he is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching courses in Management Information Systems.
Gideon J. Lenkey
Gideon J. Lenkey, CISSP, has consulted on information security matters since 1989. He specializes in assessments and tests of enterprise IT security and also enjoys tracking malicious hackers, corporate insiders, and extortionists. In 1994, he co-founded Ra Security Systems, a network security monitoring and consultancy in Milford, NJ. He has provided advanced training to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and has won numerous recognitions from the agency for his curricula. In addition to consulting for both foreign and domestic government agencies, Lenkey's also the sitting president of the FBI's InfraGard chapter in New Jersey. He is a member of the Computer Security Institute.
Ron Lepofsky, CISSP, is founder and president of ERE Information Security and Privacy Auditors, an information security audit and compliance company founded in 2000. Previously Ron was founder and president of data telecommunications company PTI Telecommunications, founded in 1989.
Ron graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, BA SC. And after that he spent time as a sales representative for high-tech companies until he struck out on his own including stints at Digital Equipment of Canada Ltd., Timeplex Canada Ltd., and Data General Canada Ltd.
Ron is a frequent contributor of articles published in a wide variety of media outlets relating to information security, privacy, law, and electrical utilities. He is also an avid blogger on the topics of security and privacy, both on the ERE site and other security sites. When not writing or auditing/implementing, Ron is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Ron also makes great dark chocolate-covered strawberries, nuts, dried fruit and cookies.
Paul Levinson's The Silk Code won the 2000 Locus Award for
Best First Novel. He has since published
Borrowed Tides (2001), The Consciousness Plague (2002), The Pixel Eye (2003), and The Plot To
Save Socrates (2006).
His science fiction and mystery short stories have
been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and
Sturgeon Awards. His
eight nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge (1997), Digital McLuhan (1999),
Realspace (2003), and Cellphone (2004), have
been the subject of major articles in the
New York Times, Wired, the Christian Science Monitor, and have
been translated into nine languages.
He appears on "The O'Reilly
Factor" (Fox News), "The
CBS Evening News," "Scarborough
Country" (MSNBC), the
“NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” (PBS), “Nightline” (ABC) and numerous
national and international TV and radio programs. He is interviewed
about media issues every Sunday, 7:20am, on KNX1070 Radio
in Southern California. He is
Professor and Chair of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City.
John Scott Lewinski
John Scott Lewinski travels the world, writing for more than 30 national magazines. His work has appeared in the Hollywood Reporter, Esquire.com, Scientific American, Wired, Popular Science, and ABC News Online. Along the way, he enjoyed interviewing the likes of William Shatner, Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Jeff Bridges, Jimmie Johnson, James Cameron, Marc Ecko, Guillermo del Toro, and others. In 2010 he achieved a long-time career goal and transformed his passion for cars and motorcycles into a series of car reviews and automotive coverage for Askmen.com, Popular Mechanics, and other outlets. He is now the featured automotive contributor for CNET's Crave Online. Previously, he was AOL’s lead correspondent at San Diego’s 2009 Comic-Con. Lewinski has been a guest lecturer at the University of Notre Dame and Marquette University. His books include Alone in a Room: Secrets of Successful Screenwriters (Michael Wiese Productions, 2004) and The Screenwriter's Guide to Agents and Managers (Allworth Press, 2002). He also cowrote the non-fiction sports title, A Saint in the City (Tate Publishing, 2009). He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a BA in Journalism from Marquette University. He completed his study of English Literature at Exeter College, University of Oxford, UK.
Erez Liebermann works in the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section. Liebermann is responsible for handling computer crime and intellectual property matters, include hacking, computer intrusions, insider threats, viruses, phishing, and botnets, among others.
One of his recent cases included prosecuting an individual that planted a logic bomb in his company’s servers when he believed he would be laid off. He also prosecuted a conspiracy to hack into Voice-over-Internet-Protocol providers and steal access to VOIP routes, all in an effort to secure millions of dollars. His other case matters include white collar crimes, such as commercial fraud, tax fraud, and bank fraud.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Liebermann was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP. He received his JD degree from Columbia University School of Law and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Stan Liebowitz is the Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics in the Management School at the University of Texas at Dallas. He holds degrees from Johns Hopkins and UCLA. Professor Liebowitz has been on the editorial board of several economics/law journals and is affiliated with several policy and research institutes. He is currently President of the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues. He has consulted and testified internationally on issues related to antitrust, intellectual property, and technology.
Professor Liebowitz’s research interests include the economic impact of new technologies, intellectual property and piracy, the economics of networks, pricing issues, and antitrust. In addition to five books, he has published numerous academic articles as well as policy reports and articles in popular outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and CIO Magazine.
Peter D. Lindfield
Peter D. Lindfield is Chair and CEO of the Carlisle Institute, a think-tank and research center focused on issues such as globalization, productivity, governance, and the social contract. He was CEO of Balanced Viewpoint, a technology outsourcing provider where he currently is Chairman of the Board. He was also Vice President with EDS; VP with SHL/MCI Systemhouse; and Managing Partner with OCG. He is a frequent speaker to business audiences on the emerging economic challenges to global stability. His coming book on the social and political implications of the global realignment of economic activity is slated for publication in 2012. Lindfield has served as director of a number of business and not‐for‐profit organizations, including the Canadian Centre for Business‐Government Relations and the Management Research Laboratory. He is currently a member of the governing council of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA). He holds BA and MA degrees in political science from Carleton University where he studied for a doctorate in political philosophy.
Gábor Lipták is an IT architect with a financial company. He has worked as an IT consultant and architect for various enterprises. Gábor contributes to open-source projects and publishes occasional articles and book reviews.
In 1997, Gary joined the Menlo Park office of Morgenthaler Ventures, a leading venture capital firm with $2.5 billion under management. He focuses on Internet services, digital media, and software. Gary currently serves on the boards of Rhythm NewMedia, SNOCAP, JasperSoft, and Mule Source. He oversees Morgenthaler's investment in NexTag and served on its board from its initial funding in 1999 until June 2007. Additionally, Gary led Morgenthaler's investments in Netli (acquired by Akamai), TimesTen (acquired by Oracle), and KnowledgeNet (acquired by Thompson). Gary previously served on the boards of ORB Networks and imeem.
Gary came to Morgenthaler from Apple Computer where he served as Senior VP and GM of the $3 billion Power Macintosh division. Earlier, as VP of Sales, he oversaw channel distribution in North America and managed Apple's $1.2 billion small business market. Gary also served as Senior Director of Marketing for Apple's $2.9 billion Pacific division (Japan, Asia, Latin America, Canada) where he directed a $150 million marketing and merchandising budget.
Robert Lloyd is Project Manager for One World Trust, where he is responsible for the Global Accountability Project and associated initiatives on the governance and legitimacy of global institutions. Lloyd has particular expertise in comparative research, measuring accountability, and self-regulation within the not-for-profit sector.
Before joining the Trust, Lloyd worked at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, on PRSPs, political economy of governance, and health systems in developing countries. He has also worked in community development in Guatemala. Lloyd has an MA (distinction) in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA in Geography from King's College London.
Daniel J. Lohrmann
Daniel J. Lohrmann is the Michigan Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Infrastructure Services Administration within the Michigan Department of Information Technology (MDIT). In this role, Dan oversees all aspects of IT infrastructure and enterprise architecture for Michigan State Government agencies. He provides strategic vision and operational oversight for approximately 800 technology professionals in support of more than 50,000 state employees.
Rich Luciano is currently the IBM NA Channel Executive for Business Analytics, where he leads a partner ecosystem of over 250 partners in their mission to provide Business Analytic solutions to their clients. Rich came to IBM in the acquisition of Cognos, where he held positions including Director of Channels and Vice President of North American Services. Rich has been working in the IT industry for over 25 years with positions in sales, marketing, and finance, for hardware, software, and services firms. Rich has an undergraduate in Engineering from Northeastern University, and a graduate degree from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Frank MacDonald is a writer living in Inverness, Cape Breton, where he was born and where he returned after fulfilling his mandatory tour of duty in plants, factories, construction sites, and kitchens in other parts of North America. He earns his living as a columnist and reporter with The Inverness Oran, a weekly newspaper he co-founded in 1976.
Frank's first novel, A Forest for Calum (Cape Breton University Press), was published in 2005 and was nominated for the Dartmouth Book Award. He has also published two collections of newspaper/magazine columns, Assuming I'm Right (Cecibu, 1990) and How To Cook Your Cat (Cecibu, 2003). In 1992 through 1994 Mulgrave Road Theatre in Nova Scotia produced and toured a one-man play written by MacDonald, also titled Assuming I'm Right. Frank has published poetry and short stories in a number of journals. He frequently lectures on regional topics and gives workshops in writing both fiction and non-fiction.
Marianne Madden is an SEO and Social Media Specialist for Zeta Interactive. She brings a down-to-earth, data-driven approach to SEO and social media strategy and execution. Marianne specializes in helping companies make their first forays into social media: translating a client's business goals into SEO and social media tactics, defining a social media monitoring plan, and integrating social and SEO with a company's approach to content, PR, customer service, and product development. She has worked with clients such as STIHL, WD-40 Company, Scholastic, Clear Channel Communications, Glamour Magazine, Intel, American Express, Scottrade, and M&T Bank.
Mary Madden is a Senior Research Specialist with the Pew Internet & American Life Project in Washington, D.C. She has worked with Pew since the spring of 2002 and has authored a wide range of reports covering changing trends in technology and media use. Her recent reports have examined the burgeoning field of online identity management, the adoption of online video, and the growth of teen content creation fueled by social media.
Perhaps more than any other realm, Mary continues to be fascinated by the Internet's impact on creative industries. She is the lead author of "Artists, Musicians and the Internet," a report that examines artists' experiences with the Internet and their attitudes towards copyright issues online. She is a frequent public speaker and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, among others, regarding her research. She holds an MA in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University and a BA in English from The University of Florida.
Romi Mahajan is chief marketing officer of Ascentium Corporation, an interactive marketing and technology consultancy. Prior to joining Ascentium, Mahajan spent over seven years at Microsoft. Earlier in his career, he started two boutique consulting companies specializing in technological and financial joint ventures between U.S. and Asian companies. A frequent speaker on the technology and media circuit, Mahajan currently serves on the Executive Customer Advisory Board of Ziff-Davis Enterprise and has been a panelist at the Windows Connections, United Business Media Leadership, Microsoft Tech-Ed, Web 2.0, Interop, and other conferences. His articles on technology have been published in Siliconeer, Silicon India, TechNet Magazine, and in a number of proceedings and journals worldwide.
David Malfara serves as President, CEO, and Director of Remi Communications Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries. He also serves as Chief Technology Officer, directing Remi's strategic efforts to offer broad-ranging, basic and advanced communication and IMS-based application services, over its metropolitan Ethernet and VPLS-based network infrastructure, to enterprise customers in the Northeast U.S.
Mr. Malfara is a founding Director of Boathouse Communications Partners LLC, a Philadelphia-based investment and management firm, and leads the firm's telecommunications interests. He also serves as a member of the Management Committee of The Pew Consulting Group, a Philadelphia-based consulting firm, and as a co-founder and partner of Pew Broadband Advisors. Over the past 30 years Mr. Malfara has founded or co-founded several successful companies, both public and private, including two nationwide telecommunications carriers: Z-Tel Network Services and Pace Communications.
This wild and crazy public relations and sometimes media guy has been involved with technology and Internet for over 14 years, and loves it!
At the forefront of new ideas, companies, ventures and developments, he has worked with many trends long before they were even called trends, including Internet dating, Online CRM, Telephony, Virtualization, Biometrics, Online Storage, Mobile Apps, and more. He has worked with companies including Match.com, Oracle, IBM, Motorola, Openwave, Sprint, GoAmerica, Animation Science, Intacct Corporation, and many more, he loves working with companies at all levels- startups, small, mid-size, publicly traded and even ideas just getting started in a garage!
During his career he has placed thousands of stories with media including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, San Jose Mercury News, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNET, Information Week, InfoWorld, PC World, PC Magazine, Good Morning America, Today Show, AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, and to many more to list here!
He loves learning about and working with new companies and ideas, including those in early stages, to help them build and grow, become established in the market.
Now he enjoyes writing stories at Internet Evolution, on just about anything and everything related to technology and the Internet!
On the off-hours side he is a prankster with more energy than a pre-school class hopped up on Red Bulls and candy! and he has no trouble trading quips with anyone and loves a good exchange and the chance to learn more, and share a good laugh!
Michelle Manafy is the Director of Content of FreePint Ltd., a publisher of sites and resources for the business information industry. An award-winning columnist, she has written on a variety of technology topics including digital publishing, social media, content development and distribution, streaming media, and audio, video, and storage technologies. Her focus is on emerging trends in digital content and how they shape successful business practices. She speaks at a variety of industry events and serves as a judge for content and technology competitions. Michelle is the co-editor of, and a contributor to, Dancing With Digital Natives: Staying in Step With the Generation That's Transforming the Way Business Is Done (May 2011, CyberAge Books). She has worked in book and magazine publishing for more than 20 years in areas ranging from pop culture to academic nonfiction and holds a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University.
David Manheim works as a terrorism insurance modeling specialist at Risk Management Solutions, the world's leading provider of products, services, and expertise for the quantification and management of catastrophe risk. Terrorism modeling involves computational modeling of large data sets for insurance, using high-performance computing and large-scale databases. David has a BS in mathematics, and his professional interests include statistical modeling, complex systems, and process automation. Outside of work, he has been involved with the Red Cross Ready When the Time Comes initiative, and serves on the executive board of the Lander College Alumni Council. He’s also an amateur Talmudist, an avid skier, and watches more TV than he’d like to admit.
John Marcante leads Vanguard's Information Technology division, overseeing all aspects of the company's use of technology to provide high-quality, cost-effective services to shareholders. He previously headed the IT division's Institutional Systems group. John joined Vanguard in 1993 and has more than 25 years of experience in the business and technology fields. He holds a Bachelor's from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Saint Joseph's University.
Brian Margolies is the Chief Information Officer for Allied Beverage Group, New Jersey's largest distributor of wines and spirits. He is responsible for aligning IT's strategic direction, tactical policies, and standards with that of the company's internal and external constituencies. Prior to Allied Beverage, he served as Vice President of Information Technology Planning and International Operations for Scholastic Inc. Brian spent a majority of his early career in financial services in a variety of analytical and managerial roles for companies like Dreyfus and Metropolitan Life. He holds a BBA from Hofstra University in marketing and accounting and earned his MBA in management information systems from Pace University. He is a member of the Center for CIO Leadership Member Steering Committee.
Richard is a science and technology journalist whose work has appeared in InformationWeek, Wired, Time, The Atlantic, The Asian Wall Street Journal, and the Far Eastern Economic Review, among other publications. His story "The God Particle and the Grid" (Wired, April 2004), about the world's most powerful particle accelerator, was selected for Best Science Writing of 2004. He has also received the White Award for Investigative Reporting, an "Excellence in Feature Writing" award from the Society for Professional Journalists, and a Rotary Journalism Fellowship. He is a founding editor of NewWest.Net, winner of a 2005 Online Journalism Award for General Excellence. His previous positions include technology editor of The Industry Standard and technology producer for ABCNews.com.
Michael Mascioni is a market research consultant in digital media, and he writes freelance about digital media, video, and other subjects. Formerly, he was a senior analyst in the broadband entertainment group at Strategy Analytics. He was also program director of the Intertainment conferences on interactive entertainment and managing editor of the A&A Monthly on Interactive Entertainment.
Matt Mason began his career as a pirate radio and club DJ in London, going on to become founding Editor-in-Chief of the seminal magazine RWD. In 2004, he was selected as one of the faces of Gordon Brown's "Start Talking Ideas" campaign and was presented the Prince's Trust London Business of the Year Award by HRH Prince Charles.
He has written and produced TV series, comic strips, viral videos, and records, and his journalism has appeared in The Observer Music Monthly, VICE, Complex, and other publications in more than 12 countries around the world. He recently founded the non-profit media company Wedia with his wife Emily. He lives in New York City.
Michael McClurg leads IBM's Global Midmarket Sales operation, the team responsible for generating hardware, software, and services revenue from customers with under 1,000 employees. This team, which includes over 1,100 sales and partner management professionals, led IBM's results as the fastest-growing customer segment in Q1 2011. He has held this position since January 2011.
Previously he ran IBM/XIV's Global Business Partner organization, including Reseller, ISV, System Integrator, and Alliance partner relationships. His responsibilities included all elements of channel business: development and implementation of global channel loyalty programs; partner relationships; channel marketing; and joint selling initiatives. During his tenure, XIV channel revenues grew from $3 million to over $500 million annually. McClurg led the global introduction of the XIV Focus program, which was awarded the Computer Reseller News 5-Star award for excellence in channel programs.
Prior to joining IBM/XIV, McClurg ran EMC's Latin American Channel, SMB Sales, and Inside Sales organizations. In this role he was responsible for all elements of EMC's strategy and execution across Latin America. During his tenure, EMC Latin America grew the midmarket segment 400 percent, established presence in regional distribution, and added over 500 new customers. He led the business teams responsible for establishing a local manufacturing presence and R&D center in Brazil. Previous positions at EMC include Regional Sales Manager for Northern Latin America, Caribbean, as well as Director of Sales for service providers across the US. He also was responsible for leading EMC's Global Account Financial Services sales teams in New York.
Prior to EMC, McClurg held positions in Sales Management, Marketing Product Management, and Sales for Sun Microsystems and Sequent Computer Systems. McClurg holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Tufts University's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and The Capital Network, a Boston-based community to help early-stage entrepreneurs.
A busy freelance writer for 30 years, Robert McGarvey has written more than 1,500 articles for many of the nation's leading publications, from Reader's Digest to Playboy and from The New York Times to Harvard Business Review. He also has written 10 books. A member of the advisory board of Learning Streams, a startup social network for educators, McGarvey also is a recognized authority on social media. He may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter at #rjmcgarvey.
According to Broadcasting and Cable magazine, McKinnon is one of "a handful of players behind every big decision, consensus or roadblock in Washington. putting a unique, sometimes hidden stamp on the outcome of today's debates."
McKinnon currently serves on the board of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and lectures at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He attended UT Austin and served as editor of The Daily Texan. He also spent several years in Nashville working as a songwriter with Kris Kristofferson and was wildly unsuccessful. He is a two-time Ironman finisher.
McKinnon has worked for both Democratic and Republican political campaigns including Texas Governors Mark White, Ann Richards, and George Bush, Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, and in 2006, Senator John McCain's candidacy for President.
Andy Meadows is a 12-year veteran of the Internet era, with his most recent endeavor being founder of Live Oak 360, an Austin-based Web technology services company. Meadows' expertise lies in the areas of enterprise technology strategy and solutions, e-commerce, social networking, and open-source technologies.
Live Oak 360 specializes in customized application development, Web development, interactive consulting, conversion acceleration, and social networking applications to assist companies in managing their digital landscapes. Live Oak has worked with clients such as AMD, Motorola, Buffalo Technology, Time Warner Cable Media Sales, Green Mountain Energy, and World Vision. Prior to starting Live Oak 360 in 2002, Meadows was with Metadot and Nortel Networks.
Larry Medina has spent 37 years in the Records and Information Management (RIM) profession and has experience in a wide range of industries in both the public and private sectors, including: utilities, engineering, construction, architecture, financial services, retail, strategic human capital management, energy, mining, minerals, defense contracting, and nuclear engineering. He has focused his efforts on disaster preparedness planning and recovery, as well as vital records program development, business process analysis, and reengineering. Larry’s areas of key interest include: criteria development for long-term persistent access to digital content; standards and best practices for records management and access control, conversion, and migration strategies; and information protection.
Larry is the former Chair of the ARMA Standards Development Committee. While on the ARMA Education Development Committee, he participated in the development and deployment of the RIM Core Competencies Model and supporting curriculum modules. He is a current member of multiple AIIM Standards Task Forces, and a Principal Member of the NFPA 232 Technical Committee on the "Standard for the Protection of Records”.
Ashish Mehta is an IT consultant who specializes in the business problems of SMBs. In his spare time, he likes to ponder technology security, finance, and economics – and practice yoga. He has an MSc (Hons) from Columbia University, New York, and a B.Tech (Hons) from IIT-Kharagpur, India.
David L. Meister has enjoyed a wide range of business successes and personal triumphs, across Madison Avenue, Wall Street, and Television airwaves. He was a key force in building a range of television channels including Sundance Channel, HBO, Cinemax, and Financial News Network (now CNBC). David Meister's entrepreneurial vision and business strategies have revolutionized the media and marketing industries.
Mr. Meister founded The Tennis Channel, the world's leading "tennis-caster," which he ran as Chairman and CEO for five years. During this period, TTC acquired rights to 44 of the Top 50 tennis events, by far the strongest concentration of any targeted network (e.g., Golf Channel, Speed Channel, HBO), and struck distribution deals with cable operators to access more than 50 million subscribers, with an unprecedented average contract life of more than 12 years. Previously, he created The Sundance Television Channel, bringing his idea to entertainment legend Robert Redford, and striking a deal with Viacom to co-venture the film channel.
Jason Meugniot is owner and CEO of Guidance (http://www.Guidance.com), which designs, builds, and maintains e-commerce Websites. Clients include Foot Locker, Gearys Beverly Hills, Relax the Back, and Salvation Army.
Hi, my name is Jason Mick and I'm a blogger at Internet Evolution and Senior News Editor at DailyTech. I've spent the past three years covering a variety of topics in the tech and science arena, including internet issues, mobile devices, aerospace, automobiles, business tech, security, alternative energy, and nanoscience. In my time at DailyTech, alone, I've written over 3,000 news articles.
I pride myself on delivering concise, comprehensive, thought-provoking coverage with a fun spirit. I operate under the guiding principle that you should write in a way that you would want to read as a reader. I also always try to keep an open mind on all topics and will happily enter discussions with my readers.
Outside my journalistic endeavors I enjoy doing graphic design for iOS applications, backpacking, running, and exploring the multitude of music the world has to offer.
Matthew Mikus is a journalist specializing in technology, business, and environmental issues. He has a strong interest in the way the Internet shapes human interactions regarding small businesses and new entrepreneurial opportunities brought by the Web. Matthew is self-taught in various Web scripting languages and is also interested in photography.
Jay Miletsky is founder and CEO of MyPod Studios, an online video network featuring pre-screened, pre-qualified video content. He is a best-selling author of 10 marketing, branding, and Internet-related books, and is a frequent speaker at seminars and universities.
Joss Miller has been programming since 1975. Starting with IBM midrange computers, Joss took on the PC in 1985 and has stayed on a parallel track in computing since. He holds MCTS and MCPD Microsoft certifications and specializes in cross-platform computing.
Ron Miller is a freelance technology journalist, blogger, FierceContentManagement editor, and contributing editor at EContent magazine. He has been writing about technology since 1988, and his publishing credits include InsideCRM, CIO.com, Streaming Media Magazine, eWeek, BusinessWeek, SmallBiz, and Network World. He has also written whitepapers, documentation, and training for a variety of corporate clients, big and small. He co-founded www.socmedia101.com in 2009 and contributes regularly to its content. You can learn more by visiting his blog: by Ron Miller.
Sarah Milstein is a consultant on Web 2.0 and editorial strategies and an MBA candidate at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. She was previously the Chief Publishing Evangelist for O'Reilly Media. Prior to that, Sarah was O'Reilly's Managing Editor, Senior Editor, and Editor, leading the development of the "Missing Manuals," a best-selling series of computer books for non-geeks. She co-authored Google: The Missing Manual. Before joining O'Reilly in 2003, Sarah was a freelance writer and editor, and a regular contributor to The New York Times. She was also a program founder for Just Food, a local-food-and-farms non-profit, and co-founder of Two Tomatoes Records, a label that distributes and promotes the work of children's musician Laurie Berkner.
Chris Minnick is an e-publishing consultant, author, musician, and winemaker. He is the CEO of Minnick Web Services, which specializes in assisting magazine publishers with transitioning from paper to the Web, and with monetizing archived content online. Chris has written numerous books and articles on XML, e-commerce, and e-business. His syndicated column (distributed by Waterside Syndication) and nascent conference, both titled "Web 8.0," ridicule the concept of Web version numbers while exploring its logical milestones and ultimate goal.
With more than 15 years of experience in exploring computer security, Kevin Mitnick is a largely self-taught expert in exposing the vulnerabilities of complex operating systems and telecommunications devices. His hobby as an adolescent consisted of studying methods, tactics, and strategies used to circumvent computer security, and to learn more about how computer systems and telecommunication systems work.
In building this body of knowledge, Kevin gained unauthorized access to computer systems at some of the largest corporations on the planet and penetrated some of the most resilient computer systems ever developed. He has used both technical and non-technical means to obtain the source code to various operating systems and telecommunications devices to study their vulnerabilities and their inner workings.
In 2003, Kevin founded Mitnick Security Consulting LLC, a professional services firm that specializes in penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. He has performed consulting services and training at government agencies and Fortune 500 companies around the world. Kevin is also one of the most sought after keynote speakers on the subject of information security. He has authored two-bestselling books, The Art of Deception (Wiley, 2002) and The Art of Intrusion (Wiley, 2005).
Ananda Mitra (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) is Professor of Communication at Wake Forest University with a co-appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences of the Wake Forest Baptist School of Medicine. He served on the Editorial Board of Critical Studies in Mass Communication and is a member of the International Advisory Board of New Media and Society (Sage Publications). He is the author of three books: Television and Popular Culture in India (Sage Publications, 1993), India Through the Western Lens (Sage Publications, 1999), and Research Methods in Park, Recreation and Leisure Services (Sagamore Publishing, 2000).
Mitra is currently working on a 10-volume encyclopedic series called The Digital World, which will be published in 2009. He has been the recipient of several grants, including one to conduct a five-year study of Wake Forest's Technology Initiative, a cross-campus collaboration grant, and a Social and Behavioral Science Research Award. He has served as co-PI on several grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and has served as a consultant to private industry, universities and colleges, and local government agencies across the United States
Pranay Mittal has been an IT/business management consultant for over 10 years, consulting for various insurance and technology companies in Connecticut on projects ranging from IT development to executing on complex business solutions. Pranay's focus is on new, emerging technologies and how they influence the lives of people in developing countries. He has a BS in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. His personal blog can be read here. His email address is email@example.com.
Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS), is Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board at Nominum Inc. His mission is to help guide DNS and IP addressing to the next stage. Paul created DNS in the 1980s at USC's Information Sciences Institute where he was later the Director of ISI's High Performance Computing and Communications Division.
Throughout his career, Paul has contributed to the computing research community and to the evolution of the Internet. His earliest work at UC Irvine on distributed systems and LAN technology preceded the commercial Ethernet and Token Ring designs.
At ISI, after working on the design of the SMTP protocol for email and its first implementation as part of the birth of the Internet in 1983, Paul took on the challenge of designing DNS, and then operated the original "root servers" for all Internet names. After the formal creation of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in 1986, DNS became one of the original Internet Standards; the IETF continues to be the focus of new applications and extensions to DNS. Paul has been associated with the IETF since its creation, chaired several DNS and non-DNS working groups, and was Chair of the IETF from 1994 to 1996.
Richard Monson-Haefel is Vice President of Developer Relations at Curl Inc., which develops and maintains Rich Internet Application (RIA) platforms. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst for Burton Group covering open source, Java EE, RIA/Ajax, and mobile development.
Monson-Haefel is also the author of Enterprise JavaBeans (O'Reilly), J2EE Web Services (Addison-Wesley), and the co-author of Java Message Service (O'Reilly). He served on the JCP Executive Committee, which oversees the JSRs (specifications), developed for the J2SE and J2EE platforms. He also served on the Groovy (JSR-241), J2EE 1.4 (JSR-151), EJB 2.1 (JSR-153), and EJB 3.0 (JSR 220) expert groups for the Java Community Process. Monson-Haefel was a founder of the Apache J2EE Application Server Project (Geronimo) and the OpenEJB project – an open-source EJB container.
Mike is the author of a book on Internet marketing, Do It Wrong Quickly
, published on the heels of Search Engine Marketing, Inc.
, which he co-authored. Mike frequently keynotes conferences on Internet marketing for marketers, public relations specialists, market researchers, and technologists. He serves as chief strategist for Converseon
, a leading digital media marketing agency based in New York City. Previously, Mike worked for IBM for 30 years, where he managed technology and user experience teams for IBM's Website for eight years, including pioneering IBM's original search marketing strategy. Mike also holds an Advanced Certificate in Market Management Practice from the Royal UK Charter Institute of Marketing, and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Mike can be reached through his Website (mikemoran.com
), which is also home to his Biznology newsletter and blog
Jacob Morgan is widely regarded as a thought leader and community leader in social business. A key to his success is his strategic vision for both the industry and client projects. Jacob spends a good amount of time experimenting, researching, and developing ideas and concepts around social business.
Jacob co-founded Chess Media Group with the goal of helping companies understand the business value of employee, partner, and customer collaboration (Enterprise 2.0 and social CRM). Chess Media Group is a social business consultancy focused on three key practice areas for midsized and enterprise-size clients: social CRM, Enterprise 2.0, and social media. He leads social business strategy at Chess Media Group and provides the vision for how companies can achieve the greatest business value from their social business initiatives. He also develops partnerships and business opportunities and focuses on long-term growth and strategy for Chess Media Group.
Jacob's book TwittFaced - Your Toolkit for Understanding & Maximizing Social Media was published in September 2009. The story of how his book, co-authored entirely through online collaboration, came to fruition demonstrates the power of social media and how online communities and collaboration can yield business successes. Jacob is working on another book for McGraw-Hill due out 2012 on enterprise collaboration.
Jeff Moss, Founder and Director of Black Hat, is a respected thought leader in the field of information security. In 1992, Jeff founded DEFCON, which quickly became the largest and most influential hacker conference in the world. In 1997, he founded Black Hat, a pioneering sister conference to DEFCON that brings together hackers and security researchers with government and corporate security professionals from around the world.
Prior to Black Hat, Jeff was a director at Secure Computing Corp. where he helped establish the Professional Services Department in the United States, Asia, and Australia. He has also worked for Ernst & Young in its Information System Security division. He holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Gonzaga University.
Imad Mouline is CTO of Gomez, the Web performance division of Compuware. He is a veteran of software architecture, research, and development and is recognized in Web application development, testing, and performance management. His breadth of knowledge spans Web 2.0, cloud computing, Web browsers, Web application architecture and infrastructure, and SaaS. Prior to Gomez, Mouline was CTO at S1 Corp.
Lynda W. Moulton
Lynda Moulton consults at LWM Technology Services on knowledge management strategies for enterprises, with a focus on search, taxonomies, and ontologies for managing content behind the firewall. She has over 30 years of experience with search and content technologies. Lynda is also an analyst and consultant for the Gilbane Group, blogging on search. She is a leader in the Boston Knowledge Management Forum and is widely published and a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. Recent case work, typical project assignments, and writings can be found at http://www.lwmtechnology.com.
Kyle Munkittrick is a writer for Discover Magazine's Science Not Fiction blog and a Program Director for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. He studies the bioethics of human enhancement in NYU's John W. Draper Master's program. When he isn't pontificating on cybernetic alien rights, wrangling interns, or rushing to class, Kyle can be found in merry old Brooklyn, New York.
Chris covers the IT industry as an editor and writer, producing content across Information Week's channels: a 440,000-circulation weekly magazine, the InformationWeek.com Website, daily email newsletters, industry conferences, and a daily Internet-video program, The News Show. Before joining InformationWeek, he was editor of the Budapest Business Journal, a business weekly in Hungary. Chris also spent five years as a daily newspaper reporter. Chris holds a BA in Journalism and Economics from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Virginia.
Deborah Nason writes for national, statewide, and regional publications, focusing on emerging business issues. Deborah relocated to Connecticut two years ago, after serving as contributing editor and lead writer for five years for the Blue Ridge Business Journal in Roanoke, Va. She has owned several small businesses, lived all over the U.S., and has an MA in Management and HR Development. She is an active member of the American Society of Business Publication Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Society of Business Editors and Writers. Deborah's Website is www.c4sb.com.
Amy Rogers Nazarov
As an editor at CMP Media's CommunicationsWeek, InternetWeek, and CRN from 1994 to 2003, Amy Rogers Nazarov covered everything from standalone IP stacks to the rise of eBay and the Justice Department's antitrust probe of Microsoft. She hung out with Meg Whitman, Marc Andreessen, and Eric Schmidt. She spent endless hours sitting through 90-slide PowerPoint presentations and once fell asleep during an interview (she was the one asking the questions). And she copped many free hors d'oeuvres in convention centers in Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Atlanta, all of which made creative use of discarded drinking glasses in their elaborate light fixtures. In addition to covering Webby things, she writes about food and entertaining at www.wordkitchen.net.
Leo Nederlof is an independent telecom consultant, operating out of his home office in Belgium. He has worked in the telecom industry for 15 years, mostly in industrial R&D. Originally from The Netherlands, Leo holds an MSc degree from Delft University of Technology and has been employed by, among others, Alcatel in Belgium and Corning in the U.S. His areas of expertise include communication systems and protocols, network architecture and technology, and modeling of networks and traffic. As an active member of the research community, he has authored many papers in magazines and journals, and presented, chaired, and moderated at many conferences.
In 2006, Leo returned with his family to Belgium to start his own consulting business, providing freelance services to vendors and operators related to network design and planning, integration of next-generation communications systems, evaluations of new technologies, etc. He is also providing technology analysis for investment firms.
Rosemarie Nelson is a principal in the MGMA Healthcare Consulting Group in Syracuse, N.Y. Her experience in IT and medical office management, combined with her years of consulting to physicians and practice professionals, gives her unique insight into the needs and challenges facing today’s physicians and the future for medical practices.
Been working online since 1982, when as a Chief Software Engineer at DEC they thrust the Internet upon me. I've learned to like it. Done a great many things, of which you can get a simplified view on linkedin, or http://bit.ly/shava
At this point, probably my most notorious work is as founding executive director of the Tor Project (https://tor.eff.org, now https://torproject.org).
As of the time I write this, I'm freelancing as a ghostwriter, working as the privacy consultant to the Calyx Institute and advising a small game startup WreelLife, writing a book on online/offline organizing for digital natives called "How to Save the World in Your Spare Time," and looking for something that's actually going to pay the bills.
Craig Alexander Newmark is an Internet entrepreneur best known for being the founder of the San Francisco-based Website Craigslist. Newmark observed people on the Net, on the WELL and in Usenet, helping one another out. In early '95, he decided to help out, in a very small way, telling people about cool events around San Francisco like the Anon Salon and Joe's Digital Diner. It spread through word of mouth and became large enough to demand the use of a list server, majordomo, which required a name.
Craig wanted to call it "SF-events," but more knowledgeable friends suggested calling it "Craigslist" to reinforce its personal and down-to-earth nature. He still finds it awkward that such a visible site is named after him, but he'll get over it. Over time, people started posting items on the list in different areas, jobs, stuff for sale, and apartments, the latter in response to San Francisco's apartment shortage. Craig wrote software that could automatically add email postings to a site which became craigslist.org.
Brent Nixon, President of Cymphonix, has over 15 years of business strategy, product management, and operation experience within the technology industry. Prior to joining Cymphonix he spent six-and-a-half years at 3Com where he managed a variety of product lines and was 3Com’s Board of Director and Marketing Committee Representative on the Bluetooth SIG. He also served as Chair of the Mobile Work Group for the Audio Communications Riser (ACR) SIG. Prior to 3Com, Brent was co-founder and Vice President of Maxis Research Inc., a market research/information company offering information and data products and services to the automotive industry. Brent earned his MBA from the University of British Columbia as well as a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah.
Tom Nolle is the founder and president of CIMI Corp. He started his career as a software engineer, evolving to the role of project director and software architect. During this period, he was in charge of the team that built a major financial network and one of the software architects of a packet switch used throughout the world. He also designed and developed retail, distributed computing networks and multi-computer, network-distributed information publishing systems.
In 1979, Tom became an independent consultant, working first with equipment vendors to develop new and efficient devices for financial networks, and then with major financial institutions in deploying advanced network technology. CIMI was incorporated in 1982 as a continuation of this activity, and through the 1980s he led the firm in developing effective new strategies for market forecasting and surveying, as well as innovative techniques in distributed transaction processing, multi-processor protocol handling, and information storage and retrieval. CIMI, during this period, functioned as a network and systems integrator, software publisher, and strategic consultancy.
Avinoam Nowogrodski, Co-Founder and CEO of Clarizen, brings over 20 years of experience in sales, engineering, and business management to Clarizen. He brings insight and expertise gained in those positions to Clarizen's vision of bringing collaborative project management to every business.
Prior to establishing Clarizen, Avinoam co-founded SmarTeam Corporation, a leading provider of collaborative product life cycle management (PLM) solutions. As CEO from 1995 to 2005, Avinoam's leadership molded SmarTeam into a leading enterprise PLM solution, which was sold and supported by IBM. In 1999 SmarTeam was acquired by Dassault Systemes (DS) and Avinoam served on the DS General Executive Management team for six years. At his departure from the company, SmarTeam had 3,500 customers across diverse industries and more than 100,000 users worldwide.
Avinoam Nowogrodski holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Oded Noy is chief technology officer and co-founder of Zag. Noy developed the technology architecture that is helping the company achieve its core mission -- to create a better way to buy and sell cars, with upfront, transparent pricing, and a way to connect ready buyers with qualified dealers through trusted affinity organizations on the Internet. He has advised several pioneering Internet and technological startups, is the chairman for the CTO Forum's Los Angeles chapter, and is a member of InfoWorld's CTO Advisory Council.
Noy is an entrepreneur, inventor, and musician, with more than 20 years of experience rattling the cage by creating groundbreaking technologies. Before Zag, Noy co-founded Path Reliability, which developed pattern recognition technology to detect software errors. He has three software technology patents and two more pending. He takes an expansive view, believing technology serves a higher purpose: to solve real-world problems. His experience spans the precision technology needed as a former fighter pilot in the Israeli army, to the spiritual side of technology as a musician -- playing trombone, the Hammond B3, and the keyboards. He has written and produced three albums of his music.
John O'Connor is a Principal with Toffler Associates. He combines experience as a consultant to Fortune 50 communications firms with his work advising senior leaders in defense and intelligence. He currently leads a team developing and executing large-scale organizational change strategies at a defense organization.
Andrew Odlyzko is Director of the interdisciplinary Digital Technology Center and Interim Director of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, both at the University of Minnesota.
Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2001, he devoted 26 years to research and research management at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs. He has written over 150 technical papers and has three patents. He has managed projects in diverse areas, such as security, formal verification methods, parallel and distributed computation, and auction technology. In recent years he has also been working on electronic publishing, electronic commerce, and economics of data networks. He may be best known for his early debunking of the myth of Internet doubling every 100 days, and for the thesis that connectivity and not content is king. All his recent papers as well as further information can be found on his home page at: http://www.dtc.umn.edu/~odlyzko.
Frank J. Ohlhorst
Frank J. Ohlhorst is an award-winning writer, professional speaker, and IT business consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the technology arena, working closely with several leading technology vendors.
I am a recent graduate of The Rowan University College of Communications, and am quite interested in the Internet and its effects on our Culture. I feel that the medium has had both positive and negative effects within our society, and I am anxious to discuss relevant ideas and concepts with the patrons of this forum.
Norman J. Ornstein
Norman J. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He also serves as an election analyst for CBS News and writes a weekly column called "Congress Inside Out" for Roll Call. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and other major publications, and regularly appears on television programs like The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, Nightline, and Charlie Rose. At the 30th Anniversary party for The NewsHour, he was recognized as the most frequent guest over the 30 years.
He serves as senior counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission, working to ensure that our institutions of government can be maintained in the event of a terrorist attack on Washington; his efforts in this area are recounted in a profile of him in the June 2003 Atlantic Monthly. His campaign finance working group of scholars and practitioners helped shape the major law, known as McCain/Feingold, which reformed the campaign financing system. Legal Times referred to him as "a principal drafter of the law," and his role in its design and enactment was profiled in the February 2004 issue of Washington Lawyer. He is also co-directing a multiyear effort, called the Transition to Governing Project, to create a better climate for governing in the era of the permanent campaign, and is co-director of the AEI/Brookings Election Reform Project.
Marc is the Vice President of Marketing for Optaros and leads the company's go-to-market efforts and solution development. He has over 15 years of experience in helping businesses leverage new technologies to achieve their business objectives.
Previous to Optaros, Marc was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at OATSystems, the first company to implement radio frequency identification (RFID) in the retail supply chain. He was also VP of Marketing, Product Management and Business Development at Frictionless Commerce, a strategic sourcing software company acquired by SAP. Marc began his career as a consultant at both McKinsey and Accenture. As a consultant, he worked with leading companies in retail, financial services, high tech, and media/telecom to help them implement growth strategies leveraging new technologies.
Marc has an MBA from MIT Sloan and a BA from Brown University.
Originally from Manila, Enrico Pagtakhan now works as a technology support specialist for Intercontinental Hotels Group Baguio, Philippines. He has had more than 15 years of IT experience, including working as an IT supervisor in one of the biggest film converting corporations in the Philippines. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Manila.
Olivia is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and expert in business intelligence and organizational alignment. Her passion for finding successful solutions for her clients inspired her research in systems thinking and integrated business practices. She is considered a thought leader in the integration of analytic tools and holistic organizational practices that deliver success through the optimal blending of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and practices. Her years of research and study in data mining and business intelligence led to the writing of her first book, Data Mining Cookbook: Modeling Data for Marketing, Risk and Customer Relationship Management (Wiley, 2001). Seeing a larger need for the blending of analytics with human competencies, she was inspired to conduct research in the areas of communication, collaboration and leadership. This led to the unveiling of links among the global economy, organizational dynamics, and complexity science, highlighted in her second book, Business Intelligence Success Factors: Tools for Aligning Your Business in the Global Economy (Wiley/SAS, 2009). Olivia currently works with clients in the areas of business intelligence, organizational dynamics, and leadership development. Her current research is focused on psychology, complexity science, quantum physics, and evolutionary biology. She holds a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics.
Alex Payne is API Lead at Twitter, where he works on the site’s stability, security, and developer outreach. Prior to Twitter, he worked on a range of information security and Web application development projects. He is a frequent speaker on those topics. His code has powered political campaigns, non-profits, and mission-critical applications for military and intelligence customers. Lately, Alex has spent his free time studying the history of programming languages, minimalism, and economics. He lives and works in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco.
Bryan Pelley is a Principal with Toffler Associates®. He is an expert on tactical intelligence issues and has supported multiple strategic and performance planning projects for two national intelligence agencies. He has also developed performance management systems to track and monitor progress against strategic goals. Prior to joining Toffler Associates, Bryan was a consultant for BearingPoint and an information technology recruiter for Kforce.com. Additional work experience includes the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Embassy of Japan. Bryan is a former active duty and current Army Reserve officer who has served in combat and intelligence billets. He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA in International Affairs, cum laude, from the George Washington University.
Xuefei (Michael) Peng
Xuefei is a freelance analyst with Light Reading as well as a consultant and a writer based in Beijing. He has spent over 10 years in the telecom and IT sectors in China and in the U.S. His research covers a wide array of telecom subjects in China, such as multimedia communications services, IPTV, FTTH deployments, 3G, and mobile service providers. His experience also includes several years at ZTE, where he was involved in the company's international expansion strategy, and founding a mobile phone TV company. He writes and speaks regularly on news media and blogs and has been featured in Chinese publications, including Communications Weekly. He holds a Master's degree in electrical engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology.
As Senior Analyst for Heavy Reading, Sterling Perrin has more than 12 years experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include optical networking, cable MSO infrastructure and services, and digital content. Perrin joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities.
Prior to IDC, Perrin worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Perrin is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.
Guy Piekarz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Unisfair, where he manages the overall operations, including defining and directing Unisfair's technology vision and strategic business goals.
Before founding Unisfair, Guy was a team leader in the R&D group of Veon Ltd. (acquired by Philips), which offers MPEG-4 products to create and deliver streaming audio, video, and graphics content over the Internet as well as emerging broadband and mobile IP networks.
Prior to joining Veon, Guy worked as a senior engineer in the Internet department at Amdocs Ltd. (Nasdaq: DOX), where he developed and designed new infrastructure platforms on which the company's Internet products are based.
Lillian Pierson is a Data Analytics Engineer for Orange County Government in Orlando, Fla. She also specializes in environmental engineering, GIS, world travel, tech journalism, and would-be digital humanitarianism. Lillian writes a blog at Big Data Gal and is on Twitter @BigDataGal. She is also on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Chris Poley has been a professional trader for over 20 years, dealing in precious metals, cotton, foreign exchange, government debt securities, and equities. A past member of NYCE, FINEX, and NYBOT commodity exchanges, Chris currently works with Xerxes Trading LLC. He holds a BA in political science and history and an MBA in international finance.
Harold has worked for over 20 years in information technology after graduating from The Citadel. His career has followed the mainframe from Fortran to Cobol to CICS and now to zLinux. His current role is Director of Systems Support for Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. Harold looks forward to seeing how technology evolves over the next 20 years.
David Potterton is Vice President of Research for the Global Banking, Insurance, Capital Markets, and Risk Management practices at Financial Insights, an IDC company. His advisory services cover retail banking, cash and treasury management, payment services, insurance, and core corporate banking technologies, as well as capital markets and risk. Previous employment includes jobs at JPMorganChase, JPMorgan Treasury Services, BankBoston, and Wachovia. Dave holds his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Durham, N.C., and his BA in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University at Raleigh. He also is a Certified Cash Manager.
Cheryl B. Preston
Cheryl B. Preston, Edwin M. Thomas Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, teaches contracts, business associations, commercial law, Internet regulation, legal theory, and gender and law. Professor Preston publishes in the fields of pornography regulation on the Internet; the relationship of law and popular culture images; law and religion; and feminist legal theory – primarily addressing the issue of how images of women relate to violence against women and to the lack of professional opportunities for women.
Before teaching, she was in private practice with O'Melveny and Myers in Los Angeles and Holme Roberts and Owen in Salt Lake City. She was also Senior Counsel for First Interstate Bank of Utah for a few years. Following graduation from law school, Professor Preston clerked for Hon. Monroe G. McKay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver.
Keith Privette is a senior business analyst with skill sets that reach from business processes to conceptual technical design for many different types of business and technology initiatives. He has worked on initiatives that have required him to play many different roles (many of them at the same time).
The skills include business analysis, process analysis, requirements management, modeling, project management, conceptual UI design, testing, curiosity, willingness to learn, collaboration, and stratactical decision-making. He believes innovative business solutions lie in the region of "win+win+win." (1st win = the people succeed and gain positive experiences, 2nd win = initiatives & ideas succeed, and 3rd win = we receive experiences and knowledge and deepen the relationships.)
Keith has utilized the skills above with innovative technologies such as Web 2.0, social media, social networking technologies, and cloud computing to execute enterprise strategies.
Kate Pullinger (www.katepullinger.com) works both in print and new media. Her most recent novels include A Little Stranger (2006), Weird Sister (1999), and the short-story collection My Life as a Girl in a Men's Prison (1997). Her new novel, The Mistress of Nothing, will come out in July 2009. Her digital fiction projects include her multiple award-winning collaboration with Chris Joseph on "Inanimate Alice," a multimedia episodic digital fiction (www.inanimatealice.com) and "Flight Paths" (www.flightpaths.net) a networked novel created on the Internet. Kate Pullinger teaches in the online MA in Creative Writing and New Media program at De Montfort University.
Daniel W. Rasmus
Daniel W. Rasmus, the author of Listening to the Future (Wiley, 2008), is a strategist who helps clients put their futures in context. He uses scenarios to analyze trends in society, technology, economics, the environment, and politics in order to discover implications used to develop and refine products, services, and experiences. Prior to starting his own consulting practice, he was the Director of Business Insights at Microsoft, where he helped the company envision how people will work in the future. Rasmus coordinated the Microsoft Office Information Worker Board of the Future, an advisory panel composed of college-aged students who share ideas on how to better serve the “Millennial Generation” as they join the workforce. He also managed the Center for Information Work, an immersive experience that helped Microsoft's customers experience the future of work first hand.
Before joining Microsoft, Rasmus was an analyst with the Giga Information Group, and later Forrester Research. His achievements include inventing conceptual frameworks for next-generation collaboration, adaptive workspaces, and intelligent content services. He also served as Giga's Chief Knowledge Officer, managing internal learning within research, sales, and marketing.
As a technology writer, Rasmus has authored more than 200 trade journal articles and four books, including Listening to the Future, Cyberlife! (Sams Publishing, 1994); and Rethinking Smart Objects (Cambridge University Press, 1999). His next book, Management by Design, will be available in 2010 from Wiley. He attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and received a certificate in intelligent systems engineering from the University of California at Irvine. He is currently the Visiting Liberal Arts Fellow at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Wash.
Innes Read is a Software Engineer with IBM. Mr. Read has extensive expertise in software design, development and customer support. Originating in the UK, his IBM career started in 1995 and has led him to a number of assignments in the United States and India. His current role involves conducting extensive total cost of ownership analysis on strategic IT infrastructure and providing recommendations to customers worldwide. His previous experience at IBM includes the design and architecture of IBM's TXSeries CICS offering and hands-on competitive research and analysis on the value of the System z platform and related software technology.
Don Reisinger is a technology and video game columnist whose work has included popular columns for CNET.com, eWeek, ArsTechnica, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move on Twitter at @donreisinger.
Since 1996 I have been the president of Wireless Internet & Mobile Computing, a consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. area (Chevy Chase, Md.) that specializes in helping companies to enhance existing services or develop new services in wireless data. My firm focuses on business development, marketing, white papers, tutorials/workshops and corporate weblogs.
I'm especially interested in wireless multimedia, such as the business models and worldwide societal ramifications of camera phone photos and videos, live streaming broadcasts, omnipresent wireless broadband, and mobile location technologies and their integration with social networking.
I've been analyzing wireless communications for more than 30 years. I started by helping to develop and run the first trade association in the United States for the independent providers of pagers and mobile phones.
In the past, I created the world's first: Wireless data newsletter, wireless data conference, cellular conference and FM radio subcarrier newsletter. I also helped develop and write for the first cellular magazine.
I've been blogging since 2001, and Forbes magazine listed one of my sites as one of the top five technology blogs
Please feel free to contact me, either by leaving a comment on my columns or by sending me e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much for reading.
Dr. Rembiesa has brought over 25 years of leadership to the International Association of IT Asset Managers and holds a doctorate from William Howard Taft University. She is the driving force and conceptual architect of the only global IT asset-management-focused organization with members in over 110 countries around the world. For over 11 years, she has groomed IAITAM into a worldwide association focused on education with individual and enterprise. IAITAM's Asset Management certification courses have become the industry standard, are endorsed and required by organizations striving to maximize their IT spends, reduce risk and create efficiencies for their budget dollars, and comprise the foundation of the only Master's level course of study in the field, both in the US and abroad. With a pedigree of senior management roles within financial, services, and IT consulting firms, Barb has received numerous tributes personally and for the IAITAM organization, including the Technosium Hot Technologies & Solutions award for 2010 and ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 WG21's first ever Platinum Special Contributor award, the highest level of recognition within the SAM Standards community. The ISO/IEC award is recognized by the SAM Standards Working Group and was presented by the International SAM Standards User Group. In addition, Barb supports many charities such as Wigs for Kids, the Young Marines, and Toys for Tots and routinely contributes her time to the community. She has always been, and continues to be, a driving force and leading advocate for the ITAM industry.
Will Richmond is president and founder of Broadband Directions LLC, a market intelligence and publishing firm specializing in broadband-delivered video. The firm's Broadband Video Focus market intelligence service is a trusted resource for many of the world's leading media and technology companies. Will also edits and publishes VideoNuze, a free online publication that provides analysis and news aggregation for broadband video decision-makers.
Will has worked in the broadband, cable TV, content, network infrastructure, and software industries for almost 20 years. He is an acknowledged thought-leader in the fast-growing broadband video area whose insights are sought out by C-level executives, venture capitalists, journalists, and others. Will has spoken or moderated at numerous industry conferences and currently serves on the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) New England board of directors. He has a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Brady Robards is a PhD candidate at Griffith University in Australia. His research explores how young people use online social spaces (specifically social network sites such as MySpace and Facebook) to construct a sense of identity, and how that narrative manifests within, across, or in-between systems of belonging. Brady's current research also investigates how people's understanding of friendship is having an impact on their online “Friending” and privacy practices. He is a sessional lecturer in Griffith's School of Humanities, teaching into a range of courses in the fields of sociology and cultural studies, and is also attached to Griffith's Centre for Public Culture and Ideas.
Lawrence G. Roberts
Dr. Lawrence G. Roberts, Founder, CEO, and President of Anagran Inc., is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on packet switching and network architectures. He led the team that designed and developed ARPANET, the world's first major computer packet network, which evolved into the modern Internet.
He founded the world's first packet data communications carrier, Telenet, which was sold to GTE in 1979 and subsequently became the data division of Sprint. After founding Telenet, Dr. Roberts was a founder and CEO of two ATM companies, NetExpress and ATM Systems. Most recently he was a founder and CTO of Caspian Networks, the leader in high-performance IP systems, where he designed and built IP flow routers.
In his 18-year career, high-tech entrepreneur Michael Robertson has spearheaded a cache of diverse, high-profile companies ranging from digital music to operating systems to VOIP to entertainment. Not one to shy from controversy, his quest to offer competing products and innovative technologies has brought him face to face with corporate giants – and corporate lawsuits. But his madness always has a method – producing relevant technology and products that bring choice and freedom back to the consumer.
Be it MP3, Linux, software, or hardware, Michael has built his career on supporting open standards that empower consumers. With companies like Linspire, SIPphone, and MP3tunes, Michael has entered industries that traditionally had only one or two dominant players. But with each industry he tackles, Michael's end goal is trying to bring competition and freedom of choice back to the marketplace. And restoring that freedom is the undercurrent of every venture he helms.
John J. Roese
As Chief Technology Officer for Nortel, Roese is responsible for leading the company's overall R&D strategy and execution and for directing future research across all product portfolios. He also works closely with the Chief Strategy Officer on emerging technologies, market opportunities, and strategic partnerships. Roese is the functional leader of Nortel's 12,000 scientists, engineers, and designers worldwide.
Prior to joining Nortel, Roese was Vice President and CTO for networking technologies at semiconductor company Broadcom Corp., where he was responsible for the long-term architecture and technical strategy for networking technologies. These technologies included optical, Power over Ethernet (PoE), switching, routing, security, broadband processors, fabrics, and software elements. Roese holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of New Hampshire.
Jorge Roques is a telecommunications engineer at INDOTEL, the telecommunications regulator of the Dominican Republic. His main focus is on rural broadband projects, and he works with competition policies and regulations for the telecommunications industry. Outside of INDOTEL, he's involved, through the Fulbright Alumni Association and the US Embassy, with creating more synergy between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Jorge holds a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from INTEC University in the Dominican Republic and an MS in Telecommunications from the University of Maryland, College Park. He lives in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and is a part-time photographer, likes playing tennis, and is a Seinfeld evangelist.
Philip Rosedale founded Linden Lab in 1999 to create a revolutionary new form of shared experience, where individuals jointly inhabit a 3D landscape and build the world around them. Today this experience, known as Second Life, has a rapidly growing population of Residents from over 200 countries around the globe, who are creating and inhabiting a virtual world of their own design.
Philip has an extensive background in the development and pioneering of streaming technology, having built his first computer in fourth grade, and started his first computer software company while still in high school. In 1995 he developed FreeVue, a low-bit-rate video conferencing system for Internet-connected PCs, resulting in the acquisition of his company in early 1996 by RealNetworks. For three and a half years, Rosedale served at RealNetworks as Vice President and CTO, where he was responsible for the development and launch of RealVideo, RealSystem 5.0, and RealSystem G2. In 1999 Rosedale returned to San Francisco, joined Accel Partners as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and began the basic research that would become the technology behind Linden Lab. Rosedale holds a BS degree in Physics from the University of California at San Diego.
Marc Rosenstock, global director, digital measurement and analytics, Kimberly-Clark, is currently responsible for analytics and measurement of digital marketing, program optimization, and e-commerce. He has also served as the Director of CRM. Before joining K-C, he worked at Procter & Gamble for more than 10 years in a variety of roles. He was the Grooming Digital Marketing Manager for brands including Gillette, Braun, and Venus. Mr. Rosenstock led the Procter and Gamble Beauty eCommerce Program for Global Business Services. He led I-Media Capabilities at Procter & Gamble, responsible for developing I-Media expertise including and best-practices around the globe. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago in marketing and finance and degrees in management from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering.
Bill Roth is Chief Marketing Officer at LogLogic, Inc., in San Jose. He joined LogLogic in 2009 from BEA, where he served as Vice President of the BEA Workshop Business Unit. Prior to BEA, Roth was Chief Technical Evangelist at Epiphany. With over 20 years in this industry, Roth has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like Sun Microsystems, Morgan Stanley, and GSI Commerce. Roth is also Editor-At-Large for Sys-Con Publications, and was recently named to the “Top 30 Cloud Computing Bloggers” list world-wide. Roth has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin.
Russell Rothstein has spent his 20+ year career in the enterprise technology industry at the crossroads between technology and business. He has spoken at industry events including Interop, CloudConnect, CMG, Red Herring, and TeleManagement World.
Russell is currently Founder and CEO of IT Central Station, a B2B social networking site that provides user reviews and ratings of enterprise software, hardware and services. Previously, Russell was Vice President of Product Marketing at OpTier, a vendor of application performance management (APM) solutions. Before joining OpTier, Russell was AVP Product Marketing at OPNET Technologies (Nasdaq: OPNT) where he helped lead the company's focus into APM. He was co-founder and CEO of Zettapoint, a venture-backed enterprise software startup that was acquired by EMC, and ran marketing for Open Sesame, a Web 1.0 startup that was acquired by Bowne/RR Donnelley (NYSE:BNE). Russell began his career at Oracle, deploying Oracle Applications for Fortune 1000 companies.
Russell received a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University, an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Follow Russell on twitter at @RussRothsteinIT .
Mr Rutkowski is Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Standards at VeriSign Inc. He deals with development, articulation, and implementation of its regulatory and standards strategies domestically and internationally for IP-enabled next-generation networks. He also participates significantly in diverse law enforcement and security-related forums, including several leadership positions.
He is a prominent engineer/lawyer whose career has spanned more than 40 years in industry and government in the U.S. and abroad, focusing primarily on pursuing cutting edge business and technology developments – beginning with leading design projects for Apollo launch support communications and control systems at Kennedy Space Center.
He has enjoyed commercial business positions with SAIC Network Solutions, General Magic, Sprint International, Horizon House, Pan American Engineering, General Electric, and Evening News Association; government and elected positions with the Federal Communications Commission, the International Telecommunication Union, and Cape Canaveral City Council; and educational positions with the Internet Society, MIT, and NY Law School.
Rob Salkowitz is a writer and consultant focusing on the social implications of new technology. He is the author of Generation Blend: Managing Across the Technology Age Gap (Wiley, 2008) and co-author, with Daniel Rasmus, of Listening to the Future: Why It's Everybody's Business (Wiley, 2009). He is currently working on a new book on youth and ICT-based entrepreneurship in emerging economies, titled Young World Rising, due out from Wiley in June, 2010. Rob lives and works in Seattle, WA.
Stephen Saunders is a successful Internet entrepreneur, award-winning technology writer, and the founder of Internet Evolution (www.internetevolution.com).
Prior to launching Internet Evolution, Saunders was the founder and CEO of Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), an online startup, which was sold to United Business Media in 2005 for $33 million. Founded in 2000, Light Reading rapidly became the largest and most influential source of news and analysis of the telecommunications industry – attracting a huge and influential community of telecom professionals and investors around the globe.
Prior to Light Reading, Saunders was an executive editor at Data Communications, where he directed that doomed publication's editorial content. Coincidence.
Saunders newest venture is Deus Ex Machina (DEX), a marketing services company that uses a structured system of clearly defined and proven Web 2.0 publishing best practices called Community in a Box (CiaB) to allow customers to build vibrant communities, direct them, and use them as the basis of incredibly powerful integrated marketing programs. The latest community based on CiaB, Enterprise Efficiency (www.enterpriseefficiency.com) was launched in May.
Saunders has been recognized with many awards for his work, including six Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Awards from The American Business Press, three awards from the Computer Press Association, and 14 awards from Min's, which in March 2008 inducted Saunders into its Digital Media Hall of Fame.
In October 2008 the lead developer at Twitter publicly called Saunders "a troll" – something Steve still considers his happiest moment in 21 years of publishing. In April 2009 Saunders was named to the No. 2 spot on Folio magazine's Folio 40 ranking of magazine industry influencers and innovators, one ahead of President Barack Obama. The magazine subsequently revised the list following a public outcry, demoting Saunders to the No. 3 spot.
Saunders has been Folio's e-media columnist since 2009. He also is the author of three books, The Data Communications Gigabit Ethernet Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 1998), The McGraw-Hill High-Speed LANs Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 1995), and The True Story of King Arthur (48hourbooks, 2009). Gripping reads, all. Especially the last.
As SEO and Social Media Strategist at Zeta Interactive, Daniel Sayer brings four years of experience in SEO, social media, SEM, and affiliate marketing from both the agency and non-agency sides. Driving quality Website traffic through developing and executing high-level SEO strategies, he has served as lead strategist on the Kenexa, Pepboys, Cortiva, Oak Furniture Solutions, Direct Light, LDJ-Lights, Eagle Publishing, and jobs4medical accounts. Daniel was previously at Strategy Internet Marketing, a digital marketing agency in England where he managed SEO, SEM, and affiliate marketing accounts for national and international clients. He received his MS in marketing from the University of Bath, England.
A long-time technology evangelist and community instigator, Esther Schindler has been in the computer press since 1992. Most recently, she spent two years as senior online editor at CIO.com, where her beat list included software development, open source, infrastructure, telecommuting, online community, She's also contributed as writer or editor to Software Test & Performance, InformIT.com, DevSource.com, and dozens of other publications.
Maksym Schipka is the Senior Architect at MessageLabs. Since joining in 2003, he has been responsible for MessageLabs' anti-virus heuristics used for tracking and stopping existing threats, while also researching new and future exploits and technologies to protect against them. He has created, and is now heading, a new dedicated Research & Response team, part of a large R&D department, where the anti-virus and anti-spam research and response is taken to new heights.
With a zest for problem solving, Maksym thrives on the emergence of unidentified network security threats to unravel, and the design and development of new tools that enable MessageLabs to protect its customers. His most recent achievements include the LinkFollowing feature within MessageLabs Email Anti-Virus 5.1 service, which protects businesses against positively identified viral URL links embedded within email messages; zero-day detection of the most prolific exploits like WMF and GIF exploits; the evolution of MessageLabs heuristic virus scanner, Skeptic, for Web Security Services v.2; and the design of the next-generation heuristic scanners for MessageLabs. Maksym has a number of patents pending.
Howard A. Schmidt has had a long, distinguished career in defense, law enforcement, and corporate security spanning almost 40 years. Schmidt has served as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Strategist for online auction giant eBay. He most recently served in the position of Chief Security Strategist for the US CERT Partners Program for the National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security.
Howard Schmidt retired from the White House after 31 years of public service in local and federal government. He was appointed by President Bush as the Vice Chair of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and as the Special Adviser for Cyberspace Security for the White House in December 2001. He assumed the role as the Chair in January 2003 until his retirement in May 2003.
Prior to the White House, Howard Schmidt was chief security officer for Microsoft Corp., where his duties included CISO, CSO, and forming and directing the Trustworthy Computing Security Strategies Group.
Although Douglas Schuler's educational background focused on computer science, he has spent much of the past two decades looking at the opportunities and risks of information and communication systems. He has given presentations around the world on democratic, equitable, and sustainable uses of technology. Locally, he co-founded the Seattle Community Network, an all-volunteer, free, public access computer network, in the early 1990s. In 2008 Doug was awarded a Safeco Community Hero award for his work. He is a faculty member at The Evergreen State College, where he teaches interdisciplinary programs such as Community Information Systems, Global Citizenship, and Civic Intelligence in the Real World. His latest book, Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution, was published by MIT Press in 2008.
Aaron Schulman is a partner in Toffler Associates. He has over 20 years of consulting experience in the areas of strategy, organizational change, and futures analysis. He oversees the national security and government sector in Toffler Associates and advises senior leaders in their transformation, investment, and growth strategies. His clients include the U.S. intelligence agencies, the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies, and commercial sector clients. Mr. Schulman received his MEd in consulting psychology from Harvard University, and his BA in psychology from The American University.
Greg Schulz is founder and senior advisor at the independent IT advisory and consultancy firm, Server and StorageIO. He has over 30 years of experience across applications, server, storage, networking, hardware, software, cloud, virtualization, and services. He brings the rare perspective of having been an IT customer, vendor, and analyst and has been a member of server, network, and storage organizations, including CMG, RAB, and SNIA, along with vendor- and technology-focused groups. Mr. Schulz is a VMware Expert, has been a performance capacity planning analyst, and is author of the Intel recommended reading-for-developer books, Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), a.k.a. the new Enterprise Tech Bible, andThe Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press) along with the SNIA education endorsed book Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier). He is regularly interviewed, providing commentary and opinion on industry activity in addition to presenting at events on a global basis. He has a BA in computer science and MSc in software engineering. Read his blog at www.storageioblog.com and follow him on Twitter: @storageio.
Mattathias Schwartz is a writer. He contributes to The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Good Magazine, Megawords, and other publications, specializing in long-form articles in which fundamental philosophical questions arise in conversation. In late 2001, he founded The Philadelphia Independent, a monthly broadsheet newspaper. He would like to start a bank.
Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his popular blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technical evangelist at Microsoft. He and his wife currently work at PodTech.net, a video-podcast startup. He is also the co-author of Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk With Customers with Shel Israel.
Scoble has long been a prominent advocate of both RSS technology and the Tablet PC. In 2006, Robert joined Podtech.net, where his title is Vice President Media Development.
Karyl writes about the intersection of mobile and social media, especially from the enterprise point of view. She also covers big data, analytics, and related emerging technologies.
'Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and serves on the boards of the Digital Divide Network, Global Network for Cybersolution, International Young Professionals Foundation, Women's Technology Empowerment Centre, and the World Summit Youth Awards, among others. Originally trained as an electrical and electronics engineer at Obafemi Awolowo University, 'Gbenga has completed programs at Lagos Business School, New York Group for Technology Transfer, Oxford University, Harvard University, and Stanford University. His consulting experience includes assignments for Microsoft, Harvard University, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Res Publica, Computer Aid International, the Heinrich Boll Foundation, and the International Telecommunications Union. He has won numerous awards for his work. 'Gbenga Sesan has been profiled as one of the 35 Icons of ICT in Nigeria, and he keeps a personal Website at www.gbengasesan.com.
Mary E. Shacklett
Mary E. Shacklett is an internationally recognized technology commentator and President of Transworld Data, a marketing and technology services firm. Prior to founding her own company, she was Vice President of Product Research and Software Development for Summit Information Systems, a computer software company; and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Technology at FSI International, a multinational manufacturer in the semiconductor industry.
Mary has business experience in Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Rim. She has a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MA from the University of Southern California, where she taught for several years. She is listed in Who's Who Worldwide and in Who's Who in the Computer Industry.
Ali Shadman is Senior Vice President of Global Upgrades and Business Cloud at Infor. In this role, he is responsible for leading a critical new organization dedicated to helping customers to upgrade and embrace the latest Infor innovations - cost-effectively and with lower TCO, with the cloud as a transition service or destination. Ali joins us from Hewlett Packard where, as Vice President and Chief Technologist for HP Technology Consulting, he was responsible for driving and managing the organization's global portfolio, including key initiatives such as cloud computing, unified communications, and big-data. Prior to HP, Ali served in various consulting, strategic, and leadership positions at large technology companies, including Oracle, Unisys, and Microsoft, as well as private equity-funded startups. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer sciences from the University of Essex, England, and completed graduate studies in operations research at London Metropolitan University, England. He is a member of the advisory boards for the University of California, Irvine's Donald Bren School of Information and Computing Sciences, and Henry Samueli School of Engineering.
Sarah Shanfield is a writer, marketer, and social media specialist living in New York City. You can find her on Twitter at @shansar.
Vineeta Shetty is Chief Creatrix of Vistara, an independent communications consultancy based in Mumbai. Her experience in journalistic and business writing spans over two decades and covers the spectrum of news, analysis, commentary, intelligence briefings, market analysis, and promotional and strategic marketing communications. She has served as an advisor to companies like Nokia and Patni Communications; she was also Communication and Promotion Officer for development issues at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva. Prior to that, Shetty served as Executive Editor of Communication International magazine (now merged into Total Telecom). She held the post of Senior Associate at Pyramid Research and was also a reporter with Phillips Publishing.
Warren is a respected technology analyst and research consultant. His wide-ranging experience in IT-industry research and analysis includes positions at The Research Board division of Gartner Inc. in New York, and International Data Corporation (IDC) where he was the lead Canadian-market software analyst. Warren runs The Strategic Counsel's IT research practice.
As Senior Anti-Virus Technologist, Alex Shipp is the driving technical force behind the MessageLabs service. He was the lead architect of MessageLabs carrier class email system and is now the architect and lead programmer of Skeptic, MessageLabs's heuristic virus scanner. Shipp is a pioneer in using massive computing power to detect malware and holds several patents in this area. For the last seven years, his products have had the best track record in the world in preventing customers from being affected by malware in SMTP email. He is now expanding research into protection from malware arriving by HTTP and IM.
Shipp has 15 years of public speaking experience and has spoken on viruses, heuristic detection, and Internet Level scanning at events around the world, including the annual Virus Bulletin conference, AVAR (Anti-Virus Asia Researchers), RSA, and the Dutch Anti-Virus society. Shipp is also MessageLabs’s key media spokesman on all virus-related issues and has appeared on a host of national TV and radio programs.
David Silversmith is Vice President Information Technology at FirstBook.org, an organization that provides new books to children in need. With more than 20 years experience managing both technology and customer service for information businesses, he was most recently CTO at Carfax, where he spent 12 years implementing and managing IT strategy. While there, he led the adoption of hosted Web analytics and implemented some of the earliest A/B testing applications to optimize visitor traffic. Silversmith also spent seven years at Nielson Claritas, a leading supplier of demographic information, establishing its technical support and training departments. He's also managed call centers supporting products such as Canon printers, one of the first PDAs (the Sony Magic Link), and dialup Internet service. Silversmith has a Master's in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a BA from Union College in New York. He has been extensively quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Inc. magazine on the subjects of Web analytics and customer self-service.
Simeon Simeonov is a technology partner at Polaris Venture Partners. He joined Polaris in March of 2002 and invests primarily in Internet, mobile and enterprise technologies. Sim’s blog is simeons.wordpress.com.
Prior to joining Polaris, Sim was vice president of emerging technologies and chief architect at Macromedia (now Adobe). Earlier, Sim was a founding member and chief architect at Allaire which went from a tiny startup to become one of New England’s most successful IPOs. Sim’s expertise covers the gamut from strategy definition and positioning to R&D execution to go-to-market and alliances development. He has played a key role in eight v1.0 product initiatives and eight M&A and spinout transactions. Sim’s innovation and leadership have brought about category-defining products with significant market impact: the first Web application server (ColdFusion), a pre-cursor to Web services and AJAX (WDDX), the best open-source Web services engine (Apache Axis) and the first rich Internet application platform (Flash/Flex). Sim has a track record of partnering with entrepreneurs prior to company creation.
Hans J. Skalle
Hans Skalle specializes in the design and development of detailed financial models that are used to quantify the impact of software and technology investments. Over the past 10-plus years he has worked directly with customers in the telecommunications, insurance, banking, retail, and healthcare industries, as well as small to midsized businesses and federal, state, and local governments. He currently leads a worldwide team of IBM WebSphere Business Value Assessment (BVA) specialists that help customers compare and evaluate investment alternatives over three to five years. He has worked directly in the Information Technology industry since 1980. He is the lead author of an IBM Redpaper published in October, 2008 titled: "Aligning Business Process Management, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Lean Six Sigma for Real Business Results."
Hans has more than 20 years of hands-on process improvement consulting experience and is a past Master Evaluator and Senior Site Team Lead for the State of Minnesota's Malcolm Baldrige-based Quality Award in the US. He has in-depth knowledge of various performance improvement methodologies including Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, ISO 9000, and other tools and techniques used to drive and sustain continuous improvement and competitiveadvantage through change and innovation. He was also the primary author of an earlier best seller, Lotus Notes Application Development: Solving Business Problems and Increasing Competitiveness (Prentice Hall, 1995). This book described how to use Lotus Notes technology in combination with the US's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award framework to drive continuous process improvement and bottom-line financial and performance results. It included sections on iterative development methodology, the use of process data and measures to prioritize improvement, and techniques used to uncover process problems. Hans is a contributing author to the 2006 IBM Redbook: "Best Practices for Using WebSphere Business Modeler and Monitor."
Mark Slaga is Chief Operating Officer for Dimension Data Americas, a member of Dimension Data Holdings, plc, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT. The nearly $6 billion company is a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support, and manage their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, converged communications, security, operating environments, storage, wireless, and contact center technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration, and managed services to create customized client solutions. Slaga, a member of the Dimension Data Americas Executive Team, is responsible for operations across North and South America, including professional services, consulting, managed services, IT outsourcing, and vendor alliances. Previously, he was responsible for sales and engineering for Dimension Data's six lines of business across the US. Prior to that role, he was CTO and CIO for Dimension Data Americas, responsible for the Americas' IT organization as well as driving Dimension Data's technology vision. His responsibilities also included managing solutions and services development, and identifying emerging technologies to incorporate into the company's offerings. Serving often as a consultant and resource for the media, Slaga is quoted in a variety of publications, including Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and eWeek. Prior to joining Dimension Data, he ran the southern region for TimeBridge Technologies, which was purchased by Dimension Data in 2001. At TimeBridge he was responsible for the expansion to new offices in the Carolinas. He began his career as a network engineer for Perot Systems Corp., where he designed and implemented the network infrastructure for a large property and casualty insurance company that was deploying a new imaging-based insurance processing system. Upon leaving Perot, he worked for the Commercial Consulting Division at Computer Sciences Corp., where he consulted to various Fortune 100 companies. Mark then joined RPM Consulting, where he started as an internetworking consultant and then moved to Raleigh, N.C., to expand RPM's operations.
Joel Smernoff is the President and COO of Paltalk and brings his 15+ years of strategy, innovation, and operational experience to bear overseeing Paltalk's product design, business development, marketing, ad sales, finance, customer service, and other operations to support the company's rapid growth.
Prior to joining Paltalk, Joel was a key member of the founding team of AOL's first brand extension, AOL for Small Business, after holding an executive position on Netscape's Netbusiness team, overseeing team operations and product design. Previously, he has led the strategy and operations for a variety of companies in several industries, from small tech startups to large Fortune 500 companies.
Joel graduated from the University of Michigan with both a BSE in Naval Architecture and an MBA in Finance.
He is a member of the NYC chapter of the YPO and sits on the boards of Ugen Media, Balance Integration, and Takes All Types. When not helping to run Paltalk, he spends his time practicing yoga, kiteboarding, surfing, competitive sailing, and racing cars.
Kenton is Director of IT and Security for a fledgling oil sands technology company in Calgary, Alberta. His past jobs have included systems administration, IT management, and securityroles in various industries from online gaming to educational software. He is also a part-time community instructor for the SANS Institute, teaching both Security 401 Security Essentials and Security 512 Security Leadership. At one time or another in his life, you might have found Kenton playing trumpet in a marching band, singing in a choir, selling computers or cameras (or computers and cameras), landscaping, building houses, traveling, skiing, cycling, and taking photographs (not all at the same time).These days you'll find him on social networks in the virtual world, or in the real world taking photos and skiing, cycling, and traveling with his family.
John Soat is a freelance journalist who specializes in business, technology, and security. He writes frequently for InformationWeek and InfoSecurity Professional magazines. Before becoming a freelancer, he was executive editor of InformationWeek. He is an experienced online multimedia journalist, having spent almost two years as executive producer of The News Show, a daily online video program for the business-technology industry. He lives in Cleveland (don’t ask) and has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.
Kim Solez, MD
Kim Solez, M.D. is one of the world's foremost kidney pathologists and medical Internet leaders. He has been at the University of Alberta since 1987, and is currently Professor and Director of Experimental Pathology as well as Director of NKF cyberNephrology, a joint venture of the National Kidney Foundation (U.S.) and the University of Alberta. He directs a course on Technology and the Future of Medicine at the University of Alberta.
Having held leadership roles in medicine and technology for over 20 years and directed major music and arts events, Dr. Solez is convinced that very useful cross fertilization can come from mixing those disciplines. In particular, he feels that we can make medicine better, more human, and enjoyable to practice by injecting lessons from the humanities, art, and technology.
The Canadian iconic poet/singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen called Kim Solez a "great master of the surreal" juxtaposing things others would never think of juxtaposing. Dr. Solez hopes that by putting things together in new ways, standing things side by side that the reader never thought of being together, he can stimulate people to think about the future and our increasing association with machines and devices in a new more positive way.
Evelyn de Souza
Evelyn is responsible for developing holistic security solutions for next-generation datacenters and cloud. She is a strong proponent of building automated, repeatable processes that enable organizations to sustain compliance while optimizing security posture and reducing costs. To this end, she pioneered the development of such tools as McAfee's Compliance Mapping Matrix, which cross-maps various regulations, standards, and frameworks to McAfee solutions.
She currently co-chairs the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) and is focused on harmonizing efforts across industry initiatives such as the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). Evelyn is a dedicated security professional with more than 12 years in the IT security industry. She enjoys engaging with industry analysts, customers, and partners to discuss industry trends and how security solutions can be best implemented to meet the needs of next-generation datacenters. She holds a BA with honors in music from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She blogs at RavenhairedMaven and is on Twitter at: e_desouza.
Craig Sowell is Vice President for IBM SmartCloud and Managed Services Marketing. In this capacity he overseas the overall IBM market and brand management for IBM's Cloud Computing business. Previously, he was the Director of Field Enablement for IBM's North Americas Unit, focused on driving seller expertise and effectiveness in support of IBM's strategic growth initiatives, including the rollout of IBM's Smarter Planet initiative. Prior to that, he was the Director of CIO Marketing Campaign Programs for North America. Craig's area of specialty lies in designing and executing strategic growth initiatives, favoring undefined spaces that can yield new customer value. He is a graduate of the Rockefeller College at the State University of Albany with a Masters in public policy with a concentration in systems dynamics. He earned his BA in political science from Skidmore College.
Bernie is currently Director, Strategy & Marketing, Database Software & Systems, for IBM Information Management Software. His team is responsible for market strategies for IBM DB2, IMS, Informix, and solidDB software, and integrated data systems such as IBM Smart Analytics System and Netezza.
Marshall Sponder is a Web analytics and SEO/SEM specialist with expertise in market research, social media, networking, and public relations. As both an in-house team leader and consultant, he has used sophisticated analysis to optimize the social media marketing efforts of companies and brands including IBM, Monster, Porter Novelli, WCG, Gillette, Pfizer, Warner Brothers, Laughing Cow, The New York Times, and Havana Central. Sponder is a board member emeritus at the Web Analytics Association, a member of the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO), and a member of the Certified Institute of Public Relations Social Media Measurement Study Group (CIPR).
Bill St. Arnaud
Bill St. Arnaud is Senior Director Advanced Networks for CANARIE Inc., Canada's Advanced Internet Development Organization. At CANARIE Bill has been responsible for the coordination and implementation of Canada's next-generation optical Internet initiative, called CA*net 4. He has been the principal architect of the User Controlled LightPath concept of applying service-oriented architecture to network elements to allow users to create their own Internet network topologies and architectures fully integrated with their specific application and instrument needs. Previously Bill was the President and founder of a network and software engineering firm called TSA ProForma Inc. TSA was a LAN/WAN software company that developed wide area network client/server systems for use primarily in the financial and information business fields in the Far East and the United States.
Marc Staimer is widely known as a leading analyst in storage, server, and virtualization markets. His 11-year consulting practice as president and chief dragon slayer (CDS) of Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, Ore., addresses both the end-user and vendor communities. Much of his practice involves strategic planning, product development, messaging, marketing, and end-user problem solving. Marc’s 28 years of marketing, sales, and business experience, combined with his years of research into the information technology community, give him unique market expertise.
Tom Stamulis is a Manager in Verizon Business Security Solutions (formerly Cybertrust) Governance, Risk & Compliance Group located in Northern Virginia. Originally from the Boston area, he is also an avid Red Sox fan. He has worked in information security for more than 20 years, with specializations in financial, industrial, retail, insurance, and government. He has demonstrated accomplishments in governance, risk, and compliance issues pertaining to ISO 27002, SOX 404, COBIT 4.1, PCI DSS 1.1, GLBA, HIPAA, FFIEC, NERC, and FISMA, achieving increased security and reducing overall risk exposure externally and internally with improved governmental compliance. Stamulis spent 20 years in the US Army serving in communications and as a counterintelligence agent. He is an active member of the Northern Virginia chapter of ISSA and is the Telecom Sector leader in Infragard. He holds a CISSP certification from (ISC)2, the CISM from ISACA, and HISP certification related to ISO-27002.
Roman is GoodData's CEO and founder and has been a tech entrepreneur for almost 20 years. He was Founder and CEO of NetBeans (acquired by Sun Microsystems) and Systinet (acquired by Mercury Interactive and later Hewlett Packard).
Joe Stanganelli is founder and principal of Beacon Hill Law, a Boston-based general practice law firm. His expertise on legal topics has been sought for several major publications, including U.S. News and World Report and Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine.
Joe is also a communications consultant. He has been working with social media for many years -- even in the days of local BBSs (one of which he served as Co-System Operator for), well before the term "social media" was invented.
From 2003 to 2005, Joe ran Grandpa George Productions, a New England entertainment and media production company. He has also worked as a professional actor, director, and producer. Additionally, Joe is a produced playwright.
When he's not lawyering, marketing, or social-media-ing, Joe writes scripts, songs, and stories.
He also finds time to lose at bridge a couple of times a month.
Follow Joe on Twitter: @JoeStanganelli
Also, check out his blog .
Michael Starnes has been in the technology industry for more than 20 years, working with enterprise and emerging adoptable technologies. Starnes Consulting delivers IP-centric technologies and has a history of implementing technologies including VoIP, SAN and server clustering with a common goal of making technology transparent and easy to use.
Steve Stasiukonis is Vice President and founder of Secure Network Technologies Inc. His background in information security began as co-founder of Network Audit Systems, where he helped develop and launch a network security assessment tool called NetAuditor. In 1999, he sold the company to Armor Holdings and took over marketing Technology Risk Management, a suite of information security products and services used in the financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries.
Scot has worked as a graphic designer and art director for more than 20 years in both staff and freelance capacities in such diverse locales as New York City, Dallas, Houston, Singapore, and Bangkok. His broad range of design experience includes producing print communication solutions for employers and clients in the diverse fields of corporate marketing communications, public relations, branding design consultancy, advertising, and editorial publications.
Jim Sterne is Founder of the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, Chairman of the Digital Analytics Association, and author of the book Social Media Metrics. He has simplified the complexities of online marketing in front of large audiences and for major corporations since 1994. Jim was named one of the 50 most influential people in digital marketing by Revolution, a top marketing magazine in the United Kingdom, and has been identified as one of the Top 25 Hot Speakers by the National Speakers Association. He is dedicated to helping companies understand the possibilities and realities of conducting business online, and measuring the value of the Internet as a medium for creating and strengthening customer relationships.
Richard Stiennon is founder and Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest and maintains the popular security blog, www.threatchaos.com. Previously, Stiennon was VP of Research at Gartner Inc., where he covered security topics. His first book, Surviving Cyber War, was published earlier this year.
Benjamin Stonier has spent his professional life in technology support and corporate IT, primarily on the hardware end. He is a firm believer that the future of corporate communications is through social media.
Mike Stopforth is a South African Web 2.0 entrepreneur, writer, and speaker. He is CEO at Cerebra, a dedicated social and mobile media company; is the founder of the 27dinner social networking movement; and is a co-founder of Afrigator.com, Africa's social media aggregator.
He lectures at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (where Cerebra recently hosted the executive training program, Technomadic Marketing), the Gordon Institute of Business Science, and Vega School of Branding.
Cerebra's clients include Toyota, Samsung Mobile, Standard Bank, Hollard Insurance, and the South African Breweries (SABMiller) to name a few.
Mike Streufert is currently working as a computer technician for a 403c broadcasting network that reaches around the globe. He has been working in the industry since the year 2000 and has been dabbling for much longer than that. He believes the "soft" skills are just as important to success in the industry as the practical ones.
David Strom is one of the leading experts on network and Internet technologies and has written and spoken extensively on topics such as VoIP, convergence, email, cloud computing, network management, Internet applications, wireless, and Web services for more than 25 years. He has had several editorial management positions for both print and online properties in the enthusiast, gaming, IT, network, channel, and electronics industries, including as editor-in-chief of Network Computing print, Digital Landing.com, and Tom's Hardware.com. He is currently the business channels editor for ReadWriteWeb.com where he manages seven different Websites on a variety of B2B topics, including ReadWriteCloud and ReadWriteEnterprise.
Murali Subbarao, Founder and CEO of Billeo, has more than 16 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Before founding Billeo, he was Senior Director, Strategy and Alliances, for the Financial Services Business Unit of Hewlett-Packard, developing solutions for Internet banking, CRM, B2B payments, and electronic exchanges for financial institutions worldwide. He also served as VP of Business Development at Arula Systems, a provider of remote management appliances, and as COO at Imeco Ultrasonics.
Subbarao has an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
Janine Yancho Swenson
Janine Yancho Swenson has more than 20 years of management and marketing experience in large companies and in emerging pre- and post-IPO organizations – most recently, at a digital interactive marketing agency in account management. Currently, she works as a strategic marketing advisor and writer with a focus on social networking and integrated marketing for small to medium-sized businesses. She holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Marketing. She was interviewed by Tory Johnson for her “Comeback Moms” segment for Good Morning America’s "Take Control of Your Life" series. Janine continues to write a blog for Johnson’s “Women for Hire” as the “Comeback Mom” and for Mike Moran’s Biznology. She resides in the NYC metro area with her husband, Doug, and when they’re home from college, son and daughter Steve and Kate. You can reach her at Janine@comeback-mom.com.
Ralph J. Szygenda was named GM Group Vice President and Chief Information Officer effective January 7, 2000. He is a member of the company's senior management committee, GM's Automotive Strategy Board, and is responsible for the Information Systems & Services organization. Accountable for the management of all information technology efforts within General Motors, he is directly responsible for developing and implementing GM's global digital business strategy. Szygenda is a member of the board of directors of the Handleman Co., a distribution company of music and video entertainment. He joined GM in 1996 as VP and CIO.
Before joining GM, he was VP and CIO at Bell Atlantic Corporation, in Arlington, Va., a position he held since June 1993. His main initiatives involved reengineering Bell Atlantic's business processes and delivering information systems to meet the new electronic generation. Szygenda also served as a member of the board of directors of Sodalia Corp., a joint software business venture of Bell Atlantic and Telecom Italia.
Troy Tate is an IT Manager at CTS Corp., which designs, manufactures, and sells a broad line of electronic components and electronic assemblies, primarily serving the electronic needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). He provides day-to-day support and strategic direction of the CTS global network for information security and data communications. Troy has over 20 years of experience in data networks. Previous to his experience in data networking, he was in the US Navy Nuclear Power program as an instructor. He has IT certifications including CNE, CNA, Security+, and CEH.
George Taylor worked in IT in both public and private sectors for over 20 years, latterly developing a specialty in cross translating between techno-geeks and legal freaks in contract negotiations. This and his curiosity about the impact of the technological revolution led him into a late career as a freelance writer exploring relationships between the hard facts of modernity and the unquantifiable bits of human life.
As CEO and Principal Consultant of Decision Management Solutions, James Taylor is expert in using business rules and analytic technology to build decision management systems to help companies improve decision making and develop an agile, analytical, and adaptive business. He provides strategic consulting to companies of all sizes, and works with clients in all sectors to adopt decision-making technology. James has spent the last 20 years developing approaches, tools, and platforms that others can use to build more effective information systems. He has led decision management efforts for leading companies in insurance, banking, health management, and telecommunications.
Neil Thelander spent more than 30 years as an IT executive in the government, technology, healthcare, and university sectors. He coaches IT leaders through Cloud Juice IT Consulting.
Douglas R. Thomas
Douglas R. Thomas is President & CEO of HUB Business Support Services,a Long Island based ITConsulting firm serving SMBs in the NY downstate market. HUB Business Support Services was founded in 2006, building on extensive Project Management and IT Consulting experience with the Village of Hempstead Community Development Association, Nassau County Office of Economic Development. Doug's brand of IT Consulting provides personalized services that are custom tailored for start-ups and small businesses. "Keeping People & Technology InSync" is his mantra.
When he is 'off the grid', you can find him outdoors skiing, running, or basking in nature's beauty.
Ben Tomhave Ben Tomhave, MS, CISSP, helps global enterprises, SMBs, and service partners unlock the real promise of integrated governance, risk, and compliance in his role as Principal Consultant for LockPath, a GRC software company. An author and experienced speaker, he serves on the OWASP NoVA chapter board and as the co-vice-chair of the ABA InfoSec Committee. He is also a member of ISSA and the IEEE Computer Society, and earned an MS in Engineering Management from The George Washington University with an InfoSec Management concentration.
During his fifteen-year career in journalism and media, Benjamin Tomkins has never strayed far from business and technology in general, and technology for smaller companies in particular. As editor of bMighty.com, he directed a team of editors and bloggers to deliver a daily dose of relevant IT news and resources to business and IT managers in midsize and small businesses. Previously, he served as senior program manager for Time Warner's AOL Small Business/Netscape Netbusiness and as senior content manager for Dun & Bradstreet's AllBusiness.com. Tomkins was also editor of InternetWeek.com, the business and careers columnist for TechSearch, and edited technology books for the Sybex imprint of John Wiley & Sons. A frequent contributor to business and consumer publications, he has written for many titles, including Black Diamond Living, Greenlight, LINE, Livable City Journal, NetClearly, and UK Science & Innovation. He has also worked with a host of companies, including Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, America Honda Motors, StanCorp Financial Group, and the Ansel Adams Gallery, on publication and communication programs. Early in his career, Tomkins covered the commercial building industry first as a reporter and then as bureau chief for Reed Business Information where he was also founding editor of the architectural monthly California AEC. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri and lives in Portland, OR.
Joseph Torres is a Senior Adviser, Government and External Affairs, at Free Press. He works closely with the program and policy staff to create Free Press's legislative agenda lobby in Washington and in the states, and to build new coalitions that broaden the base of the media reform movement. Before joining Free Press, Joe worked as deputy director of communications and media policy at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was a journalist for eight years.
Amaresh Tripathy is a Principal in PwC's Advisory group and founded the firm's information analytics practice, which he helps to manage. He has helped Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries (telecommunications, CPG, healthcare, insurance) to use bottoms-up data analytics in strategic decision making. His work has focused on developing growth and pricing strategies, defining market entry plans, understanding customer behavior to increase profitability, improve marketing efficiency, developing operations strategy, and streamlining distribution. Amaresh received his Bachelor of Engineering from the National Institute of Technology and has a graduate degree in Transportation Systems Engineering from the University of Texas-Austin.
Ken Trough has been a social network moderator and technology expert
for over 25 years and has consulted globally in the field of business
intelligence for many Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions,
and government agencies. Ken has also been a leader in the electric
vehicle movement, serving on the board of the National Electric Drag
Racing Association, publishing an electric vehicle magazine, and
authoring several Websites on the subject. Ken is currently based in
Bellingham, Wash., and continues to write on the subjects of
technology, social networking, and personal improvement as well as
designing new and innovative personal electric vehicles.
Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, sought-after business speaker, and best-selling author. His books include the best-selling, The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, and the award-winning, Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark's Daring Westward Expedition. His latest book is Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies.
Mr. Uldrich's other written works have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist, Future Quarterly Research, The Wall Street Reporter, Leader to Leader, Management Quarterly, and hundreds of other newspapers and publications around the country. He also writes a regular column on emerging technologies for The Motley Fool, and is a frequent guest of the media worldwide – having appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio on numerous occasions.
In addition to speaking on future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change management, and leadership, Uldrich is a leading expert on assisting businesses to adapt. He has served as an advisor to Fortune 1000 companies and is noted for his ability to deliver provocative, new perspectives on competitive advantage, organizational change, and transformational leadership.
Highly regarded for his unique ability to present complex information in an entertaining, understandable, and digestible manner that stays with his audiences long afterwards, Uldrich has spoken to hundreds of businesses and organizations, including General Electric, General Mills, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Pfizer, Invitrogen, St. Jude Medical, AG Schering, Imation, Fairview Hospitals, Touchstone Energy, The Insurance Service Organization, The National Kitchen & Bath Association, The National Paint & Coatings Association, and dozens more.
Jack Uldrich is also known for his willingness to work with clients well in advance of his presentations in order to deliver highly tailored presentations that are guaranteed to help his clients, not only profit today, but continue to prosper long into the future.
As Chief Research Officer for the SANS Institute, Ullrich is responsible for tracking threats to the Internet infrastructure by correlating firewall and intrusion detection system logs from contributors worldwide at the SANS Internet Storm Center. He developed the collection engine for this system, DShield.org, and grew it into a well respected early warning system, which uncovered a number of high-profile threats like Code Red, SQLSnake, Ramen, and other worms.
As part of the SANS Technology Insitute, Ullrich serves as Dean of Faculty for the newly established Masters of Science program. His interests are currently centered on Internet infrastructure security and large-scale correlation systems for rapid attack analysis and global incidents response.
Chris S. Vargas
Chris S. Vargas is currently engaged as a Director of Consulting at an independent consulting firm located in the Midwest that focuses on marketing, IT, and management initiatives for companies. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience in information technology and as a director within both the insurance and marketing industries, his determination to ensure technology integration to meet business needs is illustrated in the many roles he’s performed in a multitude of industries. As a former service member of the US Navy, Chris employs his tactical abilities to ensure details are conveyed and implemented with accuracy. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Information Technology and also returned to further his education that led to three MBA degrees with emphases in Management, Marketing, and Healthcare Administration.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, a.k.a. sjvn, has been writing about business and technology since you couldn't get fired for buying IBM; CP/M-80 was the cutting-edge PC operating system; 300 bit/s was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state-of-the-art word processor; and we liked it!
Advocate for IT professionals. Practitioner actively using social networks to foster collaboration and a sharing of free advisory knowledge. Former CEO and founder of three startups and former SVP of IDC's largest business.
Richard L. Villars
As VP for Information and Cloud, Richard Villars is a senior member of IDC's Information Infrastructure research team, which assesses the development and adoption of solutions for datacenter transformation and the exploitation of rapidly growing information assets. He develops IDC's viewpoints on the evolution of next-generation storage technologies and the adoption of public and private cloud solutions. He advises clients on the impact of converged IT infrastructure, archival storage systems, big-data applications, and rich content on organizations' storage and information management practices. He is a frequent speaker at industry and Wall Street conferences. Most recently, he spoke to IT managers in the US, South America, and Asia on compute and storage solutions for the cloud, managing storage capacity growth associated with rich-content/machine-generated data, and the impact of converged IT solutions on datacenters and IT staffs. Mr. Villars has spent more than 24 years at IDC assessing the emergence of network and storage solutions as well as advising companies on the impact of networking and information growth on their IT and general business practices. He has testified about the impact of e-business on small businesses before the US Senate Committee on Small Business andis co-author of the book, E-Commerce for Dummies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) from Georgetown University with a concentration in science, technology, and international affairs.
Bob Violino is a freelance writer, editor, and project manager who has covered business and technology for more than 20 years. He has covered topics including networking, information security, storage, outsourcing, enterprise applications, Web collaboration, and wireless computing and communications. Prior to becoming a freelancer, Violino held senior editorial positions at publications including InformationWeek and Communications Week. While at InformationWeek, he headed up the InformationWeek 500 special projects, examining the impact of technology on 20 industries and overseeing the production of the largest issues in the magazine's history. He has written and edited hundreds of articles and has interviewed many leading figures in technology, business, academia, and government.
Stephen Viscusi is an author, columnist, and radio talk show host in the workplace genre. He began his career as a headhunter and is still involved as a consultant in executive search.
Viscusi's books include Bulletproof Your Job: How to Ride Out the Rough Times and Come Out On Top at Work (HarperCollins) and On the Job: How to Make It in the Real World of Work (Random House) . He is a frequent contributor on the morning show circuit and NPR's "Talk of the Nation." His "Career Coach" column is featured regularly in U.25 magazine.
Lou Volpano is the managing partner of ascertain-ment, the only entertainment and media consulting company focused on finding the hidden value in America's largest export: copyrights and IP for private equity, VCs, and media companies. Current clients lead the markets in TelecomTV, direct response TV, and the Internet.
Volpano served as Director of Corporate Development for Kibel/Green Inc., a leading Santa Monica-based turnaround firm. In 2001, as Director of Strategic Marketing and Licensing Sales, he provided Discovery Channel's Great Chefs with the strategy to implement the global branding needed to enter the trademark licensing market. From 1990 to 1999, his consulting assignments included House of Blues and Billboard Live, and production companies Dick Clark Productions and RadioVision for which he managed the digital media content acquisition, for PPV/DVD, of 50 superstars for Columbia Records Celebrates the Music of Bob Dylan, a 30th anniversary tribute from Madison Square Garden in New York.
Dr. Marco Vriens has led analytics, research, and insights teams at Microsoft, GE Healthcare, and at various marketing research firms. He has worked with many organizations as an outside consultant or as a manager within firms in a variety of industries. His insights contributed to tackling emerging new competitors, increasing marketing efficiency and customer satisfaction, and significantly increased acceptance and usage of customer and marketing insights. Marco has published articles in many leading academic journals, such as Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, and numerous papers in industry magazines. He is the co-editor of The Handbook of Marketing Research, Sage Publishing (2006). This handbook won the 2006 Outstanding Title Award. His new book, The Insights Advantage: Knowing How to Win, appeared in 2012.
Aaron E. Walsh
Aaron E. Walsh is Director of the Grid Institute, a Boston-based research and development company founded in 2005 specifically to standardize, build, and maintain the media grid. In 2006 Walsh received the Teaching With New Media (TWIN) award for his work on the Media Grid and Immersive Education, and in 2007 he was named one of the 40 most innovative people in the information technology industry by Computerworld, a major IT news and analysis publication.
An international best-selling technology author, Aaron is active in the international standards community as Founding Chair of the Web3D Consortium (Web3DC) Universal Media Working Group; Founding Chair of the Web3D-MPEG Working Group responsible for the convergence of Web3D and Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) technology; Co-Chair of the Web3D Consortium's Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Task Group; and Web3D Liaison to MPEG and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
He teaches at Boston College, conducts related workshops and lectures at industry conferences, holds U.S. patents for modern graphical user interfaces for local and Internet information reference and retrieval, and has patents pending for network caching techniques and related distributed computing processes.
Todd "Turbo" Watson is in his 17th year with IBM, where he began his career launching, editing, and writing for two IBM business magazines before joining IBM's Internet division in 1995. In 1998, he joined IBM's Corporate Marketing group as Digital Brand Manager to lead the development of the IBM e-business Website and interactive advertising campaign, work for which IBM was named "Best Interactive Marketer of the Year" by Advertising Age.
In that capacity, Todd was responsible for the cultivation of the IBM brand on the Internet and related digital media, focusing on the impact of digital convergence on IBM's global marketing communications efforts and conducting early explorations into broadband and pervasive/mobile marketing.
In 2001, he returned to his native Texas to lead the integration of the Tivoli business Web presence into IBM, before moving into his current role to drive the Web strategy and embrace of interactive marketing and social media to boost the growth in IBM's $18 billion software business. In 2005, Todd also began blogging for IBM through the On Demand Business Website, where he writes about the intersection of technology, business, and next-generation digital media.
Benjamin Wayne is the President and CEO of Fliqz Inc., a leading provider of plug-and-play video solutions for enterprise and mid-market companies, including MLB, VH-1, WebMD, Autobytel, Edmunds, Scripps Networks, Computer Shopper, Military.com, and T-Mobile. Prior to Fliqz, he was President & CEO of Collabrys, a leading provider of outsourced customer acquisition and retention solutions for Global 1000 corporations, which was acquired by E-Centives in 2004. Before that, he was the founder, president, and CEO of Smartshop.com, an online comparison shopping portal that was acquired by CNET in 2000. Benjamin holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and he was a Fulbright Research Scholar in South Korea.
David Weinberger is a technologist, professional speaker, and commentator, probably best known as co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto (originally a Website and eventually a book, which has been described as "a primer on Internet marketing"). Weinberger's work focuses on how the Internet is changing human relationships, communication, and society.
A philosopher by training, he holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and taught college from 1980 to 1986. He was a gag writer for the comic strip "Inside Woody Allen" from 1976-1983. He became a marketing consultant and executive at several high-tech companies, and currently serves as a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. He had the title Senior Internet Advisor to Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.
Marsha Weinstein is a writer, editor, translator, photographer, and social worker. Her fascination with the interface between the West and the Middle East has been stoked by a life lived between the two. She is fluent in Hebrew and is ever striving for fluency in Arabic – and she’s a dedicated armchair anthropologist. Marsha divides her time between Guilford, Connecticut, and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Lisa Welchman is the founding partner of WelchmanPierpoint and a thought leader in corporate Web strategy and governance. She helps executives develop big-picture strategies for managing large, complex Web properties and teams. Clients at The World Bank, Harvard, Research in Motion, and the US Environmental Protection Agency turn to Lisa to help them better manage their organizations in the digital age. Prior to launching WelchmanPierpoint, Lisa worked at Cisco Systems where she helped build an Internet publishing infrastructure and a support community for the team that managed the 800,000 pages of Cisco.com. She was also a key player in designing the site’s content management system.
A sought-after speaker who presents at conferences around the globe, Lisa’s been featured in The New York Times, and she’s authored articles for the CBS Interactive Network, CIO Insight, Intranet Journal, and Baseline Magazine. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina and was a Philosophy Fellow at Columbia University.
David Weldon is a business and technology journalist in the Boston area. He is a former editor at Computerworld, eWeek, White Digital Media, EH Publishing, and Wellesley Information Services, and has written for a variety of other companies and publications. Follow him on his blog; on LinkedIn; on Twitter; or contact him by email at DWeldon646@comcast.net.
Tim Westergren is the founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Pandora Media. He is an award-winning composer and a record producer with 20 years of experience in the music industry. In 2010, Time named Westergren one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Scott Westerlaken is a marketing and media creation specialist with over 25 years of experience in marketing, television advertising, photography, film and video, Web, radio, print, and events. He has been recognized with dozens of international awards in business, communications, and filmmaking. He has worked in Toronto, Vancouver, and St. John’s, Newfoundland, and now resides with his family in Nova Scotia.
Deb Westphal is managing partner of Toffler Associates. She advises CEOs and senior executives in private and public sector organizations globally on strategy, innovation, and growth in competitive environments. She has served on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations. She holds a BS degree in electrical engineering and an MBA, and she has completed executive education at the Harvard Business School.
Tom Wheeler has been CEO of multiple high-tech companies, as well as CEO of the National Cable Television Association and the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. Presently, he is a managing director with Core Capital Partners and a member of the boards of directors of numerous technology companies.
He is the author of Take Command!: Leadership Lessons from the Civil War, named one of the Top Ten Historical Leadership Books, and his op-ed commentaries on the historical analogues to current events have been published in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and other leading publications. Wheeler was appointed a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by both President Clinton and President Bush. He is Chairman and President of the Foundation for the National Archives, the nonprofit organization dedicated to telling the American story through its documents, and a director of the Public Broadcasting Service.
Rasheen A. Whidbee
Rasheen A. Whidbee is the Director of IT at Broadstreet Productions, which is a leading event promotions and marketing firm in NYC. Prior to Broadstreet Productions he worked in various sectors from finance and education to engineering and healthcare, which provides him with a vast array of insight. His background is in Computer Science and Industrial Psychology. In addition to his passion for technology and psychology he has a deep interest in politics and writing. He's been an administrator, contributor and correspondent on several blogs and forums and is currently working on his first book. If your interested in seeing some of his post you can visit http://nomorepolitics.wordpress.com or EzineArticles.
Paul Whyte is a Fulbright Scholar and is reading for his PhD in Civil Engineering at Michigan Technological University. When not playing with soils and rocks and screaming at indecisive quarterbacks, he is busy tracking the next Internet big thing. Paul Whyte is from Sierra Leone and a former lecturer at the department of Civil Engineering, University of Sierra Leone.
Marie L. Wieck
In her more than 25 years with IBM, Marie Wieck has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, services, and corporate finance groups. In August 2010, she was named to her current position as General Manager of the Application & Integration Middleware (AIM) business unit. She leads an organization of more than 7,500 software development, marketing, services, and sales professionals. She is responsible for IBM's WebSphere software portfolio and other strategic middleware products, including Web application servers, transaction and messaging systems, integration, and business process management solutions. Prior to this role, she was worldwide portfolio leader for Strategy Outsourcing in IBM Global Technology Services (GTS). In this capacity, she managed the portfolio of services offerings that help customers outsource their IT infrastructure for improved quality and value.
Ms. Wieck has held other leadership roles in IBM including offering development for middleware services, service-oriented architecture and cloud initiatives, driving IBM's software strategy, industry solutions, Internet standards, and zSeries product development. She started her career in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., doing mainframe systems architecture and performance simulation. She holds an MBA from New York University, an MS in computer science from Columbia University, and a BS in engineering from The Cooper Union. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), and the Engineering Advisory Council for The Cooper Union. She is co-chairperson of IBM's Global Work/Life Council. She won the SWE Work/Life Balance Award in 2005, the President's Citation from The Cooper Union for her contributions to technology, and an IBM Corporate Technical Recognition Award for her work on mainframe performance.
Tom Wilde is a widely recognized leader in the field of Internet search and online advertising. Prior to becoming EveryZing's CEO he held numerous leadership roles in the field, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Division at domain portfolio company NameMedia; SVP and GM of MIVA Inc.'s North American division, responsible for both MIVA's U.S. online advertising network and its consumer business; and senior operating roles managing Terra Lycos's global search & publishing divisions. Tom has also served on the IAB Search Engine Committee and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Adam Williams studied philosophy and economics and now works as a technology consultant dealing with medical, security, and LBS tech. He is also an aspiring futurist.
In 2001, Wilson came out of "retirement" to join consumer virtual world There.com as an investor, and he currently serves as CEO. Previously, Wilson was one of eBay's first employees, responsible for building the organization and technology for the world's largest e-commerce site.
Wilson began his career at Macy's California, where he developed point of sale and electronic credit card authorization systems. He later joined Chevron, providing management and software support for Chevron's 10,000+ member online user community. After Chevron, Wilson was an early employee and key developer of the Mainframe and Macintosh product at Oracle Corporation. After several years, he moved on to Neuron Data, where he worked on bringing artificial intelligence together with modern relational and object-oriented database technology. He later worked for eShop (acquired by Microsoft in 1996), as chief architect and helped create an online shopping platform.
Wilson has also held key positions at daVinci Time and Space, and at The Well, leading the development of its Web-based community product, Well Engaged.
Mr. Winkler is recognized as one of the world's experts in Internet security, information warfare, information-related crime investigation, and industrial espionage. He is a specialist in penetration testing, where he infiltrates companies, both technically and physically, to find and repair an organization's weaknesses.
Prior to becoming founder and president of the Internet Security Advisors Group (ISAG), Mr. Winkler was Director of Technology at the International Computer Security Association (ICSA). ICSA (www.icsa.net) is a leading provider of security assurance, product certification, training, and information services, also functioning as an industry association with several thousand members. At the ICSA, Mr. Winkler was responsible for managing the Association's laboratories and led the team establishing certification criteria for Internet firewalls.
Mr. Winkler began his career at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he performed cryptanalysis and was responsible for systems design and implementing security elements in intelligence collection and analysis systems. Subsequent to his work at the NSA, he served as a consultant with government contractors, designing and implementing security systems throughout the intelligence community. While working with the government, he realized how vulnerable large computer systems are to unauthorized entry and alteration, and that this problem could cost businesses billions of dollars annually.
Cordell Wise has been advising financial services organizations on the use of predictive analytics for over 15 years. His work with clients ranging from large financial institutions like HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Discover, as well as smaller regional and community banks, has made him a recognized expert on how to use analytical tools to produce practical solutions. From both product management and consulting roles at leading companies like FICO (creators of the most widely used credit scores in the US) and First Data (the largest third-party card processor in the world) he has gained deep understanding of how predictive analytics are developed, validated, and deployed in applications across the customer lifecycle. Cordell has provided content for papers for the Federal Reserve and Small Business Administration and has been published in number of risk management journals. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a contributor for electronic media. He holds an MBA in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BS in Business-Finance from Brigham Young University.
In his more than two decades as a technology editor, Alex has written for ACM Queue, Byte.com, McGraw-Hill's Electronics magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Mechanical Engineering, Supercomputing Review, and TechWeb. He's focused on microprocessor and high-end software technology, as well as networking, storage, and cloud computing. His most recent stint was as editor-in-chief of InformationWeek.com, where he ran day-to-day operations of the site and also commented on IT industry trends via his "Wolfe's Den" column. In 2002, he was the launch editor for WindowsforDevices.com, a site aimed at embedded developers. He spent the 1990s at UBM's Electronic Engineering Times, where he broke the nationally known story of Intel's Pentium floating-point division bug in 1994. Alex has appeared as an industry analyst on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and MSNBC. He's a frequent panelist and moderator at industry conferences and has moved into the analyst realm in the past year, writing research reports on the state of server technology and on business-collaboration (a.k.a. Enterprise 2.0) applications. He holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cooper Union. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Alfred Wong is a software engineer by trade and received his MASc from the University of Waterloo in Canada and his MBA from Arizona State University. While not coding and managing software projects, he spends his time on photography, playing piano, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.
Derrick Wood is a police dispatcher for money and a cartoonist for fun. He runs a daily cartoon at GoComics and is a regular contributer to UBM Future Cities. He is an avid baseball fan who loves to mountain bike and eat anything spicy that he can get his hands (and tongue) on. He lives in Arizona with his wife and two wonderful children.
Allan Yogasingam is a technology analyst for UBM TechInsights, the leading provider of sophisticated information and advice to technology companies. Allan evaluates consumer electronics and the components that comprise them.
H. Michael Zadikian
Throughout his 25-year career, Michael has focused on the development and marketing of large-scale, high-speed, mission-critical networking systems. Prior to founding the Iris group of companies, he founded Monterey Networks, pioneering the industry's first wavelength router, designed to manage the vast amount of bandwidth the national fiber infrastructure delivers. In 1999, Monterey was acquired by Cisco Systems.
Prior to Monterey, Michael led Sourceom's product strategy, delivering the industry's first router small enough to be embedded in DSL modems, which triggered the nationwide Internet-access-over-DSL revolution in 1995. At Cisco, he was the architect of the company's Interworks Business Unit market strategy, which was the catalyst for transforming the enterprise networking market from the 80s mainframe-centric systems to today's routed networks. Michael has BS and MS degrees in Computer Science with honors from UCLA.
Michelle Zhou is a research senior manager at IBM Research, Almaden, where she manages the User Systems and Experience Research (USER) group. Prior to her current post, she worked at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center for nine years, managing the Intelligent Multimedia Interaction group before she went on an international assignment from June 2008 to December 2009 at IBM Research, China, managing the Department of Intelligent User Interaction and Social Collaboration. She received a PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University. Her expertise is in the interdisciplinary areas of intelligent user interaction, smart visual analytics (2D/3D), and people-centric information management. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed, refereed articles, and filed more than 20 patents in the above areas. Michelle is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and is active in several research communities, including intelligent user interfaces (IUI), information visualization and visual analytics, and multimedia (MM), where she has co-organized/co-chaired conferences and workshops, and often serves on the technical program committees for key conferences in these areas. She is on the editorial board of three ACM journals: ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST); ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS); and ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP).
Taimoor Zubair is a working as a software engineer at a leading BPO solutions company in Pakistan. He has expertise with a wide range of projects related to location-based services, robotics, data analytics, and machine learning. He has a keen interest in artificial intelligence and is a member of Karachi Koalas, a simulation-based robot soccer team. Taimoor received a Bachelor's degree in computer science from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.
Born in Canada and calling Nebraska home, Dirk primarily writes on the technical side of the IT realm. Having written for years at Gateway Computer and as part of other large IT organizations, he leads the writing department at Linoma Software. When not writing children's stories or stage scripts, you'll find Dirk out back in the vegetable garden or building yet another server for reasons unknown. Follow Dirk or Linoma Software on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
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