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Adam Broitman, Founder

Adam Broitman is Partner and Ringleader at, a creative marketing firm that helps brands tell stories through innovation and participation. Adam is a recognized expert in all aspects of the ever-changing digital media+marketing landscape. A thought leader in the marketing industry, Adam is known for devising cutting edge marketing strategies for clients ranging from Kraft, The New York Times and Panasonic to LVMH and A&E. Adam holds a B.A. in English Lit. from Queens College and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School University.

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Adrian Avendano

Meetforeal & CrowdScanner, Co-Founder & CEO

Adrian Avendano is co-founder of Meetforeal and CrowdScanner. A social-philosopher-hacker, he is deeply passionate about developing tools for real life social interaction. With his first venture,, he designed and organised cross-disciplined events for people to meet other interesting people, learn and share ideas. Currently fascinated by the possibilities of mobile technology, his latest start-up, CrowdScanner, applies social theory to the fundamental need that humans have to make deeper connections with people in real life. The first iphone application makes a game of talking to strangers, and is an effective conversation starter for any social event.

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Alan Duric

Telio, Co-founder and CTO

Alan Duric is co-founder and CTO at Telio ASA, the leading European access independent Broadband Telephony/Multi-Modal service provider. Mr. Duric is an early pioneer of VoIP with over a 12 years of active contribution in multi modal communcations, through his sw development and standardization work (as a co-author and/or contributor to number of IETF, ETSI and ITU standards).

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Albert Hwang, Information Artist

Albert Hwang is an information artist with a background in dance, theater, installation art, and video art. His installations have been exhibited around the world, appearing in Siggraph Asia, The Last HOPE, and Innovation Lab's NEXT no. 6. His work has also been featured in Make Blog, O'Reilly Radar, and Wired's Beyond the Beyond blog. His latest work, "Spatial Computing," is an ongoing video series that sketches out a new way of interacting with our home computers, one that uses direct control of digital 3d objects in real space, in real time, with just the use of our hands.

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Amber Case

CyborgCamp, Cyborg Anthropologist/Corporate Consultant

Amber is a Cyborg Anthropologist and corporate consultant. She founded CyborgCamp, a conference on the future of humans and computers. She was previously a blogger for Discovery Channel and worked with Fortune 500 companies at Wieden+Kennedy, a global advertising agency based in Portland, Oregon. Case is known for her skills in data aggregation, interface design, business strategy, and new communication methods. She is currently writing a book on applying anthropological techniques to better understand industry ecosystems. Amber received degrees in Sociology and Anthropology and wrote her thesis on mobile phones and their technosocial sites of engagement.

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Anders Sundelin


Anders Sundelin is VP Business Operations at CIP Professional Services, the operative and professional branch of CIP, the Center for Intellectual Property, at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. CIP PS specializes in knowledge- and technology-based business development and in particular identification, control and governance of key intellectual assets in development, commercialization and collaboration initiatives. Anders Sundelin, who has consulted multinational corporations, institutes, SMEs and universities, has a special interest in business models and business model innovation. He lectures at several universities, and has a popular blog called The Business Model Database.

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Anselm Hook

Meedan, CTO

Anselm Hook is a veteran software developer. He has a Bay Area Augmented Reality start-up at and helps run . He is interested in helping communities and their surrounding ecosystems thrive by surfacing shared understanding and better decision making tools including tools that broadcast just-in-time situational awareness.

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Anton Yudin

Digital Worlds Institute, Master of Arts Students

Anton Yudin was born in Ukraine. After being exposed to a i386 computer his life was never the same. During the next two years he created games, GUI packages, a compiler for his own programming language, and his own multitasking supervisor. A passionate multi-language programmer, he graduated with a BS with dual majors in Computer Science and Information Systems at the Kharkov University Of Radio Electronics. Currently in a Master of Arts program at the Digital Worlds Institute he is researching 3D/VR, and is developing an OS program that blends 3D VR with real-life interaction through a Motion Capture system.

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Arturo Sinclair

Digital Worlds Institute, New Media Profesor/Artist in Residence

Arturo was SFX Supervisor for SZM, the premier broadcast studio in Munich, Germany, producing visual effects for television series and feature films. He moved to NY where he became Creative Director for R/GA, an Academy Award company. He became VP of Creative at in NY where he managed a staff of 90 creatives, including designers and art directors, information architects and copywriters. Arturo has worked in the game industry as a designer and art director for companies such as Electronic Arts, Brøderbund and Sierra Online. His interests include robotics and telepresence and bridging the virtual with the real world.

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Assaf Biderman

MIT, Associate Director

Assaf Biderman teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is the Associate Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory, an MIT research group that explores the "real-time city" by studying the increasing deployment of sensors and networked hand-held electronics, and their relationship to the built environment. Biderman has backgrounds in physics and human-computer interaction. He focuses on working in partnership with city administrations and industry members worldwide to explore how distributed technologies can be used to improve our understanding of cities and create a more sustainable future.

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Barak Hachamov

My6sense, Founder & Chairman

A digital visionary with a love for wandering between reality and fantasy worlds, Barak has been a serial entrepreneur ever since he joined the startup forces. He has co-founded a few companies. Barak thrives on discovering great ideas and bringing them to life - from conceptualization to establishment – and journeys through the different phases that each venture experiences in its lifecycle with passion and excitement. Though he lives deep within a digital reality, Barak believes that ultimately, the purpose of all digital developments is to allow us to enjoy the little things in life to the fullest.

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Ben Newhouse

Yelp, Developer

Ben Newhouse is a developer at Yelp and is responsible for the creation and development of Yelp Monocle, one of the first implementations of Augmented Reality on the iPhone. A builder at heart, he is busily trying to make 2010 the year of computer vision on consumer devices. Ben has spent 18 months in Beijing and Taipei, and previously worked at Microsoft Research Asia. He will receive a BS in EE from Stanford University at the end of June.

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Benjamin Joffe

+8*, CEO

Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe) is a renowned expert on Asia’s digital scene and Founder & CEO of Asia-based digital strategy consultancy +8* | Plus Eight Star ( During the past 10 years, he has been part of Japan’s mobile revolution, Korea’s Internet boom, China’s mobile crash and web 2.0 revival. His research today covers trust networks, digital identity, virtual economies and social dynamics. Benjamin has been quoted in Forbes, CNN and The Economist, has been invited to keynote in 13 countries including at Stanford and Berkeley. He was selected among China’s Top 100 Mobile Industry Influencers in 2007 and 2008.

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Benoit Schillings

Myriad Group AG, Chief Technology Officer

Benoit Schillings is Chief Technology Officer of Myriad Group AG. In this role he is responsible for the company's technology strategy and focus on innovation. Prior to joining Myriad, Schillings held the position of Chief Technologist at Nokia. There he was responsible for Nokia's cross-device technology and Technology Advisor to Nokia's CEO. Schillings joined Nokia following their acquisition of Trolltech. Schillings is probably best known across the industry for his innovative work on the Be Operating System where he was a principal contributor to the launch of Be Incorporated, and designed, developed and implemented the technically acclaimed Be Operating System.

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Blake Callens

Zugara, Senior Software Engeneer

Blake Callens is Senior Software Engineer for Zugara, the only interactive marketing agency member of the Augmented Reality Consortium. He was lead engineer on the team that created the company’s web based augmented reality tools, including: · Webcam Social Shopper augmented reality clothing framework · ZugMo motion capture and body recognition engine · ZugSTAR streaming augmented reality web conferencing framework He is also the creator of ARtisan, an open source Flex framework for augmented reality development, and co-organizer of the Augmented Reality Los Angeles meetup group. He blogs his thoughts on augmented reality at

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Brian Harris

New Mexico Attorney General, Telecom Specialist

Brian Harris is a consumer advocate for the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. His main areas of advocacy are in insurance, telecommunications, and certain types of water utilities. The past 4 years he is focused on increasing investments for New Mexico's aging and dilapidated telecommunications infrastructure. He started learning about telecommunications when he practiced law with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where he was instrumental in creating the Technology Opportunities Program (TOP). Brian has also worked with the National Science Foundation where he managed educational technology programs, and New Mexico Technet, where he recruited computer experts for K-12 schools.

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Brian Selzer

Ogmento, President & Co-Founder

Brian Selzer is the President and Co-Founder of Ogmento, a developer and publisher of mobile augmented reality games and entertainment. As a creative executive and digital media pioneer, Mr. Selzer has created, produced and distributed online and mobile games, animation and social media content to a client list that includes Fox, Universal, Sony, Activision, EA, Marvel, Hasbro, Nike and many others.

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Brough Turner

netBlazr Inc., Founder

Brough Turner is a communications industry engineer and entrepreneur. He is the founder of, a startup working to change the landscape for broadband Internet access in the US urban areas. Previously Brough was co-founder and CTO of Natural MicroSystems and NMS Communications and advisor to iSkoot, Stargen and several other tech start-ups. He writes and is quoted widely on telecommunications topics in trade and general business publications. Since 2001, Brough has focused on the wireless infrastructure and mobile applications. Brough blogs on the technology, economic and social issues of communications at the intersection of telecom, mobility and the Internet.

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Bruno Uzzan

Total Immersion, CEO & Founder

Bruno Uzzan has been driving the growth of Total Immersion since 1999 – from start-up to the company’s current position of global category leader.As a pioneer and AR visionary, he has led Total Immersion’s global expansion and built the company’s client roster with blue chip accounts that include Disney, McDonald’s, Mattel, Twentieth Century Fox and Nissan Motors. He also is responsible for developing strategic alliance, bringing his vision for the potential of next gen AR to these relationships. He holds a masters degree in management from the University of Paris Dauphine.

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Carlos Kirjner

Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Senior Advisor to the Chairman

Carlos Kirjner is a senior advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In this role he led the development of the policies behind the National Broadband Plan. Before joining the FCC, Carlos was VP of business development for Telegent Systems, a fabless semiconductor manufacturer in Silicon Valley developing mobile video chips, and the Director of Global Enterprise Business Developmentfor Vodafone Group, in Newbury, UK. Prior to that he was a partner with McKinsey & Co, in New York, where he led the Firm's work for clients in the technology, telecommunications and private equity industries.

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Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma Consulting, President

Chetan Sharma is President of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Some of his clients include NTT DoCoMo, Disney, KTF, China Mobile, Toyota, Comcast, Motorola, FedEx, Sony, Samsung, Alcatel Lucent, KDDI, Sprint Nextel, Skype, AT&T Wireless, Juniper, Qualcomm.

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Chris Matthieu

Twelephone, CEO

Chris Matthieu has two decades of telecom and web experience.  He launched his Teleku cloud communications-as-a-service platform at eComm in 2010 which was acquired by Voxeo.  Next he built an opensource Node.JS PaaS called Nodester which was acquired by AppFog.  Chris' new startup is Twelephone. Leveraging HTML5 and WebRTC, Twelephone's BHAG is to become the next generation telecom company in the Web browser.  In 9 short months, Twelephone is nearly feature parity with Skype.

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Christine Perey

Perey Research & Consulting, Independant Consultant

Christine is an independent consultant and industry analyst focusing on mobile augmented reality and other intelligent services targeting mobile consumers. The applications of Mobile AR in the Retail and Commerce sectors as well as by print publishers of all types are highest on her current research agenda. She provides market assessments, strategic planning, technology transfer and business development services to clients and is instrumental in launching a number of AR market growth initiatives. She is an invited expert to the W3C, a member ISMAR 2009 and 2010 organizing committees, and founder Mobile Monday Switzerland and the Swiss Augmented Reality group.

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Clark Dodsworth

Osage Associates Consulting, Owner

Clark Dodsworth does product strategy, innovation and development in software and devices that require a quality user experience. All his work is founded on human-centered design and has interface components. He recently completed work on an unprecedented smartphone augmented reality-based system for the Dubailand theme parks project. He co-authored the original Ambient Intelligence strategy for Philips, later adopted by the EU for its 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development on IST Research 2002-06, and was part of the first wireless, nationwide, geo-aware B2C startup in 1992. The product is the experience.

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Craig Walker

Google, Group Product Manager

Craig is the Group Product Manager for the Real Time Communications Group at Google that develops consumer communications applications and services including Google Voice, Google Talk and Google Talk Video. Prior to joining Google, he was a co-founder and CEO of GrandCentral Communications, Senior Director, VoIP at Yahoo! Inc. and CEO of Dialpad Communications, Inc.. He was a venture capital investor at both Sterling Payot Capital and at TeleSoft Partners, a corporate securities attorney at both Gunderson Dettmer and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Craig has a JD and BA degree from University of California, an MBA degree from Georgetown University.

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Cullen Jennings

Cisco, Distinguished Engineer, Office of CTO

Dr. Cullen Jennings is a distinguished engineer at Cisco and helps develop Cisco's strategy around communication applications. Cullen is also the co-director for the area of the IETF develops standards around real time interactive communication applications including voice, video, SIP, conferencing, and IM and presence. He is author of several standards around SIP systems and has helped design and build many communications systems including several open source projects.

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Dan Miller

Opus Research, Founder & Senior Analyst

Dan Miller has over 25 years experience in marketing, business development and corporate strategy for telecom service providers, computer makers and application software developers. Miller founded Opus Research in 1985 and defined the Recombinant Communications marketplace by authoring scores of reports, advisories and newsletters addressing business opportunities that reside where automated speech, Web services, mobility and enterprise software infrastructure intersect. He directed advisory services at IDC/Link, The Kelsey Group and Zelos Group. Miller received his BA from Hampshire College and an MBA from Columbia University.

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Dana Farbo

Acrossair, President

Dana has been an industry leader in the online, mobile and social marketing space since he launched his first Web site in 1995. He has gone on to pioneer new ways to reach, engage and convert audiences into customers and is currently the President of Imano Inc., a globally recognized company in the digital marketing space for online and mobile engagement. Imano's iPhone application company, Acrossair, is a world leader in the development of Augmented Reality applications for the mobile market.

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David A. Burgess

Kestrel Signal Processing, Engineering Consultant

Most of David's work has been in signals intelligence and radiolocation. This afforded him extensive experience with physical layer and protocol processing for cellular air interfaces (GSM, IS-95 and others) and in the design of high-performance software radios. Now he is applying that expertise to low-cost telecommunications systems through the OpenBTS project, a hybrid GSM/SIP basestation effort based on open-source hardware and software. The OpenBTS vision is a new kind of wireless service for underdeveloped rural areas that can be operated at a fraction of the cost of conventional cellular and leapfrog to simple, direct IP/mobile convergence.

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David Blumberg

Blumberg Capital, Managing Partner

David Blumberg is the Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital. David has been investing in early stage technology companies for more than 24 years. His current investment focus includes Digital Media, Social Media, Mobility, SaaS/Technology Enabled Services and Internet. Recently, David has been exploring Augmented Reality as an area for future VC investment. Prior to founding Blumberg Capital in 1991, David managed technology investments with Claridge Investments, Adler & Co., Apax, and T. Rowe Price Associates. David launched the business development efforts for Check Point Software Technologies.

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David Marimon

Telefonica R&D, Leader

David Marimon is the leader of Mobile Augmented Reality and Visual Recognition activities at Telefonica Research and Development. His activities span from applied technology development to team leadership. David received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland in 2007. Currently is leading a Spanish consortium of academic and industrial partners on a project called MobiAR about Mobile AR applications. He is also involved in the leadership of a Mobile Visual Search system called IRIS fully developed at Telefonica R&D.

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Dawn Nafus

Intel, Anthropologist

Dawn Nafus is an anthropologist at Intel where she conducts research to inspire new products and strategies. She received her PhD from University of Cambridge in 2003 and has published on time use, technology and masculinity, and new methods for using anthropology in product development. She spends most of her time making sense of how it is people come to value the stuff that geeks do. She is currently writing a book on whether technologies actually make us any busier.

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Deborah Estrin

UCLA Computer Science Department, Computer Science Profesor

Deborah Estrin (Ph.D., MIT, 1985; B.S., UCBerkeley, 1980) is a Professor of Computer Science at UCLA and Founding Director of the NSF-funded Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS). Estrin’s current work focuses on participatory sensing systems, leveraging the location, image, and user-contributed data streams increasingly available globally from mobile smartphones. Projects include Participatory Sensing campaigns for civic engagement, and privacy-aware self-monitoring applications for health and wellness. Estrin’s recognitions include: Anita Borg Institute's Women of Vision Award for Innovation and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

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Di-Ann Eisnor

Waze, Community Geographer

Di-Ann lives in Palo Alto, by way of Portland, OR, Boston, New York City and Amsterdam as a neogeography pioneer and serial entrepreneur employing all means to increase the world’s citizen mappers. She functions as both Chairman of Platial, The People’s Atlas, and as Community Geographer at Waze. Platial is a widely adopted online social mapping service with approximately 15MM unique users. Waze is free crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic. Started in Israel and past critical mass, now has top quality map, navigation and traffic data. Di-Ann is setting up US operations and crafting the cartography of “live mapping”.

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Doc Searls

Harvard University/UC Santa Barbara, Editor/Fellow/Writer/Author/Consultant

Doc Searls is a fellow at both the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the Center for Information Technology and Society at UC Santa Barbara. At the Berkman Center he heads ProjectVRM, which is at the center of a growing international community developing Vendor Relationship Management tools -- which will make customers both independent of vendors and better able to engage with them. In The World is Flat, author and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman calls Doc "one of the most respected technology writers in America."

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Donovan Jones

CounterPath, President & CEO

As President and CEO of CounterPath, Donovan Jones is responsible for corporate and operational initiatives. Donovan's leadership is instrumental in establishing CounterPath as a technologically innovative and high-growth company with a strong corporate culture. Since joining CounterPath in 2005, Donovan has led the integration of three acquired companies, expanded CounterPath's portfolio to serve the expanding mobile VoIP market and grown the company's global customer base to over 280 service providers and enterprise vendors. Prior to CounterPath, Donovan worked in the investment banking industry and at TELUS, Canada's second largest telecommunications company.

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Elad Barkan

Bzeek, CTO

Elad Barkan is Chief Technology Officer at Bzeek that builds a global WiFi community network to offload congested mobile networks. Before founding Bzeek, Elad completed his Ph.D. at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology where he got famous for breaking the encryption code of the GSM mobile network. Elad takes the deep acquaintance with mobile networks that he got from breaking the GSM code to help mobile operators build the next-generation mobile networks.

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Eric Kabisch

University of California, Department of Informatics

Eric Kabisch is an artist, interaction designer, and doctoral candidate in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. His current practice investigates the varied intersections between geospatial information technologies and human geography. He builds cultural artifacts that utilize custom software systems, DIY construction and usually emit some form of sound. Through the creation of these artifacts he hopes to reconsider the process of design, enabling novel forms of use to emerge through experimental approaches and interventions into existing technological practices.

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Eric Klinker

Bit Torrent, CEO

Eric Klinker is the Chief Executive Officer of BitTorrent, Inc. bringing close to two decades worth of networking experience as a technologist and innovator. Eric joins BitTorrent from his previous post as CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Internap, a leading provider of network optimization and content delivery solutions. Previously, Eric worked at netVmg, Excite@Home and the Naval Research Laboratory. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

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Erik Bovee

Mobilizy, VP of Business Development

Erik has held senior operational and strategic roles since 1999 in a number of telecoms and internet companies, both startups & publicly listed companies. Erik held senior positions with Digital Mobility, and Dynamical Systems Research. Subsequently, Erik was European Managing Director of eMeta Corporation, and he was also responsible for VeriSign’s Mobile Enterprise Services (VMES), a global, mobile messaging aggregation service, in addition to Enterprise Paging, a multi-protocol mediation service for wireless carriers, including AT&T and Sprint in North America. Since January 2010 Erik is VP of Business Development at Mobilizy. Erik holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

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Ge Wang

Smule/Stanford, Co-founder/CTO/Assistant Prof.

Ge Wang is currently an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and is the CTO, Co-founder, and Chief Creative Officer of Smule. Ge's research interests include interactive software systems (of all sizes) for computer music, programming languages, sound synthesis and analysis, music information retrieval, new performance ensembles (e.g., laptop orchestra and mobile phone orchestras) and paradigms (e.g., live coding), visualization, interfaces for human-computer interaction, interactive audio over networks, and methodologies for education at the intersection of computer science and music.

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Hartmut Neven

Google, Scientist

Hartmut Neven is a scientist working in computational neurobiology, robotics and computer vision. Neven co-founded two companies, Eyematic and Neven Vision. Neven Vision pioneered mobile visual search and was acquired by Google. Today he manages a team responsible for advancing Google’s visual search technologies and is the lead engineer for Google Goggles. Neven is also researching the use of quantum computing for machine learning. Neven was assistant professor of computer science at the University of Southern California at the Laboratory for Biological and Computational Vision and was the head of the Laboratory for Human-Machine Interfaces at USC’s Information Sciences Institute.

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Ivan Franco

YDreams, R&D Director

Ivan Franco is the Director of Research and Development at YDreams: a Portuguese company that has been developing VR, AR, and mobile applications since 2000. Ivan’s work has delved into ubiquitous computing, interactive installations, and opportunities for rethinking User Experience and Electronic Arts. He has a background in Engineering with a Masters in Digital Arts.

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Jan Linden

Global IP Solutions, VP of Engineering

Jan Linden has been conducting research and development in media processing and communications for more than sixteen years. He is the Vice President of Engineering of Global IP Solutions and as such responsible for all research and development activity within the company. Prior to joining Global IP Solutions in 2000 he was with the University of California, Santa Barbara and SignalCom, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, has published more than 30 articles in various publications and has filed and been awarded several patents.

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Jared Goralnick

AwayFind, Founder and CEO

Jared Goralnick is Founder and CEO of, a web application that addresses email overload. For eight years he has also managed a technology productivity training company, SET Consulting, that has worked with organizations like NTT, HP, NIST, and the FBI. When he's not addressing (or suffering from) information overload, he's an avid photographer, swing/blues dancer, and blogger at

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Jason Kolb

Cisco, Technical Leader, Voice Techn.

Jason Kolb founded and built Latigent, a Web-based business intelligence software provider, which was subsequently acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007. He now works at Cisco leading technical architecture around Web-based software, social enterprise technology, hosted solutions, and data strategy. Jason enjoys exploring and blogging about emerging technology and actively experimenting with them alongside his blog and Twitter communities.

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Joe Burton

Cisco, VP & CTO

Joe Burton is VP and CTO in Cisco’s Voice Technology Group. His team is responsible for vision, technical strategy and advanced research for Unified Communications at Cisco. Unified Communications is suite of Internet Protocol (IP) voice, data and video products and applications designed to help organizations of all sizes streamline business processes and work more efficiently. Joe is a highly regarded visionary in our industry and an evangelist for Cisco. He has a passion for technology and innovation, as well as a demonstrated business savvy that has been instrumental in several of our acquisitions including Latitude, WebEx, and Securent.

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John du Pre Gauntt

Media Dojo, Founder

John du Pre Gauntt is the founder of Media Dojo and is an expert on the business impact of interactive technologies on the media and marketing industries. He has advised some of the world’s largest advertising agencies, professional services firms, technology providers and start-up companies. His written analysis of the intersection of media, technology and economics has been published by The Economist Intelligence Unit, eMarketer, The World Economic Forum and the National Association of Television and Programming Executives (NATPE).

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John Hagel

LLP Center for the Edge, Co-Chaiman

John Hagel III is co-chairman of the Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge. Before joining Deloitte, John was an independent consultant and writer. From 1984 to 2000, he was a principal at McKinsey & Co., where he was a leader of the Strategy Practice, and founder of the Electronic Commerce Practice. He is the founder of two Silicon Valley startups. John is the author of Power of Pull, to be published in April 2010. He is also the author of a series of best-selling business books, Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box and The Only Sustainable Edge.

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Jonathan Rosenberg

Skype, Chief Technology Strategist

Jonathan Rosenberg, Skype's Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for shaping and driving the company's technology strategies and overall architecture to continue delivering a best-in-class Skype experience to users around the world. Rosenberg brings with him a wealth of industry experience. He is most well known as the co-author of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and has authored many of the standards that are in wide use today within the telecommunications industry.

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Jose de Castro

Voxeo, Chief Architect

Jose de Castro is the Chief Architect at Voxeo Labs, a company he joined through the acquisition of VoiceReady, where he also served as Chief Architect. He oversees all aspects of the design and development of Voxeo Designer, a web-based Service Creation Environment. Jose has also been tasked with creating Voxeo's next-generation Tropo Communications Platform. Prior to Voxeo, he served as an Application Architect at companies including Spherion, NetbyTel and elQ2.

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JP Rangaswami

British Telecom/Ribbit, Chief Scientist/Chairman

JP Rangaswami is the Chief Scientist for BT Group, where he is responsible for group operations as well as enterprise management platforms and web technologies. He is also the chairman of Ribbit. JP joined BT from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein where he served as Global CIO demonstrating recognized market leadership in the use of innovative tools and techniques. He is a highly recognized leader in implementing business transformation through innovative technology practices. Innovate magazine awarded Rangaswami the title of European Innovator of the Year in 2005. The European Technology Forum named him CIO Innovator of the Year in 2004. In 2003, Waters Magazine voted Rangaswami CIO of the Year.

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Julia Tsao

yU+co/Fair Enough, Experience Designer/Partner and Creative Director

Julia Tsao is a user experience designer, design researcher and interactive tinkerer. She is a recent MFA graduate of the Art Center College of Design's Media Design Program, where she did her graduate thesis research on the social implications of ubiquitous computing, augmented reality, and an increasingly networked world on our daily lives. Her graduate thesis project, "Curious Displays," has been featured on Fast Company, Wired, Gizmodo, Makezine, and Creativity, and creates an experiential glimpse into the future of distributed and networked technology and communication.

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Keith Lofstrom

Server Sky, Engineer

Keith Lofstrom is an analog/digital integrated circuit designer in Beaverton, Oregon. He has worked on superconducting digital logic, alternative launch systems, data converters, video displays, and testability. He designed crossbar switch chips for I-Cube Design Systems, connecting much of the 1990s internet. He is CEO of SiidTech, licensing silicon identification technology to semiconductor manufacturers. He has written for electronics and aerospace journals. He is active in the open source community. He has a special interest in low power, high efficiency computing and signal processing.

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Kimmo Sainio

Cellictica, CEO

Before his awakening for creativity and entrepreneurship, Kimmo Sainio worked for companies like Nokia and Nuance in sales and business development. Kimmo is a CEO for Cellictica and responsible for creating magical apps for everyone one of us helping our daily lives. He is particularly interested in combining internet assets with mobility as well as augmented reality.

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Kristian Simsarian

IDEO, Associate Partner

Dr.Kristian Simsarian believes in the power of design to simplify, enrich and transform our lives and the world. His work focuses on bringing innovative human-centered design and strategy to meaningful fruition for companies and institutions, from pixels to processes. He brings a deep, diverse, and international background to his project work and to the creative teams he leads that span from healthcare to high-tech. In addition to his own publications and patents, Kristian’s work has been featured in Business Week, The New York Times and Metropolis Magazine, as well as being highlighted in business books on innovation and interaction design.

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Lee S Dryburgh

Emerging Communications Research & Events, Founder

Lee S Dryburgh is a communications engineer, technologist and futurist. He pours great passion and energy into self-directed projects. He takes coffee and network bandwidth as input and outputs training, consulting and conferences. His expertise is in two domains: First - the way telecoms operates today at the engineering level; specifically Signalling System #7 (SS7/SigTran/CAMEL/MAP) which powers virtually all telephone calls, all SMS, cellular mobility itself, and most pre-paid cellular solutions. Second - exceptional knowledge of the future of telecommunications, in particular telephony. He can provide a detailed view of the industry in 1, 2 or even 10 year’s time.

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Marc A Smith

ConnectedAction, Chief Social Scientist

Marc Smith is a sociologist specializing in the social organization of online communities and computer mediated interaction. He founded and managed the Community Technologies Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington and led the development of social media reporting and analysis tools for Telligent Systems. Smith leads the Connected Action consulting group and lives and works in Silicon Valley, California.

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Mark Anderson

Bordertown Labs

P. Mark Anderson brings thirteen years of experience in the development of interactive applications. After receiving a degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, he started his career as a Java programmer at Sun Microsystems. An early adopter of game changing technologies, Mark found his way to mobile development through 10 years of open web development at startups, universities and cafes. Mark’s web and mobile software projects include diverse work in the fields of ecology, health and fitness, e-commerce, entertainment, and augmented reality. Mark is highly gifted in bringing vision and technology to application.

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Mark Headd

Tele-Works, Inc., Developer

Mark J. Headd works as a Senior Application developer for Tele-Works, Inc., which develops IVR solutions and software for local governments. He served for three years as the chief policy advisor for the State of Delaware’s Department of Technology, served as Director of the Delaware Government Information Center and as Technology Adviser to Delaware Governor Thomas Carper. He holds an MPA degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Delaware and is a VoiceXML forum Certified Developer. He blogs about communication technologies and open government at

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Mark Rolston

frog design, Chief Creative Officer

An early UX design pioneer, Mark was founder of frog’s digital media group back in 1996 and now orchestrates strategists, technologists, designers and information architects to produce groundbreaking work for Fortune 500 companies. His work focuses on the intersection of product, digital, and strategic design. Just like a real frog, he can see in all directions.

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Martin Geddes

Independent, Industry Futurist

Martin Geddes is a thought leader on business models in the telecommunications industry. He is formerly Strategy Director at BT Innovate & Design. He started blogging about the collision of the IT and telecoms industries in 2003. This was inspired by his work on a pioneering project at Sprint to adopt an ‘open’platform business model. This led to a deep interest and new career uncovering the drivers of telecoms industry structure. He has a special expertise in the impact of multi-sided markets, Cloud communications, and the future of vertically integrated products like telephony and SMS.

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Matt Miesnieks

Layar, Head of Customer Development

Matt Miesnieks is the Head of Customer Development for Layar, the worlds leading Mobile AR platform. Matt is responsible for worldwide Distribution, Partnerships and Revenue and developing Layar's business model. Matt has over 20 years of commercial Internet experience with a range of infrastructure, services and app startups (from before the Web was invented), and 9 years experience directly with Mobile Data services. Originally from Sydney, and after 14 years commercialising Mobile & Internet Services through Asia Pacific, he is relishing the chance to define a new medium with Layar.

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Matthew Szymczyk

Zugara, Founder & CEO

As one of the founders and CEO of Zugara, Matthew drives the firm's strategic and creative vision for a roster of globally recognized brands. His vast experience in interactive marketing has fostered some of the most influential integrated marketing campaigns of the last decade for Fortune 500 brands including Lexus, Sony PlayStation, Reebok and Toyota. Although Matthew has a deep understanding of emerging technologies and the Gen X/Y demographic, he firmly believes that "Story, Stats, and Strategy" are the crucial elements to every successful interactive marketing campaign. Matthew's core industry passions include Interactive Video, Augmented Reality and Mobile Marketing.

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Michael Gervautz

Qualcomm, Managing Director

Michael Gervautz is a Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Inc. He was previously the Founder and Managing Director of Imagination Computer Services, a company that developed interactive user experiences based on sensor technologies, augmented reality and computer vision/computer graphics. Prior to that, Michael was an Associate Professor at the Institute for Computer Graphics at the University of Technology Vienna, where he led research in virtual and augmented reality, realistic image synthesis, multimedia in education and computer animation. Michael studied Computer Science at the University of Technology in Vienna where he received his M.Sc. and PhD degrees.

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Michael Zirngibl

Ringio, Co-Founder

An entrepreneur, investor, and inventor, Michael holds more than 30 U.S. patents in the field of voice technology. Michael manages all business aspects of Ringio’s launch and market growth. Prior to Ringio, Michael was founder and CEO of, a leading service provider of speech and IVR solutions, where he pioneered voice solutions and attracted more than 2,000 business customers with more than $12M in recurring revenue. Previously, he conceptualized and launched product lines for MicroStrategy (NASD:MSTR), generating more than $250 million in revenues. In 2004, Speech Technology Magazine named Michael among its “Top 10 Leaders in the Speech Industry.”

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Mike Rowehl

Mobile Monday Silicon Valley, Founder

Mike is founder and organizer of Mobile Monday Silicon Valley, part of the organization team for Mobile 2.0, and currently working on the application recommendation service at Chomp Inc. In the past he's been involved in AdMob Inc., Skyfire, Ning, and Mowser. He's interested in making developing for mobile devices more fun, profitable, and rewarding in every way possible.

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Moray Rumney

Agilent, Lead Technologist

Moray Rumney joined Hewlett-Packard/Agilent Technologies in 1984 after receiving a BSc in Electronics from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Moray’s main focus has been the development and system design of base station emulators used in the development and testing of cellular phones. Moray joined ETSI in 1991 and 3GPP in 1999 where he was a significant contributor to the development of type approval tests for GSM and UMTS. He currently represents Agilent at 3GPP RAN WG4, developing the air interface for HSPA+ and LTE. He was a contributor and technical editor of Agilent’s new book on LTE design and measurements.

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Oren Michels

Mashery, Co-founder & CEO

Oren Michels, Mashery's co-founder and CEO, has a record of success in a variety of executive positions spanning multiple industries. Oren co-founded and managed WiFinder, an international provider of directory services for public access wi-fi hotspots. He has served as president for two companies: Colt HR, a leading provider of mid-market benefits administration software and services; and, a leading online wine auction service. He also served as president and CEO of The Groundlings, and has held COO positions at manufacturing companies. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA in finance and entrepreneurial studies.

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Pamela Kerwin


Pam Kerwin handles Strategic Business Development for GeoVector Corporation, a company which has been working on commercializing augmented reality applications for many years. Pam has extensive senior management experience in both start-up and Fortune 500 companies within various industries. Prior to joining GeoVector, Pam was a senior executive at Pixar Animation Studios, an independent film production company best known for its blockbuster, Toy Story. Pam participated in Pixar’s highly successful IPO and in the creation of several blockbuster films, award winning commercials and interactive products.

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Patrick Murphy

VoiceSage, Business Development Manager

Patrick Murphy joined VoiceSage in 2009 to launch the firm's services throughout the US and Canada. He is the co- author of the popular 2009 CEBP Status Report in conjunction with leading telco analyst, Alan Quayle. He has moderated or participated on industry panels at the ITEXPO, VON, and the Voice Peering Forum. His wide experience in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development with Internet and Telecommunications firms dates back to 1993. He received his B.S from Boston College and his M.S from the University of Massachusetts/Boston. He lives and works on Cape Cod.

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Paul Brigner

Verizon, Executive Director

Paul Brigner is executive director of Internet and technology policy for Verizon. He is responsible for identifying emerging Internet and technology policy issues and developing corporate technology policy positions. Prior to his current role, Mr. Brigner was an advocate for Verizon's regulatory policy positions at the Federal Communications Commission and had responsibility for proceedings involving broadband, video, homeland security, and emerging technologies. Before joining Verizon, Mr. Brigner was chief architect and assistant vice president of Digital Focus, where he led the development of many Java/J2EE enterprise software solutions for clients across a variety of industries.

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Peter Meier

metaio GmbH, CTO

Peter Meier, born 1976, received his master in manufacturing engineering from the Technical University of Munich, before founding metaio in 2003 together with Dr. Thomas Alt. Since then, he serves as CTO and helped to make metaio one of the leading companies for the development and licensing of Augmented Reality Technology, worldwide. Peter Meier actively takes part in expanding metaio’s technology and products.

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Phil Wolff

Reef9 Media, CEO/Managing Editor

Unbelievably dashing and charismatic, Phil Wolff is a technologist covering the talk revolution for the independent Skype Journal since 2003. A director of the DataPortability Project, Phil is helping define portability policy standards for online services. Phil is an alumnus of the US Navy Supply Systems Command, Compaq Computer, Wang Labs, Bechtel National, LSI Logic, and Adecco SA. Phil spoke at the first Emerging Communications Conference in 2008.

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Piers Finlayson

Metaswitch, Director of Human Interface Tech. Group

Piers Finlayson first joined Metaswitch as an intern in 1995, and is currently Director of Metaswitch's Human Interface Technology group, which develops applications to run on PCs, TVs, mobile phones and high-end residential and business handsets. Prior to this Piers has held a number roles within Metaswitch, including managing increasingly large developments within the engineering team, running the Quality Assurance group, and most recently as Director of Metaswitch's SMB Solution. Piers graduated from the University of Cambridge, England in Mathematics. Outside of work Piers likes to relax by restoring and maintaining pinball machines - and, of course, playing them.

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Richard Bennett

ITIF, Research Fellow

Richard Bennett is a policy analyst, network architect, and inventor of Internet-oriented local area network protocols. As vice-chair the IEEE 802.31BASE5 task group, he devised the first Ethernet hub standard. He's contributed to the Wi-Fi standard from the early 90s to the present, and designed the Distributed Reservation Protocol for WiMedia's Ultra-Wideband system. He co-founded the Open Token Foundation and has testified before Congress and the FCC. He's a Research Fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington, DC.

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Richard Whitt

Google, Washington Telecom and Media Counsel

Richard S. Whitt is the Washington Telecom and Media Counsel for Google Inc. In that capacity, Rick is responsible for Google’s strategy and advocacy on all wireline, wireless, and media matters before the Federal Communications Commission, other Federal agencies, and the U.S. Congress. Most recently he has represented the company’s interests on a variety of broadband policy issues (such as network neutrality), spectrum policy matter (such as the 700 MHz auction and TV white spaces), and “unregulation” of VoIP and other Web-based applications.

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Rob Spence

Eyeborg Project, Onscreen Director

Rob Spence, onscreen director in the cult documentary hit “Let's All Hate Toronto”, for CBC Newsworld’s “The Lens” that got the highest ratings ever. It is nationally distributed in Canada and was also a special presentation at North America’s biggest documentary festival. The Eyeborg Project, Rob and a team of engineers converting his prosthetic eye into a wireless video camera, has received international attention: Drudge; Huffpost; Today Show; Jimmy Fallon; Wired; BBC; CNN; Tech Crunch; and Fox News amongst many other outlets. Recently, Rob’s camera eye was named one of Time Magazine’s 50 best inventions of the year.

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Robert Rice

Neogence Enterprises, CEO/Executive Director

Robert is an author, futurist, entrepreneur and a recognized world leader in pioneering commercial augmented reality with 17 years of experience. He is the author of MMO Evolution and a contributing author in Working Through Synthetic Worlds and the CEO of Neogence Enterprises and Chairman of the AR Consortium. Recognized as an Internet Gaming Pioneer by Advertising Age magazine in 1996, Robert was called a Founding Father of the Digital Nation in 1998 by The Raleigh News & Observer. He is an authority on mobile augmented reality, persistent immersive environments, virtual reality and worlds, massively multiuser online games, and simulations.

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Sanjeev Agrawal

Aloqa, CEO

Sanjeev Agrawal is CEO of Aloqa (, a mobile service that proactively notifies users of their friends and favorites nearby. Before Aloqa, Sanjeev was Global Head of Product Marketing at Google and VP Products at Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft). Sanjeev started his career as an engineer at Analog Devices and spent 5 years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. and then three at Cisco Systems. Sanjeev graduated Phi Beta Kappa and as a Henry Ford Scholar from MIT with a Bachelors and a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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Shai Berger

Fōnolo, Co-founder & CEO

Shai is co-founder and CEO of Fonolo, a startup pushing the boundaries of web-telephony integration. Shai was previously at Keynote Systems (KEYN), where he lead the team responsible for Streaming Perspective, the industry standard for streaming performance measurement. Today, some of the world's largest companies (such as AOL, Akamai, BBC, CNN, and MTV) use that service to ensure that their content reach their audiences. Streaming Perspective is also the basis of Microsoft's certification program for Windows Media hosting companies. Formerly, Shai lead the Streamcheck team from its launch in August of 2000 until its acquisition by Keynote in July 2003.

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Steve Hoffman

ThinkHuge, Founder

Steve Hoffman is a founding member of the Academy of Television's Interactive Media Group and the founder of the San Francisco Chapter of the Producers Guild. He is now heading up Think Huge. Prior to this, he was the CEO of RocketOn, and the COO and cofounder of Zannel, a large-scale mobile media messaging platform. Before that, Hoffman was the North American Studio Head for Infospace’s mobile games unit. Hoffman was the Chairman & CEO of Spiderdance, Hollywood's leading interactive television studio.He also consulted for R/GA, designing projects for Kodak, Disney, Intel, AdAge, and Sesame Workshop.

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Steven Feiner

Columbia University, Professor

Steven Feiner is Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, where he directs the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab, and co-directs the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center. Prof. Feiner’s lab created the first mobile augmented reality system using a see-through display in 1996, and pioneered applications of augmented reality to fields such as tourism, journalism, maintenance, and construction. He is coauthor of Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice and of Introduction to Computer Graphics, received an ONR Young Investigator Award, and together with his students, has won best paper awards at ACM UIST, ACM CHI, ACM VRST, and IEEE ISMAR.

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Susan Estrada

FirstMile.US, President

Susan Estrada is an Internet pioneer. Named a "thinking nerd"; by colleagues, she has a deep interest in emerging broadband technologies and making those technologies work to solve real-world problems. Her current interests involves broadening public understanding of technology value in everyday life. Big broadband demand creation is also an area where she works with FirstMile.US and other organizations to research, develop and implement public benefit solutions. As the president of the non-profit FirstMile.US, Susan is leading the way to educate, advocate and focus the debate on the power and promise of big broadband in the United States.

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Tom Katis

RebelVox, CEO

Tom was a founder of Triple Canopy, a security company with over 3,000 employees. He remains co-chairman and the largest shareholder. After 9/11, Tom put his business career on hold to re-enlist in the Army. He returned to active duty with a Special Forces team and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003. Tom was an 18E and received extensive training on all significant military communications systems. Tom has held Vice President positions at Netcentives and Citigroup. He is a graduate of Yale University with a BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics.

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Tony Fernandes

The UE Group, User Exerience Expert

Tony Fernandes is a User Exerience expert with more than 20 years of usability, user interface design, and product design experience and founder of theUEgroup LLC, a User Experience consultancy in Silicon Valley. Previously, Tony founded Netscape's User Experience Group, the Apple/Claris Human Interface Group and organizations at Lotus/IBM and Xerox PARC. He also launched various web and software ventures. Tony is the author of the book "Global Interface Design".

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Tracy Rosenberg

Media Alliance, Executive Director

Tracy Rosenberg worked as Media Alliance's Administrative Director from 1997-2002 and as the Executive Director since 2007. She has organized and advocated for a free, accountable and accessible media system,focusing on the protection and sustainability of alternative media outlets from Pacifica Radio to low-power FM, public access and Indymedia, monitored the mainstream media for accuracy and fair representation and facilitated the training of numerous nonprofit organizations and citizen's groups in effective communications. She serves on the boards of the Media and Democracy Coalition, the Alliance for Community Media Western Region and the Pacifica Foundation, and blogs at the Huffington Post.

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Troy Davis

Cloudvox, Co-founder & CEO

Troy Davis (@troyd) co-founded and runs Cloudvox, a hosted Web service and API for placing, receiving, and controlling phone calls with existing software, from anywhere on the Internet. Others say that Cloudvox is "Amazon EC2 for phone apps" or "Asterisk in the cloud." Cloudvox was acquired by Ifbyphone in 2010. Davis turns back-of-the-napkin ideas into real, useful, sustainable Web services. He's a board member of the Seattle Internet Exchange peering point, and has held product management, software, and engineering roles with Semaphore, Loudeye, and RealNetworks. A coffee fiend and pool player, Davis rarely writes about himself in the third person.

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Usman Haque

Pachube/Connected Environments, Founder/CEO

Usman Haque, is director Haque Design + Research Ltd (, founder of and CEO of Connected Environments Ltd. He has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and mass-participation performances around the world. His skills include the design and engineering of both physical spaces and the software and systems that bring them to life. As well as directing the work of Haque Design + Research he was until 2005 a teacher in the Interactive Architecture Workshop at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London.

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Yohan Baillot

(Independent), Consultant

Yohan Baillot is a French and US citizen and a pioneer in the Augmented Reality research community with 13 years experience working exclusively in AR domain for the medical and military fields. Mr Baillot has a MS in EE from Polytech' Montpellier in France and a MS in CS from UCF in Orlando FL. He is the author of more than 30 academic papers and 6 patents. He is a member of the Computer Society and the founder of the ARForum, a mailing list on AR with more than 500 members.

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Zhao Lu

Orange Labs, Senior Software Engineer

Zhao Lu is a senior software engineer working at Orange Labs, France Telecom. In his spare time, he likes to hack on Open Source projects and doing yoga.

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