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Adobe

Paul Trani

Paul Trani
Adobe Developer Evangelist

As Sr. Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe, Paul is passionate about training and empowering designers and developers to create award-winning interactive content for the web and mobile devices.Paul has been an Adobe Certified Instructor and courseware creator for over a decade. A writer and prolific trainer, Paul has earned top author status at Lynda.com and has created a constant stream of content for AdobeTV, Creative Cloud Learn, as well as his own site www.paultrani.com.Prior to joining Adobe, Paul spent 15 years as an interactive designer, trainer and author in Denver Colorado, where he calls home. But to find out his real whereabouts follow him on Twitter: @paultrani
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Chair of the WebGL Working Group

Kenneth Russell

Kenneth Russell
Software Engineer, Chrome GPU team, Google, Inc.

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Crossfire Consulting

Steve Adams

Steve Adams

Since 2000, Steve has worked with a broad range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, in the financial services, manufacturing and telecommunications industries. He is best known as a strong analyst and project manager. His expertise in strategic planning, product development, marketing, research, computer and communication sciences and finance is both broad and deep. In addition to his consulting work, Steve is a corporate trainer on HTML5 and other Internet technologies.

Earlier, Steve was responsible for new product development at Fujistu’s financial services unit and for co-brand card marketing programs at MasterCard. Before that, Steve worked extensively in finance at American Express.

Steve earned his doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Pace University, where he was also an Adjunct Professor, and is a Certified ScrumMaster.
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CX Partners

Giles Colborne

Giles Colborne
Managing Director

Giles is author of Simple and Usable Web Mobile and Interaction Design published by New Riders in September 2010. He has been working in usability and user centred design since 1991. He formed cxpartners with Richard Caddick in 2004 focusing on creating outstanding user experiences and measurable changes to projects and products.

Giles is a former President of the UK Usability Professionals’ Association and now sits on their Global Advisory Committee and International Conference Committee. He has worked with British Standards Institute in developing guidance on web accessibility.
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Facebook

Charles Jolley

Charles Jolley

Charles Jolley is a serial entrepreneur best known as the creator of SproutCore, an open source platform for building native-style web applications. Before starting Strobe (which has been acquired Facebook), Charles managed a team at Apple that further enhanced SproutCore for use in Apple’s MobileMe, iWork.com and other web applications.
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IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Marco Pistoia

Marco Pistoia
Manager and Research Staff Member

Marco Pistoia, Ph.D. has worked for IBM Corporation since January 1996 and is currently a Research Staff Member in the Programming Languages and Software Engineering Department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, New York.

He has written ten books, filed patents, and published papers and journal articles on various aspects of Program Analysis and Language-Based Security. Most recently, he has published his Ph.D. thesis, and has been the lead author of the books Enterprise Java Security, published by Addison-Wesley in 2004 (and available in Chinese since 2006), and Java 2 Network Security, published by Prentice Hall PTR in 1999. He has published and presented at numerous conferences, and has been invited to lecture at several research institutions worldwide. (See his complete list of publications, patents, and presentations).

Dr. Pistoia received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU), Brooklyn, New York in May 2005 with a thesis entitled A Unified Mathematical Model for Stack- and Role-Based Authorization Systems (advisor: Prof. Robert J. Flynn), and his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics summa cum laude from the University of Rome, Italy in July 1995, with a research thesis entitled Theory of Reductive Algebraic Groups and Their Representations (advisor: Prof. Silvana Abeasis). His mathematical interests include lattices and invariant theory. His computer interests include mobile-code security, component software, and static program analysis of object-oriented languages.

During his career, Dr. Pistoia has been the recipient of several awards, including an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, an IBM Research Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award, an IBM Research Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (OTAA), two IBM Research Outstanding Innovation Awards (OIAs), and a European Community Erasmus Fellowship Award. In September 2007, the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the National Conference of the Italian Presidents of Faculties of Sciences and Technologies, and Confindustria, Italys leading organization representing all the Italian manufacturing and service companies, presented Marco Pistoia as one of the 70 most successful Italian mathematicians who graduated from an Italian university between the years 1980 and 2000. His biography was published in the book Matematici al Lavoro.
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Kaplan Inc.

Edward Hanapole

Edward Hanapole
Chief Information Officer

Edward L. Hanapole is Chief Information Officer for Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) and a leading global provider of educational services offering post-secondary education, test preparation, professional training and K12 programs.

Hanapole is responsible for the company’s corporate technology applications and sets best practices and standards for the company’s individual businesses. Together with the CTOs at each business unit, Hanapole helps shape Kaplan’s content development and delivery strategy to best suit the needs of the company’s more than 1 million annual students worldwide.

He most recently served as Chief Information Officer for Star TV based in Hong Kong, one of the largest broadcast media companies in Asia and part of News Corporation. He worked earlier for the company in its New York headquarters in 2006 as Vice President of Global Technology. Prior to Star TV, Hanapole served in a variety of executive positions at IBM from 1999 to 2006, where he was involved on a range of projects involving customers in broadcasting, publishing, telecommunications, digital media and sports. Hanapole has also worked as Chief Information Officer for the New York Times Digital group and held positions with Simon & Schuster and the Standard & Poor’s division of the McGraw Hill Companies.

Hanapole earned his Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Management at Syracuse University.
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Khronos Group, NVIDIA

Neil Trevett

Neil Trevett
President

A UK native, Neil has been awarded a joint BS from the University of Birmingham in both Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. Neil has spent 25 years in the 3D graphics industry starting in 1985, when Neil became the Head of Graphics Systems at benchMark Technologies. Over several years, he helped to guide the company through its evolution into DuPont® Pixel and then 3Dlabs® before its final acquisition by Creative®. Today, Neil stays busy serving as the elected President of the Khronos Group as well the Chair of the OpenCL™ Working Group. In his “free time”, Neil is the Vice President of Mobile Content at NVIDIA®, a position he has held since 2005
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Microsoft

Thomas Lewis

Thomas Lewis
Principal Technical Evangelist

Thomas Lewis is a Principal Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on HTML5, IE, and the web designer/developer community. When he is not thinking about the brutality of HTML5, Microsoft, Design and well-designed apps, he is plotting the eradication of Internet Explorer 6 from the planet.
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Microsoft

Marcelo Lopez Ruiz

Marcelo Lopez Ruiz
Senior Software Design Engineer

Marcelo is currently working on developing datajs, an open-source JavaScript library to help customers create data centric web applications. He has spent the last few years working on the OData protocol through WCF Data Services and in the ADO.NET Entity Framework ORM.

Before working in STB, Marcelo was a test lead in Windows Client, working on text editing and annotations on the WPF platform for the Vista release. Prior to coming to Microsoft in late 2002, he went to college in Argentina while working full-time in a small ISV, developing multimedia reference applications, web sites, client/server and n-tier Windows applications and mobile applications for the Palm Pilot (!).
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Mobiquity

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder
President, Chief Strategy Officer

Scott A. Snyder, Ph.D. - Dr. Snyder is the President of Breakthru Advisors, focused on accelerating technology ventures, and a Senior Partner at Decision Strategies International, a leading strategy firm focused on scenario planning. He has over 23 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning, and technology management for both Fortune 500 companies and start-up ventures. Dr. Snyder has held executive positions with several Fortune 500 companies including GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin and has also started business ventures in software including OmniChoice, a CRM/Analytics applications provider and Strategic Radar, which provides software-based solutions for monitoring changes in the strategic environment.

Dr. Snyder has recently written a book, The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution, released on Wharton Publishing in July 2009. He is a chapter author in the books The Network Challenge: Strategy, Profit, and Risk in the Interlinked World (Wharton Publishing, 2009) and Inside the Minds: Small Business Growth Strategies: Goals for Successful CEOs (Apatore Books, December 2007) and contributed as a co-author to several future scenario studies including The Future of BioSciences 2020 and The Future of the US Energy Grid 2025 from DSI.

Dr. Snyder is a Senior Fellow in the Management Department at the Wharton School, an Adjunct Faculty Member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and has lectured at MIT and RIT on Decision-making, Business and IT Strategy, Telecommunications, Product Design and Development, and Business Intelligence. He leads The Conference Board’s Research Working Group on Wireless Innovation. He also sits on the Advisory Boards of Safeguard Scientific and several emerging growth companies. He holds two patents for on-line decision aids and has been quoted as a thought leader in numerous publications including the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Dr. Snyder earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and has an executive degree from USC in Telecommunications Management.
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Motorola Mobility

Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks
User Experience Designer

Kevin Brooks is a User Experience Designer for Motorola Mobility and a professional oral storyteller. At Motorola Kevin researches new user interface technologies for the home electronics division, and expresses these technologies as connected user-centered experiences.

As a writer and performing oral storyteller, Kevin tells personal tales from his urban childhood of the 60´s, through to his present day parenthood and journeys through life. His stories for adults and family audiences resonate with humor and poignancy, as can be heard on his CD Kiss of Summer. Kevin has been the featured performer at storytelling festivals, conferences and other venues, and has given numerous storytelling workshops to engineers, designers, storytellers and even people with normal world views.

Kevin received his Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab, where his area of research was computational narrative and interactive cinema. Kevin has also studied engineering, computer science, creative writing and film production as an undergraduate, receiving a BS in Communications from Drexel University and an MA in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. In 2010 he published a book with Whitney Quesenbery entitled Storytelling for User Experience – Crafting Stories for Better Design for Rosenfeld Media.
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Mozilla Foundation

Bobby Richtereil

Bobby Richtereil
Creative Tech Lead, Web Made Movies

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Playscreen

William Volk

William Volk
CCO

William Volk is the CCO of PlayScreen As CCO, Volk brings over 25 years of leadership experience from the video game industry to PlayScreen. Volk began his career in 1979, on the launch team of the computer game division of Avalon Hill, now a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.

Volk served as the Vice President of Technology at Activision, Inc. where he was responsible for the development of the first CD-ROM entertainment project, The ManholeTM, and the ‘discovery’ of the product’s talented authors, Rand and Robyn Miller, both of whom would become the creators of the best selling CD- ROM MystTM. Volk created the products that secured Activision’s success, including the highly acclaimed Return to ZorkTM.

At Lightspan, Inc as chief technologist of gaming technology, Volk managed the programming and Q&A groups. Volk created a process that reduced title production lead times from an 18 month cycle to a four month cycle. His team produced more than 110 titles for the Sony Playstation. Volk is the recipient of many industry awards and recognition for this work.

Volk was co-founder and CTO of Save.com where he and his team developed the first bar coded grocery coupons available on the Internet. His understanding of the technology, security and interface issues was critical to Save.com’s successful launch in 1999. Volk founded ZipProof in 2000, a soft proofing and collaborative software firm used by Print Shops from Colorado to Chile.

Prior to co-founding MyNuMo, Volk served as CEO of Bonus Mobile Entertainment and co-designed the social mobile game The Dozens inspired by the Wayans Brothers card game. He also created the ringbone brand Rude Tones.

In 2006 Volk co-founded MyNuMo and served as its CEO. MyNuMo created the first iPhone game (iWhack). PlayScreen, LLC acquired selected assets of MyNuMo, LLC in 2010.
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Relevens

Fred Chow

Fred Chow
CTO

Fred Chow is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three start-ups, closed $3 million in angel funds and $22 million venture capital, and successfully exited to continue to innovate in the Internet space. Fred is an expert in mobile apps, social networks, large-scale cloud computing, semantic technologies, and consumer intelligence.

Fred is also technology architect who is a proven leader: his development team has worked together for 15 years, across all 3 of his ventures. Fred is now President and CTO of Relevens, a consulting firm that helps internal teams plan mobile 3.0 strategies, design 3.0 apps, and develop 3.0 platforms. Fred and his team now help IT organizations design mobile apps and semantic platforms that can personalize service for each mobile customer.
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Relevens

Terry Ribb

Terry Ribb
CMO

Terry Ribb is co-founder of the Relevance Project, a research initiative to help companies prepare for Mobile 3.0.And she is CMO of Relevens, a venture that is launching the first Customer Relevance Platform for mobile commerce. Previously with Deloitte Consulting, she led an innovation team to study the impact of the Internet on next generation consumers, and served as a keynote speaker at universities, conferences, and Fortune 500 companies on the future of Virtual Life. As a Marketing Leader, Terry has spent 15 years helping companies and ventures leverage the Internet to create new markets, to develop online communities, and to improve the relevance of brand relationships.Most recently, she has worked with clients in travel, entertainment, and social media.
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Research in Motion Ltd.

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith
Senior Director, BlackBerry Development Platform

Christopher Smith is Senior Director of Research and Development for the BlackBerry Development Platform at Research in Motion. Running the team of developers, Christopher has R&D and engineering responsibility for the BlackBerry Development Platform portfolio including Developer Tools, Java Platform, Web Platform and partner solutions such as SAP, IBM, Lotus, facebook, TicketMaster and others worldwide. Chris joined RIM in 2001 and has held senior technical leadership roles in BlackBerry Retail Software, BlackBerry Infrastructure and the Advanced Technologies Group prior to joining the BlackBerry Platform organization.

Chris has spent the last nine years building groundbreaking mobile solutions and has developed a deep and broad understanding of the mobile landscape across device, server and infrastructure components. Prior to joining RIM Chris lead development of the emobility Access Server (e*Touch) at Nortel Networks. He was also a member of the first Internet/Java practice at IBM Global Services in Stockholm, Sweden. Chris has studied at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Waterloo in his native Canada.

Chris is a very experienced and lively speaker with keynote appearances at major events such as the Mobile World Congress, Wharton Business Technology Conference, and The Developer Conference.
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Rose Tech Ventures LLC

David S. Rose

David S. Rose
Managing Principal

David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur and super-angel investor who has founded or funded over 80 pioneering companies. He has been described by Crain’s New York Business as “the father of angel investing in New York” and by Red Herring magazine as “patriarch of Silicon Alley”. As an entrepreneurial executive, David is the founder and CEO of Angelsoft, which operates the international collaboration platform for startup financing, used by 35,000 investors. He is also Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures, Chairman of New York Angels, and Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics at Singularity University.200 WorderDavid S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur and super-angel investor who has founded or funded over 80 pioneering companies. He has been described by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering entrepreneur”, by Crain’s New York Business as “the father of angel investing in New York”, and by Red Herring magazine as “patriarch of Silicon Alley”.

From his initial involvement with the first online communities in the 1970s, through founding one of the first personal computer training companies in the 1980s, one of the first wireless data information networks in the 1990s, and the first global angel investing platform in the 2000s, David has been at the forefront of innovation in business and technology.

As an entrepreneurial executive, David is the founder and CEO of Angelsoft, which operates the international standard collaboration platform for startup financing, used by over 35,000 investors and 120,000 entrepreneurs in 65 countries.

He is also Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures; Chairman of New York Angels; and Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics at Singularity University, the Google/NASA-sponsored post-graduate program in exponential technologies.

David has a BA from Yale, an MBA from Columbia and a D. Eng. (hc) from Stevens Institute of Technology.
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SUNY Purchase

Leonard Stokes

Leonard Stokes
Professor/Author

Trained as a painter at Yale, Len Stokes has been creating collages for more than 30 years, working digitally since 1991. His work has been exhibited extensively in New York, as well as in other cities across the U.S.
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Thomson Reuters

Allan McNichol

Allan McNichol
Global Head of Platform Revenue Development

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ThruPoint Inc.

Dave Jodoin

Dave Jodoin
Chief Innovation Officer

David Jodoin is Chief Innovation Officer at Thrupoint. He leads the CafeX Innovation labs team and is responsible for identifying and creating innovative ideas, and then transforming them into real world business solutions. Jodoin has been working as an executive in high tech for over two decades delivering solutions for the Global 2000 marketplace that drive business benefits across enterprise applications and telecommunication solutions. David began his career in engineering and maintains his technology acumen by continuing to drive strategic solutions that are technically advanced in the industry. Throughout his career, David has specialized in service management solutions for targeting large scale, highly distributed workforces. His areas of expertise span field service and logistics, contact center applications, and sales force automation in smartphone development, tablet based computing, and telecommunications solutions for the large scale enterprise. David has a special interest in empowering the nomadic workforce, and lives by his creed; “As engineers, it is our job to make our life more difficult in order to make the end-user’s life easier.”
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University of South Florida

Rebecca Jacobsen Hagen

Rebecca Jacobsen Hagen
Professor/Autor

Instructor, University of South Florida School of Mass Communications and Principle, In Focus Design
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WebCL Working Group Chair

Tasneem Brutch, Ph.D.

Tasneem Brutch, Ph.D.
Sr. Staff Engineer, Samsung Electronics

Tasneem Brutch is Chair of the WebCL Working Group in Khronos, and is a Senior Staff Engineer/Researcher at Samsung Electronics. Her areas of focus are Parallel Computing/Multicore, and System and Network Security. Previously, she worked as an Architect at Intel, on Intel AMT, Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Virtual TPM. She also worked as a Senior Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, on their Host-Based Intrusion Detection System. Tasneem has over fourteen years of industry experience. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, M.S. in Computer Science, and B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering. Tasneem represented Samsung in the Multicore Association, where she proposed and chaired the Tool Infrastructure Working Group.
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WQusability

Whitney Quesenbery

Whitney Quesenbery
Author

Whitney is a user researcher, user experience practitioner, and usability expert with a passion for clear communication. She works with organizations from the National Cancer Institute to IEEE, Sage and The Open University. She has been president of the UPA and served on two national advisory committees for usability and accessibility. She enjoys meeting people around the world and using those insights to design products where people matter
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Moderator List

Lubna Dajani (Moderator)

Lubna Dajani (Moderator)

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Lubna Dajani is a recognized thought leader and pioneer in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) with more than twenty years of experience in strategy, transformation and executive leadership; innovating cross-platform solutions, engagement based marketing, and new business development. She has worked with industry leading multi-national corporations, global not-for-profits, industry associations, standards bodies, entrepreneurs, investors, and many of the world’s top business, marketing and ICT thought leaders.

She was named as one of Mobile Marketer’s “Mobile Women to Watch 2010.”

Lubna focuses her efforts on helping her clients/employers develop and implement a strategic vision for serving the interest of today’s always-on, “Connected” consumer. She is dedicated to the creation of usable and sustainable products, services and best practices that leverage digital innovations to enhance customer engagement and loyalty, and establish new value-based revenues and business models. She has been a leading force in the evolution of IoT or as she calls it the All-Ternet where all people, places and products and connected. She is currently active in initiatives involving wearables, 3D, AR, cashless payments, and IoT solutions.

Lubna continues to be passionate and highly engaged in girls in STEAM initiatives world wide.
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Network Meeting Center
5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054

December 7-8, 2011

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