Andrés Duany, F.A.I.A.
Town Planner and Father of New Urbanism
Andrés Duany is a founding principal at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). DPZ is widely recognized as a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. In the years since the firm first received recognition for the design of Seaside, Florida, in 1980, DPZ has completed...
Mayor, Ft. Wayne, IN
Wired and inspired. That’s the mantra of Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard. Wired, because Fort Wayne is becoming one of the most technologically connected cities in America. Inspired, because Richard is on a mission to turn city government into a lean, results-producing, customer-focused driver of an economically thriving city.
Thomas J. Tauke
Executive Vice President - Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, Verizon Comm.
Thomas J. Tauke is executive vice president - Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, a position he has held since May 2004. In this role, Tauke oversees all internal and external communications, reputation management, philanthropy and issues management for Verizon, and serves as a member of the Corporate Leadership Council.
Renowned Author and Inventor
Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS included Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America,” along...
President, RVA LLC
Michael Render is president of Render, Vanderslice & Associates, the premier U.S. market research firm in the area of fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-premises. Render Vanderslice & Associates has a 30-year history of diverse market research service.
Render has overseen a census of North American FTTH deployments for each of...
Co-Chairman, Internet Innovation Alliance
Larry Irving is the President and CEO of the Irving Information Group, a consulting firm providing strategic advice and assistance to international telecommunications and technology companies, technology and media startups and foundations and non-profit organizations. Prior to founding the Irving Information Group, Mr. Irving served...
As Managing Partner, Scott is responsible for ensuring that appropriate stewardship exists in all business practices at NetLogix.
Scott brings a well-rounded telecommunications operations and strategic planning...
Director, eMarketing Education,
Joel Book is Director of eMarketing Education for ExactTarget, the world’s leading provider of on-demand software for precision email marketing and customer service communications. With more than 30 years of experience in direct marketing, Joel delivers more than 60 keynote presentations annually on the effective use of email...
National Rich Media Specialist, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Mr. Boyd joined Cisco in January 2004 upon completion of Cisco’s acquisition of Latitude Communications. He brings seven years experience in the on-line collaboration and rich media space. Mr. Boyd is a frequent speaker on the topic of rich media and is an expert on Cisco’s flagship rich media products, MeetingPlace
and MeetingPlace Express
VP, Strategy, JiWire, Inc.
Skip Brand comes to JiWire with 13 years of experience in developing strategic broadband partnerships. Prior to joining JiWire, Skip was Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development at Yahoo!, where he created and executed strategic initiatives to generate new products and revenue streams for the company’s Connected Life business unit...
Carey R. Butler, PE
Robotics Program Manager, West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation and Innovative Response Technologies, Inc.
Carey is the Robotics Program Manager for the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation and Innovative Response Technologies, Inc. As the Program Manager he oversees robotic research and development, and commercialization of the...
Michael M. Candaras, M.D.
Telemedicine and Medical Editor
As a neurologist and neuroimager in underserved regions of western New York, Dr. Michael M. Candaras has worked in private practice and for state government. He writes and lectures for national audiences, both medical and nonmedical. Dr. Candaras reports for Killer App and Broadband Properties on new medical applications that are...
Senior Vice President of Client Services, Synacor
George Chamoun is a co-founder of Synacor and currently serves as senior vice president of client services. In this role, Chamoun oversees the planning and daily operations of Synacor’s currently deployed clients such as Charter Communications, Cox Communications and NTL.
Owner and Founder, TrustBearer Labs
David Corcoran is the owner and founder of TrustBearer Labs, previously known as Identity Alliance.
His company specializes in the development of software products that enable high security Internet transactions using smart cards, biometrics, and other trusted devices. He is a Fort Wayne native, Purdue graduate, studying under...
Vice-President, Business Development, NetLogix
Eric brings a successful background in both the manufacturing and service provider industries to NetLogix.
Eric joins the NetLogix Team after having worked for SkyRiver Communications...
Anthony DePalma has over twenty years of experience in Information Technology, Emerging Technology Development, and Process Innovation and Re-engineering. Prior to founding SureDAta, Anthony held management and executive positions at AT&T, IBM, American Express, and Accenture.
James M. Duffy P.L.S.
Principal Emeritus of Psomas and Co-founding Director of Digital Map Products
Jim Duffy is a founding principal of Psomas, an 800 person information and engineering firm headquartered in California with offices throughout the western part of the US.
Jim is a professional land surveyor by profession with degrees in civil engineering...
Gary W. Evans
President and CEO, Hiawatha Broadband Communications
Gary W. Evans, president and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications, joined the company in April of 1998. One of two people who performed the feasibility study in 1992 that led to the creation of Luminet (HBC’s predecessor), Evans is a long-time resident of the Winona community.
President, Midtown Technologies
As President of Midtown Technologies, the real estate industry's foremost provider of revenue-enhancing technology infrastructure solutions, Herb Hauser has consulted on major projects across the country, including The Plaza Hotel & Residences, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Ritz Carlton Condominium Residences in Baltimore...
Senior Director, Marketing and Product Management,
Motorola Wireline Networks
Steve has 19 years of experience marketing, managing, and developing telecommunications solutions for global service providers. Steve joined Motorola in 2004 through the acquisition of Quantum Bridge, a leading supplier of Passive Optical Networking solutions. In his current role, Steve is responsible for marketing...
Mr. John Holub
President, MEDCOM Information Systems, Inc.
John Holub is a co-founder of MEDCOM Information systems, Inc. with a lengthy background in entrepreneurial activities. Mr. Holub’s experience is extensive in systems development with leading edge concepts and technologies. With over 35 years of experience in the healthcare market, he has developed a through understanding...
President and CEO, StreamerNet Corporation
William R. Hornbeck, President/CEO of StreamerNet Corporation, is a leading-edge technologist, futurist and entrepreneur with 27 years experience in a wide range of emerging technologies.
Henry L. Jones II, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer, SmartSynch
Henry Jones joined SmartSynch in January 2005 to lead the company's product development initiatives.
An expert in process automation, Dr. Jones was Director of Information Services...
Chairman, Net Literacy
Don Kent serves as Chairman of Net Literacy
, a youth-empowered nonprofit that has increased computer access to over 55,000 underserved individuals in three states. Net Literacy’s student volunteers also teach computer and Internet skills, and provide Internet safety education to the underserved. Don also works on the Board of...
Business Development Manager, rBAK
As Business Development Manager for rBAK Kevin is responsible for generating end-user and partner interest in the product. He is also involved in developing additional product offerings to fill other backup needs.
President & COO, SightSpeed
Scott has over 16 years of experience working in high-technology, management consulting and financial services. Prior to joining SightSpeed, he was General Manager for the enterprise software division of Ask Jeeves in Emeryville, CA. Prior to working at Ask Jeeves, Scott held various positions with Arthur Andersen, Iomega...
Charles A Maidens Jr.
Marketing Manager, Kuchera Defense Systems and Kuchera Industries
20 plus years in Manufacturing/Material Control/ and Support Management
Currently: Marketing Manager for Kuchera Defense Systems and Kuchera Industries.
Employed by Kuchera Defense Systems in September of 2003
Formerly employed by Video Network Communications Inc. (VNCI) from 1997 thru 2002
Served as Customer Support/Field...
Truck Programming Tools Program Manager,
Navistar electronics Group,
International Truck & Engine
Tony Martinez is a program manager for truck programming software tools at International Truck and Engine Company in Fort Wayne. He has been with the company since 2004. Tony has worked in the Aware Telematics product line for three years. He has been involved with the development of both existing and next generation vehicle...
CEO, SecureCom Technologies
Terrance Moore is a top producing sales executive with more than 20 years of success in new account development, business growth and retention. His strengths include a solid industry reputation with an extensive network of valuable contacts, and a proven track record in strategic planning of sales, marketing initiatives and commercialization...
Executive Director, Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency
Paul T. Morris is Executive Director of the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA), a governmental entity created by 14 Utah cities to study to build an open wholesale fiber optic network to all homes and businesses within the member cities. He has served as the City Attorney for West Valley City, Utah, since 1983.
Principal and Co-Founder, The New Urban Guild
Steve Mouzon is a principal and co-founder of The New Urban Guild, which is a talent agency for some of the best architectural talent available today. The Guild is in the process of publishing a book of home plans designed for traditional neighborhoods. The Guild Tool Foundry includes a growing collection of tools that assist in the design...
North American Account Manager – Intelligent Lighting, Tyco Electronics Energy Division
Charlie joined Tyco Electronics in early 2007 to lead the sales and channel development efforts for a newly acquired intelligent street lighting technology for municipal organizations and utilities.
Daniel P. O’Connell
Director of National Sales, Verizon Enhanced Communities
Daniel O’Connell is currently the National Sales Director for Verizon Enhanced Communities, with responsibility for positioning Verizon’s voice, data and video services in multifamily and single-family communities. Mr. O’Connell has nearly 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, having served in a wide variety...
Senior Regional Vice President, Comcast
Rusty Robertson serves as Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Indianapolis Region, serving more than 458,000 customers in parts of Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio and Illinois. Robertson has worked in the Cable Industry for 27 years and in General Management for 17 years.
Editor-in-Chief, Broadband Properties
Steven S. Ross is a long-time technology writer and former Columbia University professor and is also the Editor-in-Chief of Broadband Properties Magazine. The national publication (www. bbpmag.com) is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for ultra-connected communities...
Technical Evangelist, Knowledge Worker Business Unit, Adobe Systems, Inc.
As technical evangelist for Adobe, Peter Ryce is responsible for informing customers, partners, and Adobe employees about Acrobat Connect (formerly Breeze). He delivers demonstrations, writes articles, conducts training, creates presentations, answers questions, and helps define the next version of the product.
President & CEO, MERCORA
Srivats Sampath is Founder, President & CEO of Mercora Inc., the largest social radio network in the world powered by the people, for the people. Mercora, based on a next-gen Radio 2.0 platform, is the only way people can search and listen on-demand to complete music and other audio files legally.
President, Fiber to the Home Council North America
Joe Savage is President of the Fiber to the Home Council, North America. Joe has more than 35 years of executive level experience in telecommunications and optical networking, including CEO and Corporate Director positions with a number of optical equipment companies. He began his career in fiber optics in the 1970’s...
Rachelle H. Schultz
President/CEO, Winona Health
Rachelle H. Schultz, President/CEO of Winona Health, has more than 18 years experience in healthcare management. At Winona Health, located in Winona, Minnesota, Schultz oversees a 99-bed acute care hospital, a 154-bed nursing home, three assisted living facilities, physician clinics, home care and hospice programs, a pharmacy...
Dr. Alan R. Shark
Executive Director, Public Technology Institute
Dr. Alan Shark’s career has spanned over 25 years as a highly recognized leader in both the nonprofit management and technology fields, with an emphasis on technology applications for business and government.
Director of Products and Cofounder, MobileFusion Inc.
Abhishek is the Director of Products and cofounder of MobileFusion Inc. based in Pittsburgh, PA. MobileFusion delivers close range, tactical intelligence gathering solutions to combat soldiers and law enforcement agencies. At MobileFusion he is responsible for the overall product design and maintaining close relations with various customers...
Daniel K. Slone
Partner, McGuireWoods Law Offices, Richmond, VA
Mr. Slone has unusual experience in the emerging field of "connectivity." He has drafted contracts for the delivery of voice, video and data services to new communities and multifamily projects, and assisted developer clients in dealing with numerous new issues of licensing, service/product bundling, and the challenges of dealing with an...
CEO, Granicus, Inc.
Tom co-founded Granicus, Inc. as Chairman and CEO in 1999. He currently heads up Granicus' senior management team and will lead the company in its next stage of growth. Prior to co-founding Granicus, Tom was a member of Anderson Consulting’s (now Accenture) premier Internet development group, performing Internet strategy...
Earthlink Corporate Development Team Lead
Mr. Tolpegin joined EarthLink in the Fall of 2000 to lead the firm’s Corporate Development efforts. Responsible for all mergers & acquisitions activity and all early-stage equity investments, Mr. Tolpegin purchased three public companies and invested over $10 million in six early-stage technology companies. Mr. Tolpegin also led the development...
Senior Director of Marketing, Motorola Connected Home Solutions
Jeff Walker is Senior Director of Marketing for Motorola Connected Home Solutions where he is responsible for marketing for voice and data solutions with a focus on Infrastructure and CEO to support IP-based services over the cable network such as high speed data and VoIP. Jeff joined Motorola through their acquisition of RiverDelta Networks...
Rita Mace Walston
Executive Director, Telework Consortium
Rita Mace Walston is the Executive Director of the Telework Consortium, an organization to discover, evaluate and demonstrate software, hardware, and services to enable remote work and collaboration,. The Consortium assists organizations in the private and public sectors to assess and implement robust telework and distributed work programs.
Dr. Brian A. Youn, MD
Medical Director, Parkview Intensivist Program
Brian A. Youn, MD, is Board Certified in both Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine and is the Medical Director of Parkview’s Intensivist Program. He also serves in many other roles for Parkview Hospital and Parkview Health, including membership in Trauma and Code Blue Committees.
Director of Broadband Services, TiVo Inc.
Evan Young is Director of Broadband Services at TiVo Inc., where he is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of broadband applications, content, and services. He has extensive experience in broadcast, broadband, and consumer services, and has edited books on digital video recording and digital home audio recording...
Editor, Killer App & KillerApp.com | Telecommunications editor, Broadband Properties Magazine
Masha Zager is the editor of Broadband Properties' new applications section, Killer App, and its online version, KillerApp.com. In addition, she is a contributing editor to Broadband Properties Magazine, where she has responsibility for the Independent Telco...
The third edition of Who Owns the Media (LEA Publishers) describes Scott DeGarmo as “an entrepreneur in a magazine editor’s body.” Indeed, DeGarmo has launched new publications and conferences and injected life into dying ones throughout his entrepreneurial career in the publishing industry. In 2004, DeGarmo acquired a...