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Mark Fihn – Publisher/Editor-in Chief - Veritas et Visus
Mark currently heads his own consulting company called VeritaVis, where he supports the flat panel display industry based on his expertise related to notebook PCs, Tablet PCs, touch technologies, the LCD TV market, and display related human factors, including high resolution and wide aspect ratios. Veritas et Visus is part of this consultancy, enabling Mark to reach a broader audience in association with his research activities. Prior to VeritaVis, Mark worked for 3 years at the market research firm DisplaySearch. He additionally participated for 15 years in computer system and LCD-related procurement at Texas Instruments and Dell Computer while living in the United States and Taiwan.
He has been active in many display-related areas, most specifically in publicly championing industry-wide adoption of high resolution displays, notebook LCD standardization, and video sub-system integration. Mark was educated at St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota), the American Graduate School of International Management, (Phoenix, Arizona); St. Edward’s University, (Austin, Texas), and in the University of Texas at Austin’s doctoral program in International Business. Most recently, Mark has been an active supporter and lecturer at the DisplayMasters degree program in the UK, contributing course lectureships at Cambridge University, Dundee University, and The Nottingham-Trent University.
Steven Hawley – Principal Analyst & Consultant - TVstrategies
Steven Hawley is an independent consultant, industry analyst, and researcher serving the telecommunications and digital media industries. His consulting practice, Advanced Media Strategies LLC (tvstrategies.com), provides subject matter expertise in the areas of broadband television (IPTV and IP-delivered Video) and converged multi-play services.
Chris Tribbey – Senior Reporter – Home Media Magazine
From doing magic tricks for June Allyson and Ann Miller as little kid, to helping his father (a former MGM/UA executive) cover numerous video trade group conventions, it was only a matter of time before Chris Tribbey joined the industry full time. A graduate of Ohio State University, Chris was a reporter, editor and designer for numerous California newspapers, beginning at age 16, before joining Home Media Magazine in 2007. Before that he was the city editor of the North County Times in San Diego County and the Napa Valley Register. Chris’ father, Ralph, is the publisher of the DVD Release Report.
Bernard Mediburu – Author - 3D Movie Making
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Dr. Arjang Zadeh – CEO &Founder – Azdio
Dr. Arjang Zadeh has been a pioneer in broadband, telecom, cable and software industries for over 20 years. Prior to creating Azdio, Dr Zadeh was the Global Managing Partner of Network Practice for Accenture Communications & High Tech Operating Group.
In 2000, Dr Zadeh founded Imagine Broadband a world leading Network Design and Integration and NGOSS Products company. Under his leadership Imagine broadband successfully delivered some of the most complex and largest projects for many of the major Telecom and Cable operators around the world. Dr Zadeh was the CEO of the company until its acquisition and integration into Accenture in Jan 2004. In this role, Arjang was selected as one of the top 50 European executives in broadband Industry ("Broadband Euro 50 - 2003"). Dr Zadeh has a BSc(Hons.) and a PhD degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK.
Bill Belt – Senior Director Technology & Standards – Consumer Electronics Association
Bill Belt is Senior Director of Technology and Standards for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a trade association with more than 2000 members representing the $186 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. Mr. Belt participates in CEA’s ANSI-accredited standards development operation and provides key engineering support to the association and its membership groups. CEA hosts more than 70 committees, subcommittees and working groups that produce standards used in millions of consumer devices. CEA standards are referenced by the EPA, the FCC and other government agencies.
Mr. Belt represents CEA’s technical interests in industry and international venues related to the digital television transition, spectrum management and policy, accessibility, and energy efficiency. Mr. Belt has participated in international development programs on standards and presented at FCC workshops on a variety of subjects.
Prior to joining CEA, Mr. Belt worked as Senior Director at the Telecommunications Industry Association. Prior to that, Mr. Belt was a Senior Engineer at AT&T Wireless Services. Mr. Belt holds BS in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.
CJ Cornell – Professor of Digital Media & Entrepreneurship – Arizona State University
CJ Cornell joined the Cronkite School faculty in 2008 after more than 20 years as a media executive, entrepreneur, venture adviser and investor with a long history of creating and marketing products in cable television, broadband and other consumer media markets.
As a serial entrepreneur, CJ Cornell was a founder or part of the senior management team of more than a dozen successful startup ventures that collectively attracted over $250 million in private funding; created nearly a thousand new jobs; and launched dozens of innovative consumer, media and communications products that have exceeded $3 billion in revenues.
In more than a decade as a mentor, board member and investor, CJ Cornell has helped scores of young entrepreneurs start new and innovative companies and build them into successful, valuable growth ventures.
Rodolfo La Maestra – Senior Technical Director – HDTV Magazine
Rodolfo La Maestra is the Senior Technical Director at HDTV Magazine. Rodolfo has participated in the HDTV vision since the late 1980's when HDTV was proposed as an analog system. In the late 1990's, he began tracking and reviewing HDTV related technologies and hundreds of consumer products, which prompted him in 2002 to pioneer the authoring of the annual HDTV Technology Review report. The report encompasses all HDTVs and related equipment including Hi-def DVD, content providers, distribution systems (broadcast, cable, satellite), government, standards, connectivity, content protection, H/DTV tuners and DVRs, etc.
Rodolfo considers himself an educator, not a journalist, transferring knowledge, research, and experience. In addition to this annual publication, he has authored a variety of tutorials, books, and educative articles for HDTV Magazine, DVDetc, and HDTVetc Magazines, Veritas et Visus Newsletter, Display Search, and served as technical consultant/editor for the "Reference Guide" and the "HDTV Glossary of Terms" for HDTVetc Magazine, included in this report and now available for HDTV Magazine readers.
Jin Kim – Founder & President – Display Blog
Jin S. Kim is the Founder and President of DisplayBlog, a firm focused on providing up-to-date news and analysis on the display market, products and technology. Prior to DisplayBlog, Mr. Kim served as Director of TFT LCD Market Research at Displaysearch covering topics such as LCD glass substrates, CCFL/LED backlights, LCD/PDP manufacturing costs, and LCD panel shipments. Mr. Kim also served as Senior Marketing Manager at LG Philips LCD and was responsible for technical/product marketing, competitive analysis, and consumer behavior analysis and served global accounts such as HP, Dell, and Apple. Mr. Kim graduated from UC Berkeley and received an MBA from The Drucker Graduate School of Management with a dual concentration in Marketing and Strategy.
John Moulding – Editor - Videonet
John has been Editor of Videonet since January 2010 and helps develop the conference programmes for the Connected TV Summit and Future TV Advertising Forum. He was editor of Cable & Satellite International (now CSI) for six years before helping launch New Video Technology and IPTV News, and helped develop and research the conference programmes for the IPTV World Series from 2006-07.
James K. Wilcox – Senior Editor/Electronics – Consumer Reports
Jim is currently Senior Editor at Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Online, and a Contributing Editor at Sound & Vision magazine. He has 20 years’ experience as a technology journalist, including staff stints at TWICE and Consumer Electronics Monthly. He has also helped launch two indie-focused music websites (Riffage.com in 1999, and StarPolish.com in 2001). As a freelance writer, Jim has written for numerous publications including Audio (Contributing Editor), Business Week, FHM, Genre (Contributing Editor), Maxim, Men's Journal, Playboy, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, Sound & Vision, Unlimited Magazine (Contributing Editor), and Video, among others. Jim’s hobbies include music, guitars, and motorcycles—activities he hasn’t yet successfully found a way to safely combine.
Nicolas Mokhoff – Executive Editor – EE Times
Nicolas Mokhoff is executive editor at UBM Electronics’ EE Times and editor-in chief of EE Times special digital editions. Nic has been in publishing some 33 years writing, editing, and producing news articles, technology trends articles and special reports on enabling technologies, industry people and innovative products in the electronics industry, both in print and online. Mokhoff was full-time editor at IEEE Spectrum, Communications of the ACM, Computer Design, Electronic Design, and Electronics magazines. Nic’s electronics industry experience included logistics, test, and quality assurance at various companies. Notable achievements: Finalist in Jesse H. Neal award (2011); Jesse H. Neal award winner (1984). http://www.eetimes.com