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Stephen E. Arnold
Managing Director, ArnoldIT.com
Mr. Arnold is a technology and financial analyst with more than 30 years of experience. Stephen has extensive operational and entrepreneurial experience, able to bridge the gap between new ideas and the financial implications of a technology.

Stephen is the author of six books and over 50 journal articles. In October 2004, CMSWatch.com published Stephen’s 450-page “The Enterprise Search Report.” This report profiles 27 enterprise search engines and includes management, budgeting, and technical information. He has published three technical monographs about Google: The Google Legacy (2005), Google Version 2.0 (2007), and Google: The Digital Gutenberg (2009). His most recent book, published by Pandia in Oslo, Norway, is “The New Landscape of Enterprise Search.”

Mr. Arnold's Web log “Beyond Search” is a widely read collection of critical commentary and opinion about information systems and methods available at http://arnoldit.com/wordpress.

Adam Ayer
President, License Logic
John Barnes
Senior VP, Strategic Development, Gale, Cengage Learning
John Blossom
President, Shore Communications
Richard Bullwinkle
, Macrovision Corporation
Richard Bullwinkle joined Rovi Corporation in January 2007after the company acquired Mediabolic, where he had served as vice president of Products and chief evangelist. Since that time, Richard has served as chief evangelist responsible for corporate strategy. In his role, Richard helps define the direction of Rovi's products and technology solutions. He represents the company at numerous industry events to gather market perspectives and understand trends that have an impact on the company's customers and the end consumer in order to provide recommendations to the senior team. He also works to establish standards and lead the discussions to promote a better consumer experience throughout the CE industry.

With roles at Mediabolic, Rio Audio, and TiVo, Richard is well known in consumer electronics and entertainment industries. As vice president of products and chief evangelist at Mediabolic, Richard helped pioneer the connected home strategy of connecting entertainment media devices. As a senior member of Rio Audio's product marketing team, Richard played an instrumental part in the creation of some of the most popular MP3 players in the US. At TiVo, Richard was the company's chief evangelist and a senior member of TiVo's product marketing team. He helped create and develop the TiVo products and was behind the campaign to make the TiVo product a household name. Richard graduated from Rollins College in Florida with degrees in English and Music.

 

Joel Bush
Director, Sales, NearTime
Youngsuk "Y.S." Chi
Vice-Chair, Elsevier
Karen Christensen
CEO, Berkshire Publishing Group
Jeffrey S. Cutler
Strategic Consultant & Advisor, Collexis Holdings, Inc. VideoThang, LLC, Paxfire Inc.
Jim Fowler
CEO, Jigsaw
Carol L Ginsburg
Senior Consultant, BST America

Carol Ginsburg worked for more than 20 years at Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank, where she was a managing director and head of global business information services. In this capacity, she managed 100 information professionals who provided research services, training, destop deployment, intranet support and consultation to bankers worldwide. Ginsburg is currently a senior consultant with BST America LLC, where she works closely with partners Bill Noorlander and Sara Crowe in providing client services such as contract analysis, benchmark support, strategic planning, and product evaluation.

She is an active member of SLA, where she is currently co-chair of the newly established Content Buying Section. Ginsburg is a Fellow of SLA as well as a recipient of the Factiva Leadership Award and President’s Award and is a member of  the SLA Hall of Fame.

Steven Goldstein
CEO, Alacra, Inc.
Steven Goldstein is Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alacra. Formerly, Mr. Goldstein was Vice President of Strategic Planning for Knight-Ridder's Business Information Services division. In that role he was responsible for Knight-Ridder's acquisition of Technimetrics and its pre-IPO investment in Netscape Communications. Mr. Goldstein previously held a range of sales and marketing positions at Knight-Ridder's Business Information properties. He served on the Small Business and Agriculture Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2008-2010. Mr. Goldstein has a BA in English from SUNY Albany and an MBA in Finance from Cornell University. He resides in New York City.

Mr. Darrell Wayne Gunter
President, Allerton Press a division of PLEIADES Publishing
Darrell W. Gunter is one of the leading advocates of semantic technology and social networking in the Science, Technical and Medical Industry. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at many information industry events advocating the benefits of semantic technology and social networking.

He is the President of Allerton Press Inc., a division of PLEIADES Publishing LLC.  PLEIADES is the publisher of the Russian Library of Science that comprises 182 English language Russian scientific journals.

Previously he has served as the Chief Commercial Officer of AIP (American Institute of Physics) and as the EVP /CMO of Collexis a semantic technology and knowledge discovery company specializing in application management software.  At Collexis he was one of the stewards that led Collexis to be acquired by Elsevier and he served on the Elsevier / Collexis integration team.

Prior to Collexis he served as the Sr. V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Elsevier and as the Nat'l Sales Director for Dow Jones Financial News Services after beginning his career at Xerox. 

A graduate of Seton Hall University's Stillman School of Business, where he obtained his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.  He also earned his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University and served on many boards including the Content Board of the Software Information Industry Association up until May 2011, Olin College of Engineering Library Advisory Board, Seton Hall University Advisory Council and the Women's Venture Fund.  His radio program "Leadership" airs Saturday mornings at 9:00 am on WSOU HD 89.5 FM / WSOU.net.

Darrell resides in South Orange, NJ with his wife Deb and daughter Bailee.

David Gurteen
Director, Gurteen Knowledge
An independent knowledge consultant, educator, and coach, David Gurteen helps people share their knowledge, learn from each other, innovate, and work together effectively to make a difference in each other’s understanding of complex situations. Buying & Selling eContent 2007 will be punctuated with Gurteen-inspired conversation opportunities, led by industry experts, each of whom will host a focused conversation in a “Knowledge Café” format on Monday afternoon.

Barbara Hirsh
Director, Information Resources, NERA Economic Consulting
Tom Hogan Sr.
President & CEO, Information Today, Inc.
Thomas H. Hogan, Sr., is the Co-Founder, CEO, and President of Information Today, Inc., (ITI), based in Medford, NJ.  ITI is a leading publisher of trade periodicals, directories, and books about and for the information industry.  ITI is also a major organizer of conferences about the application of information technology by users and enterprises. Visit our web site at ww.infotoday.com

Ed Keating
Vice President, Content Division, Software & Information Industry Association
Ed has worked in the information industry for more than twenty years.  During that time, he has worked for both startup and established information companies leading product management, marketing and sales organizations.  Ed currently runs the Content Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) -- a Washington DC-based trade association formed to promote, inform and protect the software and digital content industries.  In this role, he works with content companies, aggregators and service providers to help them achieve their policy, promotional and business development goals.  Ed is also a frequent speaker at industry events and has been quoted recently by Marketwatch and Crains Business.  His industry blog can be found at http://edcontented.blogspot.com/

Andrew Keen
Silicon Valley Entrepreneur & Impresario
Janice Lachance
Independent Consultant, Special Libraries Association President, American Society for Public Administration

HONORABLE JANICE R. LACHANCE, JD, FASAE

An accomplished exective, widely experience leader and governance expert, Janice's career spans Cabinet-level work in the federal government and executive experience in associations, non-profits, and volunteer activities. A leader in her profession, dedicated volunteer, popular speaker, and trusted advisor, Janice is President of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA); a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE); and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) where she ahs served on the Board of Directors, Executive COmmittee, and the NAPA Presidential Transition 2016 Steering Committee.

Prior to her recent work in not-for-profit enterprises, Janice was nominated by President William Clinton and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government’s independent human resources agency, responsible for all policy and programs affecting the 2.1 million members of the nation’s civil service.

President Clinton charged Janice with the task of establishing and gaining recognition of the federal workforce as a national performance model. She is credited with many seminal achievements at OPM, including: reformulating the agency’s mission and strategy as well as re-engineering its 3,700 employee organizational structure and culture; expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act to permit the use of sick leave to care for a newborn or ailing family member; instituting affordable long-term care insurance for ?? million federal employees, members of the armed services, and retirees; making innovative and cost-effective improvements in health insurance and retirement programs; dramatically increasing outreach and recruitment efforts to first-job applicants from underrepresented populations; revitalizing the Presidential Management Fellows Program; and, establishing USAJOBS.gov, the Federal Government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information and which attracts more than 20 million visits annually.

As a cabinet-ranked member of the Clinton Administration leadership team, Janice was appointed by the President to lead five US diplomatic missions, including to China and Israel. The president also appointed her to serve as Chair of the National Labor-Management Partnership Council, as a member of the President’s Management Council and as a Commissioner of the White House Fellows program.

During the past decade, Janice has served as the managing executive in not-for-profit membership associations. Most recent examples Interim President of the Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust interim President and CEO of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals International, a global profession of best-in-class customer-care experts.

Previously, Janice served as CEO of the Special Libraries Association for more than 10 years, leading the global association of 8,000 credentialed librarians and scholars who devote more than 25 million hours annually to the operation and expansion of the global information and knowledge economies on behalf of private, academic and public sector enterprise in 75 countries.

Among numerous awards, Janice was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Southern Vermont College in 2013 and Vice President Al Gore’s Reinventing Government Hammer Award for advances in government-wide labor-management partnerships.

Janice was born and raised in Biddeford, Maine, graduated from Manhattanville College, and earned her law degree from Tulane University. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Maine, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.



 

Anne Lonergan
Manager, Strategy, Research & Innovation, Deloitte Services LP
Randy Marcinko
CEO, Groxis
Bill Noorlander
Principal, BST America
Willem (Bill) Noorlander has served in domestic and international positions with several global banks and consulting firms and has a wide range of experience in the Financial and Information industries. His long term experience and background includes finance/accounting, operational management, risk management and general management. During the last 15 years he has focused on information management, including in-depth knowledge of usage requirements, information sourcing and contract negotiations. Bill is a Principal in BST America, a Market Data Consulting and Outsourcing firm, located in New York city. In his current role he is the Partner in charge of BST's Market Data consultancy practice.


Chase Norlin
CEO, AlphaBird


Chase Norlin is the CEO of AlphaBird, a leader in online video syndication. Chase has spent the last 15 years in the digital media and online advertising industries. Prior to AlphaBird, He was the founder and CEO of Pixsy, a pioneer in video search.  Previously he served as a senior executive at ValueClick where he managed publisher distribution for the display advertising network, paid search, and comparison shopping divisions.

Prior to ValueClick, Chase held the position of Senior Business Development Consultant to InfoSpace, charged with publisher distribution and emerging applications for the paid search division. Previously,  Chase developed Sony's first online photo sharing venture and founded the web's first online video sharing company ShareYourWorld. He also served as an EIR at Boeing Ventures in launching Boeing's online video and image licensing division.

Chase has served on the advisory board of CampusPoint and currently serves on the advisory boards of EgoTVOnline, AdBidCentral, Kerosene and a Match, VideoThang, PickupPal and Adgregate. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the Video Committee at the Internet Content Syndication Council. He received his BA from UC Berkeley and MA from The University of Chicago and is a regular speaker on video syndication, online advertising, and search. Recent speaking engagements include the Goldman Sachs 9th Annual Global Media Conference, NATPE, NAB, ad:tech, and PubCon.

William O'Conor
EVP and Managing Director, Financial Services, Generate
Mike Orren
President, Pegasus News
Russell Perkins
Founder & Managing Director, InfoCommerce Group
Kathy Greenler Sexton
VP & General Manager, Content, SIIA
Kathy Greenler Sexton serves as the Vice President and General Manager for the SIIA, the leading association for the software and information industry. Kathy leads the Content Division, which serves the media, publishing, information services and technology companies that drive the $506 billion information industry. Kathy is responsible for leading the revenue growth, membership and programming of the Division.

Kathy is a dynamic, strategic and hands-on executive with deep experience serving Information, Internet and Media companies. After working in broadcast television and international marketing roles, she was a founding member, lead marketer and publisher for the web-based search engine pioneer AltaVista. She has also general-managed or marketed industry-leading online companies focused on news, small business information and general research including: ZoomInfo.com, BLR, Individual.com, Office.com and HighBeam Research. She has a BA in communications from Boston College.

 

Pamela Springer
CEO & President, ECNext
Raul Valdes-Perez
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Vivisimo
Raul Valdes-Perez, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, has led Vivísimo since co-founding it in June, 2000. During his tenure, he has been recognized as a top ten reader favorite for entrepreneur of the year by Inc. magazine, a CEO of the year finalist by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, and three times as one of the fifty most important hispanics in business and technology by Hispanic Engineer magazine. Before Vivísimo, Raul was on the Carnegie Mellon computer science department faculty since 1991; he is now an Adjunct Associate Professor there. His research on new methods and applications of knowledge discovery led to publishing nearly 50 journal articles in natural, social, and computer science. He was a principal investigator on six grants from the National Science Foundation, served on its advisory committee for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, and was an action editor of the journal Machine Learning. He received a PhD in computer science at Carnegie Mellon, studying under Herbert A. Simon, and BS and MS degrees in information engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Chris Willis
VP, Social Media, Footnote.com