Mark D. Stahlman, Technology Strategist. Mark Stahlman was a leading Wall Street analyst before founding TMT Strategies in 2010. He followed all the major systems companies and was the investment banker who brought AOL public. He has been involved in Cloud Computing and Google since the early days. He predicted the timing of the Internet Bubble collapse in 2000 as well as forecasting the boom as early as 1989. Mark has been consulting to China since 1997 and designed an Arabic word-processor called "The Diplomat" in 1977. He co-founded New York's original Internet association, NYNMA, and coined the terms "Silicon Alley" and "Network Computing." He was profiled in Forbes, where he was called "The Futurist" and appears frequently on CNBC.
Amy Wohl, IT Industry Analyst. Amy Wohl is the "grande dame" of IT analysts, and the CEO of Wohl Associates, whose clients include every major systems and software vendor. She is a noted expert on the computer market, its products and dynamics. She focuses on new technologies, markets and business models. Amy has been a leading analyst of Cloud Computing and SaaS, and wrote the book "How to Succeed in SaaS: Computing in the Cloud." She has also consulted to the US. state and foreign governments, as well as major corporations, including IBM and many others. Amy is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences around the world. She is trained as an economist and has guest lectured at many universities.
Douglas Rushkoff, Media Theorist and Author. Dr. Rushkoff is the world-renowned author of a dozen bestselling books on media, technology, and change, translated to over twenty languages. He is best known for originating the concepts "viral media," "social currency," and "digital natives," and for his PBS Frontline documentaries Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He teaches at NYU and New School University, lectures at conferences, corporations and universities around the world, and works with both CEO's and world leaders on long-term strategy. His Applied Memetics methodology has been used to map changing cultural biases around ideas and products.
David Farber, Technologist. Dr. Farber is Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Trustee Emeritus of Stevens Institute of Technology and also holds appointments at Georgetown University and the University of Delaware. Earlier, he retired as the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunications Systems at Univ. of Pennsylvania. He served as Chief Technologist for the FCC from 2000-2001 and previously worked at Bell Labs and The Rand Corporation. He is a Trustee of the Internet Society, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE and a visiting professor at the Center for Global Communications of Japan.