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Sandra Hirsh, San Jose State University
Sherry Koshman, University of Pittsburgh
Navigating the Information World:
This panel session will engage industry leaders in a discussion about their views on current and future trends in the information industry. These industry leaders will share their perspectives from entrepreneurial, social media, and search vantage points.
Some key questions the panel will address include:
- What new technologies and products are on the horizon?
- What are the growth areas in the information industry for the next decade?
- What are the information challenges that they are having trouble navigating?
- What are the opportunities for industry and academia partnership?
The session will be interactive and the audience will be encouraged to contribute their own thoughts and questions on information trends and the potential impact on researchers and professionals in the field.
Mr. Nelsen is an
award-winning CEO who has founded and run several companies including social
media pioneer TalkShoe. He has
raised more than $70,000,000 in Federal, angel investor, and venture capital
funding. Most importantly, as a CEO himself, he has successfully tackled in his
own businesses many of the same challenges his clients are now facing. After
earning a Masters degree in Operations Research at Stanford University in 1983, Dave spent twelve years at AT&T
where he led marketing and product management of the firm’s high-speed
InterSpan® Data Services line. Later, he helped networking start-up FORE
Systems grow tenfold and become a major player in the Internet backbone.
Mr. Nelsen co-founded and was CEO of CoManage
until selling it to Canadian firm Syndesis
after seven years. During this period, he was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur
of the Year. Mr. Nelsen subsequently founded TalkShoe, which immersed
him in the emerging social networking and social media phenomenon. During this
period, he was recognized as CEO of the
Year by the leading US technology trade association.
He has been repeatedly voted as “Most
Valuable Contributor” by his CEO peers and now regularly speaks to groups
of private company CEOs on the Vistage
circuit. Dave is a professional speaker available through the Infinite
Speakers Agency, appears on a
bi-weekly radio show and writes a
monthly column for TEQ
led Vivisimo since co-founding it in June, 2000 until June 2009, when he became
executive chairman. During his tenure, he was recognized as a 2007 Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (North Central Region), top ten reader favorite
for Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine, twice a CEO of the year finalist
by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, CEO Communicator of the Year by the
Public Relations Society of America (Pittsburgh chapter), and an Outstanding
Alumni Career Achievement by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before
Vivisimo, Raul was on the Carnegie Mellon University computer science
department faculty, where his research on new methods and applications of
knowledge discovery led to publishing nearly 50 journal articles in natural,
social and computer science. He has been a principal investigator on seven
grants (one active) 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 currently serves on the
boards of directors of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Pittsburgh
World Affairs Council. Raul received a Ph.D. in computer science at Carnegie
Mellon in 1991, where his adviser was Herbert A. Simon (Turing Award 1975 and
Nobel Laureate 1978) and B.S. and M.S. degrees in information engineering from
the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mr. Imam is an
innovator, an entrepreneur and an author. He has a proven track record for
successfully launching companies, repositioning them, defining new sales
strategies and building world-class high-performance teams. He is the founder
of a fast growing software company called Landslide Technologies that is
receiving rave reviews from customers, analysts and press. His company has been
named ‘visionary’ three years in row by the leading analyst firm – The
Gartner Group. He has also recently founded 113 Industries, an incubator for
next generation material science companies. The goal of this incubator is to
help breakthrough discoveries in Nano technology coming from our universities
become viable commercial products. In recognition of his entrepreneurial
success, Carnegie Science Foundation has presented Razi with their prestigious
2010 Startup Entrepreneur Award which honors innovation in science and
technology. Razi is also the author
of "Driven" (2010), a John Wiley and Sons publication,
|Sept. 17:||Early Registration Ends|
|Sept. 10:||New Leaders Award Deadline|
|Oct. 5:||Conference Hotel Rates End
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