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John Koenig
John Koenig is the President of Riseforth, Inc. management consultant to hardware and software technology companies, and IT organizations worldwide. He has held engineering and marketing management positions at Fortune 500 companies General Electric and Tektronix, and at startups Mercado and Myrio. He served for six years as corporate counsel and an officer of nCUBE and more recently led regional business development for Zuken, one of Japan's largest software firms. John worked in Tokyo for GE Japan in the design automation field, and as an associate for Mori Sogo, a top Japanese law firm. He pioneered video-on-demand licensing with major Hollywood film studios and the licensing of television programming for delivery over DSL. Riseforth provides clients with marketing and licensing strategies to implement progressive open source and hosted service business models.

Next to open source and net-native applications, John's favorite disruptive technology is residential real estate. He is the founder of Real Estate Services of America and the author of numerous audio CDs on residential real estate transactions. In addition, He recently designed the SafeAir line of mobile air filters. He has a B.S. from the University of San Francisco and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the State Bar of California, and a licensed California Real Estate broker.

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