Speakers

The second O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer and Web Services Conference gathers the exceptional genius of top-notch peer-to-peer and Web services leaders and experts. You will find core developers, customers and visionaries sharing their knowledge, experiences, and dreams with you. Come ready to get help solving your most difficult business or technical challenges, envision the future of the Internet, and join in the invention of the Post-Web world.


Lada A. Adamic
Lada Adamic is a researcher in the Information Dynamics group at Hewlett-Packard Labs. She has a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University. Over the past few years she has studied Internet phenomena from a physicist's perspective. These phenomena range from the numerous power-laws observed on the web to its small world properties.

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Prue Adler
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Tim Allwine
Tim Allwine is a Senior Software Engineer at O'Reilly & Associates. At O'Reilly he develops software for the Market Research group. While at O'Reilly he has developed various tools that collect data from Amazon.com and bring business intelligence to the company. He is also involved in the development of web services here at O'Reilly.Before coming to O'Reilly he worked as a developer for IX Labs, a web development company in Santa Rosa, CA.

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Scott M. Alter, Esq
Scott Alter is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department in the Washington, D.C., office of Hale and Dorr. He concentrates on intellectual property matters, particularly those involving software, Internet, business method, and electronics technologies. He has developed patent portfolio strategies and played key roles in the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property rights for clients ranging from major high tech companies to small emerging businesses.

Mr. Alter's experience includes advising major computer clients on matters concerning new product releases, including matters of infringement avoidance and patent licensing. He has served as an expert witness in litigation concerning data encryption technology, and has been involved in the procurement of numerous patents relating to a wide variety of computer hardware and software disciplines.

Mr. Alter currently chairs the Intellectual Property and Communications Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and is vice chair of the Computer Law Division (Section of Science and Technology) and chair of the SoftwarePatent Subcommittee (Section of Intellectual Property Law) of the American Bar Association. He is past chair and current Steering Committee member of the Software eBusiness Network for the Northern Virginia Technology Council. He is admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

Scott Alter received a J.D. degree from George Washington University, and undergraduate degrees in computer science and in physics from Emory University. Prior to attending law school, he worked for IBM as a LAN systems developer, computer programmer andcomputer science instructor.

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Steven L. Armentrout, PhD
Dr. Steven Armentrout, founder, President and CEO of Parabon Computation, is a recognized computational scientist, technology expert and successful entrepreneur. He is former Director of Research and Portfolio manager for The Burney Company, a national investment management firm, and founder of Neural Analytics, where his financial modeling work won recognition by the Q-Group, the world's most distinguished financial collective. Dr. Armentrout earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, and his work is published in numerous scientific and technical journals, including Science magazine, Neural Computation and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

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Walter S. Baer
Dr. Walter S. Baer is senior policy analyst at RAND and professor of policy analysis at the RAND Graduate School. His current research includes projects on the future evolution of the Internet, and commercial and defense related P2P applications.

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Jonathan Band
Mr. Band is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and his areas of practice include intellectual property matters, administrative litigation, and Internet regulation. He co-authored Interfaces on Trial: Intellectual Property and Interoperability in the Global Software Industry (Westview Press 1995), a book concerning the unprotectability of software interface specifications and the permissibility of software reverse engineering. He has served as vice-chair of the intellectual property committee of the ABA's Administrative Law Section. He also has chaired the Legal and Policy Issues Task Group of the Interactive Multimedia Association and the National Information Infrastructure Subcommittee of the Copyright Committee of the AIPLA.

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Ross Barker
Ross Barker is the founder and CEO of Interface Dynamics, Inc., which is currently developing a peer-to-peer presence framework that has the potential to unite all p2p applications through a single node location mechanism. He has been designing and writing network communication software since early 1994 and has focused his expertise on the development of high-performance Internet methodologies. He is also the founder of the ParrotNet Development Organization (www.parrotnet.org). He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Florida

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Ed Black
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Major Mark Bontrager
Major Mark Bontrager is a Strategic Planner on the Joint Staff in Washington D.C. He recently completed a Masters thesis at the Air Force's School of Advanced Airpower Studies entitled, "Peering Into The Future: Peer-To-Peer Technology As a Model for Distributed Joint Battlespace Intelligence Dissemination and Operational Tasking." Throughout his military career, he has held numerous assignments including: The United States Space Command's Missile Warning Center, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base, Colorado; the 1st Space Launch Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida; and the Commanders Action Group at Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida, a Master of Engineering in Space Operations from the University of Colorado, a Masters of Arts in National Security Studies from the Naval War College, and a Masters of Art and Science in Airpower Studies from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies.

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Rick Boucher
Congressman Rick Boucher is serving his tenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Virginia's Ninth Congressional District. He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, serving on two subcommittees - Telecommunications; and Energy and Air Quality, of which he is the ranking member. He also sits on the House Judiciary Committee, serving on the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee. Since 1985, he has served as an Assistant Whip.

He originated the House Internet Caucus in 1996 and currently serves as one of two House co-chairman of the 140 member group. In that position he is a leading architect of federal policy for the Internet.

His first Internet related legislation, which became law in 1993, authorized electronic commerce by permitting for the first time, messages with commercial content to traverse the Internet backbone. His proposals to promote competition in the cable and local telephone industries are at the core of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, and he is currently authoring legislation which will establish fundamental federal policies for the Internet.

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Michael Bracy
The Future of Music Coalition's Director of Government Relations Michael Bracy is an associate with Bracy Williams & Company in Washington, DC. He is Executive Director of the Low Power Radio Coalition, and a partner with the independent record label Misra. Between 1990 and 1997, he produced distance education courses, videotapes and multimedia titles for RXL Pulitzer, an educational communications firm based in Seattle. In the past year, Michael has spoken at a number of conferences including CMJ, AFIM and Media Institute, and has been a guest at such media outlets as the Diane Rehm show, NPR's Morning Edition, NPR's All Things Considered, KUOW's Weekday and Counterspin.

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Richard Braman
Richard Braman is the founder of Comsoft Corporation. He is a pioneer in the fields of XML, COM, next generation dynamic Internet clients, and Jabber. Before, founding ComSoft Mr. Braman started a popular consumer web site, DesktopDollars.com, where consumers are rewarded for the use of the AudienceBank Bar. The AB bar contains XML information retrieval and presentation agents including a RSS scrolling ticker client, an advanced Jabber instant messaging client, and an Internet Explorer advertising window. Mr. Braman also designed an XML based system to add, update, and delete COM/ActiveX Controls on the bar. This feature, along with XML user preference engine, XML control layout, XML plug-in interface, XML skins client, and XML menu, make every aspect of the bar dynamic and centrally controllable. Mr. Braman is currently developing architectures to rework Internet information exchange using Jabber and SOAP/XML-RPC. Mr. Braman other interests include Internet advertising and digital media, fraud detection, and Internet audience measurement. Mr. Braman has a Masters Degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.

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Steve Burbeck
Dr. Burbeck joined IBM in January, 1995 as a Senior Consultant specializing in Object Technology. In 1997 he moved to IBM Research for a year to study adaptive and self configuring systems. From 1998 to the present he has been a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Software Group with a focus on emerging technologies. His current interests include Open-Source Software, Web Services, and peer-to-peer computing. He participated on the joint Ariba/IBM/Microsoft UDDI architecture team.

Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Burbeck directed computing and statistics at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, co-founded a startup that pioneered Smalltalk for the IBM PC/AT, worked for two years at Apple Computer as a Product Marketing Manager for object-oriented development tools, and spent four years as vice president of development and operations at Knowledge Systems Corporation (a software tool and consulting company specializing in object-oriented design and consulting).

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Michael W. Carroll
Michael W. Carroll is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Villanova University School of Law. His teaching and scholarship are in the areas of cyberlaw and intellectual property. Prior to entering academia, Professor Carroll was an attorney with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., where represented and advised clients, including ISPs, with respect to a variety of ecommerce and intellectual property issues. He also served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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David Chappell
David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. His seminars and keynotes have been attended by tens of thousands of developers and decision makers in more than two dozen countries. David’s books have been translated into ten languages and used in courses at MIT, ETH Zurich, and other universities. He is Series Editor for Addison-Wesley’s Independent Technology Guides, and his book on .NET will be published in this series in 2001.

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Justin F. Chapweske
Justin Chapweske is the Founder and CEO of Onion Networks, Inc., a company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota that provides file transfer acceleration and network infrastructure software for enterprise applications. Justin is the original inventor of Swarmcast, the first ever "swarming" content delivery network and more recently has unveiled "swarmstreaming", a new swarming technology that allows smooth progressive playback of video and skipping ahead without downloading the entire file.

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Andrew Chien
Andrew A. Chien is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Entropia, Inc., an internet computing company which empowers individuals to contribute to "great cause" computations, and delivers large-scale computing resources. Chien's research and technology expertise includes networks, communication software, distributed systems, middleware, operating systems, compilers and computer architecture. Chein is also the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His previous affiliations include the University of Illinois, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his S.B., S.M., and Sc.D. degrees all from M.I.T. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his research.

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Daniel Chudnov
While working at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at the Yale School of Medicine, Daniel started jake, an open source project for journal metadata management and linking, and was a founding contributor to the Prospero free software project for web-based document delivery. Currently he is working for Irreference Inc., a not-for-profit corporation devoted to ongoing development support of jake and similar free reference information projects. Daniel also started and maintains oss4lib.org, the Open Source Systems for Libraries weblog and listserv, and is a frequent speaker and author.

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Geoff Cohen
Geoff Cohen, Ph.D. is a consultant and writer on the future of software. He is a member of the Program Committee of Onward!: Seeking New Paradigms and New Thinking. His research interests include biological models of computing, new software development methodologies, and social software.

He has worked for the Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation, IBM, Data General, and the Congressional Budget Office. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University and a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

His website is www.coherenceengine.com

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Michael Conner
Michael H. Conner, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Engineer and Member of the IBM Technical Academy. He is the Chief Technical Officer for Web Services where he is leading IBM's efforts to provide customers with tools for developing and deploying web services. Dr. Conner has many years of experience in enterprise application architecture including leading the team that defined the architecture for IBM's Framework for e-business. He also has worked extensively in object technology making many basic contributions.

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Manus Cooney
Manus Cooney is the Vice President for Corporate and Policy Development for Napster. He is responsible for setting the company's strategic course on legislative policy issues that affect the company, its users, and artists; he represents Napster before Congress and the Administration, and advises the company on licensing, strategic alliances, and partnerships both domestically and abroad.

Prior to joining Napster, Cooney served as Chief Counsel & Staff Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, where he was the principal legal and policy advisor to the Committee's Chairman, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. In addition to overseeing the Committee's day-to-day operations, Cooney was primarily responsible for the development and stewardship of the Committee's legislative, executive, and oversight agendas. The issues overseen by Cooney included: the judicial nominations process; intellectual property law (e.g. the "American Inventors Protection Act" and the "Digital Millennium Copyright Act"); Internet policy issues (e.g. Committee antitrust hearings on Competition and Innovation in the Digital Age); antitrust law; civil justice reform; crime/drug control policy; and oversight of the Executive Branch and Judicial Branch. He holds degrees from Villanova University and the University of Baltimore Law School.

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Johnny Deep
Johnny Deep is the CEO and CTO of Aimster, a supplier of data management software for media networks such as instant messaging and file-sharing in which content is user-driven. Deep is the author of 7 books on topics ranging from Internet software to database management, as well as a guest speaker and humorist. He has been an IT consultant and award winning software developer for over 12 years, specializing in commercial software for digital media.

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Roger Dingledine
Roger Dingledine is a security and privacy researcher. While at MIT, he developed Free Haven, one of the early peer-to-peer systems that emphasized resource management while retaining anonymity for its users. He consults for government and industry to design and develop systems for anonymity and traffic analysis resistance. Recent work includes anonymous publishing and communication systems, traffic analysis resistance, censorship resistance, attack resistance for decentralized networks, and reputation.

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Chris Dix
Chris Dix is Lead Developer for NavTraK where he is building the next generation of location systems. He is also an author and developer specializing in Web Services. Dix is back by popular demand after speaking at the O'Reilly P2P and Web Services Conference.

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Rael Dornfest
Rael Dornfest is Founder and CEO of Portland, Oregon-based Values of n. Rael leads the Values of n charge with passion, unearthly creativity, and a repertoire of puns and jokes — some of which are actually good. Prior to founding Values of n, he was O'Reilly's Chief Technical Officer, program chair for the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, series editor of the bestselling Hacks book series, and instigator of O'Reilly's Rough Cuts early access program. He built Meerkat, the first web-based feed aggregator, was champion and co-author of the RSS 1.0 specification, and has written and contributed to six O'Reilly books. Rael's programmatic pride and joy is the nimble, open source blogging application Blosxom, the principles of which you'll find in the Values of n philosophy and embodied in Stikkit: Little yellow notes that think.

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Bob Doyle
Bob Doyle is the Lead Technical Trainer for Groove Networks and has been with the company since February, 2001. Prior to Groove, he was President of Doyle Communications, Inc., a New York City based training and consulting services company, where he specialized in Lotus Notes, Visual Basic and JavaScript training and consulting. He holds an AB degree in English from Harvard University and an MBA degree from George Washington University.

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Peter Drayton
Peter Drayton is a Program Manager in the Common Language Runtime team at Microsoft, where his mission is to ensure that Rotor and the CLR is a great place for programming language and virtual machine research & development.

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Bruce A. Epstein
Bruce Epstein is a well-known multimedia developer, author, and editor, and the founder of the OpenData Initiative. He has written two books ("Director in a Nutshell" and "Lingo in a Nutshell") for O'Reilly and Associates and edited several others (including "ActionScript: The Definitive Guide"). He designed the "OpenData Metabase" to address the need for a collaborative database creation and workflow management tool.

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Wes Felter
Wes Felter is the editor of the Hack the Planet weblog and a researcher at the IBM Austin Research Lab.

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Andy Flinn
Andy Flinn is a composer of polymetric music, which he records and performs with Thugs at Bay, a Canadian multimedia duet, located at www.thugsatbay.com. Flinn has written significant portions of the OpenCola clerver platform, and wrote his first graphics program on an HP-41C in the mid 70's. He produced the first ever Windows direct-to-hardware video player (for ATI technologies), assembled PageFlipper + F/X for the Amiga, and made Zwei-Stein Video Editor for Windows.

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Leonard Foner
Leonard Foner recently defended his doctoral dissertation in the MIT Media Lab Software Agents group, and continues doing work in using technical means to advance civil liberties both in the US and in various international projects. His interests include technical and sociopolitical aspects of computer networking, cryptography, sociology, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology. In addition, his work at the Lab has included novel uses of wearable computers for human sensory augmentation. Previous research has included machine learning systems; design of expert systems for both font design and for network diagnosis; and Lisp Machine systems programming.

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brian d foy
brian d foy has been a dedicated Mac user since a Quadra 650 which he still uses. Seven Macs later, most of them still in use, he deals almost exclusively with Mac OS X for his Perl development work, even if he has to use Virtual PC to cheat. He is also a Perl developer and trainer who maintains several Perl modules on CPAN and publishes The Perl Review, all from his Powerbook.

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Michael J. Freedman
Michael J. Freedman is a graduate student in computer science at MIT. His research interests focus on cryptography and computer/network security, especially in the realm of distributed systems. He is a principal researcher of the Free Haven project, and has worked at Zero-Knowledge Systems implementing an electronic cash architecture.

In his spare time, Freedman enjoys climbing, mountaineering, and other outdoor pursuits, much to the concern of family and friends.

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Steve Frison
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Tom Gill
Tom Gill is the Director of CAE Technology & Support at Freudenberg-NOK, a Tier 1 automotive supplier of sealing and vibration control products. He is responsible for implementing and supporting CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM technology. He has recently implemented peer-to-peer design integration software from Oculus Technologies called CO (TM). CO is being used to enable hetergenous CAD integration allowing major improvements in product development performance.

Tom has been implementing product development automation technology since 1984, and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine.

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Steve Gillmor
Steve Gillmor is a ZDNet contributing editor, a Release 1.0 contributing writer, and host of the weekly web radio program The Gillmor Gang. He is also the president of the non-profit Attention Trust.

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Mike Godwin
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Athomas Goldberg
Inventor of Cirquet, Athomas worked for six years at New York University's Center for Advanced Technology leading the team that developed Improv's core technology. He presented many published papers at numerous conferences and symposia, including ACM SIGGRAPH, Hpertext, Lifelike Computer Symposium on Interactive Story Systems. His work has been featured in numerous technical journals, books and other media.

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David Goldberg
David Goldberg is a Sales Engineer and Technology Evangelist at Curl Corporation. He has spent the past two years at Curl helping to reveal the power of Curl technology by building next generation web applications. When not writing code David spends his time talking to customers to help them engineer solutions using Curl technology. Prior to joining Curl Corporation David was a Senior Software Engineer at Artel Corporation, makers of the BorisFX suite of film/video/and multimedia products. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.

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Joseph P. Golden
As Curl Corporation's Director of Professional Services, Joe Golden is responsible for Consulting, Technical Support, Educational Services and Sales Engineering for the Curl technology. Joe joined Curl in January 2000, bringing more than a decade of technical and management experience. He previously worked at Factpoint, Inc. (formerly NovaSoft Systems) in Burlington, MA, where he most recently was Director of Applications Development, overseeing application development and product integration using Java technology. Joe also served as the company's Director of Systems Engineering with worldwide responsibility for all pre-sales technical support. Joe has also held technical, sales and marketing positions at Intergraph Corporation in Wellington, New Zealand. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

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Lucas Gonze
Lucas Gonze is Cofounder and CEO of WorldOS Corp., a decentralized infrastructure provider. Prior to WorldOS he ran a web consulting shop. His work includes a server for coordinating web based multiplayer games, an encrypting proxy, a multiplexing socket proxy, a real time SQL gateway, two web banks, two web bookstores, and numerous other e-commerce sites. He is a regular commentator on P2P and founded the [decentralization] list.

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Mark Gorton
Mark is Founder and CEO of Lime Wire LLC, Chairman of Lime Group LLC, as well as a Managing Director and owner of Tower Research Capital LLC. As an undergraduate at Yale University, Mark studied electrical engineering and was graduated magna cum laude. He then earned a Masters degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University. After Stanford, Mark worked as an electrical engineer for Martin Marietta where he specialized in digital signal processing and speech recognition. From 1991-1993, Mark earned an MBA at Harvard. Mark then joined Credit Suisse First Boston where he worked as a trader in the fixed income proprietary-trading department from 1993-1998.

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Seth Greenstein
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Steve Griffin
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Andrew Grimshaw, Ph.D.
Long considered one of the true visionaries in the distributed computing movement, Dr. Andrew Grimshaw is the CTO and co-founder of Avaki Corporation. A strong believer in open standards and industry wide collaboration, he is a key member of the Peer-to-Peer Working Group started by Intel, where he serves on the Group Steering Committee and the Technical Architecture Council. In addition, Dr. Grimshaw is a member of Sun Microsystems’ Project JXTA Technical Advisory Council.

He has also participated on the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) executive committee, the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Office (DoD HPCMO) Program Environment & Training (PET) executive committee, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Library (ITL) review panel, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences (CESDIS ) review panel, and the editorial board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing.

Dr. Grimshaw is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Institute of Parallel Computation at the University of Virginia, and has published widely in the areas of P2P and distributed computing.

Dr. Grimshaw received both his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Adam Gross
Adam Gross is a vice president of developer marketing at salesforce.com, where he focuses on helping businesses and ISVs create new on-demand applications for the company's AppExchange platform and directory.

Before salesforce.com, Gross led product marketing for Grand Central, where he helped create one of the first companies in the Web Services space. He also co-founded Personify, a San Francisco-based CRM software company that focused on analytics and personalization, and served as a technology analyst in Stanford Research Institute's Media Futures Program.

Gross holds a B.S. in new media systems and policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Robin Gross
Robin Gross is an intellectual property attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a leading cyber-liberties organization where she is engaged in public interest litigation. Gross specializes in intellectual property policy and digital music legal issues and serves as Director of EFF's Campaign for Audiovisual Free Expression (CAFÉ), which she launched in June of 1999 to explore the interaction of intellectual property and freedom of expression in a digital world.

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Frank Hausmann
As Chairman and CEO of CenterSpan Communications, Frank Hausmann provides strategic vision as well as extensive technology industry expertise. He has brought an established record of leadership success to his tenure at CenterSpan, and is a sought-after speaker for many industry events covering digital content distribution. Before joining the company in 1998, he was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Atlas Telecom, Inc., a developer of enhanced facsimile and voice-mail solutions. From 1995 to 1997, he served as Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel of Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc., a leading provider of computer peripherals such as modems and graphics and sound cards. Prior to joining Diamond Multimedia, Mr. Hausmann was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Supra Corporation. Mr. Hausmann holds B.S. degrees in economics and political science from Willamette University and a J.D. degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar.

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William S. Hayes, PhD
William Hayes, Ph.D Molecular Biology, is a Bioinformatics Scientist working for GlaxoSmithKline. He works primarily on sequence analysis in support of drug discovery efforts. His background in Aerospace Engineering and structural engineering experience on jet engines gives him an unusual viewpoint into computational molecular biology.

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Steven A. Hazel
Steven A. Hazel is both a software hacker and a musician. He is one of the earliest contributors to the Freenet project, and he is the maintainer of both the C Freenet library and the temporary Freenet key index system. His other software projects include Linux software for use with portable mp3 players, and a distributed system for computation-heavy audio effects processing. He has worked with independent musicians both artistically and as a promoter. He is currently working on an album for independent release.

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JC Herz
JC Herz is the project leader of CASCADE, a Defense Department initiative to identify emerging technologies, modify as needed, and shepherd them through the Defense Department's Kafka-esque bureaucracy so that they can be used by operators in the field. Focus areas are social software and computer games. Current clients include Special Forces Command, the Undersecretary of Defense (Intelligence), and DARPA.

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Tony Hong
Tony Hong is the founder of XMethods, an on-line listing of web services. Prior to starting XMethods, Hong was responsible for EAI and B2B integration for Ventro Corp, and was a technical lead on the professional services team at Ariba. Hong holds a BSEE from Rice University and an MSEE from USC.

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Meg Hourihan
Meg Hourihan is a writer and technologist with more than eight years of experience in Web design and application development. Hourihan is also a highly regarded expert on all things weblog -- from their social implications to the development of advanced blogging systems. Her work as the co-founder and director of development at Pyra Labs led to the creation of Blogger, the popular weblogging tool that fueled the current blogging explosion. Hourihan is a regular speaker at technology conferences and she is the co-author of, "We Blog: Publishing Online with Weblogs." She is also a monthly columnist for the O'Reilly Network. Hourihan recently moved to New York City to direct a new media project. You can keep up with her at www.megnut.com.

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Thierry Hubert
Thierry Hubert left Lotus Development Corporation in December 2000 as strategy director in Cambridge, Massachusetts to become President of REFLEX MARKET Inc. During his employment with Lotus, he was heading the Europe Middle-east and Africa (EMEA) Research and Development division in Paris focusing on the creation of new Knowledge Management, community building and wireless solutions. He also taught Process Innovation and Knowledge Management consulting practices across Europe for both Lotus Consulting and IBM Global Services. Before being acquired by Lotus in 1994, he was vice-president with the Human Interface Group, of Connecticut. His company was the building block of the Lotus Institute where Lotus started to explore distributed learning, knowledge management and collaborative behavior. His career in collaborative and knowledge management computing started in 1988 with Price Waterhouse.

Hubert is also the creator of Lotus TeamRoom and InterCommunity. Lotus and IBM have used his work to create knowledge portals and the collaborative resource management solutions in Raven, K-station, Knowledge Discovery and Websphere. In his most recent research and development with Reflex Market, Thierry has focused once more his efforts on communities of interest using the emerging P2P technologies for instant collaborative networking.

Hubert continues his consulting work as president of Butterfly Typhoon, a service firm dedicated to help organization gain awareness of the power of the emerging P2P technologies as an important player in CRM, Distributed Learning and community building.

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Michael Hudson
Michael Hudson came to CenterSpan Communications from Supertracks, where as CTO he lead the creation of core technology. Hudson was formerly CTO and Vice President of Diamond Multimedia where he was instrumental in the acquisition of the technology underlying the Diamond Rio player. In 12 years with Intel, Hudson designed consumer and embedded products, and processor bus architecture.

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Christian Huitema
Christian Huitema joined Microsoft in February 2000, as "architect" in the "Windows Networking & Communications" group. The group is in charge of all the networking support for Windows, including the evolution of TCP/IP support, IPv6, Real-Time Communication, and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).

Prior to joining Microsoft, he was chief scientist, and Telcordia Fellow, in the Internet Architecture Research laboratory of Telcordia, working on Internet Quality of Service and Internet Telephony. The work on Internet Telephony led to the development of the "Call Agent Architecture" that enables very large scale configuration, moving Internet telephony into the main stream of telecommunications. His personal work on quality of service focused on measurement of the Internet's size and quality.

Huitema joined Bellcore (now Telcordia) the 18 March 1996. From 1986 to 1996, he led the research project RODEO at INRIA in Sophia-Antipolis, France. He worked there on the definition and the experimentation of innovative communication protocols, software and compilers. One of the results was the IP based H.261 videoconferencing system, IVS, with which we demonstrated in 1994 that video communication can be made Internet friendly.

From 1980 to 1985, he worked at CNET (Centre National d'Etudes des Télécommunications), investigating computer usage of telecommunication satellites -- this was the subject of his doctorate thesis. He worked then on a joined project between CNET and INRIA, where he developed communication protocols for the SM90 workstation.

Between 1975 and 1980, he worked as a software engineer at SEMA, first porting large Fortran programs to new architecture and then developing large Cobol applications for manufacture control.

He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris from 1972 to 1975, and obtained in 1985 a Doctorat ès Sciences from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6).

Huitema was a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from 1991 to 1996, its chair between April 1993 and July 1995. He was elected a trustee of the Internet Society in May 1995.

Huitema has written a fairly large number of scientific publications, articles and conference communications, as well as three books, "Routing in the Internet" (Prentice-Hall PTR, 1995), "IPv6, the new Internet Protocol" (Prentice-Hall PTR, 1996) and "Et Dieu créa l'Internet" (Eyrolles, 1995).

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Peter Jaszi
Peter Jaszi teaches at the Washington College of Law of The American University, in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and an experienced copyright litigator who lectures frequently to professional groups in the United States and abroad. He has served as a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and in 1994, he was a member of the Librarian of Congress’ Advisory Commission on Copyright Registration and Deposit. In 1995 he helped to organize the Digital Future Coalition.

With Craig Joyce, William Patry, and Marshall Leaffer, he is a co-author of a standard text on copyright. With Martha Woodmansee, he is an editor of The Construction of Authorship, a collection of essays on copyright and literary theory published by Duke University Press.

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Joe Johnston
Joe Johnston is a software developer at O'Reilly and Associates. In his spare time, he writes technical articles for use.perl.org, www.perl.com and IBM's developerWorks. He is a contributor to The Perl Journal and a co-author of the upcoming O'Reilly title, _Programming Web Applications with XML-RPC_.

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Jeffrey Kay
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Robert Kaye
Robert is a diehard MP3 fan dedicated to improving the digital audio experience. After studying Computer Engineering at Cal Poly he joined Xing Technology where he worked on the AudioCatalyst project. At EMusic, Robert worked on FreeAmp and started the MusicBrainz community metadata project, which continues as his main obsession today.

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Asim Khan
Asim Khan, who joined Cybiko in February 2001, serves as the Director of New Business Development for the CAT (Cybiko Advanced Technologies) division. He also played an integral role in the financing activities for the company. Currently, his business developments are focused on Cybiko’s RF technology. Prior to Cybiko, Khan drove business development efforts and took part in the fundraising activities for SoDeog Technologies. Prior to his start-up experience, Khan was a Technology Investment Banker with Merrill Lynch & Co, where he helped with the financings of and strategic advisory to private and public high-tech companies. Khan received his B.S. in Accounting & Finance from Marquette University.

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Gary Klein
Gary Klein is currently the vice president of Government and Legal Affairs for the Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association (CEMA), whose four hundred plus members produce virtually every consumer electronic product imaginable.

Prior to joining CEMA, Mr. Klein served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts and Administrative Oversight, where he was responsible for issues relating to intellectual property, antitrust, and tort reform. He also served as International Trade Counsel to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade.

Before joining the Senate, Mr. Klein served as Associate Deputy Secretary of Labor and Special Counsel to the Solicitor of Labor. His other experiences include serving as an Assistant Professor of Law with Western State University in Fullerton, CA, and as a partner with a law firm in Washington, DC.

Mr. Klein also spent six years in Hollywood as a freelance writer, and has written scripts for several half hour situation comedies. He is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bar Associations, and, the writers guild of America, West.

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John Ko
John Ko founded Cincro in 1996 looking for convergence between supercomputing, visualization, and real-time data collaboration. Over the past five years, Ko has designed and helped to develop this convergence, called Zanvas (Zoomable Canvas). Ko began his career in 1984 working on CRAY supercomputers and SGI workstations. He has a B.S. from Northwestern University.

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Pavel Kulchenko
Pavel Kulchenko has over 10 years of experience in design and development of complex financial and banking applications, and information management in the financial services sector.

Pavel is the author and maintainer of the popular SOAP::Lite module for SOAP clients and servers in Perl, the XMLRPC::Lite module that implements XML-RPC protocol, and the UDDI::Lite module, a client interface for UDDI repositories.

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William LaMartin
Will LaMartin is responsible for the design and development of the AllCast software. LaMartin has worked as a software developer for companies such as Bernard Hodes Advertising, NewCash.com and the IBM ViaVoice speech recognition division. He also developed real-time data acquisition and networking software for the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission and Mars Orbiting Laser Altimeter Missions.

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Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law School. Professor Lessig is chairman of the board of Creative Commons and founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society. He sits on the board of directors for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Public Library of Science. In 2002, Lessig was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Innovators, and the American Bar Association recently awarded him the Cyberspace Law Excellence Award.

From 1991 to 1997, Lessig was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. He then became the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. In 1999-2000, he was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin before moving to Stanford in 2000.

Lessig teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, law and high technology, Internet regulation, comparative constitutional law, and the law of cyberspace. His book, Code, and Other Laws of Cyberspace, was published by Basic Books, and The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World, is available from Random House. His most recent book, Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity, is now available online at www.free-culture.cc and from Penguin Press.

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Marc Levine
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Abbott Lowell
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Jim Lowrey
Jim Lowrey is a cryptography engineer at Endeavors Technology in Irvine California. He is co-designer of the security architecture for the Magi peer-to-peer technology and is currently working with members of the cryptography community to develop protocols for secure asynchronous peer to peer communication. In addition to his programming background he holds a Master's Degree in pure mathematics with a concentration in Abstract Algebra from California State University Long Beach.

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Mark Lucovsky
Mark Lucovsky is a Technical Director of Engineering at Mountain View, California-based Google, Inc. Mark has held this position at Google since November 2004. Before joining Google, Mark was a Distinguished Engineer at Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft Corporation. While at Microsoft, Mark was a founding member and principal architect of the 32-bit Windows team where he designed and coded major portions of the Windows operating system. Prior to Microsoft, Mark has designed and coded operating system internals for a variety unix and proprietary os based mini-computers, mini-supercomputers, mainframes, pcs, and workstations.

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Michael R. Macedonia, PhD
As the Chief Scientist and Technical Director for the US Army Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM), Dr. Macedonia is responsible for the planning and development of a comprehensive research program that provides the full spectrum of commercial and defense technology for a $ 1.1 billion per year enterprise. He chairs the STRICOM Technical Council and provides outreach to the commercial simulation industry. He oversees the Technical Advisory Board composed of leading CEO's and scientists from industry and academia, including the Chief Scientist of Disney and VP for New Technology for Kodak.

He is STRICOM's representative to the Army and Department of Defense Science and Technology community. He is a member of the senior executive level Army Science and Technology Working Group (ASTWG), the Army Research Lab Board of Visitors, and is the government representative for simulation technology to the Army Science Board.

A graduate of West Point, Macedonia served as an infantry officer in a number of United States and overseas assignments including Germany and the Middle East. He is a veteran of Desert Storm. Following his military service, Macedonia became the Vice-president of the non-profit Fraunhofer Center for Research in Computer Graphics, Inc. (CRCG) in Providence, Rhode Island. Macedonia then joined the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, Virginia.

Macedonia has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and is the author of numerous publications; he previously worked extensively with the multicast networking community and has written one of the most often referenced publications in that area. He also contributed to the National Academy of Sciences report entitled "Virtual Reality: Scientific and Technological Challenges," detailing the further networking and communications research needed to continue the development of virtual reality systems. He has been quoted in numerous publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Defense, Playboy and The Nation. He also been an invited speaker at numerous forums including the Aspen Institute and SIGGRAPH.

He is a member of the editorial board for IEEE Computer, the second most read technical journal in the world, and the department editor for "Entertainment Computing". He is the co-editor of "Projects in Virtual Reality, for IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. Macedonia is also the Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Central Florida School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He also has served as an associate member for the State University System of Florida Digital Media Education Coordination Group and as a member of e-Entertainment subcommittee for the Florida Information Technology Task Force.

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Andrew Mahon
Andrew Mahon is an authority in peer-to-peer technologies and how they affect the business and technology landscape. As author and frequent speaker in business and technology circles, Mahon has spent much of his career investigating and articulating the relative merits of such emerging technologies as peer computing, knowledge management, Internet computing, business process design, advanced software development, object-oriented technology, and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Groove Networks in 1999, he held various marketing and strategy positions at Lotus Development, and served as an industry analyst at an emerging technology research consultancy.

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Anne Thomas Manes
Anne Thomas Manes is the Chief Technology Officer at Idoox, the Web Services Infrastructure Company. Anne is a frequent speaker at trade shows, author of numerous articles, and a participant in Web services standards development efforts at W3C and UDDI. Before joining Idoox, Anne was Director of Market Innovation at Sun Microsystems where she explored innovative ways to apply technology to create new solutions. Before joining Sun, Anne was a senior analyst with the Patricia Seybold Group, and editor-in-chief of "Distributed Computing Monitor", a monthly newsletter. Anne developed her expertise working in field service, education, system administration, development, product management, and technical evangelism at a number of the world's leading hardware and software companies. You can reach Anne via e-mail at atm@idoox.com.

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Noah Mendelsohn
Noah Mendelsohn is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM and Lotus Development Corp. He is a co-author of the SOAP version 1.1 specifications, and a co-editor of the W3C XML Schemas proposed recommendation. Earlier, he contributed to the creation of the JavaBeans and Enterprise JavaBeans specifications. He has over 30 years experience doing development and research on operating systems, programming languages, and distributed systems.

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Scott Miller
Scott Miller is a senior software developer for Uprizer, Inc. and a core developer with Freenet since 2000. Miller has a B.S. with honors from Indiana University.

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Nelson Minar
Nelson Minar is a software engineer at Google who works on the Google Web APIs and on AdWords. Prior to joining Google in 2001, he was the co-founder of Popular Power, a distributed computing company; a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab; and a research programmer at the Santa Fe Institute. Minar has spoken at several previous O'Reilly conferences and keeps a weblog.

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Gordon Mohr
Gordon Mohr, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Bitzi, has been creating innovative applications for the web since 1995. At Activerse, a startup acquired by CMGI in 1999, Gordon served as Chief Technology Officer and lead architect for Ding, an extensible all-Java peer-to-peer instant messaging system. Previously, at ParcPlace Systems, Gordon helped create VisualWave, an early object-oriented web application server and development environment. Gordon has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley with a double-major in Computer Science and Economics.

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Assad Moini
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Brian Morrow
Brian Morrow is President and Chief Operating Officer of Endeavors Technology. He is also Chairman of the P2P Working Group, a consortium of over fifty companies organized to facilitate and accelerate the advancement of best practices for peer-to-peer computing.

Prior to Endeavors, he served as Senior Vice President of Americas Operations for Select Software Tools and was an executive with Texas Instruments in Dallas. He also co-won a $1.5 million research grant in component technology from the U.S. National Institute for Standards in Technology and started the popular "Component Watch" newsletter and Web site.

Mr. Morrow has a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics and a M.B.A. in Finance.

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Michael R. Nelson
Mike Nelson is Director of Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM and manages a team helping to define and implement IBM's Next Generation Internet strategy. His group is working with university researchers on NGi technology, shaping standards for the NGi, and communicating IBM's NGi vision to customers, policy makers, the press, and the general public. He is also responsible for organizing IBM's involvement in the Global Internet Project, a coalition of 14 telecom and computer companies working to address key Internet issues.

From 1988 to 1993, Nelson served as a professional staff member for the Senate's Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, chaired by then-Senator Gore. He was the lead Senate staffer for the High-Performance Computing Act.

Nelson has a B.S. in geology from Caltech, and a Ph.D. in geophysics from MIT.

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Henrik Frystyk Nielsen
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen is an architect at Microsoft, Redmond, WA. He is a co-author of HTTP/1.0, HTTP/1.1, and SOAP/1.1 and participates in the W3C XML Protocol Working Group.

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Dr. Brand Niemann
Dr. Brand Niemann has been with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for more than 20 years and currently works in the Office of Environmental Information on electronic publishing and data exchange on the Web using XML. He teaches a class on XML for the Government Printing Office and has received awards and recognitions for his work from the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of the Interior, LOTUS, and Computerworld-Smithsonian.

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Helen F. Nissenbaum
Helen Nissenbaum is co-editor (with D.J. Johnson) of "Computers, Ethics and Social Values" (Prentice-Hall), author of "Emotion and Focus" (University of Chicago Press), and a founding co-editor of the journal, "Ethics and Information Technology" (Kluwer Academic Press), and a Senior Fellow of the Information Law Institute at NYU. Nissenbaum's work on social, ethical, and political dimensions of information technology includes publications on the subjects of privacy, property rights, electronic publication, the politics of search engines, accountability, the use of computers in education, and values embodied in computer systems.

She has served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation, UNESCO, and the ACM, and is Co-PI on an NSF funded study of human values in Web-browser security (Co-PIs: Batya Friedman and Edward Felten.)

Nissenbaum was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University,and a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She holds a B.A.(Honors) from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University. Before joining the faculty at NYU, she was a research associate and associate director of the Center for Human Values, Princeton University

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Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'Reilly is founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. In addition to publishing pioneering books like Ed Krol's The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog (selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century), O'Reilly has also been a pioneer in the popularization of the Internet. O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator site (GNN, which was sold to America Online in September 1995) was the first Web portal and the first true commercial site on the World Wide Web.

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Sergei Osokin
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Marc Pearl
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Simon Phipps
Technology futurist Simon Phipps is a well-known computer industry insider and commentator and as well as having a widely-read weblog he speaks frequently at industry events on technology trends and futures. At various times he has programmed mainframes, Windows and on the Web. Currently the Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., he was previously involved in OSI standards in the 80s, in the earliest commercial collaborative conferencing software in the early 90s, in introducing Java and XML to IBM and most recently with Sun's launching Sun's blogging site, blogs.sun.com. He lives in the UK, is based at Sun's Menlo Park campus in California and can be contacted via http://www.webmink.net

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Laird Popkin
Laird Popkin is the Chief Technology Officer at 3Path, Inc. Previously, Laird was the Chief Technology Officer at Sotheby's Holdings and SOTHEBYS.COM, the international live and online auction company. At Sotheby's, Laird was responsible for launching the leading online commerce site for fine art, and developing worldwide corporate technology strategy and standards. Prior to Sotheby's, Laird was the Chief Technology Officer at News America Digital Publishing/News Internet Services, the Internet division of the News Corporation, which launched and operated dozens of Web sites such as TVGuide.com, FOXNews.com, and LineOne (a UK-based online service). Before that, Laird was with Marble Associates, a technology consulting firm specializing in the design and implementation of distributed object-oriented systems supporting corporate business process reengineering. Laird also chairs the Information and Content Exchange (ICE) Authoring Group. ICE is the XML-based open standard for business-to-business content syndication. Laird attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Jon Potter
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Paul Prescod
Paul is an enthusiastic proponent and implementer of open source technologies and open standardss. He is well-known for his implementation of systems using XML and the open source Python programming language. Most recently he has been working with Pyrex, which can compile Python code to C and allow seamless combination of Python and C data types.

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Matt Reid
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Hilary Rosen
Hilary Rosen is president and chief executive officer of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). RIAA is the trade group representing the $15 billion U.S. sound recording industry. Under her leadership, the RIAA has become a guiding force in developing a legitimate marketplace for digital music and reinforcing copyright as a core American value. In 1998, her leadership role led to the U.S. ratification of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties benefiting American creators by requiring nations around the world to strengthen their copyright laws and adoption of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that updated copyright standards for the digital age.

Rosen is known as a passionate defender of the arts. She has consistently and forcefully protected the right of artists to deliver their own message without fear of government censorship and is the recipient of numerous honors for her work on behalf of the First Amendment including, the American Civil Liberties Union's Torch of Liberty. Rosen also directs the association’s campaign to educate the public about the voluntary Parental Advisory label, which provides parents with an important tool to use in monitoring their children’s musical choices and has been in the forefront of connecting the music community with important social and community programs for youth.

Rosen is a founding board member of Rock the Vote, an organization that encourages young people to become more involved in the political process. She also serves on many non-profit boards including The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation, the Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., National Music Council, Y.E.S. to Jobs, the National Cancer Foundation, the Meridian International Center and LifeBeat.

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Marc Rotenberg
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Mary Rundle
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Ram Sadasiv
Ram Sadasiv is Chief Technology Officer at quantumStream, a Content Commerce Infrastructure provider in Fairfax, VA. He is co-author of Database Application Programming Using Linux and has presented papers at many industry conferences, including Oracle Open World and Oracle Apps World.

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Oskar Sandberg
Oskar Sandberg is a core programmer with Freenet since 1999, on the board of Freenet Project, Inc, and in the final year of his masters degree in mathematics at the University of Stockholm.

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Jeff Schneider
Jeff Schneider is the founder and chairman of Momentum Software, a consultancy focused on building mission critical Java based applications. Jeff is the author of the first book on Enterprise Java, "Special Edition, Using Enterprise Java". He is now focusing his time building industrial strength Java based Peer-to-Peer applications.

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Jonathan Schull, Ph.D.
Dr. Jonathan Schull is the founder of SoftLock.com Inc. (dba Digital Goods), and authored its issued and pending patents on information commerce, superdistribution. A biological psychologist with a longstanding interest in adaptive systems, evolutionary psychology and the spread of information through intelligent networks, Schull gave up a tenured position at Haverford College and his research on animal behavior and cognition in order to advance the idea that digital goods can be virally-marketed and sold in copyright-protected, copy-encouraged, readily-purchased formats.

Schull is an internationally recognized authority on intellectual property protection, information commerce, the new information economy and the nature of intelligence in biological and artificial systems. In addition to having appeared on NBC’s Prime Time Live for work on dolphin cognition, Schull has written numerous articles related to the evolution and spread of adaptive knowledge and behavior, including: “Are Species Intelligent” (Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1990), “The Uncertain Response in Humans and Animals” (Cognition, 1997), and “William and the World Wide Web,” one of several articles and book chapters he has published about William James, the great American psychologist and philosopher. Schull has received two coveted fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health, followed by an impressive list of more than a dozen other fellowships, grants and awards. He is founder of the General Evolution Research Group, former associate editor of World Futures: the Journal of General Evolution.

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John Scott
John Scott (employed at RadiantBlue Technologies) is the project leader of DOD’s Open Technology Development Initiative, which lays the groundwork for streamlined adoption of open source methodologies with DOD, which includes both the adoption (including testing) of private sector open source code and the formation of internal communities of interest around DOD systems, including classified systems. He has held senior positions in technology companies, including three start-ups, including management of software development teams and rapid ramp-up of consulting practices. John holds an MS in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. He has been a repeat speaker at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference (and served on the conference committee of its predecessor, Peer-to-Peer), and is a featured speaker at this year’s O’Reilly Open Source Conference.

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Doc Searls

Doc Searls is Senior Editor of Linux Journal, one of the world's leading technology monthlies, with a paid circulation of over 100,000. His monthly LJ column is Linux For Suits, and his newsletter is SuitWatch.

Doc is also co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Borders Books and Amazon.com bestseller. (It was Amazon's #1 sales & marketing bestseller for over a year.)

Doc Searls Weblog is also one of the most familiar 'blogs' on the Web. J.D. Lasica of Annenberg's Online Journalism Review calls Doc "one of the deep thinkers in the blog movement."

In all three capacities, Doc is also a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences.

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Gerry Seidman
Gerry Seidman has been involved in applied research and development of Java applications since Java’s earliest versions. He has been a featured speaker at conferences around the world on topics ranging from management briefing to advanced topics in dynamic distributed systems. He consults and mentors on design issues for integrating Java into new applications and legacy systems for a number of large financial services and telecommunications companies. Gerry is currently the founder and president of Internet Access Methods, Inc., a company specializing in Real-Time Interactive technologies and Distance Presentation. He also serves as the president of IAM Consulting Corp., a training and consulting company. Prior to founding his own businesses, as the CTO at a CAD/CAM company, Gerry designed and developed products grossing over $70 million in revenue.

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Wendy Seltzer
Wendy Seltzer is a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. A Fellow with Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, she founded and leads the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse. ChillingEffects.org collects and analyzes cease-and-desist notices sent to Internet users, and provides information to help these users understand their rights in response. She was also an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law this past fall, teaching Internet Law. Wendy is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College.

Seltzer outlines her point of view on the panel: "I've been a technology geek longer than I've been a lawyer, so it disturbs me when the blunt tool of the law gets in the way of cool new toys. I wanted to explore how copy controls affect media devices and user experiences by talking with people who have been designing, testing, and using the latest media tech.

"We're trying to cut through the hype about DRM. To some people, 'rights management' is the greatest thing since sliced bread; to others it's the devil incarnate. Do the two groups see eye-to-eye at any point? Are they even talking about the same 'DRM'? We'll look at where rights management is being used now, and to what effect. Lots of business models are built around delivery of locked-up audio and video content. Are these models more likely to add value or to alienate customers? Companies strike different balances trying to accomodate both rights managment and consumer demands -- which ones work?

"I hope technologists and content providers will come away from the presentation with ideas about how to serve their customers better, and that end-users will leave with clearer demands for and expectations from new technologies they use. As technology becomes deeply ingrained in our lives, we need to think hard about who controls our technology. Do our computers obey us or our software vendors; will our speakers lock us out at the behest of the record company? Technological innovation will come from those who focus on the needs of their customers first."

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Clay Shirky
Clay Shirky teaches at NYU's graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program. He writes and consults on the social and economic effects of the Internet, concentrating particularly on the decentralization of applications (peer-to-peer architectures and programmatic interfaces) and on the current explosion in social software.

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David Sims
Dave Sims is the editorial director for the O'Reilly Network. He's been managing web teams and producing web publications since 1995, including Web Review, CMP's Web Tools, and XML.com. Dave writes on web technology and the Internet media industry and is a frequent contributor to the Industry Standard's Media Grok.

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Richard Smallcomb
Richard Smallcomb is Senior Director of Spaceway Applications Development at Hughes Network Systems in Germantown Maryland. He has been involved with satellite communications and information technology for over 20 years.

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Tim Smith
Since graduating from Belmont University in 1983 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on music business and finance, Tim Smith worked as a royalty accountant for Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, co-founded CMI (Copyright Management Inc.), founded and sold The Zeal Group, Inc. a technology company, and most recently he co-founded Copyright.net, Inc.

His entire career has been enmeshed with the management of intellectual property rights and technology. His passion is for developing systems that will improve the processes surrounding the creation and management of intellectual property, expanding the channels for marketing and distributing it, and reducing traditional compensation cycles.

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Juan Carlos Soto
Juan Carlos Soto is the Product Marketing Group Manager for Project JXTA at Sun Microsystems and the jxta.org Open Source Community Manager. On previous projects at Sun, Soto has managed engineering groups implementing Java for small devices and Business Development for Java Software.

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Simon St.Laurent
Simon St. Laurent is an XML-focused computer book author and editor living in Ithaca, NY. His books include XML: A Primer, XML Elements of Style, and Programming Web Services with XML-RPC. He is a contributing editor to XMLhack.com and an occasional contributor to XML.com.

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Damien Stolarz
Damien Stolarz is an entrepreneur with fifteen years of experience making computers talk to each other. He is the CEO of both Robotarmy Corp., a software/R&D consultancy, and Carbot, Inc. an in-car computer company. He authored "Mastering Internet Video" (Addison-Wesley, 2004). Stolarz holds a B.S. in Computer Science/Engineering from UCLA.

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Derrick Story
Derrick Story is the managing editor of O'Reilly Network. He focuses on web authoring, multimedia, and mobile computing. Pet projects include O'Reilly DevCenters for JavaScript/CSS and for the Macintosh. Derrick's experience includes more than 15 years as a photojournalist, a stint as the managing editor for Web Review, and a speaker for CMP's web conferences. In his spare time, Derrick manages his online photo business, Story Photography.

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David Strom
David Strom is president of David Strom, Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to improving the quality of Internet, networking and communications products. He writes frequently for numerous trade publications including Network World, Techtarget.com's web sites, and others. He was the founding editor-in-chief for CMP's Network Computing magazine and is a frequent speaker at various industry events. For the past six years, he self-published Web Informant, a weekly essay series. His second book, entitled, Home Networking Survival Guide, will be out this fall from Osborne/McGraw Hill.

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Michael Tanne
Michael is founder and CEO of Wink, a Social Search Engine that uses people's contributions and feedback to make it easier to find and share current, relevant results on the Web. Previously Michael was founder of AdForce, a publicly-traded Internet ad serving company acquired by CMGi in 2000. Michael then founded XDegrees which was acquired by Microsoft in 2002. Previously Michael ran products at Verity, the leader in enterprise search. Michael is also an investor/advisor to start-ups including LinkedIn, SimplyHired, Flock, Dogster, Revision3, RealTravel and Edgeio and serves on the board of Cloudmark, a leading anti-spam provider.

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Adam Theo
Adam Theo runs Theoretic Solutions, a self-styled think tank website, and is heavily involved in Jabber development.

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Kelly Truelove
Kelly Truelove is an independent research analyst who, via Truelove Research, covers peer-to-peer technology with a focus on P2P content search, storage, and distribution networks. He is regarded as a leading expert on consumer file-sharing systems, which he covers with a data-driven approach. He was previously founder & CEO of Clip2, a technology startup company, where he led extensive technical investigations and tracking efforts into extant file-sharing systems and distributed systems development platforms including Gnutella, OpenNap/Napster, FastTrack (Morpheus/KaZaA), Sun's Project JXTA, and XML Web services. Truelove co-authored the O'Reilly Research 2001 P2P Networking Overview and is an O'Reilly Network contributor. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Jon Udell
Jon Udell is an author, information architect, software developer, and groupware evangelist. He has been an independent consultant, was BYTE magazine's editor-at-large, executive editor, and web maven, and once upon a time was a developer at Lotus. In June 2002 he joined InfoWorld as lead analyst, author of the weekly Strategic Developer column, and blogger-in-chief. He also writes a monthly column for the O'Reilly Network.

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Aleksey Voitovich
Aleksey Voitovich has worked for Cybiko, Inc. since the company’s beginning in 1998. He serves as the Chief Scientist of RF/P2P for the Advanced Technologies division. Aleksey developed the Cybiko peer-to-peer middleware solution, and took part in the development of CyOS and production line adjusting. He is currently heading up various CyRF projects. Prior to Cybiko, Aleksey spent 6 years with Norilsk Central Hospital ‘Oganer’ Russia, as Chief of System Department. Voitovich received his MBA in Economics and Management in metallurgy from Norilsk

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Fred von Lohmann
Fred von Lohmann is a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property issues. In that role, he has represented programmers, technology innovators, and individuals in litigation against every major record label, movie studio, and television network (as well as several cable TV networks and music publishers) in the United States. In additon to litigation, he is involved in EFF's efforts to educate policy-makers regarding the proper balance between intellectual property protection and the public interest in fair use, free expression, and innovation.

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Tim Wall
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Lieutenant Colonel Earl Wardell
Lieutenant Colonel Earl Wardell is an Army officer with over 19-years of service in infantry, strategist, and space operations positions. He is currently serving as a Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. His duties include strategic planning, strategic communication, and various special projects. He holds bachelor and master degrees in communication and is currently a doctoral candidate in the same field.

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Steve Waterhouse
Steve Waterhouse is the Director of Engineering for the JXTA group at Sun Microsystems. Prior to Sun Microsystems, he was the VP of Engineering at Infrasearch, Inc. a leading distributed search technology start-up which Sun acquired in March 2001. Prior to Infrasearch, Steve co-founded and ran an Internet and Data Mining technology consulting firm whose clients included Yahoo, eBay, NASA and SGI. Steve received the B.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University, England where he received the Isaac Newton prize for outstanding Ph.D. research. Whilst at Cambridge he was a leading member of the Cambridge University Engineering Department speech recognition research group which ranked in the top 5 in the annual DARPA trials. He has also worked at both Motorola and Hewlett Packard in the small device speech recognition field. His numerous technical publications include research in search, speech recognition, neural networks and data mining.

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Michael Wells
As Music Channel Manager for national broadband service provider SPEAKEASY.net, Michael endeavors to enhance the online music experience for Speakeasy's members. Before joining Speakeasy, Michael worked at Amazon.com, as a music editor and marketing specialist. In his formative years, Michael attended the school of rock & roll as a bassist for numerous groups, recording music for Sub Pop and Virgin Records.

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Kevin Werbach
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Bryce Wilcox-O'Hearn
Bryce Wilcox-O'Hearn leads the Mnet project, an emergent network and universal file space. He has 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of secure distributed systems and digital cash. Wilcox-O'Hearn is also involved in the development of MixMinion, an anonymous remailer network, and E, a secure distributed pure-object platform and p2p scripting language. He founded the p2p-hackers mailing list, and has written about emergent networks, reputation systems, and decentralized namespaces.

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Brandon Wiley
Brandon Wiley is the first Freenet programmer, having co-founded the development effort with the system's inventor, Ian Clarke. Wiley is one of the contributing authors for the upcoming O'Reilly book on peer-to-peer networking. When not coding for freedom, he writes and directs plays, creates digital films, and builds online communities.

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Steve Yost
Steve Yost is the founder and creator of Quick Topic (www.quicktopic.com), the "preposterously easy" single-topic web/email discussion service, and Quick Doc Review (an equally easy service for peer review of any HTML document), both of which he's currently introducing as enterprise software and web services. Steve has focussed his career on designing open interfaces and architecting for resuability, especially in the fields of publishing, workflow, and collaboration.

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Peter Young
Speaker biography coming soon.

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