|The first and most important conference on
O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference
Westin St. Francis Hotel -- San Francisco, California
February 14-16, 2001
One of the best reasons to attend the O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference is the
unprecedented gathering of top-notch presenters, leaders, and experts. You will find core developers,
unique users, and visionaries who will share their knowledge with you to help
you solve your business and technical challenges. You won't find a
gathering like this at any other conference.
Our Speaker list is growing daily. Please check back regularly to see who we
have lined up for you.
San Francisco based Greg Aharonian is Editor of the Internet Patent News Service, a mostly daily news service covering intellectual property issues in the software, Internet and biotechnology worlds (www.bustpatents.com/). For many years, he has been critical of the quality of issued patents, publishing studies on the properties of issued patents such as their demographics and prior art problems. He consults to corporations and law firms around the country, providing patent-ability and invalidity search services, specializing in software, Internet and business method technologies.
Dr. David P. Anderson is director of SETI@home at U.C. Berkeley.
Before that he worked at a series of startups
(Sonic Solutions, Tunes.com, and United Devices).
From 1985 to 1991 was on the faculty of the UCB Computer Science
Besides distributed computing,
his interests include distance learning,
collaborative filtering, the music of Kaikhosru Sorabji, and bouldering.
Jeff "Hemos" Bates
Jeff Bates works for the Open Source Development Network in Acton, Ma. He is an editor for and was a co-founder of Slashdot.org.
Michael Bauer has been an internet professional since 1993 starting as a consultant for O'Reilly & Associates on the Global Network Navigator. His first company built the first version of Mapquest, deployed some of the first e-commerce sites (BlackBox and Fisher Scientific), created a knowledge-based content management system called Manage!IT, and deployed an early domain name internet directory on Internet.ORG.
Adam L."Duncan" Beberg
Adam Beberg founded Mithral Communications & Design in 1995, and serves
as Chairman and Chief Technology Officer. Beberg's extensive background in
distributed computing includes a degree in Computer Engineering from the
Illinois Institute of Technology, and several successful projects. In 1997
Beberg founded distributed.net which solved encryption contests from RSA
including two DES and one RC5 contest. The success of distributed.net has
been followed by many projects including dozens of startups. In April 1999
Beberg left distributed.net and returned to work at Mithral full-time on the
original Cosm project. Beberg has been awarded by MIT's Technology Review as
one of the nations top 100 technology innovators, and has appeared in many
publications including Red Herring, Forbes, Scientific American and Fortune.
Beberg is currently working with the Folding@Home project, which uses the
Andreas Becker studied business management in London and Reutlingen, and subsequently spent two years as a controller at the Ernst Klett Schulbuchverlag (text book publishers) in Stuttgart. Becker went on to complete an MBA at Edinburgh before becoming a consultant to the publishing and graphic arts industries. His specialized subjects include digital business, strategy development, controlling, organization, and market analysis.
Prior to co-founding DataSynapse, Jamie worked in the Advanced Strategies &
Research Group of Barclays Global Investors; with Risk Management
Technologies; and for Bank of America. Jamie has extensive experience
building object-oriented, compute-intensive financial applications. He has
over fifteen years experience in applied numerical methods such as PDE
solving, Monte Carle methods, and mini-max problems. His experience in the
finance space include derivatives trading applications, exotic option
pricing, yield curve modeling, and credit risk management.
Before joining Bank of America, Jamie worked as a NASA Research Fellow
conducting laser physics and numerical modeling research. Jamie attended
Brown University where he earned a PhD in Engineering Physics, an MS degree
in Electrical Engineering, and separate BS degrees in Engineering Physics
and Applied Mathematics.
Greg Bolcer has a Ph.D. and B.S. in Information and Computer Science from
the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and an M.S. from the University
of Southern California (USC). In addition, Bolcer has 18 years experience in the research and development of information systems. He is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer for Endeavors Technology which was founded in April 1998 to commercialize his research.
Daniel Bricklin, a software designer, is best known as the co-creator of VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet. Moreover, throughout his career he has been creating products that explore new metaphors, sometimes with far-reaching consequences. In addition to the spreadsheet, he helped develop one of the first word processing systems in the mid-1970's, programmed the most popular prototyping tool of the MSDOS world, and helped introduce the world to the capabilities of electronic ink on pen computers. His products have proven to be catalysts that had major impacts on the growth of the computer industry.
Greg Broiles, CEO of Turtledove, formerly served as VP of Research and Development at Signet Assurance Company, an ecommerce risk transfer company in San Francisco, CA. He was General Counsel, VP of Operations, and interim CEO at C2Net Software, which built the Stronghold encrypting web server using the open source Apache web server. C2Net was based in Oakland, CA and was recently purchased by Red Hat. Greg has a law degree from the University of Oregon and a BA in Sociocybernetics from the Johnston Center at the University of Redlands. He has been using the Internet and its precursors since 1985.
Alan Brown is the assistant director of the Digital Freedom Network, a GILC
He founded Red Rover, which he unveiled at Russia's first cyber-rights
last April, and recently addressed UNESCO in Spain, advising them against
rating systems. Last year he designed an Internet filter contest which was
Wired, Playboy and others. He is a contributor to the new O'Reilly P2P
book, and will
be launching and directing a cyber-rights organization in Russia later this
Brown previously served as vice president and anti-censorship director of
affiliate. He was educated at Columbia and Chicago and taught mathematical
logic in the
Big 10 for a decade before finding something a little more dangerous.
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
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).
Bill Burnham is a principal managing director for SOFTBANK Venture Capital where he focuses on software and commerce related infrastructure investments. Prior to joining SBVC, Mr. Burnham was a general partner at SOFTBANK Capital Partners. Mr. Burnham writes a regular newsletter on the Internet industry and sits on the boards of several portfolio companies, including United Devices, PurpleYogi and BlueTigerNetworks.
Prior to SOFTBANK Capital Partners, Mr. Burnham was a vice president and the senior research analyst covering the Electronic Commerce industry for Credit Suisse First Boston's Technology Group. While as CSFB Mr. Burnham helped take public such companies as CommerceOne, Intertrust, Interwoven, Netcentives, Silknet and TD Waterhouse. Mr. Burnham was the first analyst on Wall Street to cover the Electronic Commerce industry and pioneered the study of this industry from an investor's perspective. He is also the author of "How to Invest in Electronic Commerce Stocks", published by McGraw-Hill in the Fall of 1998. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston, Mr. Burnham was the senior research analyst for Electronic Commerce at both Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Piper Jaffray Inc. Prior to Piper Jaffray, Mr. Burnham was a senior associate in the Financial Services Group at the management consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York.
Mr. Burnham attended Washington University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Marshall Burns, Ph.D., is the world's foremost authority on digital
manufacturing, the radical new technology for making products directly from
digital information. He is the author of the leading book on the subject and
has been invited to speak about it on four continents around the world.
Dr. Burns operates Ennex Corporation, which develops technology for
digital manufac-turing, particularly focused on fabbers (digital
fabricators). A trained physicist and a successful entrepreneur, Burns
excites audiences with his captivating vision of the future. He has appeared
on several radio and television programs, explaining fabbers and digital
manufacturing in nontechnical terms.
Larry Cheng is an associate with Battery Ventures, a top-tier early stage venture capital firm that has led investments in companies like Akamai, Infoseek, Nextel, FORE Systems, etc. He spearheaded the distributed peer networks effort at Battery Ventures over the past year having met with over 100+ companies in this market. Larry also focuses on open source and b2b infrastructure software investments. Prior to Battery Ventures, he was at Bessemer Venture Partners, another leading early-stage venture capital firm. He focused primarily on e-commerce investments while at Bessemer. Larry also consulted information technology clients at Corporate Decisions, Inc. (acquired by Mercer Management Consulting), a growth strategy-consulting boutique based in Boston, MA. Larry graduated from Harvard College.
Andrew A. Chien is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of
Inc., an internet computing company which empowers individuals to
contribute to "great cause" computations, and delivers large-scale
resources. Chien's research and technology expertise includes
communication software, distributed systems, middleware, operating
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
(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.
Ian Clarke is the architect and coordinator of The Freenet Project, and the Chief Technology Officer of Uprizer inc, a company he founded to realise commercial
applications for the Freenet technology. Ian holds a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from Edinburgh University, Scotland. He has worked as a
consultant for a number of companies including 3Com, and Logica UK's Space Division. He is originally from County Meath, Ireland.
02/14/2001, 2:45pm - 3:15pm
in the Georgian Room
(due by )
Ward Cunningham is a founder of Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc. He has also served as Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principle Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory. Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities hosted by his WikiWikiWeb. He is founder of the Hillside Group and has served as program chair of the Pattern Languages of Programs conference which it sponsors.
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.
Rinaldo Di Giorgio
Rinaldo Di Giorgio has been at Sun Microsystems for eight
years. In 1995 he provided the infrastructure for the
first Java Conference where applets working in
Netscape were shown for the first time. Since then he
has been developing applications and systems utilizing
Java technology especially in in the commerce area
using JavaCard and next generation web applications
utilizing Brazil Technology. Rinaldo is currently
working on P2P applications of Brazil, as well as integration
of Brazil Technology with J2ME, PQA, WAP, RMI, JINI and
JRMS. Rinaldo writes a column for Java Developers at
http://www.javaworld.com. Rinaldo dropped out of CMU
to start working with Unix systems in process control
in 1977. Rinaldo has a BS and MS in CS from
Polytechnic University. In 1991, prior to joining Sun, Rinaldo
consulted to JP Morgan's Internet pioneer, David Spector.
You can see some of his work at http://www.digiorgio.com.
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.
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to Wired, Popular Science, Make, the New York Times, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He was formerly Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and
treaties. Presently, he serves as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.
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.
Edd Dumbill is a writer, editor, and free software hacker. He edited O'Reilly's XML.com from 1999 to 2004, is the publisher of XMLhack.com, and chairs the annual XML Europe conference. He packages Bluetooth software for Debian GNU/Linux and is the author of the GNOME Bluetooth subsystem.
Kate Ehrlich works in Viant's innovation center where she heads the internal communication strategy for the group. She has developed initiatives around user-centered design and is currently leading a collaborative research project across industry and academia examining the pre-conditions and social impacts of peer-to-peer collaboration.
David Galbraith is a Co-founder of Moreover.com the leading aggregator of
news and dynamic content on the web.
A chartered architect, he began his involvement in database technology while
working for Fosters, the UK's leading architecture practice. While at
Fosters, he began designing object-oriented databases for coordination of
large scale construction projects. David is a Co-founder of Origins, the
world's largest provider of online access to government genealogical data.
Named by Real Business as one of the top 30 UK Internet start-ups, Origins
was profitable in its first year. As a Co-founder of Realtime Anywhere, an
Internet consultancy in the UK, he co-developed the MatchNet staffing
system, one of the first web based enterprise applications. He has worked
with Internet technologies since 1993 and has been active in the development
of medatada related technology. He was co-author of EDML, a standard for
metadata and EDI on the web and is a co-author of the RSS 1.0 metadata
Jim Gallagher (ackme) has been an active net presence since 1994. He
currently maintains a P2P weblog at http://www.rewiringtheinternet.com (a
domain name that he managed to get for free through domainzero.com and which
is hosted, ad free, on directhost.co.uk). He lives in Haverhill,
Massachusetts and is employed as a support engineer at Dataware Solutions.
A classic hippie from the old school, he is also CEO of Ackme Enterprises,
an internet consulting firm which distinguished itself in the 90s by neither
registering its domain name nor considering an IPO. When not engaged in
blogging or engineering, he hosts an online radio show called "Radio X"
which is produced by Dobbsco Enterprises on Javalina.net
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.
New York Times reporter Katie Hafner has been writing about technology since
1983. She has worked for Newsweek and Business Week, and has written for
Esquire, Wired, The New York Times Magazine and The New Republic. She has
published three books: "Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the
Internet" (with Matthew Lyon) (Simon & Schuster, 1996); "The House at the
Bridge: A Story of Modern Germany" (Scribner, 1995); and "Cyberpunk: Outlaws
and Hackers on the Computer Frontier" (with John Markoff) (Simon & Schuster,
1991). Her fourth book, a history of The Well, the seminal online community,
will be published in May.
A pioneer in the internet sector and open source software community, Dick Hardt has been active in software development for nearly two decades. His most recent venture, Sxip Identity, provides enterprise identity management solutions for on-demand applications that leverage the power of Identity 2.0.
Jonathan is the co-founder and CEO of Resilient, and is a noted expert in the application of complex adaptive systems theory to enterprise software and business processes. He was the founder and CEO of Consilient, an internet software firm which pioneered XML-based collaborative application technology. Earlier, he was the founding CEO of Evolve Software, an enterprise software vendor which pioneered a new application market, and went public in 2000.
As founder, co-president & chief product officer, Jamey Harvey brings several years of Internet community and entrepreneurial experience to Ikimbo. Harvey is responsible for aiding in all strategic aspects of day-to-day business, external corporate relations, product strategy and future product planning and implementation.
Prior to founding Ikimbo in October 1999, Harvey spent three years as the president and CEO of Digital Addiction (DA), an industry leader at creating Internet play communities. DA’s innovative game community (www.digitaladdiction.com) and e-commerce solutions were featured by CNN, Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, Yahoo! Internet Life, and Fortune, as well as numerous entertainment publications. Harvey originated and championed the viral-marketing patent applications and concepts that Ikimbo later acquired from DA.
Before his work with DA, Harvey founded Inverse Ink, the industry’s leading interactive comic book company, where he managed production, marketing and licensing of that company’s award-winning CD-ROM and online comic books, including “Superman,” “Batman,” and “The Tick.” Harvey used his share of the proceeds from the sale of the Inverse Ink’s IP assets to found DA.
Before Inverse Ink, Harvey was a marketing manager and public relations associate at Borland International, and he was a successful executive recruiter at a well-respected Silicon Valley search firm.
Harvey has a bachelor of arts degree in politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, Calif.
John Hebeler is involved in all phases of the Roku product lifecycle, from research to production. Prior to joining Roku, Hebeler worked for Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, as Vice President responsible for Web/Internet Architectures. Prior to Deutsche Banc, he worked for T. Rowe Price where he was responsible for Electronic Commerce strategies, and Bell Laboratories, where he was responsible for developing large-scale distributed computing solutions. He serves as an adjunct professor in the Loyola M.B.A. program and is currently authoring an ecommerce book for McGraw Hill. Hebeler holds a bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (majoring in Electrical Engineering), and an M.B.A. from Loyola College.
Marc Hedlund is Chief Product Officer at Wesabe, a personal finance startup. (He blogs at "Wheaties for Your Wallet": http://www.wesabe.com/blog/.) Before starting Wesabe, Marc was an entrepreneur-in-residence at O'Reilly Media. Prior to that, he was VP of Engineering at Sana Security; co-founder and CEO of Popular Power, a distributed computing startup; and founder and general manager of Lucas Online, the internet subsidiary of Lucasfilm, Ltd. During his early career, Marc was Director of Engineering at Organic Online, and was CTO at Webstorm, where he wrote one of the Internet's first shopping cart applications in 1994. He is a graduate of Reed College.
02/15/2001, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
in the Colonial Room
(due by )
Justin Hibbard is a senior writer for Red Herring magazine. He writes feature stories about subjects ranging from unknown startups to large public companies to personalities. Before joining Red Herring, Mr. Hibbard was a senior editor at InformationWeek. Prior to that, he was a staff writer at Computerworld. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and lives in San Francisco.
Michael Hitz is the CTO for skyfish.com. His experience includes e-business strategy with Andersen Consulting, in financial services and aerospace-defense, and the research and development of distributed object-oriented control and telemetry systems for The Foxboro Company, an Invensys company. Hitz earned honors and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Newcastle University, Australia.
Theodore Hong is a graduate student in computer science at Imperial College, London. He holds an A.B. in chemistry and physics summa cum laude from Harvard University and an M.Sc. in microwaves and optoelectronics from University College London, and is a 1995 Marshall scholar. He is a developer on the Freenet project.
David is a General Partner with August Capital. He invests broadly in information technology companies, with a focus on consumer facing software and services, enterprise applications and infrastructure software. Prior to joining August Capital, David was an intellectual property and corporate attorney at Venture Law Group, Cravath Swaine & Moore, and Perkins Coie LLP. David teaches business and law at Stanfords Graduate School of Business and writes about the venture capital industry in VentureBlog (www.ventureblog.com).
Speaker biography is currently unavailable.
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).
Fortune Magazine calls Sun Microsystems Chief Scientist Bill Joy "The Edison of the Internet". Joy is a co-founder of the company and a member of the Executive Committee.
Speaker biography is currently unavailable.
Dr. Carl Kesselman is the director of the Center for Grid Technologies at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute. He is also a Research Associate Professor of Computers Science at the University of Southern California and a visiting associate of Computer Science at the California Institute of Technology. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angles, a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Kesselman's research interests are focused on all aspects of Grid computing, including Grid architecture, wide-area data management services, resource management, and security. Along with Dr. Ian Foster, Kesselman co-leads the Globus project, which has developed the Grid middleware that is serving as the basis for many of the major Grid deployment activities that are taking place throughout the world. In 1998, the Globus project won the Global Information Infrastructure award in the Next Generation Infrastructure category. Dr Kesselman is also the co-editor of “Computational Grids: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure,” a book which is widely cited as influencing the establishment of the Grid computing paradigm.
Rohit Khare is the Director of CommerceNet Labs, which is investigating decentralized electronic commerce.
Dr. Rohit Khare is an award-winning researcher in the fields of Internet protocols and decentralized systems. He founded KnowNow in 2000 and previously worked on Internet standards development at MCI's Internet Architecture Group and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He founded 4K Associates and edited the World Wide Web Journal (W3J) for O'Reilly & Associates. He received his Ph.D. in Software Engineering from U.C. Irvine in 2003.
Bob Knighten is Intel's Peer-to-Peer Evangelist. In that role he directs Peer-to-Peer Architecture in Intel's Microprocessor Research Lab, and is the convenor of the Peer-to-Peer Working Group that was first announced at the Intel Developers Forum in August 2000.
In his nine years at Intel, Mr. Knighten directed the Server Performance Architecture team, was program manager for the ARPA funded Tristar program and spent several years in the Supercomputer Systems Division developing programming models for multicomputers. In that role he was Intelís representative to the High Performance Fortran Forum and the Message Passing Interface Forum, chairman of two POSIX Working Groups and was chairman of the UNIX International Kernel Architecture Working Group.
Before joining Intel, Mr. Knighten was architect for thread libraries at Encore Computer, and designed and built a variety of compilers at Prime Computer and SofTech.
For the first twenty years of his career Mr. Knighten taught mathematics at MIT, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Puerto Rico.
Mr. Knighten has Ph.D. and Bachelor degrees in Mathematics, both from MIT.
Alexis Kopikis is a WorldStreet co-founder who conceptualized WorldStreet's products and serves as SVP Product Strategy. Prior to WorldStreet, he served as an institutional salesperson in the Latin American Equities Group at ING Barings, where he recognized the need for a dynamic way of having rich, relevant, and secure communications both internally and with customers. Prior to ING Barings, he worked in the Private Clients Group of Bankers Trust, and at Investment Placement Group, a San Diego-based money management firm.
Since founding WorldStreet in 1996, Kopikis has established himself as a product visionary, speaking at technology conferences, contributing to industry panel discussions, and leading the Company's creative product strategy. Through his industry awareness and his technological savvy, he keeps WorldStreet's product development and strategy cutting-edge, and participates in establishing strategic product partnerships. He holds an M.A. from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego, and a B.A. in Political Science from UC San Diego.
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.
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.
Rob "Cmdr Taco" Malda
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda and Jeff "Hemos" Bates are the creators and maintainers of Slashdot.org. Slashdot, part of the Open Source Development Network, is
"News for Nerds, Stuff That Matters" covering a wide range of subjects each and every day. They can neither confirm or deny the allegattions regarding their
invention of sliced bread.
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
David McNett is a senior developer and systems engineer for United
Devices. In addition to his commercial distributed computing work,
Mr. McNett is a founding board member and president of distributed.net,
a not-for-profit general-purpose distributed computing effort. Since
1997, distributed.net has grown to become the longest-running project
of its kind in the world. He has worked professionally managing
information technologies and developing process control automation
software for a variety of industries as an independent consultant.
In his spare time, Mr. McNett likes to advocate the use of strong
cryptography and Internet privacy.
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.
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.
Dana Moore is a division scientist at BBN Technologies, and is an acknowledged expert in the fields of software agents, P2P, and collaborative computing. He is author of Peer-to-Peer: Building Secure, Scalable, and Manageable Networks and Jabber Developer's Handbook, and over twenty papers for refereed journals. He has lectured extensively on these subjects at O'Reilly P2P Conferences and other venues.
Zach Nelson is President and Chief Executive Officer of myCIO.com, a managed network security provider. Mr. Nelson is responsible for all product development and business aspects of myCIO.com. Mr. Nelson is also an executive officer of Network Associates.
Darren New is a Senior Member of Technical Staff for Invisible Worlds, Inc. Prior to Invisible Worlds, New was responsible for designing and building the InfoHaus, the first online shopping mall and transactional hosting site for Internet merchants. In an earlier incarnation, Darren worked at Bell Communications Research (www.bellcore.com) inventing techniques to deliver high-quality interactive multimedia over narrowband networks. New has a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Delaware, where he pioneered technology for displaying animations of formal network protocol specifications, aiding the learning and debugging processes.
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.
Ray Ozzie, the creator of IBM's Lotus Notes, is an industry visionary and pioneer in computer-supported cooperative work. As a chief technical officer of Microsoft Corp., Ozzie reports to Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates. In this role, Ozzie has responsibility for influencing corporate communications and collaboration strategy, applications, and platform infrastructure.
Shelley Powers is a consultant/author with her own company, Burning Bird Enterprises (http://www.burningbirdenterprises.com), currently located in Boston, Massachusetts. In the last several years, she has worked on several distributed and Web-based applications on a variety of platforms. In addition, Shelley has also authored or coauthored
O'Reilly's Developing ASP Components, second edition. Shelley can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker biography is currently unavailable.
Allen G. Saurette is the Chief Executive Officer of RightsMarket. He has been active in the software consulting business for over 20 years, both in Canada and internationally. He has served on RightsMarket’s Advisory Board and Board of Directors for several years. He has extensive experience in corporate acquisitions and in developing new, leading edge software technology products. He has been successful in introducing such products into key global markets.
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company's strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO. Since coming to Google, Eric has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google's rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum.
Along with Page and Brin, Schmidt shares responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations. His Novell experience culminated a 20-year record of achievement as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of great technologies. His well-seasoned perspective perfectly complements Google's needs as a young and rapidly growing search engine with a unique corporate culture.
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.
Speaker biography is currently unavailable.
Dr. Donald Steiner
Dr. Donald Steiner is Cofounder and Chief Scientist of WebV2, Inc. He is one
of the foremost industrial experts in the area of networked intelligent
Prior to founding WebV2, Dr. Steiner was in charge of agent software
development at Siemens Corporation and was responsible for initiating and
leading a number of projects using agent technology with Siemens’ Groups,
the German government, and the European Union. He was the Project
Coordinator of Germany’s most advanced traffic telematics project, the
Personal Travel Assistance (MOTIV-PTA) project. He has also been actively
involved in the FIPA agent standardization initiative, and is currently the
President of FIPA.
Prior to joining Siemens, Dr. Steiner was a Member of the Technical Staff in
the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Microelectronics and Computer
Technology Corporation (Austin, Texas).
Dr. Steiner received his PhD in Mathematics from Iowa State University in
As COO of Combex, Marc Stiegler led the acquisition of a DARPA research contract in June 2001 to build a working prototype of a capability secure desktop that is invulnerable to traditional computer viruses and trojan horses, using the E programming language. Highlights of Stiegler's earlier works include serving as VP of Engineering for Autodesk, and winning the SPA Best New Business Software Award for DecideRight in 1996.
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.
David Stutz has been a professional musician since boyhood. Despite
this impediment, he has also managed to actively participate in the
evolution of a number of computer languages, programming models, and
developer tools - most recently Microsoft's "Rotor" project. As a
software architect and kibitzer, he has been involved in the early
design stage of many technologies, including software component models,
systems, database products, network protocols, and a whole lot of other
hard-to-categorize plumbing. Despite repeated attempts to go clean, he
remains obsessively attracted to distributed systems, winegrape growing,
and the mechanisms of biology.
David Tamés is a Creative Lead with Viant. As a member of Viant's Innovation Center, Tames works with a multi-disciplinary team to spot trends in industry and technology; imagine and prototype future applications; and develop powerful points-of-view that will inform Viant's work for clients and evolve the ways we socialize, interact, and learn.
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.
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.
Erick Von Schweber
Erick is responsible for Cacheon's technology vision
and roadmap, collaborating with departments across
the company to ensure their integrity from research
through final product delivery. Prior to joining
Cacheon in March of 2000, Erick was Chief Science
Officer of Infomaniacs, a think tank specializing in
strategy and architecture for advanced information
technology. At Infomaniacs, he focused on the
issues involved in managing large, complex, and
distributed data and knowledge, serving a customer
base ranging from Internet startups through the
Fortune 50 to the advanced technology arms of the
defense and intelligence communities.
Before Infomaniacs, Erick served as President and CEO of
General Information Corporation, an Atlanta startup formed in
1983 to pioneer artificial intelligence, large databases, advanced
user interfaces and visualization technologies to facilitate
commerce. Erick has also been an analyst for PC Week, a
frequent contributor to PC Magazine, and has produced several
landmark events for Softbank Comdex on advanced technology.
Erick graduated Magna cum Lauda in pure mathematics from
Monmouth University and pursued graduate studies in Quantum
Topology at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Mark R. Walker
Mark Walker received his PhD from Arizona State University in 1991. He joined the Intel Architecture Labs in 1992. Since joining Intel, Mark has worked on various projects including PC-based video conferencing, wideband audio compression, and synthetic speech. He is the author of numerous patents in the areas of digital video compression, digital speech compression, wideband audio compression and synthetic speech.
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.
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.
Dave Winer, 46, is CEO of UserLand Software, a leading Web technology and publishing company based in Millbrae, CA. UserLand makes software suited for writers, designers, graphics people and programmers, designed to make Web development easy and productive.
He is co-developer of Frontier, Manila and Radio UserLand. The company hosts several thousand Web sites using these tools and has pioneered several Internet standards in distributed computing, including SOAP, XML-RPC, RSS and OPML. He is the editor of the pioneering Scripting News weblog.
A software industry veteran, Winer also produced award-winning commercial software products at Living Videotext, merged with Symantec in 1987. He was a contributing editor at Wired in the mid-90s and in 1997 was chosen as a Seybold Fellow for his pioneering work in Web-based publishing systems. In 2001 Wired Magazine honored him with the top award for his work on SOAP. Winer is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
As Co-founder and Chairman of Red Hat, Bob is very active in determining the company's strategic and creative
direction and driving the global, industry-wide adoption of open source development practice. A true open source
visionary, Bob's efforts developing Red Hat into a household name have won him prestigious honors such as
Business Week's "Top Entrepreneurs" and Smart Reseller's "50 Smart People." Bob graduated with honors from
the University of Toronto prior to beginning his high tech career in the computer finance arena. His 20 years of
computer industry finance and marketing experience at the head of two computer leasing companies combined
with his innate marketing savvy are a core strength of Red Hat.