Fred Fishkin is a veteran reporter who has been producing a daily syndicated radio report on consumer tech for more than two decades. Having been an award winning street reporter for WCBS Radio in New York, Fred began covering the tech beat in the early 90s. His reports have been syndicated by CBS Radio, Bloomberg Radio and now, in addition to having his own independent production company, Fred contributes to Wall Street Journal Radio’s tech coverage as well. You can hear his daily reports on a variety of radio stations around the country and online at http://www.bootcamp.com. He has interviewed a who’s who of people who have shaped the tech industry and the Internet over the years from Larry Page and Sergey Brin to Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Andy Grove, Michael Dell, Meg Whitman and many, many more. Fred is also an accomplished photographer, often combining those skills with his love of hiking and the outdoors. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, their dog and lots of photos of their children and grandchildren.
Gloria has always been involved with technology, though not as a writer initially. She started out designing websites and running Web usability tests, where she learned to observe how people really use technology, and continues to put that experience to use as a tech reviewer and journalist. She's a regular contributor to Techlicious, Computer Shopper, Tom's Hardware, Digital Trends, Shaw Media, and has previously written for ZDNet and Fast Company. She is a a frequent speaker on tech panels, and judges both the CODiE Awards for the Best Mobile App for Consumers, and Mobile Apps Showdown at CES.
Noticing that there was a void of female influence in the technology blogosphere, Helena started Chip Chick in 2004. A native New Yorker, Helena holds a Masters in Digital Imaging and Design from NYU and she has a background in the interactive and social media fields. She has been featured on MSNBC, Woman’s Day magazine, and other major news outlets. And when she is not busy testing out new gear, she can be found trotting the globe, looking for the next hot gadget.
As a columnist, product reviewer and writer, Jim Louderback produced hundreds of articles for everything from The New York Times to PC Magazine, Advertising Age and the digital arm of The Wall Street Journal. As an editor, he edited hundreds of issues of the leading technology newspapers and magazines, including stints as Editor-In-Chief of PC Magazine and Editorial Director of PCWeek. As a video personality, Louderback created and hosted more than 200 episodes of the popular Cable TV show Fresh Gear. He also created and hosted the popular weekly YouTube video show Downloaded, a “Meet The Press” style round-table on the top news topics of the week. As a television and web executive Louderback launched the world’s first Cable TV channel dedicated to technology, ZDTV, and helped transform it into TechTV. He led some of the top technology web blogs, including ExtremeTech and eWeek.com. And he built one of the earliest and most successful web video startups, Revision3, guiding it to nearly $20 million in annual revenue, a top position on the YouTube weekly charts and the company’s ultimately successful sale to Discovery Communications, producers of the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and TLC. He’s currently writing a book about lessons learned as a first-time CEO, and advising and investing in startups.
Jeremy is Editor-in-Chief of Digital Trends and leads the editorial staff both creatively and operationally. Before joining Digital Trends, he spent nearly five years as the technology editor for FoxNews.com, and over a decade at Ziff Davis Media, publisher of PCMag.com, prior to that. No, he will not fix your computer. DT Boilerplate: Digital Trends is a leading consumer technology publisher that aims to demystify technology, helping people navigate an increasingly digital world. Digital Trends’ easy-to-understand product reviews, entertaining news, and videos serve more than 20 million unique visitors each month and 4 million mobile users. Digital Trends reaches 90 million tech influencers through the Digital Trends Media Network, and its syndicate partners include Yahoo!, Fox News, and more than 200 broadcast news stations.
Jill is a writer at Tom's Guide, where she writes about games, security, 3D printing and tech trends. A graduate of Vassar College, she previously worked as a freelance writer and wrote for The Daily, the first iPad-only news app. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Ken’s involvement over the past few years has been specifically in the area of private equity investing in the mobile sector, and his previous experience in developing telecoms, IT and web commerce business strategies spans 25+ years. His focus has been on the emerging new media content, applications and commerce methodologies, and the merging of these with the ubiquitous, personal access of mobile. Recent emphasis has been placed on Wearable Technologies, Fitness/Wellness, mHealth, Augmented Reality, Mobile TV, 3D and personal viewing scenarios for rich media and innovations in technologies enabling multiscreen convergence. Alternate energy and additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies and applications are also a recent focus.
Mark Saltzman is one of North America's leading tech experts, specializing in consumer electronics, small business technology, interactive entertainment, mobile apps and Internet trends. Marc has authored 15 books since 1996 (including "Siri For Dummies" from Wiley Publishing), and currently contributes to nearly 50 high-profile publications, including USA Today, Yahoo!, MSN, Costco Connection, AARP - The Magazine/AARP.org, Toronto Star, Movie Entertainment, Common Sense Media, Your Security Resource, Media Planet, OWL, The Loop, Telus Talks Business, Rogers Connected and Chill. Marc hosts various video segments, including "Gear Guide" (seen at Cineplex movie theaters and sister chains across Canada) and is a regular guest on CNN, CNN International and CTV's Canada AM. Marc also hosts "Tech Talk," a radio show on Montreal’s CJAD 800, part of Bell Media. Finally, Marc is an active public speaker who delivers keynotes, panel moderation and "lunch & learns" on a wide variety of topics.
I'm the former editor of PC Magazine, Editor in Chief of FamilyPC, and blogger for Yahoo!Tech. I've has spent the past 30 years exploring what it means to be a family in a digital world. I'm also the founder of Kids@Play and The Silvers Summit, a set of conferences and exhibitions in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association.
He writes, he acts, he speaks science, he sings, plays piano and yes, he knows a good gadget when he sees one! David Pogue, founder of Yahoo! Tech hosted the 2016 Mobile Apps Showdown event.
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