Robert Scoble – Technical evangelist, futurist and author

Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. He currently works for Rackspace and the Rackspace sponsored community site Building 43promoting breakthrough technology and startups. He previously worked for Fast Company as a video blogger. You can read more of his bio […]

Rahul Sood – co-founder and CEO Unikrn

Rahul Sood is the CEO of Unikrn, a Seattle based eSports startup. Previous to Unikrn, Sood created the first incubation fund for startups at Microsoft, and eventually Microsoft consolidated their global startup activities under Sood’s leadership.  In June of 2013 he launched Microsoft Ventures. A serial entrepreneur, Sood spent 18 years in multiple startups prior […]

D.P. Venkatesh – founder of mPortal

D.P. Venkatesh has more than twenty five years experience in the Communications industry across Mobile, Internet, Cable and Media sectors. His roles have varied from executive management to strategic planning, product management and business development. As CEO of mPortal, Mr. Venkatesh oversees all aspects of strategy, sales, and marketing for mPortal. Over the past fifteen […]

Bob Metcalfe – Inventor of Ethernet and founder of 3COM

Bob Metcalfe, engineer, technology executive and venture capitalist, invented the Ethernet. He attended MIT and Harvard University, studying mathematics and computer science, before joining Xerox’s Palo Alto Research center. It was there that he was inspired to invent the Ethernet in 1973, which allowed computers to send packets of information and avoid collisions with incoming packets. […]

Bob Metcalfe - inventor of Ethernet

Jim Sutton – Inventor of touch computing

Jim Sutton had a long and distinguished career at HP across a number of product groups such as calculator and PC. While many thing the touch devices such as smartphones are a recent development, in fact Jim led the team that developed basic touch technology back in 1983 leading to the launch of the first […]

touch screen computer

Tim Berners-Lee – Inventor of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the forum for technical development of the Web. He founded the Web Foundation whose mission is that the WWW serves Humanity, and co-founded the Open Data Institute in London. His research group at MIT’s Computer Science and […]

Inventor of the web

Chuck House – former HP executive and inventor of the Moon Monitor

Chuck House is co-author with Raymond Price, of THE HP PHENOMENON: INNOVATION and BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION (2009, Stanford University Press). He is Exec Director of InnovaScapes Institute, which published his memoir of HP Colorado Springs, PERMISSION DENIED, in 2013. House, Chancellor Emeritus of Cogswell Polytechnical College, was also executive director of Media X, Stanford University’s research […]

Chuck House at TEDx

Geoffrey Moore – Author of ‘Crossing The Chasm’

Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Aruba, Cognizant, and Rackspace. Moore’s life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, focuses […]

Crossing The Chasm

Art Fong – Hewlett-Packard Employee #9

Here is an interesting question. If Microwave Engineer Art Fong had decided to turn down Bill Hewlett’s job offer back in 1945, how would the Hewlett Packard product line of microwave signal generators, bridges, and a long line of spectrum analyzers be different today? We think those resulting product lines of today would be substantially […]

David Cochran – Inventor of the scientific pocket calculator

What started out as a pet project of David Packard quickly turn into the HP-35 which was the epitome of a revolutionary mousetrap. Hand-held four function calculators were already on the market. Few could imagine a machine with scientific calculation capability that would fit in your shirt pocket, but could readily see the use and […]

David Cochran – Inventor of the scientific pocket calculator