Social networking applications and sophisticated mobile devices are combining elements of the real and virtual worlds, and delivering an augmented experience of reality.
How is this digital experience changing consumers and communities?- World Economic Forum
Hamid Akhavan was appointed Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom responsible for the Mobile Communication business area on December 5, 2006. Throughout the Deutsche Telekom Group, he is responsible for innovation and product development, as well as technology, IT and procurement.
Additionally, in his role as Chief Ex-ecutive Officer of T-Mobile International AG, he leads the management of the mobile communications companies in Western, Southern and Eastern Europe and also those European national companies that are present in both the fixed and mobile communications areas.
Hamid Akhavan was previously Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTO) on the Board of Management of T-Mobile International. Following a strategic realignment, he was also appointed CTO of the Deutsche Telekom Group in September 2006. Akhavan has been working at T-Mobile International since September 2001 and was appointed to the Board of Management in December 2002. Before that, he was Chief Technical Officer and Chief Information Officer at Teligent Inc., an international broadband fixed wireless access company, and held various positions at other technology companies.
Hamid Akhavan graduated from the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He received a Master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the same fields.
J. Michael Arrington
J. Michael Arrington is an entrepreneur and the founder and co-editor of TechCrunch, a blog covering Silicon Valley technology start-ups and the wider technology field in the USA and abroad.
Wired and Forbes have named Arrington one of the most powerful people on the Internet. In 2008, he was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.
Eric K. Clemons
Dr. Eric K. Clemons is Professor of Operations and Information Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
A pioneer in the systematic study of the transformational impacts of information on the strategy and practice of business, his research and teaching interests include strategic uses of information systems, information economics, and the changes enabled by information technology.
Chad Hurley is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the popular San Bruno, California-based video sharing website YouTube.
Craig Mundie is chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft Corp., reporting to CEO Steve Ballmer. Mundie is responsible for directing the company's technical strategy and long-term investments.
In this role, he oversees Microsoft Research and other technology and research initiatives, the company's health and education businesses, and a number of technology incubations. Mundie also works with government and business leaders around the world on technology policy, regulation and standards.
Mundie previously served as Microsoft's chief technical officer for advanced strategies and policy. In that role, he worked with Chairman Bill Gates to develop Microsoft's global strategies around technical, business and policy issues.
Mundie joined Microsoft in 1992 to create and run the Consumer Platforms Division, which developed non-PC platforms such as the Windows CE operating system; software for the Handheld PC, Pocket PC and Auto PC; and early console-gaming products. Mundie also started Microsoft's digital TV efforts, acquiring and managing its WebTV Networks Inc. subsidiary. He championed the Trustworthy Computing tenet, which has significantly improved the security of Microsoft's products by using new software development practices.
Since August 2000, when President Clinton named Mundie to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, he has advised White House staff on issues affecting the security of the nation's telecommunications infrastructure. In April 2002, Mundie joined the Task Force on National Security in the Information Age to help develop a strategy for using technology to address new security challenges. Since February 2002, Mundie has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.
Mundie holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in information theory and computer science from Georgia Tech.
Shantanu Narayen joined Adobe in 1998 as a senior executive overseeing technology and product development. In 2005 he was promoted to president and COO, responsible for global operations. That same year he helped lead the $3.4 billion acquisition of rival software developer Macromedia, enabling Adobe to extend its reach in growth markets like mobile devices and multimedia publishing. He was named CEO in 2007. Prior to Adobe, Narayen cofounded Pictra, an early pioneer of digital photo sharing over the Internet. Before that he served as director of desktop and collaboration products at Silicon Graphics and held a variety of senior management positions at Apple. He is a member of the President's Management Advisory Board, which advises the White House on implementing best business practices, including the application of technology, in federal agencies. He also serves on the board of Dell and the advisory board of UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook, which he founded in 2004.
Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more
efficiently with their friends, families and coworkers. Mark is
responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for
the company. He leads the design of Facebook's service and development
of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark attended Harvard
University and studied computer science before moving the company to
Palo Alto, California.