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This session on user-centric experiences features Nick Bilton (New York Times), Carlos Bhola (kikin), Tom Glocer (Thomson Reuters), Dave Moore (24/7 Media), and Tero Ojanpera (Nokia). David Kirkpatrick (The Facebook Effect) moderates.
Carlos M. Bhola is co-Founder and CEO of kikin , delivering next-generation user-centric web and mobile experiences. Bhola was previously Managing Partner of Celsius Capital, an investment and advisory services firm focused on companies in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT); consumer goods; and real estate sectors in the U.S. and China. Current and previous portfolio companies include Vonage, EachNet/eBay China, gate5/Nokia, China Technology Realty (CTR), Chengdu RE, and Aircom.
Bhola also served as Global Head of Internet/Electronic Commerce Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston; prior to which he led Internet/Electronic Commerce and High Technology initiatives for Fortune 500 firms at the Boston Consulting Group. Bhola's most recent academic accomplishment was his pioneering post-graduate research in artificial intelligence at Carnegie Mellon University.
Nick Bilton is a columnist for the New York Times and lead blogger for Bits Blog, covering technology, business and culture. His background spans design, user interface, photography, hardware hacking, and more. Nick currently lives in San Francisco with his dog, Pixel.
Tom Glocer is Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines unmatched industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. Mr. Glocer joined Reuters Group in 1993 as Vice President and Deputy Counsel, Reuters America. He held a number of senior leadership positions at Reuters, including President of Reuters LatAm and Reuters America, before being named CEO of Reuters Group PLC in July 2001.
He is a director of Merck & Co., Inc., and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Columbia College Board of Visitors, the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University, the Advisory Board of the Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University, the European Business Leaders Council, the International Advisory Board of British American Business Inc., the International Business Advisory Council London, and the Madison Council of the Library of Congress.
Mr. Glocer holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Columbia University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Founder, host, and CEO of Techonomy, David Kirkpatrick is a journalist, commentator about technology, and author of the bestselling book “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World,” published in 32 countries. He spent 25 years at Fortune, where he founded and hosted the Brainstorm and Brainstorm Tech conferences. In addition to writing for Techonomy, he contributes to Forbes and Vanity Fair and is a contributing editor at Bloomberg Television. Kirkpatrick is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
David J. Moore is Chairman and Founder of 24/7 Real Media, Inc., a leading global digital marketing company that offers award winning ad serving, targeting, tracking, and analytics platforms, along with powerful search marketing capabilities and a global alliance network of Web sites. As Chairman of 24/7 Real Media, Mr. Moore focuses on strengthening the company's industry position, strategic relationships, recruitment and business development. Mr. Moore also works closely with WPP Digital to support the development and implementation of WPP's digital initiatives.
Mr. Moore has led 24/7 Real Media's growth from start-up to its current position as a leader in digital marketing. He is a respected industry veteran with over 30 years experience in new media property development. Throughout his career, he has consistently distinguished himself as a pioneer and leader. When the bubble burst on the dotcom industry, taking his company with it, Mr. Moore was determined that his company would survive. He held true to his vision that if his company survived it would emerge stronger, with a larger market opportunity and fewer competitors. With a series of bold moves, he succeeded.
Tero Ojanpera is the head of Nokia's entertainment business, covering music, games, video and TV, online communities and more. As Executive Vice President, Services, Ojanpera is at the forefront of Nokia's push into delivering compelling, interactive entertainment that gives consumers the opportunity to connect with each other to discover and share a wide range of media.
A sought-after industry commentator, author and speaker, he has played a defining role in driving Nokia's evolution as a company since joining in 1990. Ojanpera has held a number of senior roles at Nokia, including Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, as well as head of the Nokia Research Center.
Ojanpera has also been a member of the Nokia Group Executive Board since 2005. He has a master's of science degree from the University of Oulu, Finland and a Ph.D degree from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.