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Hylton Jolliffe: CEO, Editor, Founder
Hylton founded Corante in 2000, recognizing early the impact blogs would have on media. He held various senior roles for magazine, tradebook, and Internet publishing start-ups in Hong Kong and New York before founding Corante.
Francois Gossieaux: President
Francois joined Corante as a partner, investor, and head of marketing and business development in July 2005. Prior to Corante he was consulting on marketing and new media, involved with BlogBridge, and the founder of Synopia, Inc. Before that he spent 5 years leading marketing, product management and strategy at eRoom Technology. Francois has a long history with online media – having implemented an Intranet for a large multinational in the early 90's; and being the organizer of the first large scale virtual event – InterAct'96 – with Time Magazine and Infoworld. He has used blogs for grassroots political and environmental activities, and is currently blogging at emergencemarketing.com.

Dominic Basulto received a bachelor's degree from Princeton and an MBA in Finance from Yale School of Management. Prior to business school, Dominic covered the banking industry for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he had the opportunity to work on client engagements at venture capital subsidiaries of Citicorp and Chase. He also has extensive emerging markets experience, having worked as a consultant and corporate finance adviser in Moscow. His particular niche interest is private equity financing of Russian start-ups.

Elizabeth Albrycht - Future Tense
Elizabeth is a 15-year veteran of high technology public relations practice and co-founder and co-producer of the New Communications Forum, a conference series designed to bring journalists and marketing and PR professionals together to learn how to use participatory communications tools. She has authored articles on blogging, RSS and other new tools for PRSA's Tactics magazine, the IABC's CW Bulletin, and the Future of Work eNewsletter. She is a member of the Future of Work, PRSA and the IAOC, and an alliance partner at Blogging Planet.
Dorian Benkoil - Rebuilding Media
Dorian is a senior consultant in digital publishing for Teeming Media, a New York-based media group. An award-winning journalist and editor, he was a foreign correspondent for AP and Newsweek, and international and managing editor for ABCNews.com. At ABC News he moved to the business side, handling sales integration and business development, before joining Fairchild Publications as General Manager for their Internet Division. He is in the process of acquiring an MBA from Baruch's Zicklin school of business. Learn more about him at Benkoil.com or his blog - MediaFlect.com.
Dana Blankenhorn - Moore's Lore
Dana has been a business journalist for nearly 20 years and has covered the online world professionally since 1985. He founded the "Interactive Age Daily" for CMP Media, has written for the Chicago Tribune, Advertising Age, and dozens of other publications over the years, and has recently published The Blankenhorn Effect: How to Put Moore's Law to Work for You.
danah boyd - Many-to-Many
danah is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information Management and Systems and the University of California, Berkeley where she studies how people negotiate their presentation of self in mediated social contexts to an unknown audience. She has an A.B. in computer science from Brown and a M.S. in sociable media from MIT Media Lab. In her spare time, danah works with V-Day an activist working to end violence against women and girls.
Joe Brockmeier - Open Mind
Joe is a freelance technology journalist whose work has appeared in Linux Magazine, UnixReview.com, IBM developerWorks, ComputorEdge, Enterprise Linux Magazine and Sys Admin. He has also co-written several books on Linux and Open Source technology, including Linux Routing (which was recently translated into Russian). Joe earned a bachelor's degree in English and communications from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and now lives in Denver, Colorado.
Renee Hopkins Callahan- Ideaflow
Renee started IdeaFlow and serves as chief blog-wrangler. She is Director of Innovation at Decision Analyst in Arlington, Texas. She is a former journalist who worked as an editor and reporter for The Dallas Morning News and the Nashville Tennessean, and was managing editor of D, the Dallas city magazine. She has a master's degree in rhetoric and has also taught college-level English and informal logic.
Robert Cauthorn - Rebuilding Media
Bob is a journalist, former vice president of digital media at the San Francisco Chronicle, and was the third recipient of the Newspaper Association of America's prestigious Digital Pioneer Award. He launched one of the first five newspapers web sites in the world and is generally considered to have delivered the first profitable newspaper web site in 1995. Cauthorn has been in the middle of the transition from old media to new and is recognized as frank-talking critic when he believes newspapers stray for their mission. In mid-2004 he became the president of CityTools, LLC a new media startup based in San Francisco.
Suw Charman - Strange Attractor
Suw is a blog consultant, journalist and author who has written for The Guardian, BBC Wales and the Melody Maker. Her personal blog is Chocolate and Vodka and she writes about Palm smartphones at All About Palm. In Strange Attractor, Suw picks out patterns from the apparent chaos that is the blogosphere. She explores business blogging as well as adjacent territories such as social technologies, writing and storytelling, e-learning, digital rights and journalism
Michael O'Connor Clarke - Flackster
Michael is proud to be a card-carrying flack. An independent marketing and communications consultant, Michael has spent almost 20 years in and around the PR world, including stints as a senior vice president and practice director with two of the world's largest public relations agencies. His business card lists his skills as: Strategist, Story Teller, Builder, Bullet Catcher. He has pitched people, products, processes, and pop-tarts, but has a congenital inability to peddle fluff.
Ben Compaine - Rebuilding Media
Ben has divided his career between the academic world and private business. He was a journalist when manual typewriters were considered state of the art, but also led the conversion of his college newspaper to cold type. He has started and managed weekly newspapers. His dissertation at Temple University in 1977 was about the changing technologies that were going to unsettle the landscape of the staid and low profit newspaper industry. Since then he has focused his research and consulting on examining the forces and trends at work in the information industries. Among his most well-known works (and the name of his blog) is "Who Owns the Media?".
Vin Crosbie - Rebuilding Media
Vin is president and managing partner of Digital Deliverance, a new media consulting firm. The fifth generation of his family in the newspaper business, Vin was an executive with Reuters and UPI, was the first director of online publishing for News Corporation, and was one of the pioneers at Freemark Communications in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who invented the concept of free e-mail.
Dave Desforges - Future Tense
Dave Desforges began piloting "Work From Home" solutions over 3 years ago. His role required identifying additional candidate requirements and necessary remote work practices for both employees and managers at Sun Microsystems. His current work encompasses blending appropriate technology, organizational practices, and workplace environments to support mobile and distributed teams.
Marc Eisenstadt - Get Real
Marc serves as Chief Scientist at the Open University's Knowledge Media Institute, where he is interested in fostering quality learning experiences with or without technology. His current work interests include very large scale presence via messaging and gaming; intelligent agents as mediating tools for human interaction; internet mapping and visualization; ubiquitous bandwidth and the educational challenge summed up by the phrase "wired... now what?" His personal blog is My Dog.
David Evans - Online Dating
David has been loitering at the intersection of marketing and technology since 1994. He has consulting experience with many groundbreaking and influential international web sites and Internet advertising projects. A purveyor of leading-edge marketing concepts, an online dating industry consultant and innovator, a strategic thinker and market researcher.
Arieanna Foley - Get Real
Arieanna serves as International Marketing Specialist for Upside Wireless, where she works on consumer marketing for the ipipi brand and blogs on text messaging, mobile culture, and wireless trends at blog.ipipi.com. Arieanna is interested in the use of technology in community development and youth culture, and the evolutionary role of blogging as a tool for both individuals and businesses. Her personal blog is Blogaholics.
Richard B. Gayle III - Living Code
Richard is a medical researcher, biotech veteran of two decades, and writer. He worked at Immunex as a senior scientist, as well as penned their internal newsletter after graduating from CalTech, getting his Ph.D. from Rice University and doing a post-doc at the University of Colorado. At Immunex, he worked in a multitude of areas, including molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, protein chemistry, structural biology, bioinformatics and computational biology. He is currently on the board of the Seattle Biotech Legacy Foundation as well as a start-up biotech called Etubics Corporation.
Robin Good - EventLab
Robin is an online publisher and new media communication expert who researches, writes and publishes on the effective use of new technologies for learning, business and social change. A successful art and design director, film and videomaker, radio broadcaster, DJ, TV producer, information designer, computer graphics and multimedia production specialist, Robin understands intimately the challenges and potential of the unfolding new media revolution.
John Hiler - Microcontent News
John is co-founder of WebCrimson, a software consulting firm based in Manhattan. WebCrimson does website consulting implementing its microCMS for clients like VC firms, book authors, non-profits, musicians, etc. John also helped build Xanga.com, one of the largest weblog community sites. In a past life, John worked at Mercer Management Consulting, where he focused on internet-based strategy and marketing projects for Fortune 500 companies. He got his BA from Dartmouth College.
Andrew Lark - BrandShift
Andy's more than 18 years experience of all facets of marketing, branding, sales and communications spans technology, Internet, telecommunications and consumer sectors. There he has led award-winning programs and teams for brands such as Dell, Sony, SBC, IDSoftware, Nortel, Microsoft and Sun. He is a thought leader and innovator on the convergence of brands, communications and social networking technologies.
Elizabeth Lane Lawley - Many-to-Many
Elizabeth is an assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Alabama, and an M.L.S. in Library & Information Science and an A.B. in American History from the University of Michigan. She has published numerous articles and speaks frequently at industry events on blogging, social software and women in technology.
Derek Lowe - In the Pipeline
Derek, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases.
Zack Lynch - Brain Waves
Zack is an evolutionary biologist, enterprise software marketer, and economic geographer who has worked over the past decade to understand how technology and society coevolve. In this endeavor he has investigated self-organizing behavior of leaf cutter ants at Finca la Selva, taught classes at UCLA's Anderson School of Business on scenario planning, and analyzed sustainable agriculture at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. He is currently writing a book on Neurotechnology and Society.
Britton Manasco - Customer Intelligence
Britton is a Managing Partner with Market Intelligence Group, specializes in developing Thought Leadership Marketing initiatives to build business credibility and strengthen sales efforts. His articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review; The New York Times; Sales and Marketing Management; CIO Magazine; 1to1 Magazine; and many other media outlets.
Matt May - Podcasting
Ross Matt May is Director of Technology at Blue Flavor, a Seattle-based experience design firm. His podcast, Staccato, is the longest-running show featuring Creative Commons-licensed music, and he can often be found on the conference circuit talking about Web strategy, accessibility, and music licensing. He spends his free time wishing for more free time.
Ross Mayfield - Many-to-Many
Ross is the CEO of Socialtext, a San Francisco-based start-up developing social software solutions for businesses. He was formerly the VP of Marketing and Business Development at a Fujitsu spinout developing telecom software, co-founded RateXchange and started several other Internet-related businesses. He is also a former speechwriter and advisor to the President of Estonia.
Jim McGee - Future Tense
Jim is currently a Director at Huron Consulting Group. He has spent much of the last 30 years working to understand, design, and apply information and technology innovations in organizations. Before Huron, Jim taught at the Kellogg School and was one of the founding partners of DiamondCluster International. With Larry Prusak, he was the co-author of Managing Information Strategically (Wiley, 1993). Jim has both an MBA and a doctorate in Information Technology, Organization, and Strategy from the Harvard Business School.
Sandy McMurray - Apple
Sandy McMurray is a speaker and writer who translates geek speak into plain language. His work has appeared in Time, the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Sun, Report on Business, Profit, and Here's How magazine. Between 1995 - 2002, Sandy wrote a weekly column about technology for the Toronto Sun and served as Tech Editor for five Sun Media newspapers. Sandy began publishing his own work on the Web in 1996. His current online project is TechStuff.ca. Sandy lives in west Toronto with his wife and three children.
Ernest Miller - The Importance of...
Ernest is a fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where he pursues research and writing on cyberlaw, intellectual property, and First Amendment issues. Mr. Miller attended the U.S. Naval Academy before attenting Yale Law School, where he was president and co-founder of the Law and Technology Society, and founded the technology law and policy news site LawMeme.
Regina Miller - Future Tense
Regina has more than 18 years of experience in Organization Development, Human Resources, Leadership Development and International Operations. Regina recently launched a global consultancy called The Seventh Suite which assists growing companies bolster their competitive edge via aligned strategy and progressive people practices. Her last corporate job was as the VP HR/OD for Oskar (Vodafone) which has been dubbed “one of the fastest growing mobile operators in Eastern Europe.” More info here.
Johnnie Moore - BrandShift
Johnnie is a marketing consultant and facilitator based in London. As well as 20 years of marketing experience he's trained in psychotherapy, NLP and Improv.
Sebastien Paquet - Many-to-Many
Sebastien is a researcher with the Institute for Information Technology at the National Research Council of Canada. He received a B.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from the University of Montreal. His thesis investigated how social software can facilitate cross-disciplinary communication and accelerate the development of new areas of knowledge.
Jonathan Peterson - Amateur Hour
Strategist, product developer, software manager, and general tech evangelist, Jonathan bridges the gaps between technology, creativity, and business savvy. He's worked for BellSouth, IBM and CNN, among others, and his expertise covers all aspects of the development of intelligent business solutions, from legacy system integration and e-business process re-engineering to the creation and market positioning of award-winning multimedia products. In his future: a possible book on this subject...
Andrew Phelps - Got Game?
Andy is an assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the founding faculty member of the Game Programming Concentration within the Department of Information Technology and his work in games programming education has been featured in The New York Times, CNN.com, USA Today, National Public Radio, and several other articles and periodicals.
Elizabeth Rader - Copyfight
Elizabeth is a fellow at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society, where she is working on behalf of webcasters challenging the Librarian of Congress’s order setting prohibitively high performance royalty rates for webcasting. Most recently she has been representing Open Source Yoga Unity, an organization of yoga instructors challenging the claims of Yogi Bikram Choudhury that he can copyright a yoga routine and sue other yoga instructors for teaching it. She also works on the Center’s cases defending authors' fair use rights and ability to build on the public domain. She clerked for Alvin A. Schall, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and for Leonie M. Brinkema, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and also counselled technology clients concerning intellectual property rights, privacy and other aspects of Internet law.
Eric Rice - EventLab
Eric is who you get when you mix an entertainment, technology, and culture addict. A reformed nerd from Silicon Valley, he's professionally worked in the Web world since 1994. Currently, Eric is the Founder and Chief Evangelist of Audioblog.com, an audio and video blog-publishing service. He also serves as the Executive Producer of Slackstreet Entertainment, the laziest production company in the known universe.
Jennifer Rice - BrandShift
Jennifer is a strategist and evangelist for relationship-centric brands. She brings 15 years experience in brand strategy, customer insight and marketing communications, and has worked with companies such as Microsoft, Verizon, Alcatel and Corning. Her current passion is exploring how brands are being impacted by blogs and other social technologies.
Jason Schultz - Copyfight
Jason is a Staff Attorney specializing in intellectual property and reverse engineering. Prior to joining EFF, Schultz worked at the law firm of Fish & Richardson P.C., where he co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Internet Archive, Prelinger Archives, and Project Gutenberg in support of Eric Eldred's challenge to the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. Prior to F&R, Schultz served as a law clerk to the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen and as a legal intern to the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte, both in the Northern District of California federal court system. During law school, Schultz served as Managing Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and helped found the Samuelson Clinic, the first legal clinic in the country to focus on high tech policy issues and the public interest.
Nick Schultz - Transition Game
Nick is the Editor of Tech Central Station. He has spent several years bouncing around media circles and the ideas industry. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The National Post of Canada, The Baltimore Sun, Investor's Business Daily, The Washington Times, National Review, Reason, Policy Review, and several other publications. He is also, it should be said, a rabid sports fan whose fandom is inversely proportional to his overall athletic ability. He has written about sports and the intersection of sports and technology for Slate and other publications.
Wendy Seltzer - Copyfight
Wendy is a Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property and free speech issues. As a Fellow with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Wendy founded and leads the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, helping Internet users to understand their rights in response to cease-and-desist threats. Wendy speaks frequently on copyright, trademark, open source, and the public interest online, and occasionally takes a break from legal code to program (Perl).
Clay Shirky - Many-to-Many
Clay is a consultant, writer, and teacher whose work focuses on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. He has consulted to Nokia, the Library of Congress, the the Markle Foundation, and the BBC; is an adjunct professor in NYU's graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program; and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, Wired and Release 1.0.
Jim Ware - Future Tense
Jim is a cofounder of the Work Design Collaborative and the Future of Work program. He has over 30 years experience in research, executive education, consulting, and management, including five years on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. He was the lead author of The Search for Digital Excellence, (McGraw-Hill, 1998), and holds Ph.D., M.A., and B.Sc. degrees from Cornell University and an MBA (With Distinction) from the Harvard Business School.
David Weinberger - Loose Democracy & Many-to-Many
David is co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and the author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined. He writes primarily about the Web's effect on ideas and has written for Wired, Salon, The New York Times and a wide variety of journals. He is currently Senior Internet Advisor to the Howard Dean campaign. David (self@evident.com) is the editor of JOHO (Journal of the Hyperlinked Organization), an independent web zine on the sometimes subtle effects of the Web on the way businesses work. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and a columnist for KMWorld and Intranet Design Magazine.
Donna Wentworth - Copyfight
Donna has been tracking the legal and technological developments shaping Internet communications for close to a decade. An affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, she helped forge the organization's voice and identity from its infancy in 1997. In addition to producing the Berkman Center's newsletter on Internet law and policy, she "live-blogged" several iterations of the organization's flagship international conference, the Internet Law Program. From Sept. 2003-Oct. 2005, Donna was a Web Writer/Activist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), where she helmed the EFFector newsletter, launched and edited Deep Links, the EFF staff weblog, and served as "editor-at-large" for everything from media releases to public education campaigns to position papers. She has spoken about weblogs and why they matter at Yale and Berkeley.
Rich Westerfield - EventLab
Rich is a 20-year veteran of trade shows and show technology. Prior to becoming an independent marketing consultant cum industry gadfly, Rich was VP marketing for Passkey and managed marketing for tech events with Penton, Advanstar and Mecklermedia, including Internet World, which became the fastest growing event in trade show history during Rich's stint. Rich also managed marketing for 14 of the top 200 shows while with Reed and has participated in more than a dozen show launches since 1990. Rich is a frequent speaker at the IAEM Annual conferences, is a regular contributor to TradeshowBlues.com and also publishes the Trade Show Marketing Report blog (tsmi.blogs.com) and newsletter.
Alan Wexelblat - Copyfight
Alan has been a critic and commentator on the copyright wars since 1998. In addition to contributing to Copyfight, "Dr. Wex" writes about current IT-related developments at Blogbook. His background includes a PhD from the MIT Media Lab and 20 years of work in the computer industry.
John Winsor - BrandShift
John is the author of "Beyond the Brand: Why Listening to the Right Customers is Essential to Winning in Business" and the Founder/CEO of Radar Communications, a consumer-centric consultancy.
John Yunker - Unwired & Going Global
John Yunker is founder of Byte Level Research, where he covers emerging wireless technologies as well as the emerging practice of Web globalization. He is author of the widely acclaimed book, "Beyond Borders: Web Globalization Strategies" (Pearson,2002). He is also editor of "The Great Unwired," a newsletter devoted to technologies such as Wi-Fi, WiMAX and EV-DO.
Carl Zimmer - The Loom
Carl is the author of several popular science books and writes frequently for magazines including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Science, Newsweek, Discover, Popular Science, and Natural History . Carl's books include Parasite Rex, Evolution: The Triumph of An Idea, and At the Water's Edge. He has been been called "as fine a science essayist as we have" by the New York Times Book Review. His newest book, Soul Made Flesh, is a chronicle of the dawn of neurology in the 1600s.