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The 2002 World Technology Summit & Awards

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Simon Anholt is currently Chairman of Earthspeak, a strategic consultancy which advises governments and multi-national corporations. One of the UK's best known international branding and marketing thinkers, he is also the founder of World Writers, the world's only single-office global advertising agency. Simon has a unique perspective on the global dimension of some of the world's major brands and has acted as a consultant on various brand management issues for major companies including Mars, BBC Worldwide and Dreamworks. In 2000, he published Another One Bites The Grass, a close look at international advertising. He was named by the Economist as "...one of the most influential strategists and consultants for companies seeking to take their brands into the global market place."

Anholt has been a member of the World Technology Network since 2000.


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Geoffrey E. H. Ballard is the Chair of General Hydrogen Corporation and Chair of the Canadian Hydrogen Association. He is the founder of BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS INC. Dr. Ballard serves on a number of boards and panels for the Canadian Government the British Columbia government, the California Air Boards and several universities in Canada and the United States. He serves on the Canadian Advisory Board for Energy Science and Technology. He is active in local community affairs. Prior to the development of BALLARD, Dr. Ballard spent 10 years with the United States Government. He was the Director of the Institute for Exploratory Research (IER) of the Army Electronics Command in New Jersey and then senior civilian of the Army Communications Command in Arizona. In 1974 he was appointed to the Federal Energy Office in Washington, D.C. as the Director of Research for the Office of Energy Conservation. In 1976, Dr. Ballard brought together and funded a technical team, Ballard Research Inc., to explore the development of high energy density, lithium battery systems. The battery development became Bluestar Battery Systems International Corp. listed on the Calgary Exchange and the fuel cell development culminated in the establishment of BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS, listed on Toronto and NASDAQ exchanges. Dr. Ballard was a visiting professor at Dartmouth College, 1964, participated in the National Academy of Sciences Woodshole Summer Studies, 1967, participated in the Defense Science Seminars of ARPA/DOD, 1966, and was Commissioner for Oil and Gas, State of Arizona, 1974-75. He received the US Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal in 1969 and again in 1971 for innovative research management, and the Canadian Commemorative Medal in 1992. He is a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1996 he was honoured by Brock University with an Honorary Doctor of Laws for pioneering efforts in hydrogen fuel cell development. He received an Honorary Doctor of Science from University of Victoria and from Simon Fraser University in 1997, University du Quebec and Queen's University in 1999, LLD Concordia University 2001. Time magazine identified Dr. Ballard as a "Hero for the Planet" in the February 22, 1999 issue. He received the World Technology Award in Energy from the World Technology Network (WTN) in November 1999 and the Gothenberg International Environmental Prize from Sweden in December 2000. He was recognized as a 'Pioneer of Innovation' by the Vancouver Board of Trade. He won a second World Technology Award from WTN, this time for for Environment, in 2001 and in June 2002 he won the Discover Magazine Award for Energy. Dr. Ballard graduated from Queen's University, BSc. Eng. 1956, Washington University, PhD 63, Harvard University, AMP 73. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with numerous publications and patents to his credit.Ballard has been a member of the World Technology Network since 1999.


John Perry Barlow, born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1947, is a former Wyoming rancher and Grateful Dead lyricist. He graduated in 1969 with High Honors in comparative religion from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.More recently, he co-founded and still co-chairs the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was the first to apply the term Cyberspace to the "place" it presently describes.He has written for a diversity of publications, including Communications of the ACM, Mondo 2000, The New York Times, and Time. He has been on the masthead of Wired Magazine since it was founded. His piece on the future of copyright, "The Economy of Ideas" is taught in many law schools and his "Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace" is posted on thousands of web sites.In 1997, he was a Fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics and has been, since 1998, as a Berkman Fellow at the Harvard Law School.He works actively with several consulting groups, including Diamond Technology Partners, Vanguard, and Global Business Network.In June 1999, FutureBanker Magazine named him "One of the 25 Most Influential People in Financial Services He writes, speaks, and consults on a broad variety of subjects, particularly digital economy.He lives in Wyoming, New York, San Francisco, On the Road, and in Cyberspace. He has three teenaged daughters and aspires to be a good ancestor.


Andrew Bermingham has 15 years experience in the financial and energy sectors. He began his career as a registered sales representative of the Sales and Trading Division of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in New York, where he worked from 1985-1988. He spent a year with the International Energy Agency in Paris, before joining Montreux Energy, a small company which convenes senior energy investment seminars in Europe and North America.A key part of Andrew's work at Montreux Energy has included the design of the company's worldwide database of over 30,000 energy decision-makers, including many leading alternative energy companies.Mr. Bermingham has developed a keen interest in the development of hydrogen and fuel cells; such technologies hold promise to help resolve pollution issues in the developed world and to provide a means to give access to commercial energy to many energy markets in the developing world. His passion for hydrogen will greatly contribute to the information gathering and decision-making process of the Fund.A native of Colorado, Andrew received a BA in Economics from Middlebury College, in Vermont, graduating in 1985. He received a Masters Degree in Mineral Economics at the Colorado School of Mines, graduating in 1992. Andrew has recently returned to Denver, Colorado from London, England; they have two sons.Bermingham has been a member of the World Technology Network since 1999.


Rafael Capurro was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1945. He received a degree in Philosophy at Salvador University in Argentina in 1970, and his Phd in Philosophy from Düsseldorf University in 1978. Since 1986, he has been Professor of Information Management and Information Ethics at FH Stuttgart. Hochschule der Medien, University of Applied Sciences, as well as Lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy, Stuttgart University. He is also a Member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) (2001).

Capurro, a Nominator for the 2002 World Technology Network for Ethics, is a new WTN member.


James Clark, founder and Chairman of The World Technology Network, was born in in San Francisco in 1964 and raised in New York City. He was educated at the Horace Mann School, Wesleyan University (international politics), and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (economics).In 1985, Clark founded ACCESS: Networking in the Public Interest, a national nonprofit organization, the only professional employment clearinghouse for the US nonprofit sector. In 1987, ACCESS was invited to "greenhouse" at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with subsequent regional offices set up at University of California at Berkeley, University of Chicago, and Duke University. From 1987, as part of a grant, ACCESS shared its data nationally by piggybacking on Apple Computer's online communications system, AppleLink. In 1988, Clark developed a concept for a service based on a graphical front-end to the Internet, as a way to expand the reach of ACCESS services, but was unable to find financial backing for anything Internet-related. By 1990, ACCESS was reaching over 150,000 people through its own various services, as well as many more through alliances with "The Wall Street Journal." By that year, ACCESS was established as a premier resource for people interested in work in the arts, education, environment, health, housing, social services, and philanthropy. Since 1994, Clark has served as Chairman of ACCESS's Board of Directors.In early 1992, Clark was invited to join the nascent "Clinton for President" campaign. By June 1992, Clark had helped to organize and served as co-chair of the largest NYC campaign fundraising event to date, during which he also hosted a "Roundtable" discussion for the leaders of the national service field along with senior Clinton policy advisors. By the 1992 Democratic Party Convention, Clark was appointed the campaign's Director for the Nonprofit Sector & National Service, working from campaign headquarters in Little Rock. After the election, along with the campaign's Deputy National Political Director, Clark organized the Presidential Transition Roundtable Series, based on the format of his earlier Roundtables, bringing together experts -- for eleven separate events -- on topics as diverse as ""Entrepreneurship", "Design & Industry" and "Reinventing Government."In 1994, building on a longstanding personal interest in technology, and his background in nonprofits, Clark founded Access.Point, a consultancy focused on the intersection between online technologies and public service, with America Online as it primary corporate partner. By November 1995, "New York" magazine listed Clark as a member of its "Cyber Sixty: The 'New Media' Elite."In 1997, Clark founded The World Technology Network and established its headquarters and his new home in London.Clark is married to the wonderful Marie-Solange Ladenius Clark and has two extremely joyful daughters - one 6 1/2 year old and one 2 1/2 year old.


Arthur C. Clarke was born at Minehead, Somerset in 1917 and educated at Huish's Grammar School, Taunton. He entered H.M. Exchequer & Audit Department in 1936, then served in the RAF. While running the prototype GCA (Ground Controlled Approach) radar, he developed the basic theory of Communications Satellites, and published it in 1945.After demobilization, he took First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics at King's College, London, which later elected him Fellow. From 1948 to 1950 he was Assistant Editor of Physics Abstracts at the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He served as Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society in 1946-1947 and again from 1950-1953.Since 1954 his interest in underwater exploration has taken him to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and the Indian Ocean, and he is now a director of the Colombo-based Underwater Safaris.He has published more than seventy books and made many appearances on radio and TV, most notably with Walter Cronkite on CBS during the Apollo missions. His 13-part "Mysterious World" and "Strange Powers" TV programs have been seen worldwide.He is a Council Member of the Society of Authors, A Vice-President of the H.G. Wells Society and a member of many other Scientific and Literary Organizations. His honours include several Doctorates in science and literature, a Franklin Institute Award, the UNESCO-Kalinga prize, and an Oscar Nomination for the Screenplay of 200l: A Space Odyssey. In 1987 he was invited to New Delhi to deliver the Nehru Memorial Lecture, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He has also been Vikram Sarabhai Professor at the Physical Research Laboratories, Ahmedabad. In 1989 the astronauts' and cosmonauts' exclusive organization, the Association of Space Explorers, awarded him their Special Achievement medal at a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.His recreations include observing the Equatorial skies with a 14" telescope, table-tennis (despite Post-Polio Syndrome) and playing with his Rhodesian Ridgeback and his six computers.He has lived in Sri Lanka for the past 30 years, and in 1979 President Jayewardene appointed him Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa, near Colombo, which is the location of the government-established Arthur Clarke Centre for Modern Technologies, specializing in communications and computers. he is also Chancellor of the International Space University, and Master of Richard Huish College, Taunton.In 1989 H.M. the Queen awarded him a CBE for "services to British cultural interests in Sri Lanka." On returning to UK in 1992 for his 75th birthday celebrations, he was made the first Freeman of his hometown, Minehead. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.Sir Arthur, a Nominator for the 2002 World Technology Network for Space, is a new WTN member.


Mr. Curnock Cook runs Bioscience Managers Ltd. He was most recently a director of Rothschild Asset Management Limited and was responsible for the Rothschild Bioscience Unit since 1987. Mr. Cook founded the International Biochemicals Group in 1975 and subsequently sold the company to Royal Dutch Shell in 1985, remaining as Managing Director until 1987. He has held or hold directorship with Targeted Genetics, Cell Therapeutics, Inc., Creative BioMolecules, Inc., Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Biocompatibles International plc,Biocompatibles Limited, Cantab Pharamaceuticals plc, Vernalis Limited, Vernalis Group, Amrad Corporation, Inflazyme, Angiotech, Delsys Pharmaceuticals, ValiGen and Glycodesign. He also served as a director of SUGEN, Inc. until its acquisition by Pharmacia & Upjohn in 1999.Curnock Cook has been a member of the World Technology Network since 1999.


Peter J. Denning is Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Technology Council at George Mason University. Since joining GMU in 1991, he served as vice provost for continuing professional education, associate dean for computing, and chair of the Computer Science Department in the School of Information Technology and Engineering. He founded the Center for the New Engineer in 1993. He pioneered in educational technologies including web-based interactive tutorials (1994), a network linking K12 schools to the Internet (1995), and the Hyperlearning Meter, a system for on-line self-assessment and certification. Throughout his career, Denning has been noted for leadership in computer science education, where he successfully advocated that operating systems be part of the core curriculum (1972), led a successful movement for recognition of experimental computer science (1980), co-founded the first computing community research network (1981), organized a new framework for the computing core curriculum (1989), proposed reforms to engineering education (1992), sought recognition information technology as a profession (1998), and designed model curricula for IT degree programs (2000). At GMU he was named one of the top 10 teachers for 2001; he received a GMU Teaching Excellence Award in 2002 and was named Outstanding Teacher for 2002 in the IT&E School. In the 1960s and 1970s Denning was a pioneer in the early development of operating systems. He invented the working set model for program behavior (1967), established a solid science basis for virtual memory (1970), and designed computer architectures that supported operating systems (1978). He also pioneered in the development of performance models for computer systems and (with Jeff Buzen) co-developed operational analysis of queueing networks (1975-80). He was co-founder of CSNET, the community network that bridged between the old ARPANET and modern Internet. Denning was the founding director of the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) at the NASA Ames Research Center (1983-90), head of the computer science department at Purdue (1979-83), and a faculty member at Princeton University (1968-72). He received a PhD from MIT and BEE from Manhattan College in 1968 and 1965, respectively. Denning has held all the major leadership roles in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) since 1968. He was founding chair of the SIG Board (1970-74). He was president 1980-82 and vice president 1978-80. As chair of the ACM publications board 1992-98 he led the development of the ACM Digital Library. As Editor-in-Chief of the monthly ACM Communications magazine (1983-92), he led the transition from a research journal to a magazine. He chaired the ACM Information Technology Profession Initiative (1999-2001). He now chairs of the ACM Education Board, which has recently published Curriculum 2001, a major curriculum revision compatible with other IT disciplines. Denning has published 7 books and 280 articles on computers, networks, and their operating systems. His three most recent books, The Invisible Future (2001), Talking Back to the Machine (1999), and Beyond Calculation (1997) examine the next fifty years of computing. He is working on three more books: Value Dynamics is about about the critical need for quality professionals who provide quality systems by embodying skills for delivering value to clients and users; The Art of Operating Systems is about elegant models for the major components of operating systems; and Great Principles of Information Technology is about the fundamental principles of our field. He three professional society fellowships (ACM, IEEE, AAAS), two best-paper awards (ACM, AFIPS), three distinguished service awards, five prestigious education awards, and three honorary degrees.Denning has been a member of the World Technology Network since 2002.


Gerry Elman holds a B.S. from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University, in addition to his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. He has also completed business management, foreign language and additional law courses at Temple University, where he subsequently developed and taught a course for lawyers in computer law. With 35 years of varied experience as a practicing attorney, he is also a widely published author on technology and the law. He was a pioneer in developing a legal practice relating to biotechnology, as well as one of the first attorneys to work with computers and online information technology. He has been accorded the highest rating, AV, in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

After law school and working in a New York City patent law firm, for four years Gerry practiced as an in-house patent attorney for Rohm and Haas Company, a multinational chemical company. Then, as a Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, he conducted litigation on behalf of the Commonwealth, primarily involving antitrust or utility regulation. Later, as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, he participated in civil and criminal investigations and complex litigation, including a trial of five pharmaceutical companies accused of fraud on the U.S. Patent Office. He returned to private practice in 1982. At the beginning of that year, Gerry founded the legal journal Biotechnology Law Report along with publisher Mary Ann Liebert. Since then he has continuously served as its editor-in-chief. He has forged an alliance with the California Western School of Law in San Diego, where Professor Robert Bohrer and a team of his law students edit and contribute scholarly articles for the journal.

Since the early days of 1982, Gerry has been an avid advocate of computer-mediated communication, which has now become commonplace on the Internet. Via computer, he has taught intellectual property management on the University of Phoenix online campus, and he is a member of the Global CyberLaw Network and the Computer Law Association. Since 1994 he has served as the sysop for intellectual property/legal matters in the Building Your Business Forum and its predecessor, the Ideas, Inventions & Innovations Forum, on CompuServe. Gerry also serves on the advisory boards of The Licensing Journal and the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal. He is coauthoring an article on quarantine law with a student at the Santa Clara law school. He has been an advisor on biotechnology monographs for the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) and a member of the editorial boards of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and The Trademark Reporter. He co-authored a chapter on trademark law for L.J. Kutten's law treatise, COMPUTER SOFTWARE: PROTECTION/LIABILITY/LAW/FORMS.

As an active member of the Licensing Executives Society, and the Philadelphia and American Intellectual Property Law Associations, and the DelCo IP Forum, Gerry helps clients to gain the maximum value through licensing and enforcing their intellectual property rights. He has arbitrated multi-million-dollar disputes for the American Arbitration Association, has served as an expert witness in patent law, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation over intellectual property rights. In one such case, he successfully defended the Seven-Up Company against an accusation of copyright infringement that involved a poster featuring a depiction of Santa Claus, 1990 U.S. Dist. Lexis 5203 (E.D. Pa.), appeal dismissed 919 F.2d 730 (3d Cir.).

Gerry is a charter member of the Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court, composed of intellectual property practitioners in Greater Philadelphia. As one of the members at the "master" level of experience, he serves as a resource to help train others. Gerry organized and chaired a program on Biotechnology and the Bioterrorism Dilemma at Villanova University on January 21, 2002, sponsored by the Philadelphia area alumni clubs of Stanford and The University of Chicago. Gerry delivered a presentation in April 2002 on the federal response to bioterrorism at the BioDefense Mobilization Conference in Seattle.

Gerry represents clients for a variety of intellectual property and business matters. These frequently include the preparation and prosecution of patents, the evaluation of adversely held patents, the registration of trademarks and proprietary names, the licensing of intellectual property rights, the resolution of disputes through mediation, arbitration, and if necessary, litigation, the conduct of intellectual property audits, and related technology law and trade regulation issues. During the year 2000, Gerry founded VentureCatalysis.com, which provides various business services to selected startup companies.

Elman has been a member of the World Technology Network since 2000.


During his tenure as NASA's longest-serving Administrator (1992-2001), Daniel S. Goldin initiated a revolution to transform America's aeronautics and space program. Despite lower budgets, his "faster, better, cheaper" approach has enabled the Agency to deliver programs of high value to the American public without sacrificing safety. When Goldin became Administrator in the spring of 1992, outside observers perceived the Agency to be a bloated bureaucracy pursuing missions that were too expensive, took too long to develop and flew too infrequently. NASA also was criticized for an imbalance between human and robotic missions. Through Goldin's aggressive management reforms, annual budgets have been reduced, producing a $40 billion reduction from prior budget plans. He implemented a more balanced aeronautics and space program by reducing human space flight funding from 48 percent of NASA's total budget to 38 percent and increasing funding for science and aerospace technology from 31 to 43 percent. In presenting Goldin with a 1998 Laurel Award for outstanding achievement in aviation and aerospace, Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine said he has "delivered on his promise to reshape NASA into a model government agency." During his tenure, the Agency's civil service workforce was reduced by about a third, while the Headquarters' civil service and contractor workforce was reduced by more than half. These reductions were accomplished without resorting to forced layoffs. At the same time, NASA's productivity gains climbed 40 percent. Goldin also cut the time required to develop Earth and space-science spacecraft by 40 percent and reduced the cost by two-thirds, while increasing the average number of missions launched per year about four times. During the same time, Space Shuttle costs were reduced by about a third, while all safety indicators and mission capabilities have achieved significant improvements.

The New York Times reported that space analysts attribute the new era of revitalization at NASA "to the influence of Dan Goldin . . . (who) in 1992 started a vigorous campaign to make the agency's products smaller, cheaper, faster, and better. He is still pushing that agenda hard." This approach has been applied successfully to NASA's Earth climate observation missions. Under his leadership, the Earth Science program has been refocused to fly more spacecraft and collect more measurements for less than half the cost of what had been planned in 1992. Defense Business, which named Goldin among the world's top 40 most influential defense-industry leaders, said he "has tightened the workforce, introduced a stunning array of new missions, including information-gathering journeys to the Moon and Mars, and become the major player in the embryonic International Space Station. In naming him one of the 100 most influential men and women in government, the National Journal observed that "most space watchers say that Goldin is a brilliant visionary who brought NASA back from the brink of a black hole."

Nowhere has Goldin's vision been more evident than in his comprehensive strategy for space exploration. He initiated the Origins Program to understand how the Universe has evolved, to learn how life began on Earth and to see if life exists elsewhere. He led a rescue plan for the successful installation of a "contact lens" on the Hubble Space Telescope, leading to startling discoveries of the cosmos. Goldin challenged Origins planners to search for Earth-like planets within 100 light years of our planet. He also laid the foundation to complete the first scientific census of the solar system and to send the first probe into interstellar space.

Goldin has been a vigorous proponent for increased exploration of Mars and has established a series of robotic missions that will visit the planet every two years for the next decade. These missions are being developed in one-third the time and at one-tenth the cost of previous Mars expeditions. Featuring new technologies such as planetary rovers, penetrators and sample returns, these missions are designed to determine if life and water may have existed on Mars. These expeditions will be instrumental in the development of human missions to Mars that Goldin believes could occur early in the next century. To expand opportunities for public and educational participation in the adventure of space exploration and research, Goldin directed NASA's program managers to incorporate Internet access into mission outreach plans. This new policy attracted over three-quarters of a billion "hits" for the Mars Pathfinder mission, while CNN reported an unprecedented half million hits per minute during its Webcast of STS-95, the mission which included John Glenn's return to flight. In 1998, Yahoo Internet Lifemagazine selected the NASA site as one of the 12 best on the World Wide Web, and for two consecutive years has named it the "Best Astronomy Internet Site."

Goldin played a pivotal role in redesigning the International Space Station. Starting with the Space Shuttle program, he has established a goal to transfer day-to-day space operations to the private sector. This will enable the Agency to dedicate its resources to long-term, high-risk research and development and help establish a permanent human presence beyond low Earth orbit. To ensure a robust future for the aerospace industry and to build new commercial opportunities in space tourism, he challenged NASA's Aero-Space Technology Program to make space travel 10,000 times safer and 100 times cheaper.

Before coming to NASA, Goldin was Vice President and General Manager of the TRW Space and Technology Group in Redondo Beach, CA. During a 25-year career at TRW, Goldin led projects for America's defense and conceptualized and managed production of advanced communication spacecraft, space technologies and scientific instruments. He began his career at NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, in 1962, and worked on electric propulsion systems for human interplanetary travel. Goldin is a member of the National Academy of Engineers and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Goldin and his wife Judy have two daughters, Ariel and Laura.Goldin, a Nominator for the 2002 World Technology Network for Space, is a new WTN member.


Cynthia Goodman is museum director, curator, multimedia producer and author, with an international reputation for pioneering the implementation of new technologies in both corporate and museum exhibits. Former Director of the IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, where she organized the landmark Computers and Art exhibition, her accompanying publication, Digital Visions: Computers and Art, serves as a textbook in the field. Recently, Goodman was Co-Director with Nam June Paik of the InfoART Pavilion at the Kwangju Biennale in Korea, an international exhibition that showcased the top artists in the multimedia art field. Her recent publications include the widely acclaimed and exhibited CD-ROM, InfoART: The Digital Frontier from Video to Virtual Reality, produced at Rutt Video Interactive, NY. Also active in museum automation, she participated in the John Paul Getty Trust Museum Prototype Project and was based at the Guggenheim Museum, N.Y.Goodman has acted as advisor to corporations including IBM, Polaroid, and Time Warner. Appointed Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she was Director of Arttransition '90, an international conference on art, science and technology. She was also one of the Directors of Artec '91 in Japan, the first international biennial of art and technology. She has served as Juror for the annual SIGGRAPH art show and was recently on the Advisory Committee for Women and the Art of Multimedia, an international conference at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.She has organized and installed exhibitions for numerous institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the IBM Gallery of Science and Art; the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. In addition, she has lectured widely at numerous museums, universities and conferences including The Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Everson Museum, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Mt. Holyoke College, Columbia University, the College Art Association, SIGGRAPH and NCGA.Cynthia Goodman received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. She has written numerous books, exhibition catalogs, and magazine articles. These include Hans Hofmann as Teacher: Drawings by His Students, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979; Hans Hofmann, Abbeville Press, 1986; "The Digital Revolution: Art in the Computer Age", College Art Journal, 1990; Thomas Shannon, Contemporary Arts Center, 1993; InfoART, Sam Shin GaK, 1995; "Virtual Lascaux" in 21C, 1996.Her recent publications include: "Art and Technology: The Ineluctable Liaison," in Art @ Science, Springer Verlag, 1997; "Capturing the Elusive Interactive Artwork Via CD-ROM," in Selected Papers, La Louvre, Archives and Museum Informatics, 1997; and "Adventures in a Virtual Wonderland: The Interactive Universe of Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau," in The Electronic Space, Kunsthalle, Bonn, 1997.Dr. Goodman has received extensive press coverage in both print (New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and Wired) and electronic media (The Today Show, Improvisations on Channel 13 and the Joe Franklin Show).Goodman has been a member of the World Technology Network since 2000.


Dr. Andrew Hiatt, Vice President, Research & Development, Epicyte Pharmaceuticals, received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Columbia University, trained at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and served as a faculty member in the Departments of Cell Biology and Molecular Biology at The Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Hiatt is a co-inventor of technology for the production of antibodies in plants and Epicyte's proprietary transport technology. Hiatt brings to Epicyte extensive experience in biochemistry, nucleic acid chemistry, expression of transgenic proteins, and antibody engineering. Dr. Hiatt is a Founder of Epicyte and a member of the Board of Directors. Epicyte Pharmaceuticals is a corporate nominee for the 2002 World Technology Award for Biotechnology. Epicyte's founding scientists, Drs. Andrew Hiatt and Mich Hein, collaborated for several years as faculty members of The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Hiatt and Hein went on to invent Plantibodies^(TM) technology which explores green plants as producers of various immunoactive proteins. Funding for the June 1996 Epicyte Pharmaceutical, Inc., launch was arranged with equity capital from private investors; Epicyte then were awarded several federal research grants and attracted additional venture funding from CMEA, Viridian Capital, TD Javelin, and the Dow Chemical Company. Three years later, with its first yield of Plantibodies^(TM) crop in 1999, Epicyte achieved a scientific breakthrough and commercial milestone. Since that time, its corporate headquarters in the biotech "boomtown" of San Diego's high-tech Sorrento Valley has grown to include more than 40 employees. To date, Epicyte has forged nearly 10 alliances, including partnerships with public companies such as Medarex, Inc., Dow Chemical and Dow AgroSciences, the British company Biovation, and the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Centocor. Ongoing collaboration with the National Institutes of Health has awarded Epicyte with its fifth NIH grant that supports the Company's antibody-based research toward solutions for sexually transmitted disease.


In 1997, David S. Isenberg wrote an essay entitled, The Rise of the Stupid Network: Why the Intelligent Network was a Good Idea Once but isn't Anymore. In it, Isenberg (then a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Laboratories) examined the technological bases of the existing telecom business model, laid out how the communications business would be changed by new technologies, foresaw today's cataclysms, and imagined tomorrow's new network.

Tom Evslin, a senior AT&T executive at that time, told The Wall Street Journal that The Rise of the Stupid Network, "was like a glass of cold water in the face" of AT&T's leaders. The Wall Street Journal called the essay "scathing . . . startling", and said, "it may soon assume cult status among the tech mavens that roam the World Wide Web." Communications Week International said that the essay "challenged the most sacred assumptions of the telecom world." The Gilder Technology Report said it was "a stirring call". Inevitably, the essay found wider acceptance outside of AT&T than within it. So in 1998, Isenberg left AT&T to found isen.com, inc. to help telecommunications companies understand the business implications of the newly emerging communications infrastructure. David S. Isenberg's public delivery of the Stupid Network message is passionate and personal. He has spoken before over 100 audiences on three continents. For example, he has spoken numerous times at George Gilder's Telecosm, at Jeff Pulver's Voice on the Net, at John McQuillan's Next Generation Networks, at the Canadian Advanced Network Research (CANARIE) annual meeting, at Merrill Lynch and Chase Bank telecom investor meetings, at the International Institute of Communications, at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference (APRICOT), at the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) annual conference, before the Fiber to the Home Council, and at numerous private management, customer, investor and technology events. Isenberg has been cited and quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Wired, Business 2.0, Communications Week International, Network World, Release 1.0, Gilder Technology Report, TheStreet.com, Nikkei Communications, and numerous other publications. His story appears in at least half a dozen business books, including Telecosm by George Gilder, The New Pioneers by Tom Petzinger, and The Future of Ideas by Lawrence Lessig. Isenberg has written articles for Fortune, MSNBC, Communications Week International, Business 2.0, America's Network and ACM Networker. Isenberg advises a number of new telecommunications companies and their investors. He serves as a member of TechBrains (the Merrill Lynch technology strategy advisory board). He sits on advisory boards of CallWave, LaunchCyte, Rainmaker, Terabeam, Ultradevices, Yipes, and YottaYotta. Isenberg is a Fellow of Glocom, the Institute for Global Communications of the International University of Japan. He is a Founding Advisor of the World Technology Network. He was a judge of the World Communications Awards in 1999 and 2001. In his 12-year career at AT&T (1985-1998), Isenberg was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff with AT&T Labs Research, the part of Bell Labs that stayed with AT&T after the 1996 "trivestiture." Before that, he held AT&T Bell Labs technical positions in Consumer Long Distance, in Network Services, and in the PBX business unit. Before AT&T, Isenberg was employed by Mattel and Verbex, and did consulting work in voice processing for Milton Bradley, National Semiconductor, GTE Labs, and others. Isenberg holds a Ph.D. in biology from the California Institute of Technology (1977) but also learned much science growing up in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. His upbringing centered around two principles: (1) Research is useful, and (2) If you are going to fish, use a big hook. Isenberg has been a member of the World Technology Network since its founding.


Bert Keely 's personal mission has long been to 'make electronic information as handy as paper', and this has become central to Bill Gates' vision for the next generation of the PC. As Microsoft's Architect of eBooks and TabletPCs, Bert has seeded several innovations including ClearType font rendering, the Open eBook publication standard, and the first rights management system to actually promote purchase habits, by making copies personal and authentic. For the past two years Bert has focused on creating the inking and natural text input experiences with which tablet PCs can become mainstream. These are due to ship this year in Microsoft 's Windows XP, Tablet PC Edition. A Stanford Product Designer by training, Bert helped design the first handheld PC with a built-in spread spectrum wireless LAN in the late 80s at Agilis Corporation. Then as an engineering director at Silicon Graphics, he developed paper-like displays by digitally interfacing TFT technology to graphics workstations. He began focusing on software when he joined Microsoft Research in 1998, and now holds dozens of patents and patents applied for in both hardware and software. For his work on eBooks, Bert was named a finalist for the prestigious World Technology Award in 1999. Bert lives with his family in Portola Valley CA , and performs regularly on lead guitar with his dear Flying Other Brothers (three CDs are available at www.amazon.com, and for details including upcoming concert dates please visit the www.flyingotherbros.com site he designed and maintains). Bert has an Engineering degree from Stanford University.

Keely has been a member of the World Technology Network since 1999.


Elizabeth Osder has been pioneering interactive journalism since 1991. She began her exploration of new technology before the GUI-based World Wide Web forever changed the face of electronic publishing. While studying journalism at the University of Missouri Osder experimented with early CD-ROM and Bulletin Board narrative form, digital photography and multimedia production. Her 1993 master's project explored the editorial, business and operational issues of online newspapers in conjunction with the development of a prototype BBS community system for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies where she was a graduate fellow. In 1993 Osder joined Advance Publications. In her role as Executive Producer Osder developed Advance's model for regional portals and helped launch New Jersey Online. Osder's other early award-winning sites included the Internet's first graphical five-day weather forecast, a children's science education site called The Yuckiest Site on the Internet and Rockhall.com for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where she did "live internet reporting" from the opening ceremonies in Cleveland.

Osder joined The New York Times on the Web before its launch in 1994. As Content Development Editor and later as Director of Product Development Osder was charged with all non-newspaper originating content and services offerings for the Times. Her efforts combined to create a quality network that went beyond the daily contents of the newspaper. Included in these efforts were projects as varied as the multi-media rich New York Times Books, and Special Content Features sections on topics from Bosnia to the Millennium. An expert in online Community development, Osder created and managed The Times' Discussion Forums and championed privacy and community publishing policies. Other NYT projects included overall user-experience strategic products and distribution deals (IE4.0, AvantGo); e-commerce applications and the recent redesign of nytimes.com and its publishing system. From 1999-2001, Osder became served as Vice President, General Manager, and Global Managing Partner, of Scient, where she focused on the publishing, news and information industries. Her consulting clients include The Financial Times, Time Warner Digital and The Times (London). Since 2001, Osder has been John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Osder is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer for programs on interactive content development, strategic product development and management. Since 1995 Osder has taught graduate interactive journalism seminars at both New York University and Columbia University. Her leadership awards include Top 10 Women in New York New Media (@NY), Silicon Alley Top 100 (SAR) and Top 100 in Interactive Media (OJR). Osder and her work have also received creative honors including four "Cool Sites of the Day" awards, a Webby and three Best Newspaper awards. Osder has a BA in history from Mount Holyoke College (1986) and masters in photojournalism and media management from The University of Missouri School of Journalism (1993).Osder has been a member of the World Technology Network since 1999.


Dr. Christine Peterson writes, lectures, and briefs the media on coming powerful technologies, especially nanotechnology. She is cofounder and President of Foresight Institute, a nonprofit which educates the public, technical community, and policymakers on nanotechnology and its long-term effects. She directs the Foresight Conferences on Molecular Nanotechnology, organizes the Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes, and chairs the Foresight Gatherings.

She lectures on nanotechnology to a wide variety of audiences, focusing on making this complex field understandable, and on clarifying the difference between near-term commercial advances and the "Next Industrial Revolution" arriving in the next few decades. Her work is motivated by a desire to help Earth's environment and traditional human communities avoid harm and instead benefit from expected dramatic advances in technology. This goal of spreading benefits led to an interest in new varieties of intellectual property including open source software, a term she is credited with originating.

Wearing her for-profit hat, she works with Freedom Technology Ventures LLC to (1) advise investors on evaluating startups in nanotech and other key technologies, and (2) help entrepreneurs improve their plans and locate funding. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Alameda Capital.

With Eric Drexler and Gayle Pergamit, she wrote Unbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution (Morrow, 1991, full text online), which sketches nanotechnology's potential environmental and medical benefits as well as possible abuses. An interest in group process led to coauthoring Leaping the Abyss: Putting Group Genius to Work (knOwhere Press, 1997, full text online) with Gayle Pergamit.

Christine holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from MIT. She is single and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Jim Pitofsky serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SEA Change, an organization that is building a learning community for social entrepreneurs, cultivating partnerships between non-profit and for-profit entrepreneurs, and advising philanthropists on how to support social entrepreneurship. For the past three years, Mr. Pitofsky served as the Vice President of the Echoing Green Foundation where he initiated and managed strategic, entrepreneurial alliances with businesses, philanthropists, foundations, government agencies and Fellows and provided and coordinated training and technical support to 300 social entrepreneurs in thirty states and thirty countries. He continues to facilitate a collaborative of more than 60 funders who are working to advance social entrepreneurship and innovation in philanthropy.Pitofsky, a Nominator for the 2002 World Technology Network for Social Entrepreneurship, is a new WTN member.


Scott Sacknoff if President of the International Space Business Council (ISBC). The ISBC, formed in January 1999, was established to meet the needs of the evolving and expanding global space industry. Discussions with executives from all sectors of the industry indicated that a group focused on the business aspects of space was a critical necessity. From its unique position of international neutrality, the overall mission of the ISBC is to develop resources and activities to support the industry of today while working near-term business development activities while encouraging the future growth of the industry for tomorrow. Activities will usually fit into five major objectives: Developing a central point for industry information; tracking and monitoring the industry; promoting the space industry to the broader business community to attract new users, and investors; and, encouraging and supporting entrepreneurs. Scott is also President of Space Publications, which develops resources which help provide a focal point for information on business activities in the Space Industry. They publish the annual State of the Space Industry and the United States Space Directory. Scott has been a member of the World Technology Network since 1999.Sacknoff has been a member of the World Technology Network since 2000.


For over 20 years, Vanda Scartezini has worked as a manager and general manager in public and private companies, in telecommunication, microelectronics and electronics. In addition to her current responsibilities, borne since 1999, for information technology policy for the Brazilian government, and as Board President of Softex, that National Society for the Excellence of Brazilian Software, since 1985, she has also been an Associate of Polo Associated , a consulting firm in business management, technology transfer and investment opportunities for Brazilian and foreigner companies in telecommunications, high technology, data processing, electronic commerce, automotive, and consumer's goods. A co-founder and former two-term President of the Brazilian Microelectronics Industry Association, she has also worked as National Secretary of Industrial Technology at the Brazilian Commerce and Industry Ministry, and as Presidnet of the Brazilian Industrial Property and Patent Office. She has held other highly responsible position in a wide variety of technology-related fields in Brazil. Scartezini has been a member of the World Technology Network since 1999.


Gary Shapiro is president of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the national trade association representing over 500 companies within U.S. consumer electronics industry. Mr. Shapiro has been an active leader in the development and launch of HDTV. He co-founded and served as vice chairman of the HDTV Model Station and has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC) Mr. Shapiro is well known in the exposition and meetings world for CEA's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and for his leadership on industry issues. He serves on the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Foundation Board of Trustees and CEIR Executive Committee and Board of Directors and its immediate past chair of both. He chaired the Board of Trustees of the International Association for Exposition Management (IAEM) Foundation and IAEM's Industry and Government Affairs Committee. Mr. Shapiro has led the manufacturers' battle to preserve the legality of recording equipment and the consumer battle to protect video rental rights and the right to record. As Chairman of the Home Recording Rights Coalition, Mr. Shapiro has helped ensure the growth of the video rental market, VCRs, home computers and audio recording equipment, including MP3 technology.Shapiro has been a member of the World Technology Network since 2000.


Clay Shirky is a writer and consultant on Internet technologies, focussing on the rise of decentralizing technologies such as peer-to-peer and Web Services.He is currently teaching a class entitled "Thinking About Networks" at NYU's graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in the fall of 2001, and writes extensively about the Internet for the O'Reilly Network, where he has a regular column on OpenP2P.com. He is a co-author of the upcoming O'Reilly research report on Peer-to-Peer, and is the Senior Analyst for the forthcoming reports on Web Services and Bioinformatics.He has written for the original Business 2.0 and FEED magazine, and writes occasional pieces for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Harvard Business Review. His earlier work appeared in Silicon Alley Reporter, word.com, Urban Desires, and net_worker magazine.Over the years he has worked as a writer, programmer, professor, and consultant. He was Partner for Technology Strategy for The Accelerator Group in 2000 and 2001, Professor of New Media at Hunter College from 1998-2000, and CTO of Site Specific, an NYC-based web shop, from 1995 to 1997.Before there was a Web, he wrote and edited books for Ziff-Davis Press, authoring a book on e-mail and another on network culture, and editing the first book written on HTML. Before that he was a director and lighting designer of avant-garde theater in New York City, working with the Wooster Group and directing his own company, Hard Place theater, which produced and performed "non-fiction theater", pieces created in rehearsal from collages of found sources. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Art from Yale University.


Albert H. Teich is Director of Science & Policy Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a position he has held since 1990. In this position, he is responsible for the Association's activities in science and technology policy and serves as its chief spokesman on science policy issues. AAAS, founded in 1848, is the world's largest federation of scientific and engineering societies as well as a professional organization with over 140,000 members and the publisher of Science magazine. The Directorate for Science & Policy Programs, which includes activities in ethics, law, science and religion, and human rights, as well as science policy, has a staff of 40 and a budget of over $4 million a year. Teich received a B.S. degree in physics and a Ph.D. in political science, both from M.I.T. Prior to joining the AAAS staff in 1980, he held positions at George Washington University, the State University of New York, and Syracuse University. He is well-known as a speaker on science and technology policy and is the author of numerous articles and editor of several books, including Technology and the Future, a widely-used textbook on technology and society, the eighth edition of which was published by Bedford/St. Martin's in August 1999. Teich is a Fellow of AAAS; a member of the editorial advisory boards to the journals, Science Communication; Science, Technology, and Human Values; and Prometheus; and a consultant to government agencies, national laboratories, industrial firms, and international organizations. He chaired the advisory committee to the National Science Foundation's Division of Science Resources Studies from 1987 through 1990 and is currently a member of the Advisory Boards of the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, the School of Management and Technology at the University of Maryland, the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation at Penn State, the Loka Institute, and the Policy Council of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management.Teich has been a member of the World Technology Network since 1999.


Venkataraman Balaji, Winner of the World Technology Network's 2001 World Technology Award for Education, is Project Director, the Information Villages Research Project (India) - This project, supported by the IDRC, Canada (1998-2000), involves setting up a wireless data-cum-voice network, in 12 village clusters covering a population of approximately 25000. A fair amount of innovative work for adaptation of full duplex VHF radio to service the network has been carried out, and link to the Internet has been provided to community access points in the village covered. The project has been noted for its creative application of a simple, publicly -available technology for voice/data transmission,and received the Motorola Gold Award 1999 for creative application of 2-way wireless networking technology..The project has been noted for its value in the Communications of the ACM (Nov.1998) 136th Presidential Address at the US National Academy of Sciences (Apr. 1999), the UNDP Human Development Report 1999 and in the Wall Street Journal (4th Oct 1999) the New York Times (30th May 2000) International Herald Tribune (31st May 2000) besides attracting many references within India. From 1993-2000, Balaji served as Director, Informatics Centre, MSSRF, with responsibility for maintaining a database design/training facility which also houses India's largest collection of CD-ROMs in the area of agricultural sciences. This centre is a node in the network of bio-informatics centres supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. This facility also supports all the training programmes of the organisation through provision of LAN services on demand. The LAN uses WIN NT platform. From 1996-2000, Balaji also served as Regional Coordinator, Asian Ecotechnology Network. This network, supported by UNESCO during 1996-99, attempts to provide a forum for exchange of experiences and ideas in the interface of ecology, agriculture and rural development. Networking is both electronic and regular. Principal node established in Kyoto University (Japan) in 1999. From 1998-2000, Balaji was Coordinator, 'the Hindu' Media Resources Centre. This programme (endowed by 'the Hindu' group of publications) aims to enable media professionals to access scientific information on internet and other networks, and through organisation of special workshops. Over a dozen public lectures and two international workshops on genetically modified organisms in agriculture have been organised since the endowment was made in July 1998. Balaji has held many other positions of responsibility for projects involving education, energy, and/or protecting biodiversity.He has been a member of the World Technology Network since 2001.


Michael Waller-Bridge has broad experience in major securities industry developments and business creation. In 1991 he co-founded the Tradepoint Stock Exchange, developing and executing the model of a publicly-held, electronic equities exchange, serving as Chief Executive through the launch and initial operating stages of the exchange's creation until the end of 1997. In 1995, Michael obtained the UK government licence for London's first order-driven, screen-based, cleared market for equity securities. Having negotiated legislative changes obtained with UK Parliamentary consent, designation as an EU market and additional authorisation from the SEC to operate as an exempt exchange in the USA, Tradepoint (now named Virt-X) is currently majority owned by a range of prominent financial institutions, namely SWX Swiss Exchanges and a consortium comprising Instinet, American Century, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley , UBS Warburg , Credit Suisse First Boston, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO, and Archipelago. Michael originally trained as a physicist, continuing with postgraduate experience at the international particle physics facility CERN after receiving a Master's degree at Imperial College, London University in History of Science and Technology. In 1986 he was recruited to the London Stock Exchange during the approach to "Big Bang", worked in senior policy and strategy advisory positions at the LSE until 1989 and then until 1991 as Director General, Project Office for Euroquote SA under the auspices of the Federation of European Stock Exchanges. He is a Member of the Securities Institute (United Kingdom) and of the World Technology Network. He is co-founder and a director of Beach Capital.Waller-Bridge has been a member of the World Technology Network since 1998.


Since May 2000, Alex has been the Managing Director of PatientView Ltd, a new publishing and market-research organisation. The company aims to improve care by empowering patients in the field of healthcare delivery. From 1996-2000, she served as managing editor, Dr Wyke was responsible for creating and running a successful international healthcare publishing unit at the Economist Intelligence Unit. The publications she set up (four regular quarterlies and eight one-off research reports) analysed subjects related to healthcare, from regulation to science, and from government policy to the private sector. From 1983-1996, Dr Wyke was the business and science correspondent for The Economist, specialising in medical and chemical coverage. During that period, she travelled widely, spending time in Singapore in 1987, writing about East Asia; in New York in 1988, writing about American business and science; and Tokyo in 1993 and 1995, writing about business, science, finance and politics. Included among her published articles in The Economist are two major surveys: "The Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries", and "The Future of Medicine". Alexandra Wyke won Glaxo's British Association for Science Writers prize in 1987 for the article "How to Improve Health in Africa", and again in 1992 for "On The Need to Regulate Surgery". Dr Wyke's other publications include articles in: the Harvard Business Review; the Daily Telegraph; The Economist's The World in 1995 and 1996; a chapter in Going Digital; and a business report on motivating managers, published by The Economist Group. In 1997, her book 21st-Century Miracle Medicine, was published by Plenum (see Amazon.com). Dr Wyke frequently lectures and chairs healthcare forums worldwide. She has written speeches for politicians and has consulted for stockbrokers, pharmaceutical firms and other organisations. Alexandra Wyke has also organised conferences for Imperial College and The Economist. She has worked for television and radio, appearing in an expert capacity in many programmes. In 1996, she was elected by the BBC to participate in a small team assessing the corporation's radio and TV coverage of technology. She sits on the Advisory Boards of INSEAD's healthcare initiative and Avon Women's Health and Wellness initiative. In addition she advises two recently-launched healthcare firms, European Medical Network and GetWellness. Dr Wyke has a PhD in biochemistry from St George's Medical School, London. She lives in London, is married to Clive Nead, who is also with PatientView, and has one young son. Wyke has been a member of The World Technology Network since 1999.


Brian joined Cisco Systems in November 1998 and is currently responsible for European Marketing and Operations of Cisco's Metro Broadband Solutions. In previous roles at AT&T, Brian was responsible for Business Development in Central & Eastern Europe based in Prague, then as Voice Services Director for JP Morgan in London. Brian joined AT&T in 1991 following 11 years at GEC Plessey Telecommunications (now Marconi). Brian holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.