Dale is the founder of MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire. He is GM of Maker Media at O'Reilly Media in Sebastopol, California. Dougherty is a co-founder of O'Reilly Media, a technical publisher and conference organizer known for its advocacy of Open Source and the Web. An early Web pioneer, Dale was the developer of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial Web site launched in 1993 and sold to America Online in 1995. Dale was developer and publisher of Web Review, the online magazine for Web designers from 1995-1999, which was sold to CMP in 1999. He coined the term Web 2.0 as part of developing the Web 2.0 Conference.
Founder and CEO, The Daily Grommet
Jules Pieri is Founder and CEO of the online marketplace, Daily Grommet. The company’s “Citizen Commerce” platform is reshaping how consumer products get discovered, shared, and bought. Jules started her career as an industrial designer for technology companies, and was subsequently a senior executive for large brands such as Keds, Stride Rite and Playskool. Daily Grommet is her third startup, following roles as VP at Design Continuum and President of Ziggs.com. She completed her undergrad degree at the University of Michigan and people tell her she is the first designer to graduate from Harvard Business School.
CEO, O'Reilly Media
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. In addition to Foo Camps ("Friends of O'Reilly" Camps, which gave rise to the "un-conference" movement), O'Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the Web 2.0 Summit, the Web 2.0 Expo, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, the Gov 2.0 Summit, and the Gov 2.0 Expo. Tim's blog, the O'Reilly Radar, "watches the alpha geeks" to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. Tim's long-term vision for his company is to change the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators. In addition to O'Reilly Media, Tim is a founder of Safari Books Online, a pioneering subscription service for accessing books online, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, an early-stage venture firm.
VP, Kauffman Foundation
understanding the policy levers that influence the advancement
of innovation from universities into the commercial market
and the new relationships between philanthropy and for profit
companies. Under Mitchell’s leadership, the Foundation is
defining and codifying alternative commercialization
pathways, and identifying new models to foster innovation.
Mitchell was instrumental in the founding of the Kauffman
Innovation Network/ iBridge Network, the Translational
Medicine Alliance, the National Academies-based University–
Industry Partnership and leader in the replication of innovator-
based mentor programs across the U.S. In addition, Mitchell
serves on the boards of the Regenerative Medicine Foundation and the University of
Kansas Institute for Commercialization.
A2 MechShop & GoTech Organizer
Dale is a member of A2 MechShop, an engineering co-working space in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and helps organize the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire.
John S. Barrie
Executive Director, The Appropriate Technology Collaborative
Ann Arbor, MI