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Speakers




Conference Chair
Masud Mansuripur
University of Arizona




Dr. Jordi Ribas
Director Technical Strategy Windows Digital Media Division
Microsoft




Charlie Mitsuhashi
Sony




Bert Hesselink, Ph.D
Stanford University




Yawara Kaneko, Ph.D.
President & CEO
TechnoConsulting, Inc.




Jim Taylor
Senior VP & General Manager
Advanced Technology Group
Sonic Solutions




Mark Knox
HD DVD Promotion Group




Tom Coughlin
President
Coughlin Associates




Maciek Brzeski
VP Marketing
Toshiba Storage Device Division




Gordon Hughes
Center for Magnetic Recording Research
University of California, San Diego



Mark Knox is an independent consultant and writer based in Union County New Jersey, who is currently working with Toshiba and the HD DVD Promotion Group. A 25 year veteran of the Electronics Industry, he has been instrumental in the launch of many new product categories, including the first true Digital Pianos, Dolby Surround Sound, CD recording, Satellite Television, DVD, HDTV and now HD DVD. He has been consistently active in the Consumer Electronics Alliance, having served on various product Division Boards as well as the Technology and Standards group. In 1996, he received the “Digi” award from Wideband Magazine, recognizing his contributions to the Digital Products industry.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys access to terrestrial and cable HDTV, listening to high performance Audio and serenading his wife Kat and several other felines with his guitar and keyboards. 

For more information go to www.hddvdprg.com


Speakers




Eiji Ohno
Manager
Media Process Development Team
Panasonic/Matsushita Electric




Andy Parsons
Senior Vice President
Pioneer




Lisa Dhar
Founder & VP Media Development
InPhase Technology




Dr. Brian Lawrence
Manager
Integrated Polymer Systems
GE Global Research




Yuzuru Takashima
Stanford University




Wolfgang Schlichting
Research Director Removable Storage
IDC




Dominick DallaVerde
Senior Director Preproduction
Cinram International, Inc.




Bob Freedman
CTO Optical Media
Crest National




Roland Lacher
MEDIA-TECH Association