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Conference Chair
Masud Mansuripur
University of Arizona

Dr. Jordi Ribas
Director Technical Strategy Windows Digital Media Division

Charlie Mitsuhashi

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
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


Eiji Ohno
Media Process Development Team
Panasonic/Matsushita Electric

Andy Parsons
Senior Vice President

Lisa Dhar
Founder & VP Media Development
InPhase Technology

Dr. Brian Lawrence
Integrated Polymer Systems
GE Global Research

Yuzuru Takashima
Stanford University

Wolfgang Schlichting
Research Director Removable Storage

Dominick DallaVerde
Senior Director Preproduction
Cinram International, Inc.

Bob Freedman
CTO Optical Media
Crest National

Roland Lacher
MEDIA-TECH Association