Adam Bosworth is the founder and CEO of Keas, a startup whose vision, as stated on Adam's blog, is in part: "If you are one of the many at risk of losing your health, Keas will help you keep healthy." Prior to founding Keas, he was Vice President of Engineering at Google Inc, where in his last assignment he was the architect of Google Health. Prior to Google, Adam was VP Engineering at BEA Systems and was responsible for the engineering efforts for BEA's Framework Division. He came to BEA from its acquisition of a startup he founded — Crossgain. Known as one of the pioneers of XML, Bosworth previously held various senior management positions at Microsoft, including General Manager of the WebData group, a team focused on defining and driving XML strategy. While at Microsoft, he was responsible for designing and delivering the Microsoft Access PC database product and assembling and driving the team that developed Internet Explorer 4.0's HTML engine. Prior to Microsoft, Bosworth worked for Borland where he developed the Quattro spreadsheet application.
Professor Francis Fukuyama
Francis Fukuyama is the Bernard Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. His "The End of History and the Last Man" established him as a world-renowned thinker and author about the current state of the modern world. In his book entitled "Trust" and the subsequent "The Great Disruption" he has shed critical light on the nature of modern social relationships, including those within large organizations. Because a social network is a "moral relationship of trust", he brings to our efforts to reveal such networks an indispensable perspective.
Professor Michael Klausner
Michael Klausner is Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law at Stanford University. A leading scholar of corporate law and corporate governance, Mr. Klausner has conducted in-depth empirical studies of outside director liability and takeover defenses in firms at their initial public offering. His recent scholarship has focused on securities litigation, directors' and officers' liability insurance, and the liability risk of outside directors. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1997, he was a professor of law at New York University Law School, a White House Fellow and deputy associate director in the Office of Policy Development, and a corporate law practitioner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C. and Hong Kong. He clerked for Justice William Brennan of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge David Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Professor Andrew McCallum
Andrew McCallum is an Associate Professor and Director of the 15-person Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory in the Computer Science Department at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was previously Vice President of Research and Development at WhizBang Labs, a company that used machine learning for information extraction from the Web. In the late 1990's he was a Research Scientist and Coordinator at Justsystem Pittsburgh Research Center, where he spearheaded the creation of CORA, an early research paper search engine that used machine learning for spidering, extraction, classification and citation analysis. McCallum received his PhD from the University of Rochester in 1995, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University.
He is the recipient of two NSF ITR awards, the UMass NSM Distinguished Research Award, the UMass Lilly Teaching Fellowship, and the IBM Faculty Partnership Award. He is the Program Co-chair for the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2008, and a member of the boards of the International Machine Learning Society, the CRA Community Computing Consortium and the editorial board of the Journal of Machine Learning Research. He has given tutorials or invited talks on information extraction at NIPS, KDD, ACL, MSRA, and elsewhere. For the past ten years, McCallum has been active in research on statistical machine learning applied to text, especially information extraction, co-reference, information integration, document classification, clustering, finite state models, semi-supervised learning, and social network analysis. Professor McCallum was awarded the prestigious AAAI Fellow in 2009 for his work in the field of artificial intelligence.
Tod Nielson is Chief Operating Officer of VMWare INC., a company that develops virtual infrastructure solutions. Prior to joining VMWare, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Borland Software Corporation. Mr. Nielsen has over 20 years of leadership experience in the enterprise software and application development industries, having held executive level positions at companies such as Microsoft Corporation, BEA Systems and Oracle Corporation.