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Tim O'Reilly, the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., is an activist for open standards and thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. O'Reilly also publishes online through the O'Reilly Network and hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, and the Web 2.0 Conference.
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.
In addition to his current work in strategy and corporate development, John Isley has held a variety of editorial and senior management positions in higher education at Prentice Hall, Allyn & Bacon, and Addison-Wesley Longman in the United States.
His experience also includes several years as the general manager of Simon & Schuster Europe and Prentice Hall Canada.
Bryan MacDonald, Chief Technology Officer for the School Systems group at Pearson, brings more than 15 years of experience in educational technology to his role of driving development for the suite of student information system products including PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and Pearson Inform.
Prior to joining Pearson, Bryan was a Vice President of Product Development at MAXIMUS, a Senior Product Manager at Apple, and the CEO and Founder of a network infrastructure business focusing on the K-12 market. A frequent speaker and presenter, Bryan is well known in the educational technology field.
Bryan brings a strong background of technical innovation, agile software development, and user-centric design to his engineering leadership. Bryan has an M.S. In Change and Innovation from Walden University.
Laura Baldwin started with O'Reilly Media in October 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and added Chief Operating Officer to her responsibilities in October 2004. She became O’Reilly’s first President in March 2011. Laura is largely attributed with managing O’Reilly through the tech downturns of the past decade and is currently responsible for O’Reilly’s worldwide businesses. Prior to O'Reilly she was a consultant to the publishing industry through BMR Associates and managed several large consulting engagements across all genres of publishing. Laura’s publishing career started at Chronicle Books the large, premiere publisher of popular culture, art, and children's books as well as gift products where she served as CFO for ten years, establishing Chronicle’s successful distribution business as well as helping bring Chronicle’s Gift Business to market.