Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Meet the (Tech) Press

On day one of the CED Tech Venture Conference 2013, CED will again host the Entrepreneur-Only Luncheon. You’re welcome to join in if you’re 1) an entrepreneur and 2) either a CED member or are registered for the Tech Venture Conference. (This might be an ideal time to join CED…)

This time, we’re bringing you a series of journalists that write about technology for national and international audiences. Come learn first-hand what’s going on in the tech press, and learn the best ways to introduce your technology to them.  This will be highly interactive, so please: come ready with questions!


Dan Tynan specializes in technology, humor, and humorous takes on technology. A contributing editor for PC World, InfoWorld.com and Family Circle magazine, he recently launched a Geek Humor Web site titled eSarcasm, along with partner JR Raphael. He previously wrote the Our Digital Life (formerly Tech Smart) column for US Airways Magazine and the Culture Crash blog for Computerworld.com; he often tends the Robert X. Cringely blog "Notes from the Field" for InfoWorld. His work has appeared in more than 50 publications, including Newsweek, Family Circle, Popular Science, Wired and Playboy.com. He has appeared on CNN, CBS, NPR, Discovery, and Fox News, as well as dozens of regional television and radio programs. Dan lives in Wilmington with his author-wife Christina Tynan-Wood and two children.

Andrew Oliver is the president of Open Software Integrators, a US firm specializing in NoSQL/Big Data development with offices in Chicago, IL and Durham, NC. Oliver is the “Strategic Developer” columnist for Infoworld which focuses primarily on application development, largely using Cloud and NoSQL technologies. He is also a well known open source advocate having served on the board of the Open Source Initiative, was the founder of the POI project and worked for the successful startup, JBoss, before it was acquired by Red Hat. Andrew lives in the Triangle.

Francie Black recently began writing and hosting the weekly television segment App Chat on ABC TV’s WLOS News 13 in Asheville, NC. Since it launched, she has been reprinted and distributed to a global audience of people interested in new applications and how they affect their lives. She also writes the iPad Wisdom Pocket Guide. Prior to ABC TV, Francie was a technology writer and Internet consultant for American Honda Motor Company, Volvo, Amgen Pharmaceuticals and Kelly IT Resources, where she continues today to offer insight into how the web can impact corporations.  Francie lives in the Asheville area.

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