Hiroki Kamata is a renowned information industry visionary with 30+ years experience as an consultant, researcher, publisher, author, and speaker. He started EBook2.0 Forum, Technology & Market News/Analysis for the Digital Media Communities.
He has been President of OTI since August 2000. Before OTI, he was founder and president of Soken Planning Co., Ltd. for 20 years and actively involved with the introduction of new information technologies and services, including PC communications, database, electronic publishing, and the object technology. He helped foreign companies starting Japanese operation and represented the Object Management Group, the largest software standardization consortium, for 16 years (1991-2007). Before started Soken Planning, he worked for a marketing company and a policy think tank, Institute for Policy Sciences, Japan where he was engaged as a researcher in policy studies including, environment, science and technology, and international relations.
Hiroki Kamata wrote 3 books, Electronic Publishing (1993), Intranet (1995), Digital Eccentrics (2000) and translated several books on computer software. He produced and edited newsletters, InfoLink (1985-87), Corporate Publishing Report (1989-1994), Object Report (1993-2000), EB2 Magazine (2010-). He also planned and produced international conferences and seminars: Corporate Electronic Publishing Systems (CEPS) Tokyo (1988-89), Object World (1993-1996), UML Forum (2002-2006), MDA Technology Forum, and EB2 Project & Workshop (2010-).
He can be reached at hiroki_kamata[atmark]otij.org.
Digital Europe Editor: Prof. Dott. Ing. Roberto V. Zicari.
Roberto V. Zicari was born 1955 in Milan, Italy.
Since 1992, he is full professor of Database and Information Systems at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
Since 2008, he is Director of the Unibator, the Incubator of the Goethe University Frankfurt: http://www.unibator.de/englisch/unibator.htm
He is member of the Global Venture Lab network, an alliance of academic institutions sharing common research and educational programs that are likely to lead to new industry and economic growth. The initiative was started in August 2009 by the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) at UC Berkeley:
Roberto V. Zicari is the official representative of the Object Management Group (OMG) in Europe.
He is the Editor of the ODBMS.ORG portal, the most up-to-date collection of free materials on object database technology on the Internet: http://www.odbms.org/
He is also responsible for the ODBMS Industry Watch Blog on Trends and Information on Object Databases, Object Persistence, Innovation: http://www.odbms.org/blog/
Previously, Roberto V. Zicari was associated professor at Politecnico di Milano,Italy.
Roberto V. Zicari was also visiting scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center, USA; and visiting scholar at the Computer Science Department, at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, and visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland; and the National University of Mexico City (UNAM), Mexico.
Roberto V. Zicari is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of databases, object technology, e-commerce, Web2.0, and Digital Ambients (Web Science). His interests also expands to Innovation, and Entrepreneurship & Technology.
Roberto V. Zicari combines a multi years solid scientific background in computer science with practical experience in Enterprise Strategy, Marketing, and Web-business.
Roberto Zicari holds a doctor of engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano.