Dan Miller, Senior Analyst & Founder, Opus Research
Dan Miller has over 25 years experience in marketing, business development and corporate strategy for telecom service providers, computer makers and application software developers. Dan founded Opus Research in 1985 and helped define the Conversational Commerce marketplace by authoring scores of reports, advisories and newsletters addressing business opportunities that reside where automated speech leverages Web services, mobility and enterprise software infrastructure.
As Director of the New Electronic Media Program at LINK Resources from 1980-1983, he helped define one of the first continuous advisory services in the information industry. He then held management positions at Atari, Warner Communications and Pacific Telesis Group (now part of AT&T).
Dan founded Opus Research, Inc. and published Telemedia News & Views, a highly-regarded monthly newsletter regarding developments in voice processing and intelligent network services. He served as Editor-in-Chief of The Kelsey Report, where he also oversaw the launch of advisory services on local online commerce, voice & wireless commerce and global directories.
Dan received his BA from Hampshire College and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has been quoted in SpeechTek magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Wired.com, CommWeb and elsewhere. He has also provided commentary on CNN and TechTV.
Greg Sterling, Senior Analyst & Program Director, Internet2Go
Greg Sterling is program director and senior analyst with Internet2Go – an Opus Research advisory service. He also the founding principal of Sterling Market Intelligence, a consulting and research firm focused on online consumer and advertiser behavior and the relationship between the Internet and traditional media, with an emphasis on the local search marketplace.
Before leaving The Kelsey Group, Sterling ran its Interactive Local Media program. Prior to The Kelsey Group Sterling was at TechTV where he helped produce the first national television show dedicated to e-business and the Internet, “Working the Web.” Prior to TechTV he was a founding editor and executive producer at AllBusiness.com, a leading small-business ASP and Web site. Before joining AllBusiness, Sterling was a practicing attorney in San Francisco.
Derek Top, Editorial Director, Opus Research
Derek Top is head of editorial operations for Opus Research, a diversified analyst firm tracking mobile technologies and voice communication services. For more than 12 years, he has been covering transformative technologies and producing top-notch business events.
Most recently, he was senior editor and program director at GreenBiz Group. There he helped produce the VERGE conference series and wrote about how the convergence of mobile and information technologies are driving innovation for smart energy and sustainability.
Previously, Top was community manager with Agrion connecting cleantech professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers through webcasts and onsite conferences. He also served as senior associate editor with Optimize magazine and InformationWeek covering enterprise IT trends for CMP Media. Before joining CMP, Top was managing editor with Streaming Media, Inc.