Dan Miller, Lead 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.
Jon Rosen, Senior Analyst & Program Director, Place Conference Series
Jon Rosen has been a high-profile leader in the Location Technologies industry for several years, as both a consultant and advisor to software and technology firms. Rosen also held the role of Executive Vice President for the Location Hardware and Software company iInside (formerly WirelessWERX). Rosen has been a frequent speaker and thought leader within the industry appearing at CTIA Wireless, MobileCon, Retail Technology Exchange, Future Stores, AdTech, Retail Business Executive Summit, and Mobile Impact Summit, among other events since 2011.
Rosen brings a crossover background to the Location market with over 25 years’ experience as a business growth leader for software firms as well as digital media companies; In recent history with global media companies such as AOL/Time Warner (NYSE: AOL) and Autobytel (NASDAQ: ABTL) as well as several successful startups. He ran strategy and business development at AOL Search and Directional Media and was an early pioneer in search marketing as founding president of the leading Search consultancy, iProspect. Prior to media roles, Rosen held senior roles at early stage software companies; several of which sold to companies such as EMC and SunGard. Before moving into media technology, Rosen was the Chief Operating Officer for SunGard Technologies. Rosen has served on several Board and advisory roles including organizations such as MarketShare Partners, The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), DoubleClick (Google), Market Hardware (acquired by IAC), search software company SearchForce and video search engine MeFeedia. Jon lives in Newport Beach, California with his wife and three girls.
Derek Top, Research 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.