Jon Peddie

President

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Profile: Jon Peddie

Dr. Jon Peddie is one of the pioneers of the graphics industry, and formed Jon Peddie Research (JPR) to provide customer intimate consulting and market forecasting services. Peddie lectures at numerous conferences on topics pertaining to graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media technology. Recently named one of the most influential analysts, regularly advises investors in the GLG network, he is frequently quoted in trade and business publications, was the former president of Siggraph Pioneers, and he is also the author of several books his most recent, The History of Visual Magic in Computers.

Kathleen Maher

Kathleen Maher

Vice President; Editor-in-Chief, Tech Watch

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Kathleen Maher is an experienced analyst tracking content creation and design software. Maher is the Editor-in-Chief of JPR's TechWatch Report, one of the most respected insider reports published today. She is the author of several well received reports including the 3D Modeling and Animation Report, The CAD Report, and also reports on video animation, print, and audio software. She the Editor in Chief of GraphicSpeak, a website covering graphics hardware and software, Contributing Editor for Computer Graphics World, a frequent contributor to Connect Press, and a contributor to the Handbook of Visual Display Technology (2011).

Before coming to Jon Peddie Research, Maher was a founding editor for several publications including the Austin Chronicle, a successful politics and entertainment magazine, which has won several awards and has launched the careers of many notable writers in the fields of political journalism, entertainment, and fiction. Maher also helped launch Interactivity, a monthly multimedia magazine for creative professionals. She was Editor-in-Chief of Cadence Magazine, an award winning resource for CAD users.

Alex Herrera

Senior Analyst

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For the past 25 years, Alex has been involved in the architecture, engineering and marketing of 3D graphics, video, and microprocessor chips. At Jon Peddie Research, Alex’s focus is fixed on the markets, technologies and products related to computer graphics and professional client computing. Alex authors JPR’s Workstation Report and writes for TechWatch, and as a consultant continues to advise companies competing in the graphics and semiconductor businesses.

Ted Pollak

Senior Gaming Analyst

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Ted Pollak has been following the video game industry for over 20 years. The majority of Ted’s career has been in the field of investment management where he has experience with companies such as Wells Capital Management, SDR Capital Management, and Hambrecht & Quist. Combining his knowledge of games and finance, he founded and launched the Electronic Entertainment Fund, an investment partnership focused on entertainment technology. Ted is the Senior Gaming Analyst for JPR, where he contributes to TechWatch, writes an industry report, and provides consulting in various areas of entertainment technology.

C. Robert Dow

Associate Editor

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Robert Dow is the senior researcher and benchmark analyst at JPR. Affectionately known by his co-workers as Master Chief he is the COQC (chief of quality control). A former tennis, basketball, and golf star, after an almost fatal accident on the courts where he lost his left leg, he devoted his time to obtaining a degree in history from the University of San Francisco.

Shawnee Blackwood

Assistant

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If you're on our mailing list, you'll recognize Shawnee's name—she's the JPR staffer who sends out our "News and Opinionated Views" email newsletter every two weeks. If you'd like to hear from Shawnee, send her a note to that effect.

Alex Garovi

Editorial Assistant

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Alex Garovi is the Editorial Assistant at JPR. As a benchmarker and editor, Alex is in charge of gathering data and of course TCOB (Taking care of business). Alex is currently a student at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Randall Newton

GFXSpeak Editor

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Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak, the daily news site for professional graphics, and Editor of the Jon Peddie Research bi-monthly client newsletter TechWatch. Randall has been in the computer graphics industry since 1985 in a variety of roles including developer, marketing consultant, journalist, business analyst, and conference speaker.

Andy Marken

Contributor

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Andy has written more than 100 articles in the business and trade press addressing industry issues and how technologies can be used by normal people. He has been a marketing and communications consultant for more than 30 years in the wild early days of the Internet/Web, heyday of the videogame industry and the maturing professional and consumer video industries. His experience includes CERFnet, TCG and AT&T. Andy has worked in the video and storage industry with Atari, Panasonic, Philips, Dazzle, Pinnacle Systems, Motion DSP, CyberLink, InterVideo, Ulead, ADS Tech and Verbatim.

Stephen Wolfe

Senior CAD analyst

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Steve Wolfe founded CAD/CAM Publishing, Inc. in 1981to help buyers of CAD and PLM technology make informed decisions. For 22 years, the company’s newsletters Computer Aided Design Report and Product Data Management Report have been referred to as the "Consumer Reports" of CAD and PDM. In 2004, Wolfe received a Lifetime Award from the CAD Society for his publishing work. He currently consults in the fields of CAD/CAM, CAE, and PLM. Wolfe holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a BSME from Northwestern University. He also attended the University of Chicago graduate school of business and is a registered professional mechanical engineer in California.
Marilyn Novell

Marilyn Novell

Managing Editor, Tech Watch

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Marilyn produces JPR’s biweekly report on the business of graphics and multimedia. She returned to JPR after a break to earn an MS degree in Architectural and Urban History from Berkeley. Marilyn has worked extensively in publishing in a range of positions from production manager to editor to creative director and has designed corporate collateral and developed and managed websites for JPR and other high-tech companies.