James Gosling is credited as the inventor of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. Prior to the acquisition of Sun by Oracle, James was the Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products Group and the CTO of Sun's Client Software Group. James briefly worked for Oracle after the acquisition of Sun, as well as at Google, and is currently Chief Software Architect at Liquid Robotics. James provides strategic and technical guidance to the RCDb team.
Gerard is a digital media executive with extensive experience in cable TV, technology and media industries. Currently, Gerard serves as Media Strategy Advisor to Microsoft, where he works with the executive team shaping the product plans for television and other media to Microsoft’s many entertainment products. From 2003 to 2011, Gerard served as SVP, User Experience and Product Design at Comcast. Gerard joined Comcast as president GuideWorks, a joint venture of Comcast and TV Guide. Prior to Comcast, Gerard was President of WorldGate Communications, President of Broadband Applications Development Company.
Kenny is Founder and Executive Creative Director at NY-based KMco and has extensive experience in software, gaming, branding and television. Kenny has founded multiple digital media initiatives for major media companies including Noggin for Nickelodeon. Most recently, he was EVP, Creative Director Global Digital Media at MTV Networks. Kenny is an accomplished innovator in digital media and in the application of new platforms and technologies to enhance content development, production, and distribution.
Michael Naimark is a practicing media artist, Visiting Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab, and a Research Associate Professor in the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Interactive Media Division. Michael helped found a number of prominent research labs including the MIT Media Laboratory, the Atari Research Lab, the Apple Multimedia Lab, and Interval Research Corporation. Michael is helping guide the evolution of the Related Content Database, our exploration of crowdsourcing, and the growth of our contributor network.