Reducing Digital Friction
Mr. Donald Leka is the Founder of TransMedia, creator of the industry leading and award winning cloud-computing platform, the Glide OS. Mr. Leka provides the vision and direction for the development of the Glide OS. The current HTML5 version, Glide OS 4.0, was presented by Mr. Leka at the Harvard University Cyberposium 16 Technology Conference on November 13, 2010. Mr. Leka launched Glide OS 3.0 on May 29, 2008 at The Wall Street Journal's "All Things Digital Conference," hosted by Walter S. Mossberg. Mr. Leka is also the Founder of Glide Health and Glide Education Corporations that are affiliated with TransMedia. Mr. Leka is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist.
Mr. Leka holds a Masters in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations, both from The American University in Washington D.C. Mr. Leka is also a composer, arranger, and producer of classical and popular music.
Mr. Leka and his work have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USATODAY, The Mercury News, All Things Digital, CNET, PC Magazine, PC Today, PC World, LAPTOP Magazine, Macworld, eWEEK, Information Today, InformationWeek, The Deal, Crain's, Mashable, GigaOM, TechCrunch and on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, G4 Network's Attack Of The Show, The Voice Of America and other media outlets.
Mr. Leka has been a featured speaker and presenter at Harvard Business School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), TechCrunch50, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the All Things Digital Conference (AllThingsD), New York York University (NYU), Boston University (BU) and The American University (AU).
Donald Leka Images
Donald Leka at Harvard University Conference:
Video One: Whose Data Is It?
Video Two: Compatible vs. Proprietary Clouds
Harold L. Vogel, Ph.D. was ranked as top entertainment industry analyst for ten years by Institutional Investor magazine, was the senior entertainment industry analyst at Merrill Lynch for seventeen years, and was ranked among the top three entertainment industry analysts for more than 20 years.
He is a chartered financial analyst (C.F.A.) and served on the New York State Governor’s Motion Picture and Television Advisory Board and as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He also taught at the University of Southern California’s MFA film program and at the Cass Business School in London. He earned his Ph.D. in financial economics from the University of London, an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia, and an M.A. in economics from New York University, and currently heads an independent investment and consulting firm in New York City.
Mr. Vogel is the author of Financial Market Bubbles and Crashes (2010), Entertainment Industry Economics 8th edition (2011), and Travel Industry Economics (2001), all published by Cambridge University Press.
Mr. Growald was a partner at Emmy Building Company, one of the largest home developers in the New York area. During his tenure, he led site selection, oversaw construction and sales, designed 3D elevations using computer-aided design technologies and managed hundreds of employees and sub-contractors.
Mr. Groward earned a BFA and Teaching Certificate from Temple University and honorably served two years in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Prior to Emmy Building Company, Mr. Growald developed and managed tennis court facilities and was a professional tennis player, playing and teaching some of the top tennis professionals in the world including John McEnroe.
He currently resides in Florida and donates his time to several oversight committees as a consultant to the Director of the City of Miami Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. Mr. Growald has also served on both the Board of Directors and the Building Committee of Temple Emanu-El in Miami Beach, Florida.
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