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Bio: David Liddle

David co-founded Interval Research Corporation in 1992 with Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. Interval is a Silicon Valley-based laboratory and incubator for new businesses focusing on broadband applications and services, consumer devices, interaction design and advanced technologies. David is also a consulting professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. David has spent his career developing technologies for interaction and communication between people and computers, in activities spanning research, development, management and entrepreneurship.

Prior to co-founding Interval, he founded Metaphor Computer Systems in 1982 and served as its president and CEO. The company was acquired by IBM in 1991 and David was named vice president, New Systems Business Development, IBM Personal Systems. Before that, from 1972 to 1982, he held various R&D; and management positions at Xerox Corporation and at its Palo Alto Research Center, a hotbed of computer innovation in the 1970s. While there, he was vice president and general manager, Office Systems Division. David has served as a director at Sybase, Broderbund Software, Borland International, Starwave Corp. and Ticketmaster Group, as well as numerous private companies, and as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Institute. He has served on the DARPA Information Science and Technology Committee, and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council.

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