Jon Udell's Interviews With Innovators
Interviews With Innovators
by Jon Udell
Jon Udell is an author, information architect, software developer, and
new media innovator. In his day job with Microsoft, and also here on
ITConversations, he explores a wide range of issues at the
intersection of technology and society. These conversations are
sometimes deeply technical, sometimes broadly social, and frequently both.
They always aim to connect the dots.
At the 2002 Emerging Technology Conference, Rohit Khare gave an influential talk on an architecture he called application layer internetworking (ALIN). Five years later that thinking has evolved, and now he's describing syndication-oriented architecture (SynOA). On this edition of Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell asks Rohit Khare why he thinks that syndication-oriented architecture will enable business users to achieve that same kind of awareness.
In this edition of Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators, host Jon dell speaks with Barbara Aronson, program manager for the World Health Organization's Health InterNetwork Access Initiative (HINARI). Thanks to this program, qualifying hospitals, universities, and other organizations in 70 of the poorest countries receive free access to many of the best biomedical journals.
Dr. John Halamka joins Jon Udell on this edition of Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators. He's a renaissance guy: a physician, a CIO, and a healthcare IT innovator. Lots of people are talking about secure exchange of medical records and portable continuity of care documents. John Halamka is on the front lines actually making these visions real.
In this edition of Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell speaks with Greg Elin, chief architect with the Sunlight Foundation. Founded in 2006, the Sunlight Foundation aims to make the operation of Congress and the U.S. government more transparent and accountable. Jon and Greg discuss the Sunlight Foundation's own projects as well as those of its partners and grantees. All of these projects focus on gaining access to public data and presenting that data in ways that make it more useful.
On this edition of Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell speaks with Mike Hudack, one of the founders of the video sharing service blip.tv. Mike had seen Udell's essay on walled gardens. They discussed blip.tv's current and future efforts to ensure that videos, as well as metadata about videos, flow freely on the web.
As senior technical officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency and chief of its requirements and research group, Lewis Shepherd has promoted and observed a remarkable transformation that's occurring inside the U.S. intelligence community as analysts begin to embrace Web 2.0 practices. There's a long way to go. In this conversation, Jon Udell and Lewis Shepherd discuss the origins, progress, and future of these initiatives.
In this conversation Jon Udell and Dr. Moira Gunn discuss what it's like for a computer scientist and engineer to venture into the world of biotechnology, why the decade of biotech may finally have arrived, what makes biotech entrepreneurs special, and how we can use Internet media to enlarge the public understanding of science and technology.
In this conversation Jon Udell and Ken Banks explore the economics of cellphone use in Africa, the communication patterns that automated text messaging can support, and the challenge of building an application that supports an aging population of hand-me-down phones.
Jim Russell is a geographer, social theorist, and would-be social entrepreneur who blogs at Burgh Diaspora. In this Interview with Innovators, Jon Udell asks for his analysis of ways to organize Pittsburgh's diaspora - the informal network of ex-Pittsburghers scattered around the world.
As director of web publishing for Nature Publishing Group, Timo Hannay is applying web 2.0 principles to the realm of science. His projects include: Connotea, a social bookmarking service for scientists; Nature Network, a social network for scientists; and Nature Precedings, a site where researchers can share and discuss work prior to publication.