PC SIG: The PC View from the Consumer Market



  • This should be another great event - come hear from the firm that sells all the cool toys we have to have.


    Andrew Wolfe (bio), CTO - Sonic Blue


    Presentation Overview

    The Pervasive Computing View from the Consumer Market

    SonicBlue, the firm that sells "the Rio® digital audio players, ProGear™ Information Appliances, ReplayTV® personal television technology and software solutions and Go-Video integrated DVD+VCRs, Dual-Deck™ VCRs and digital home theater systems -- all the cool toys we have to have, will talk about "The Pervasive Computing View from the Consumer Market.


    About the Presenter


    Andrew Wolfe, CTO at Sonic Blue

    Dr. Andy Wolfe served as the senior vice president and chief technical officer at SONICblue Incorporated until October 2002.

    Wolfe served as director of technology and later as vice president of Systems Integration, prior to being appointed chief technical officer for SONICblue in May 1999. As CTO, Wolfe directed product strategy, technology policy, and industry partnerships for SONICblue. During the past three years, Wolfe successfully acquired and integrated five emerging technology companies in the advanced digital entertainment space to create the current SONICblue. Wolfe has served as a director for several private companies and as an advisory board member for many others in the digital content, wireless networking, media processor, and consumer electronics spaces.

    An expert on digital rights issues, Wolfe has been oft quoted by Reuters, The Associated Press, ABC News, BBC News, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other well-known and widely circulated news sources. Wolfe has spoken often on the future of digital media, Internet entertainment services, and emerging consumer technologies including invited presentations at CES, COMDEX, Intel Developers Forum, Microsoft's WINHEC, SIGGRAPH, National Association of Broadcasters, Microprocessor Forum, Harvard, Stanford and elsewhere. Wolfe has also participated in several key industry panels concerning digital rights, most recently including "An Inside Look at Digital Audio Products and Digital Rights Management" panel at CES 2002 and the "Empowered Consumer" panel at the Digital Media Summit 2002.

    Wolfe was an assistant professor at Princeton University where he taught electrical engineering for six years, before joining SONICblue. Wolfe is currently a consulting professor at Stanford University and has been the recipient of numerous industry awards. Wolfe has received four patents, has been published in over twelve journals, and has presented over 40 conference papers.

    Wolfe holds a B.S.E.E. from The Johns Hopkins University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94303



    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza
    7:00-7:15pm introductions and announcements
    7:15-8:30pm presentation
    8:30-9:00pm Q&A


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
    No registration required