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Jon Peddie Research is a technically oriented marketing, research, and management consulting firm. Based in Tiburon, California, JPR provides specialized services to companies in high-tech fields including graphics hardware development, multimedia for professional applications and consumer electronics, entertainment technology, high-end computing, and Internet access product development.

Jon Peddie President

Dr. Jon Peddie is one of the pioneers of the graphics industry, and formed JPR to provide customer intimate consulting and market forecasting services. He lectures at numerous conferences and universities on topics pertaining to graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media technology. Recently named one of the most influential analysts, he regularly advises investors in the technology sector. Frequently quoted in trade and business publications, he was the president of The Siggraph Pioneers, contributes articles to numerous publications and in 2015 was given the Life Time Achievement award from the CAAD society He is also the author or co-author of several books including Graphics User Interfaces and Graphics Standards (1992), High Resolution Graphics Display Systems (1994), Multimedia and Graphics Controllers (1994), The History of Visual Magic in Computers (2013), and Contributing Editor, Handbook of Visual Display Technology (2016), and is currently working on two new books on AR and VR.

Kathleen Maher Vice-President: Editor-in-Chief, Tech Watch

Kathleen Maher is an experienced analyst tracking content creation and design software. Maher is the Editor-in-Chief of JPR's TechWatch Report, one of the most respected insider reports published today. She is the author of several well received reports including the 3D Modeling and Animation Report, The CAD Report, and also reports on video animation, print, and audio software. She is the Editor in Chief of GraphicSpeak, a website covering graphics hardware and software, Contributing Editor for Computer Graphics World, a frequent contributor to Connect Press, and a contributor to the Handbook of Visual Display Technology (2011). Before coming to Jon Peddie Research, Maher was a founding editor for several publications including the Austin Chronicle, a successful politics and entertainment magazine, which has won several awards and has launched the careers of many notable writers in the fields of political journalism, entertainment, and fiction. Maher also helped launch Interactivity, a monthly multimedia magazine for creative professionals. She was Editor-in-Chief of Cadence Magazine, an award winning resource for CAD users.

Alex Herrera Senior Analyst

For the past 30 years, Alex has been involved in the architecture, engineering and marketing of 3D graphics, video, and microprocessor chips. At Jon Peddie Research, Alex’s focus is fixed on the markets, technologies and products related to computer graphics and professional client computing. Alex authors JPR’s Workstation Report and writes for TechWatch, and as a consultant continues to advise companies competing in the graphics and semiconductor businesses.

Ted Pollak Senior Gaming Analyst

Ted Pollak has been following the video game industry for over 20 years. The majority of Ted’s career has been in the field of investment management where he has experience with companies such as Wells Capital Management, SDR Capital Management, and Hambrecht & Quist. Combining his knowledge of games and finance, he founded and launched the Electronic Entertainment Fund, an investment partnership focused on entertainment technology. Ted is the Senior Gaming Analyst for JPR, where he contributes to TechWatch, writes an industry report, and provides consulting in various areas of entertainment technology.

Robert Dow Manager, Digital Media

Robert Dow is the senior researcher and benchmark analyst at JPR. Affectionately known by his co-workers as Master Chief he is the COQC (chief of quality control). A former tennis, basketball, and golf star, after an almost fatal accident on the courts where he lost his left leg, he devoted his time to obtaining a degree in history from the University of San Francisco.

Peter McGuinness Senior Analyst

Peter McGuinness is a 35 year veteran of the semiconductor industry with an extensive background in computer graphics, augmented reality and computer vision. He has a number of patents and refereed publications in those fields and his current interests are in hardware and software for deep learning, especially as applied to vision systems. After many years in industry working as a chip designer and architect, research director and technology marketing executive, Peter now owns the visual-computing-focussed blog www.Visualisetheworld.com and is working as an independent consultant and analyst. He is also the chairman of the Neural Network Exchange Format working group at Khronos, working to facilitate moving neural network research into commercial deployment.

Ruchika Saini Editor at JPR and GraphicSpeak

Ruchika Saini started working as copy-editor at a well-known digital media company. She has worked as technical editor at TenLinks.com and Engineering.com. Ruchika has been following CAD, CAM, and CAE industry for 11 years. She is an avid fan of Yoga and says it helps her relieve stress.

Harrison Garovi Associate Digital Media Editor

Harrison Garovi is a recent graduate from the University of San Francisco who received a bachelor’s degree in advertising. Prior to attending college, Harrison was an intern for Jon Peddie Research and was responsible for testing graphics cards as well as other pieces of hardware. His interests are music production, traveling, playing video games, video editing, and taking photos of his Ford Mustang.

Andy Marken Contributor

Andy has written more than 100 articles in the business and trade press addressing industry issues and how technologies can be used by normal people. He has been a marketing and communications consultant for more than 30 years in the wild early days of the Internet/Web, heyday of the videogame industry and the maturing professional and consumer video industries. His experience includes CERFnet, TCG and AT&T. Andy has worked in the video and storage industry with Atari, Panasonic, Philips, Dazzle, Pinnacle Systems, Motion DSP, CyberLink, InterVideo, Ulead, ADS Tech and Verbatim.

Stephen Wolfe Senior CAD analyst

Steve Wolfe founded CAD/CAM Publishing, Inc. in 1981to help buyers of CAD and PLM technology make informed decisions. For 22 years, the company’s newsletters Computer Aided Design Report and Product Data Management Report have been referred to as the "Consumer Reports" of CAD and PDM. In 2004, Wolfe received a Lifetime Award from the CAD Society for his publishing work. He currently consults in the fields of CAD/CAM, CAE, and PLM. Wolfe holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a BSME from Northwestern University. He also attended the University of Chicago graduate school of business and is a registered professional mechanical engineer in California.