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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 a recognized pioneer in the graphics industry, President of Jon Peddie Research, and named one of the world’s most influential analysts. Peddie has been an ACM distinguished speaker and is currently an IEEE Distinguished visitor. He lectures at numerous conferences and universities on topics about graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media technology. Former President of Siggraph Pioneers, he serves on the advisory boards of several conferences, organizations, and companies and contributes articles to numerous publications. In 2015, he was given the Life Time Achievement award from the CAAD society. Peddie has published hundreds of papers to date; and authored and contributed to eleven books, His most recent books are, “Augmented Reality, where we all will live", “Ray Tracing, a Tool for all.”

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. Combining his knowledge of games and finance, he founded and launched multiple financial products including the publicly listed GAMR ETF. 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.

Alex Kelley Senior Analyst

Alex is a polymath who draws on 25+ years of global experience to deliver business and technical services to companies working with spatial computing technologies. His skills include business development, marketing, product management, sales, and software development. Alex is a Vice-President at Garibaldi Capital Advisors (GCA), an investment bank to technology companies with offices in the USA and Canada. Before joining GCA, Alex held executive leadership roles at several companies, including Imagination Technologies, BitTorrent, and Autodesk. Alex is a strong advocate of logic and functional programming and writes a popular blog that teaches it to software developers. Alex's second language is Japanese, and he holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Computer Science. He resides in San Francisco and Tokyo, together with his wife, Nahoko.

Nick Divehall Senior Analyst

Nick Divehall is a technology executive leveraging over 20 years of global business experience with world-leading companies in the Media, Entertainment, Design, Automotive, and Computer Graphics industries. Nick is Vice-President of Garibaldi Capital Advisors (GCA) an investment bank to high-growth technology companies with offices in the US and Canada. Nick also works with Jon Peddie Research to track and analyze Computer Graphics and Content Creation markets. Before joining GCA, as CEO he led the acquisition of MatterMachine (Cloud Platform for scalable custom manufacturing), by Trimble. Also leading Global Enterprise Accounts & Business Development for Academy Award®-winning technology companies, including Autodesk and Alias (acquired by Autodesk), holding Global roles based in California and Asia-Pacific roles based in Japan and Singapore. Nick began his career in New Zealand where his company worked closely with Weta Digital as they were establishing themselves as a world-leading VFX studio. He and his wife reside in San Mateo California.

C. Robert Dow Manager, Digital Media

Robert Dow is the Manager of Digital Media at JPR. Robert has been with Jon Peddie Research since 2005. Beginning as a researcher and editor for JPR, Robert has been focused the CG market for over 15 years. He recently transitioned into his current role. Before coming to work for Jon Peddie Research he worked in marketing for THX, a division of Lucasfilm.

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 and 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.

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.

Chris Vienneau Senior Analyst

Chris is a senior leader with 25+ years of experience developing tools and services for the entertainment industry for customers such as Disney, Electronic Arts, and Google. Chris has managed market-leading tools like Maya, FBX, and Arnold generating over 100m per year with consistent 20+% YoY growth. Chris has fostered innovation on several projects including Bifrost, ShaderX, and Arnold GPU, and has several authored patents. Chris has managed 100+ person global product teams and integrated several acquisitions. Chris has fostered partnerships with companies such as Apple, Adobe, and Nvidia. Chris is an advocate for standards and open-sources having driven Autodesk's contributions to the Academy Software Foundation, USD, and Materialx. Chris is currently advising with Movie Labs helping them with their ten-year vision of the future of production and consulting with Fusion workflows helping customers migrate their workflows to the cloud.