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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 most influential analysts in the world. He lectures at numerous conferences and universities on topics pertaining to graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media technology. Former President of Siggraph Pioneers, he serves on advisory board 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, "Augmented Reality, where we all will live.” Jon has been elected to the ACM Distinguished Speakers program.

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.

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.

Jaydeep Bhattacharjee Research Associate

With a corporate market research experience of more than 13 years in various companies, Jaydeep has for the past one year been associated with Jon Peddie Research. He has played an extensive and crucial role in the timely completion of custom research activities and stories. His knowledge in a wide range of markets has been of immense help for the company. He finds immense pleasure in nature photography while on the long drives to the country side.

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.

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 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.

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.