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The Editors
George Gilder is Chairman of George Gilder Fund Management, LLC and host of the Gilder Telecosm Forum. He is also a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute where he directs Discovery's program on high technology and public policy, and the former Editor in Chief of the Gilder Technology Report (published by Forbes Inc., 1996-2007).

Born in 1939 in New York City, Mr. Gilder attended Exeter Academy and Harvard University. At Harvard, he studied under Henry Kissinger and helped found Advance, a journal of political thought, which he edited and helped to re-establish in Washington, DC after his graduation in 1962. During this period he co-authored The Party That Lost Its Head. He later returned to Harvard as a fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Politics and editor of the Ripon Forum. In the 1960s Mr. Gilder also served as a speechwriter for several prominent official and candidates, including Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney, and Richard Nixon. In the 1970s, as an independent researcher and writer, Mr. Gilder began an excursion into the causes of poverty, which resulted in his books Men and Marriage (1972) and Visible Man (1978); and hence, of wealth, which led to his best-selling Wealth and Poverty (1981).

Mr. Gilder pioneered the formulation of supply-side economics when he served as Chairman of the Lehrman Institute's Economic Roundtable, as Program Director for the Manhattan Institute, and as a frequent contributor to A.B. Laffer's economic reports and the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal.

In the 1980s he also consulted leaders of America's high technology businesses. According to a study of presidential speeches, Mr. Gilder was President Reagan's most frequently quoted living author. In 1986, President Reagan gave George Gilder the White House Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

In 1996 Gilder was made a Fellow of the International Engineering Consortium. The investigation into wealth creation led Mr. Gilder into deeper examination of the lives of present-day entrepreneurs, culminating in many articles and a book, The Spirit of Enterprise (1986). The book was revised and republished in 1992. That many of the most interesting current entrepreneurs were to be found in high technology fields also led Mr. Gilder, over several years, to examine this subject in depth. In his best-selling work, Microcosm (1989), he explored the quantum roots of the new electronic technologies. A subsequent book, Life After Television, was a prophecy of the future of computers and telecommunications and a prelude to his book on the future of telecommunications, Telecosm (2000).

Mr. Gilder's latest book The Silicon Eye (2005) travels the rocky road of the entrepreneur on the promising path of disruption, and celebrates some of smartest-and most colorful-technology minds of our time. In this fascinating narrative of personality and technology, Gilder shares his insider knowledge of Silicon Valley and illustrates how the unpredictable mix of genius, drive, and luck that can turn a startup into a Fortune 500 company.

Mr. Gilder hosts the web's premier technology investment discussion forum, the Gilder Telecosm Forum, and co-hosts (with Steve Forbes) the annual Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference, both of which offer elite analysis of ascending and disruptive technologies affecting management and investment decisions of investors, executives, engineers and entrepreneurs. The Gilder Telecosm Forum is a powerful network of talented, tech-savvy investors and thinkers that collaborate online daily by utilizing the very technologies that Gilder celebrated for eleven years in Gilder Technology Report.

Mr. Gilder lives in Tyringham, Massachusetts, in the Berkshire Mountains, where he is an active churchman, sometime runner, and with his wife Nini, parent of four children.

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Gilder Telecosm Forum Contributing Editor Dr. Nick Tredennick is an advisor and investor in numerous pre-IPO startups and is a member of technical advisory boards for several companies including Ascenium, Impinj, QuickSilver Technology, Terakeet, and the Venture X Group. He is on the editorial advisory board for several technical publications including IEEE Spectrum and Microprocessor Report. He is an IEEE representative to the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), which oversees university accreditation for all engineering programs. He was a member of the Army Science Board for six years and is a registered professional engineer.

Dr. Tredennick was named a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to microprocessor design. He has over thirty years experience in computer and microprocessor design, holds nine patents, and has more than fifty technical publications, including a textbook on microprocessor design (Microprocessor Logic Design). He was a Senior Design Engineer at Motorola, a Research Staff Member at IBM's Watson Research Center, and Chief Scientist at Altera. Dr. Tredennick did the logic design and microcode for Motorola's MC68000 and for IBM's Micro/370 microprocessors. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a founder of several Silicon Valley startups.


Charlie Burger is Senior Technology Analyst for Gilder Publishing, LLC. Prior to joining Gilder Publishing, LLC in 2000, Mr. Burger worked with the civilian research team at the Air Force Geophysics Lab, where he developed critical line-of-sight algorithms for Ronald Reagan's Space Defense Initiative (SDI). He also coordinated and edited technical papers and reports for a division of 40 scientists.

Mr. Burger served as Senior Technology Analyst on the Gilder Technology Report. He now conducts research for The Gilder Cremers Fund, LP, and lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and eight children.

Mary Collins George is the former Managing Editor of the Gilder Technology Report (published by Gilder Publishing, LLC in association with Forbes Inc., 1996-2007) and President of Gilder Publishing, LLC. She joined Gilder Publishing in 2000 to develop an algorithm for measuring Internet traffic and later joined the GTR editorial team as a Technology Analyst, covering the storage networking industry and analyzing network bandwidth and traffic trends.

Mary now serves as the Chair of the Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference, hosted annually by George Gilder and Steve Forbes. She is also the Editor of the Gilder Friday Letter and Administrator of the Gilder Telecosm Forum. A former Physics and Calculus instructor, Mary studied Physics and Engineering at Providence College and holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She resides in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts with her husband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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