Rob Pegoraro

Rob Pegoraro writes about interesting problems and possibilities in computers, gadgets, apps, services, telecom and other things that beep or blink. He covers tech policy and contributes reviews at Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Finance, writes a weekly personal-tech Q&A column for USA Today, offers telecom and gadget guidance at the Wirecutter and has also written for such sites as Boing Boing, VentureBeat, PCMag.com, Ars Technica and Discovery News. You can also find him on radio, TV, podcasts and one panel or another. From 1999 to 2011, he was the Washington Post’s consumer-technology columnist.

Bob Scaglione

As the SVP of Strategic Channel Development, Bob is responsible for driving adoption of ownerIQ’s advertising solutions among key industry leaders at leading brands, retailers and buying groups. Bob was ranked #14 in the ExecRank list of top U.S. marketing executives. Prior to joining the Q in 2013, Bob served as the CMO at Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Scranton.

Davin Sufer

Davin Sufer is the Chief Technical Officer of WowWee, Inc., a leading Robotics company specializing in Tech Toys and Consumer Robotics. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science: Systems Design Engineering, with an option in the field of Cognitive Science. Davin manages the day-to-day R&D and product development efforts across WowWee’s multiple R&D Centers. His primary responsibility is conceiving new product platforms, identifying emerging technologies, and integrating these elements with WowWee’s highly creative vision to create cutting edge consumer-ready products. As WowWee’s CTO for the last eight years, he has a proven track record, launching dozens of innovative consumer products from concept to shelf. Davin lives with his wife and two young daughters in Montreal.

Kilian Saekel

Kilian makes things. He is a German born entrepreneur who started his career working as a buyer for Germany’s biggest retail corporation in Germany and Hong Kong. In 2008 he moved to Shanghai, China to set up his own business. Since then, he has built a portfolio of companies that reflects the complete supply chain from idea generation, product design & development, to manufacturing and sales. Kilian leads an international team of designers, engineers and production specialists and develops and manufactures a broad range of sports and toy related products for major global retailers and brands. In 2014 he co-founded A-Champs – the maker of ROXs – with the mission to #GetKidsMoving.

Judie Lipsett Stanford

Judie Lipsett Stanford is a rancher, a blogger, a technology expert, and a gadget lover. As the founder, Editor-In-Chief, and co-owner of Gear Diary, Judie helps introduce new technology, software, and gear to thousands of people every day. As a consumer electronics expert, Judie has been invited to consult with a number of major tech companies who value her insights and experience. As a contributing writer, she has been featured in several international publications and sites, and, as an early adopter, she can always be found with the newest gear.

Dave VanderWaal

David VanderWaal is Senior Vice President of Marketing for LG Electronics in North America.  In this role, he is responsible for all marketing activities for LG business units (Home Appliances, Consumer Electronics, and Mobile) which include the development of LG’s annual marketing plan and full responsibility for LG’s multi-million dollar US marketing budget.  He is also responsible for the marketing in LG Canada.

Steve Panosian

Steve Panosian, Director of Product Planning, for Samsung’s Home Entertainment business. He serves as the product marketing liaison for Samsung’s distribution business and represents the company on the UHD Alliance, the CEA and DEG Ultra HDTV Marketing and Promotion Working Groups. His career at Samsung began in 1995 managing the VCR and camcorders business. Steve’s achievements at Samsung include the launch of the industry leading DLP TV product line that elevated the brand to a Tier 1 player. Steve also assumed responsibility for Samsung’s leading Plasma HDTV business. Prior to Samsung, Steve enjoyed a 15 year career at Sony in various sales, national sales management, and video product marketing positions.

Mario Natarelli

Mario Natarelli is the Managing Partner of the New York office of MBLM, the Brand Intimacy Agency dedicated to creating greater intimacy between people, brands and technology. Mario is a trusted advisor to executives and their companies looking to leverage their most important asset — their brand.

Over the past 17 years, he has led teams across three continents, working for clients of varying size and industry focus, mostly in the areas of technology, real estate, travel, sports and hospitality. Along the way he has developed a proprietary set of frameworks, processes and tools that deliver proven results. Mario has a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of Toronto.

Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell is a technology strategist and marketer. Along with his own ventures in electronics, retailing and clean energy, Campbell is a leading technology counselor to the public and private sectors.

He was a White House technology advisor in three administrations, and received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award and special recognition on the U.S. Senate floor.

Campbell’s been instrumental in the launch of products including the compact disc, DVD, high-definition, 4K-Ultra and OLED HDTV and Blue Ray.

His strategically-supported events include presidential debates and inaugurations, political conventions and industry events. Tom is adjunct faculty at Georgetown University’s Technology Management Graduate Program and a senior advisor to the Georgetown Global Education Institute. He serves on numerous corporate boards and represents retailers on the CEA 4K Ultra HD Working Group.

Tom was inducted into the 2016 Consumer Technology Association Hall of Fame.

Sydney Wiseman

Sydney Wiseman is a key Brand Manager for WowWee – playing a significant role in the development, play spec and marketing strategy of new WowWee items. Sydney’s day is spent contributing to and integrating cutting edge R&D and making it viable and marketable for sales. Sydney’s creativity and love for innovative products coupled with her practical experience in the Toy Industry contribute to WowWee product ideation and improvement, as well as reaching the consumer across different markets. Sydney graduated with honours from McGill University in 2011 and was a “rising star” nominee for the 2014 Women in Toys awards.