Conference Speakers


SVG Wow 2010

Pushing the envelope of SVG development

Erik DahlströmErik Dahlström (Opera Software ASA)

Erik Dahlström is the SVG team leader at Opera Software ASA, where he's been working as a software developer since 2001. He holds an MSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institute of Technology at Linköping University (LiTH), Sweden. Since 2005 Mr Dahlström has been the primary representative of Opera Software on the W3C SVG Working Group. He is currently the co-chair of the group.

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The challenges and opportunities that OpenStreetMap presents for SVG

George JamesGeorge James (George James Software Limited, CEO)

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From Zero to SVG in One Year

SVG 1.1 in Internet Explorer 9

Ted JohnsonTed Johnson (Microsoft Corporation, Partner Program Manager, Web Graphics)

Ted Johnson has been involved in the development of end-user graphics applications since 1985 when he joined Aldus Corporation as employee #12. Johnson participated in the design and development of Aldus PageMaker 1.0 for Windows 1.0 and subsequent versions for Macintosh, Windows, and IBM OS/2 Presentation Manager. In 1990, Johnson co-founded Visio Corporation and created Visio, a market-leading business drawing and diagramming program. Microsoft acquired Visio in 2000 and Johnson accepted a role overseeing Visio, Microsoft Project, Publisher, and MapPoint in Microsoft's Office organization. Following the release of the Office 2003 family, Johnson left Microsoft and co-founded Trumba, a Web start-up that created an events calendar publishing system. Johnson rejoined Microsoft in the summer of 2008 to lead the graphics investments for Internet Explorer 9.

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Efficient SVG

Robert RussellRobert Russell (Google, Inc, Developer Programs Engineer)

Rob Russell is a long-time enthusiastic supporter of SVG. As an occasional blogger and a developer on platforms from embedded systems to web servers, he has a unique insight on the changing landscape of software on the web. Rob continues to promote open web standards in practical applications in his role as an engineer at Google supporting external developers on Google APIs.

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