- Òscar Celma (BMAT, Spain), moderator
- Tom Butcher (Microsoft Bing, US)
- Mark Levy (last.fm, UK)
- Henri-Pierre Mousset (Yozik, France)
- Gilad Shlang (Meemix, Israel)
- Òscar Celma - CIO of BMAT, Spain
Òscar Celma is the Chief Innovation Officer at Barcelona Music and Audio Technologies (BMAT), a spin-off of the Music Technology Group.
In 2008, Òscar obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Digital Communication, in the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain). Òscar has just published a Springer book named "Music Recommendation and Discovery: The Long Tail, Long Fail, and Long Play in the Digital Music Space", as well as more than 35 research papers. Òscar holds 2 patents (US2003009344 and JP2003323188, 2002) from his work on the Vocaloid system, a singing voice-synthesizer bought by Yamaha in 2004.
Since 2006 he is an Invited Expert of the W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group.
- Tom Butcher - Microsoft Bing, USA
Tom is a senior engineer in the Bing Mobile Augmented Reality group at Microsoft developing immersed search experiences for mobile devices.
Tom has a track record of innovation in the marketplace, having delivered recommendation experiences for video and music in Microsoft's MSN and Zune groups. His interests span the various intersections of digital media, the internet, and large scale data-powered computing experiences, especially in music and audio.
- Mark Levy - Last.fm, UK
Mark Levy worked as a professional musician and then as a researcher in the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London, before joining the MIR team at Last.fm in 2008. He holds degrees in both Musicology and Computer Science. Mark's research publications include articles on social tags for music in IEEE Trans. Multimedia and for the Journal of New Music Research, and several papers on structural segmentation of music and playlist generation based on audio analysis. At Last.fm he has worked on large-scale user search, music and event recommendation, catalogue search, automatic spelling correction and name canonicalization. He writes a blog at http://mir-in-action.blogspot.com.
- Henri-Pierre Mousset - founder of Yozik, France
- Gilad Shlang - CEO of Meemix, Israel
Gilad Shlang's professional experience within the hi-tech industry stretches over fourteen years. At 23, he founded V-Promotion, a behavior based digital signing advertisement platform. Gilad has since worked with several start-up companies, challenging the norms of user experience and personalization as well as shaping business strategy in the emerging space. Gilad has a BA in Fine Arts and Mathematics.
Previously to MeeMix, Gilad spearheaded the creation of the 888 Holdings Member Experience Department that developed and used personalization and community methodologies to increased users Life Time. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Gilad is a speaker on the field of personalization, user experience and new media in various academic institutes and international conventions and an active composer and saxophone player.
Henri Pierre Mousset is an undertaker dedicated to music on the internet, giving his company Yozik the ambitious goal to empower artists on the internet.
He has been a producer, label and publisher for creative bands like Meï Teï Shô, Zenzile or Mas Bajo for ten years with his french music label Yotanka, and still running...
Facing the difficulties of any music professional in the internet age, he resisted by designing an online music shop service in order to sell his own productions directly to fans. Yozik, this Software As a Service solution for the music industry now serves outstanding labels like Because, Roy Music and Discograph, and helps more than 4000 bands from all Europe to sell their music downloads, CDs, vinyls and merchandising directly to their fans, along with strenghtening the fans/artist relation.