Gregory W. Harper President and Founder
Gregory W. Harper is President of Harpervision Associates and co-founder of Gadgetoff, an invitation-only event in New York City that gathers leading science and technology innovators. Mr. Harper is currently focusing on wireless personal information devices, mobile phones, the next generation of ultra high definition (4K) telepresence and collaborative systems, 3D TV, distance learning, digital distribution of media, and rich media. Mr Harper presents cutting edge technology at Gadgetoff events, industry conferences, trade shows and is a frequent contributor on national television talking about the latest in consumer tech.
Mr. Harper has had a long and successful career not only in technology but also in television production. Mr. Harper has served as president of MyPublisher, the leading publisher of custom photo books. In August, 2000, Mr. Harper sold Next Venue, a company he co-founded, to IBeam Broadcasting. Next Venue, a leader in the streaming media industry, was a spin-off of CNBC Dow Jones Business Video, a joint venture of NBC, Dow Jones and Microsoft. Prior to the spin-off, Mr. Harper served as Chief Technologist to the NBC/Microsoft joint venture and was responsible for designing its innovative rich media website. Mr. Harper’s prior endeavors include: Executive Vice President of NBC Onsite, a pioneering in-store advertising system; President of Technology for ACTV, a leader in interactive television; President and Founder of Com/Tech Communication Technologies, Inc., a video production and technology firm, which he sold in 1995; extensive work as a producer of television shows, both in the US and abroad; development and deployment of technology in such areas as interactive cable, data broadcasting, and judicial video arraignment systems; US representative to various ITU standards committees (CCITT and CCIR) as well as various EIA and ISO committees focusing on data broadcasting; active involvement in the creation of the US NABTS teletext standard; assistance in the development of the world’s first interactive cable TV system, Warner’s Qube System; work for various television networks and stations including WGBY TV, Springfield, CBS (news division and technology), PBS (technology and program production), France Telecom – TDF (President of its US subsidiary, Antiope and Telematics) and NBC (long range planning and data broadcasting). Mr. Harper is a graduate of Amherst College.