SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - TTI/Vanguard ( announced today 4 new Advisory Board appointments. 

The new appointees will join existing Advisory Board members John Perry Barlow, Gordon Bell, Maria Bezaitis, Peter Cochrane, Eric Haseltine, Mike Hawley, Alan Kay, Len Kleinrock, Doug Lenat, Bob Lucky, Nicholas Negroponte, and David Reed.

TTI/Vanguard is a unique forum for senior-level executives that links strategic technology planning to business success. In private conferences that are part classroom, part think-tank, and part laboratory, our members -- corporate and government leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and academics -- explore emerging and potentially disruptive technologies to assess their impact on organizations, policy, and society.

The additional Board Members were selected to augment the core task of the Advisory Board: to lend perspectives on future technologies and their impact on organizations, infrastructures, policies, and society. The resulting conferences link strategic technology planning to business success.

"I am delighted to expand our Board in such a meaningful way. With their diverse backgrounds in entertainment, social networking, mobility, and nascent technologies of all kinds, our new Board Members bring TTI/Vanguard even further ahead of the most critical and disruptive developments," said Lisa McErlane Yao, CEO of TTI/Vanguard.

  • Ken Hertz is a Senior Partner in the Beverly Hills law firm of Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Hertz was in charge of music -- business and legal affairs -- for The Walt Disney Company. Hertz is also a Principal in memBrain -- an entertainment marketing and strategy consulting firm.
  • Krisztina 'Z' Holly is a entrepreneur and innovation expert who recently served as vice provost for innovation at the University of Southern California and founding executive director for the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. She was also the creator and curator of the first ever TEDx. Holly previously served as the founding executive director of MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. Holly also serves as chair of the World Economic Forum's global agenda council on entrepreneurship and a member of the U.S. National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  • Dr. Ellen Levy, Ph.D. is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect. Previously, she was at LinkedIn Corporation in several different capacities, including Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy. Dr. Levy is a Co-founder of The Dr. Spock Company. She served as Managing Director and Vice President of Corporate Development at NeoCarta Ventures Inc. Dr. Levy served as an Advisor of New Cycle Capital, LLC. Her wide range of experience includes work with startups, large companies, venture capital firms, research labs and universities. 
  • Dr. Eben Upton is the Founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. He also serves as a Technical Director and ASIC architect for Broadcom. Dr. Upton founded two successful mobile games and middleware companies, Ideaworks 3d Ltd. and Podfun Ltd., and held the post of Director of Studies for computer science at St. John's College, Cambridge. He was previously a Visiting Researcher at Intel, and he has been Chair of the Khronos OpenVG Working Group since 2008.