Welcome to the Open Technology blog. To learn more about who we are, where we are (New York City start-up community), and some of the key themes herein, see our first post “Why Write.” Below you’ll also find the requisite bios… Thanks for visiting.
Leah Belsky (@leahbel) is an entrepreneur and thought leader whose work focuses on open systems, application of technology to new domains, and international development. She is the VP of Strategic Development and Assoc. GC at Kaltura, a “TechCrunch Top 40″ and Intel Capital funded company launching the world’s first open source media platform. Leah began her career in science & technology policy at the World Bank, National Institutes of Health, Madeline Albright Group, and Electronic Frontier Foundation. She was also a member of Obama’s Technology Policy Committee and an early advisor to ‘Startl’, an edtech incubator and accelerator in NYC. Leah is a graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University. She remains a fellow at Yale, a leader of the Open Video Alliance, and advises both start-ups and non-profits focused in media, education, and cultivation of entrepreneurial communities in the US.
Michal Tsur (@michts) is co-founder and President of Kaltura, the developer of the leading open source video platform, powering the video strategy for leading media companies, universities and enterprises. Prior to Kaltura, Michal co-founded Cyota, a leading anti-fraud and security company (acquired by RSA Security, Inc). Michal enjoys advising and supporting early stage startups, and holds a doctoral degree in application of game theoretic models to law from New York University. She was also a post-doctoral fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project where her research focused on Open Source, Memetics, and evolutionary game-theory. Michal also clerked at the supreme court of Israel. Michal was a competitive swimmer, and triathlete
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