2013 Experts

2013 Experts
Posted: 03.28.2013, 3:58pm
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Meet Our 2013 Experts
Robin Raskin
Robin RaskinI’m the former editor of PC Magazine, Editor in Chief of FamilyPC, and blogger for Yahoo!Tech. I’ve has spent the past 30 years exploring what it means to be a family in a digital world. I’m also the founder of Kids@Play and The Silvers Summit a set of conferences and exhibitions in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association.
Brian Page
Brian PageBrian is a technology consultant born and raised in New York. His current projects include Macintosh Consulting for MacNRG and Media Consulting for his own company, Old Dog. Spending his day maintaining one of the biggest XSAN production environments on the east coast, Brian lives and breaths tech. Having owned every iPhone since its release in 2007 and testing almost every app available, he truly is a mobile apps guru. When he’s not fixing, consulting or installing, you can usually find Brian watching the Yankees or the Giants and playing with his dog, Elvis. You can more about him at about.me/bpage

Suzanne Kantra
Suzanne Kantra Suzanne is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Techlicious.com, a uniquely female-focused technology web site that provides the down-to-earth information, including buyer’s guides, instructional videos and more, that today’s women (and men too!) need in order to make informed purchasing decisions on everything from the latest crop of digital cameras to home theater equipment, computers and other electronics gear.

Prior to launching Techlicious.com in June 2009, Suzanne was the technology editor for Popular Science and Martha Stewart Living and host of "Living with Technology" on Sirius Radio. Throughout her career, Suzanne has shaped technology coverage, introducing her audience to the wonders of the latest personal technologies, celebrating the emergence of HD and Blu-ray, and in general reveling in a seemingly endless stream of cool gadgets. She has been featured on national network and cable TV, including CNN, CBS, and NBC, as well as many radio shows across the country. Suzanne lives in NYC with her husband and three children.


Tim Scannell
Tim Scannellim Scannell is the Editorial Director of the TechnologyGuide Media Group, a division of TechTarget, Inc. that consists of a family of six product review and evaluation Web sites including NotebookReview.com, DesktopReview.com, TabletPCReview.com, PrinterComparison.com, DigitalCameraReview.com and Brighthand.com (smartphones). That group expands to seven with the addition of TechnologyGuide.com, scheduled to launch in December 2012.

He is a respected writer, editor and analyst with more than 30 years experience in the computer industry. As an editor and writer, he has worked for some of the top publishing companies in the world. He has also written for such publications as U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, The Boston Herald, Crain’s Net Marketing, and The Boston Globe (where he was a freelance technology columnist and contributed to the paper’s business section).

He presently is Editorial Director for TechnologyGuide.com, a family of consumer and business Web sites owned by TechTarget, Inc. He was also the founder and chief analyst with Shoreline Research, a Quincy, MA based consulting, research and information services company; co-founder of a consulting and channel marketing and training company based in Glasgow, Scotland; and a member of the core start-up team of Japan-based Softbank Corp.’s U.S. division.

Johan Van Mierlo
Johan Van Mierlo

Johan van Mierlo has been writing and reviewing for the online communities since the launch of the handheld computer Palm IIIe and Compaq iPaq in 1998. He owned and tested many mobile devices including Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian, Android, Apple iOS iPhone, iPad and many different GPS and other Mobile products.

Johan was awarded MVP Windows Phone Consumer (Previous MVP Windows Phone and MVP Windows Mobile Devices) by Microsoft in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 for his community activities.
You can follow Johan on Twitter

Rick Singer
Rick Singeris the founder and CEO of GreatApps.com, a media company that focuses on app marketing and consumer use of apps.

GreatApps.com was created to fill the biggest void in mobile, which is app marketing. Mr. Singer has been a serial entrepreneur for many years. He has been an active participant in the formation and launching of various entities including RaiseCapital.com and TechStartups.com.He recently was a principal in StockProfile.com which was sold to an OTC public company.

Sonny Davé
Sonny DavéSonny Davé launched ExtremeKids.com in 1999 in hopes of creating an area where children of all ages can go to experience the world wide web safely. ExtremeKids.com is a place where children can find free content from entertainment, games, homework help and scholarships. This idea rapidly captured the attention their parents and educators as well. ExtremeKids.com is now used by over a 1,000 school districts, Parent Teacher Associations/Organizations and Teachers’ Unions across the United States. In 2007, Sonny started providing reviews of the latest and greatest in toys, travel, entertainment and electronics. Sonny’s reviewed and recommended over millions of dollars of products and services. Many of his reviews have been highly ranked on Google.
Helena Stone
Helena StoneA native New Yorker, Helena holds a Masters Degree in Digital Imaging and Design from New York University. Helena has spent much of her career working in the social media marketing and interactive design fields. At any minute she can be found trolling J and R, Best Buy, or DataVision… hard at work at making the salesmen feel stupid.



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