Jackson Wang is the founder and CEO of e-Radio and has an extensive background with a career that spans the Canadian military where he was an Aerospace Engineering Officer, the private sector as a systems engineer with Litton Guidance and Control Systems where he worked on the U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missile Program and in the public sector with the Ontario Ministry of Transport where he was a Senior Project Manager specializing in Public Private Partnerships.
He is the co-chairman of the US National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) Digital Radio Broadcasting (DRB) subcommittee, and currently leads the Broadcast subcommittee of the Home to Grid (H2G) Domain Expert Working Group (DEWG) of the US Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). He was also a founding committee chairman of Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and past chair of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC/204 WG10.1 subcommittee on advanced traveler services integration.
Jackson is the principle author of numerous US and international patents in the field of broadcast based data-casting. He is a graduate of the Engineering Science Program at the University of Toronto and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Society of Automotive Engineers.
As a radio broadcaster, Duff Roman worked in several key roles with CHUM Limited. In 1984, he was promoted to Station Manager and directed the repositioning of CHUM-FM as Canada's foremost Adult Rock radio station. In 1988, Duff was appointed Vice President Industry Affairs, CHUM Limited and in 1999, he assumed the added responsibilities of Vice President, Digital Radio Operations. In December 2007, Duff was appointed Head of the CHUM Radio Division, CTV Ltd. prior to joining e-Radio Inc. in 2009 in his present role as Chief Network Officer.
Duff is a past Chairman of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB). He is past President of Digital Radio Roll-Out Inc. (DRRI) and was Canada’s representative on the WorldDAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) Steering Committee. He was the CAB representative on the Department of Communications Task Force on the Introduction of Digital Radio where he chaired the Working Group that addressed the development of policy guidelines for the delivery of digital radio auxiliary data services.
In 1986, Duff received the Major Market Radio Executive of the Year Award at the Annual Industry Conference sponsored by The Record. The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) named him Broadcaster of The Year in March 1996. In October, 2001, he was inducted into the CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame and in March 2006, was one of the first broadcasters inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. In October 2010, Duff received the OAB Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dan returned to Canada and e-Radio in 2007 to take on the development of a new suite of data-casting software and hardware products. He is currently responsible for the end-to-end e-Radio data-casting system architecture.
Regarding the smart grid, Dan is committed to standards development activities in the CEA and SGIP. On the automotive side, he has been an SAE member for nearly a decade. During two years abroad starting in 2005, Dan worked as a web and database developer overseas, gaining valuable skills in internet technologies applicable to scalable cloud-hosted services.
Dan joined e-Radio in 2001 as a junior engineer and has held increasingly greater levels of responsibility in the areas of software, firmware and hardware systems design since. Dan is a graduate of the University of Toronto Engineering Science Program and gained experience in university research on swept-frequency ultrasound applications at the University of Saskatchewan. He also worked in software development in the aerospace industry in Toronto before graduation.
Mike Starling spent 25 years at National Public Radio serving as CTO, Vice President, and Executive Director of the Technology Research Center and NPR Labs. Mike is a past Vice President of the North American Broadcasters Association. He chaired the NABA Technical Committee, and was co-founder and counsel to the Association of Public Radio Engineers, Inc.
Starling has consulted for radio stations across the United States and Southern Africa and has been a U.S. delegate to the ITU. He authored ITU standard BS-1894, and holds a U. S. patent on “Live-Chase Video Description” technology. He represented NPR on regulatory technology initiatives before the FCC, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, and Capitol Hill. Previously, Starling founded and secured financing for multiple commercial and noncommercial radio stations. He has assisted in securing over $300 million in public and private grants and financing, and has authored scores of articles on media technology for trade and scholarly publications.
Starling was named Radio World’s “Engineer of the Year 2005” for his work establishing digital radio multicasting. He has received a Stevie Wonder “WonderVision” award, an NAB Technology Innovation Award, a CES Engineering Innovation Award, a NABA International Achievement Award, and a Public Radio Regional Organizations “PRRO” award.
Mike Starling is a lawyer and member of the California and District of Columbia Bars. He teaches Electronic Media & Film Law and Regulation at Towson University.