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Howard S. Lichtman - Founder and President

Howard_headshot.jpgHoward S. Lichtman is a productivity-focused technology technologist, author, publisher and consultant with specialties in telepresence and visual collaboration to improve organizational and personal productivity. He is the founder and president of the Human Productivity Lab, an independent consultancy and research firm that helps organizations design telepresence strategies and deploy telepresence solutions. He is the publisher of  Telepresence Options, the #1 website on the Internet covering the telepresence revolution and editor of the Telepresence Options Telegraph, the world's most widely read publication covering telepresence technologies.

Mr. Lichtman is also the author and/or co-author of the Telepresence Options 2011 Yearbook The Inter-Company Telepresence and Videoconferencing Handbook (2009), The Telepresence and Videoconferencing Exchange Review(2010), Telepresence, Effective Visual Collaboration and the Future of Global Business at the Speed of Light (2006), and Emerging Technologies for Teleconferencing and Telepresence (2005). He is currently working on Telepresence Options 2012.

Mr. Lichtman is a frequent commentator on telepresence, videoconferencing and effective visual collaboration and his writings on and analysis of the industry have been featured by US News and World Report, Telephony Magazine, CXO Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Reuters, Pro AV Magazine, Killer App Magazine, ABA Banking Journal, Bank Systems and Technology Magazine and CFO Magazine among others.

David S. Maldow - Analyst

David_Maldow-273x300.jpgDavid S. Maldow is a visual collaboration technologist with extensive expertise in testing, evaluating, and explaining telepresence, videoconferencing and other rich media technologies.

Prior to joining the team at HPL, David worked at industry analyst firm Wainhouse Research as a member of their video collaboration team. While at WR, he supported a variety of videoconferencing, streaming, and end-user consulting projects. David managed WR's videoconferencing test lab where he oversaw and conducted evaluations of both endpoint and infrastructure solutions. David wrote, or co-wrote, numerous evaluations and other reports for WR publications.

David is a member of the New York and Louisiana Bar Associations and a graduate of Tulane Law School. Before working at WR, he was a practicing attorney.


Industry Calendar
Link Exchange

Trying to understand the players in the emerging world of telepresence? Find them all in one convenient place, The HPL's Link Exchange.
Powwow Virtual

Powwow Virtual – The Lab´s Business Model for Publicly Available Telepresence. Powwow Virtual was recently covered in Broadband Properties Magazine and the Washington Business Journal (.pdf).
Youtube Channel

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HPL Whitepaper
Wainhouse Paper
Wainhouse Research Whitepaper
HSL collaborated with Ira Weinstein of Wainhouse Research on a whitepaper covering Emerging Technologies in Teleconferencing and Telepresence. Click here to get the whitepaper.