RosenDavid Rosen specializes in new applications for digital technologies and interactive media. He has twenty-five years industry experience in new business development, strategic planning, competitive analysis, market research and strategy, focusing on startup and business-unit initiatives, new product/service introductions and US-market entry by foreign companies.

Recent assignments include:
  • Fujitsu, Ltd. – retained by Board of Directors to assess opportunities to establish a US-based business exploiting its "artificial intelligence" assets; developed plan for "Fujitsu Interactive," recruited senior management, created packaging and launch plan for "FinFin" children’s game and other products.

  • ComCam International – the world’s first 802.11b wireless video camera system for commercial and government security uses with customers including US Navy, FBI, Merck and Sanyo and Toshiba; prepared business plan, private-placement funding documents and overall marketing/sales strategy [see].

  • Advanced Visual Systems (formerly MuSE Technologies) – a leading provider in data-visualization tools and solutions; retained to commercialize federal research effort at Sandia Labs, developed business and VAR-sales plans, set up Asian distribution alliances, prepared IPO materials and helped take company public [see].

Previously David held a number of executive positions including: Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, AVS – see above; International Marketing Director, Commodore, Ldt. – oversaw the worldwide introduction of the first CD-ROM (Amiga) system and over 100 titles; and Vice President, Entertainment Services, LINK Resources/IDG – consulted on new-product introductions and strategy for Apple, AT&T, CBS, Hughes, Microsoft, Philips and other companies.

He is Executive Producer/Convener of "Digital Independence" (DI), a biennial forum on creativity, technology and democracy; it is supported by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and other organizations; "DI-01" was held in January 2001 at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; "DI-03" is scheduled for Fall 2003. [see:]

He has served on the Board of Directors/Advisors for the following non-profit groups: Independent Television Service (ITVS) (and Treasurer), public television’s principal producer and distributor of independent programs; the Video Collection, Museum of Modern Art (NY); Rockefeller Foundation’s National Video Resources (NVR); Film Arts Foundation (FAF); and the "Shaping San Francisco" social history multimedia project. He has been an advisor to Rep. Richard Gephardt, the Benton, Ford and MacArthur Foundations and other public-policy organizations.

David is the author of Off-Hollywood: The Making & Marketing of Independent Films (Grove, 1990), originally commissioned by Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. He has written for the Hollywood Reporter, San Francisco Focus, Foundation News and contributed to four college management textbooks and other publications. He conceived and prepared the treatment for a four-part television series on the digital communications revolution for the Socratic Dialogues/MIT Media Lab. His television credits include the six-hour ABC miniseries, "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald," and the Emmy-Award PBS series, "The American City" with John Lindsay (WNET).

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