Dr James 'Bo' Begole
Vice President and Global Head of Huawei Technologies' Media Lab focusing on the creation of next generation digital media experiences.
Vice President and Global Head of Huawei Technologies' Media Lab, spanning China, US, Europe and Russia, and focusing on the creation of next generation digital media experiences. Previously, he was Senior Director in the Innovations Lab of the User Experience Center America at Samsung where he managed a team to develop new products and services in consumer electronics. Prior to that, he was a Principal Scientist at Xerox PARC where he directed the Ubiquitous Computing research group creating novel solutions in responsive media, device interoperability, sensor network middleware, activity detection and collaboration technologies. He is an inventor on 30 issued US patents, is a co-author of dozens of peer-reviewed publications and is the author of the book ‘Ubiquitous Computing for Business’. He is active in several conference organization committees and was Chair of CHI 2015 in Seoul, the premiere conference on human factors in computing systems.
Dr. Begole received a Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Tech in 1998. Prior to his studies, he was enlisted in the US Army as an Arabic language interpreter.