Shay David is a scholar and serial entrepreneur who specializes in collaborative and open-source information and communication systems. Shay wrote his PhD dissertation on ‘open systems’ working with faculty at Cornell’s Science and Technology Studies and Information Science Programs. Shay is also a fellow at The Information Society Project at the Yale Law School where he works on issues of peer-production and access to knowledge with professors Balkin and Benkler. Shay’s research investigates the complex interconnections that exist among technology and ideology, language and legitimation, authority and assimilation, expertise and reputation. Shay holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, from Tel-Aviv University, and an M.A. from New York University where his interdisciplinary research thesis focused on the political economy of free and open source software and file sharing networks.
Shay is the co-founder of Kaltura, a pioneer in collaborative media, where he oversees technological development and strategic partnerships. Prior to Kaltura, Shay was a co-founder of Destinator Technologies, a leader in mobile-GPS-navigation software, and MindEcho, a collaborative filtering technology company. Shay was involved for several years in cutting edge software research, combining open source and proprietary software and leading product development from concept to market, and consulting on open systems to Fortune 500 companies like Toyota and Becton Dickson. Shay shares his time between New Haven and New York City.
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