"Information Entrepreneurs: SILS Case Studies" was the topic of a special panel discussion featuring alumni of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have used their degrees in entrepreneurial ways.
The discussion was held on Nov. 28, 2012, and was moderated by Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor. (Apologies that the first few seconds of the Dean's remarks were cut off.)
David Iberkleid (MSIS '10), managing partner at WhyEquals, LLC where he and his team develop tools that give community members community-wide reach. WhyEquals is best known for "PaseLaVoz", a Spanish-only mobile alert network with 125,000 subscribers and growing.
Oakkar Oakkar (MSIS '13) president and co-founder of Keona Health while completing his Masters in Clinical Informatics at UNC at Chapel Hill. He is a software developer with nine years of industry experience in software development, including Web, mobile and enterprise applications. He also co-founded Recopia, which developed mobile and Web 2.0 applications.
Duncan Smith (MSLS '80), creator and founder of NoveList, EBSCO's electronic readers' advisory service. Vice president of the division whose products include NoveList Plus, NextReads, NoveList Select and LibraryAware.
Ann Stringfield (MSLS '80), owner of InfoCrofters, "Harvesting your Organization's Information" as an authorized partner, reseller, trainer and consultant using Inmagic, BookWhere and Homestead software.
Fred Stutzman (Ph.D. '11), visiting assistant professor at SILS. He is also the founder of Eighty Percent Solutions, which distributes the productivity software Freedom and Anti-Social.