Sunday, June 27, 2010

Doug Rowan

Doug Rowan has served as President and CEO of Imaging Solutions Corporation, a Kirkland, Washington-based consulting company established to help companies plan strategy, find customers and identify funding for their digital content related products and services. The focus over the past year on been on helping retailers, manufacturers and service providers reach Today's Mom through social media, television and branding. One of the companies that Imaging Solutions has been helping is ZoomAlbum which provides a family of innovative products through which consumers and professionals can produce very high quality photo albums using ink jet printers in the home or stores.

From August 1998 until February 2002, Doug also served as Founder and CEO of Impli, Inc., a company installing flat panel computer screens in checkout lanes at supermarkets to entertain and advertise to shoppers waiting to checkout. During 1998 and 1999, Doug also worked with a group to prepare "A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress� which was published in 2000. Prior to this, Doug was recruited by Bill Gates and served as President and CEO of Corbis Corporation from 1994 to 1997. At Corbis, Doug oversaw the acquisition of the Bettmann Archive, established the Corbis brand and migrated the Corbis business from off-line licensing and CD-ROMs to the current Corbis online licensing business. From 1991 to 1993, Doug served as President of another image content and software pioneer, AXS Optical Technology Resource of Berkeley, California. AXS developed and sold software to manage photographs for the top 25 newspapers in the U.S., signing exclusive content agreements with organizations such as the Brooklyn and Frick Museums, among others. AXS was an early leader in metadata with newspapers and others. Before that, Doug's experience includes serving in executive positions for AMPEX of Redwood City, CA, from 1988 to 1990; MASSCOMP of Westford, Massachusetts from 1984 to 1988; and IBM from 1962 to 1984.

Doug Rowan received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and an MBA from Cornell University.


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