Managing Director, Wolfram | Alpha
Barak Berkowitz has been a leader in the technology revolution for over 30 years. He is currently the Managing Director of Wolfram|Alpha, the award winning "Computational Knowledge Engine."
Barak started his career at Macy's where he built the world's first chain of consumer computer stores. He then went to Apple where he spent 5 years creating and executing innovative marketing programs aimed at educating consumers about how a computer could enrich their lives. Later at Apple Japan Barak brought the same skills to helping make Apple a leader in the Japanese market. Later as GM of Logitech America's region Barak helped grow this powerhouse in computer peripherals.
In 1996 Barak caught the Internet bug and in 1997 became the EVP General Manager of the Go Network the Disney owned site that he helped built into one of the top 5 web portals at the time, uniting the web properties of Infoseek.com, Disney, ABC, ESPN, and others.
Two years later Barak realized the power that would come from being able to carry the Internet with you everywhere and he became the co-founder and president of OmniSky, the wireless Internet innovator, which went public in 2000 and later was acquired by Earthlink.
Prior to Wolfram|Alpha Barak was chairman and CEO of Six Apart, the global leader in blogging software including Typepad, Vox, Movable Type, and Live Journal.