Cliff Guren is a recognized industry leader known for his passion for developing and launching new publishing related technologies. Cliff has held senior management positions at industry leading companies such as Apple, Asymetrix, Quebecor, Microsoft, Skiff (a Hearst funded start-up), and Bluefire Productions. His consulting company (Synoptical) provides strategic planning and business development support to publishers and technology companies developing content-driven products and services. He holds a BA from Oberlin College and a MFA from Columbia University. Cliff lives in Seattle, Washington.