is a scholar and serial entrepreneur who specializes in collaborative and open-source information and communication systems. Shay is the co-founder of Kaltura
, pioneer in collaborative media, where he oversees technology and strategy. Kaltura has developed the world's first open source video solution, stack, and is empowering the next generation of Wikipedia and sites like the UN's with collaborative rich media functionalities. Prior to Kaltura, Shay was a co-founder of Destinator Technologies, a leader in mobile-GPS-navigation software, and MindEcho, a collaborative filtering software company. Shay was involved for many years in cutting edge software research, combining open source and proprietary software. He lead various product development cycles from concept to market and consulted on open systems to Fortune 500 companies like Toyota and Becton Disckson. 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 wrote his PhD dissertation on 'The social construction participatory information networks' at Cornell's Science and Technology Studies department.
At the ISP shay works on issues of peer-production, reputation economies, and access to knowledge. Shay has published extensively in leading academic journals and has presented his work all over the world (full list of publications available at http://shaydavid.info/).