Dan Dubno is an Emmy-award winning TV producer, broadcaster, technologist, presenter, inventor, and "connector". He is founder of Blowing Things Up (BTU) LLC., an international consultancy that brings innovative technology companies together. He is founder and Executive Director of The Hourglass Initiative, a non-profit that engages the scientific community in efforts to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He is a popular speaker at technology, business, and policy conferences around the world. For seventeen years, Dan Dubno was Producer and Technologist for the CBS Evening News and supervised Special Events coverage of wars, terrorism, natural disasters, and elections. His over thirty years of experience at CBS News and PBS garnered multiple Emmy Awards and commendations. He continues to write technology columns and reviews for websites and science magazines. His success in "Bringing the Smart and Useless Together" led him to co-found the annual Gadgetoff, a notorious, invitation-only technology celebration in New York City.