Editor in Chief
Bolaji Ojo steers EBN discussions, events, and activities designed to help the community better navigate its network of alliances and supply chain issues. He sees his primary job as helping to create an environment where everyone involved in the electronics supply chain can have open, honest, and interactive communication about issues affecting the market. Ojo believes the electronic supply chain is populated by "partners and rivals" involved in relationships that are fluid, impermanent, and dominated by the unending quest for profit. As in international relations among countries, communication is critical in an environment where the supply chain thrives best when companies understand "there are no permanent friendships, only permanent interests."
Ojo keeps the conversation going among the various parties, including OEMs (original equipment manufacturers); semiconductor, IP&E, and other component suppliers; software vendors; contract manufacturers; distributors; logistics services providers; and other third-party service vendors. It helps that he talks to all parties involved in the electronics supply chain, tapping the extensive network of experts in the industry to explore and unravel knotty issues of interest to everyone.
Ojo has spent the last 25 years covering business issues on four continents, specializing over the last 11 years on the electronics industry supply chain. In addition to supply chain issues, his primary focus also includes business finance. He previously worked as Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Supply and Manufacturing Magazine and Business Editor for Electronic Buyer's News, one of the first publications to track the industry supply chain. Prior to joining United Business Media, Ojo had worked at Bloomberg News, Futures World News, and Asia Inc. Ojo has graduate degrees in Journalism (Columbia University, New York) and International Relations (Nigeria) and is a fellow of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economic Reporting (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism). He is also a fellow of the World Press Institute, St. Paul, Minn., and the Fondation Journalistes en Europe, Paris.
Phone: (610) 279-2071
EBN Community Editor
Barbara Jorgensen has more than 20 years experience as a business journalist, working for leading electronics industry publications such as Electronic Business, Electronic Buyers' News, and EDN. As a freelance writer, Barb wrote and managed an award-winning custom publication for Sager Electronics; was a leading contributor to Avnet Global Perspectives magazine; was a regular columnist for the National Electronics Distributors Association monthly newsletter; and wrote for industry associations such as IPC. Barb was also a featured blogger on the B2B Website, Allbusiness.com, and helped launch Electronics Sourcing North America, a startup magazine serving purchasing professionals in the Americas.
Prior to her freelance career, Barb was a senior editor at Electronic Business, the preeminent management magazine for the electronics industry, featuring world-class manufacturing companies such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Flextronics International. Before joining EB for the second time, Barb spent six years with Electronic Buyers' News as Managing Editor, Distribution, winning several awards for coverage of the distribution beat.
A graduate of the University of Binghamton (formerly the State University of New York Binghamton), Barb began her journalism career with the Gannett newspaper chain. She has worked for a number of local newspapers in the Greater Boston area and trade journal publishers Reed Business Information and CMP.
Phone: (516) 562-5153
CEO, EE Times Group
Paul Miller is CEO of EE Times Group, a division of United Business Media. Paul is responsible for leading the EE Times Group products and marketing services portfolio. In addition, Paul is a board member of the eMedia Asia Joint Venture (a Global Sources and UBM joint venture producing EE Times, print and online, and events in China, Korea, Taiwan, and ASEAN) and a board member of Design & Reuse, an IP catalogue information company headquartered in Grenoble, France.
Paul has held many positions in electronics media and information since joining the company as European sales manager for Electronic World News in London 18 years ago. In 1993, Paul moved to New York as regional sales manager for EE Times. After becoming Eastern Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, and Associate Publisher of EE Times, Paul was named Managing Director of the online network. Paul returned to EE Times as publisher in October 1999, moving onto Vice President and Senior Vice President roles responsible for running the Electronics and Software Groups. Most recently, Paul was Group President, overseeing five divisions until his recent appointment to CEO of the EE Times Group division.
Paul graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in England with a BA (Hons) Degree in Communication Studies and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM). In 1991 he graduated from Croydon College in London with a Diploma in Marketing (DipM) from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Associate Publisher, EE Times Group
Bob Dumas is a 25-year veteran of the high-tech media world and has been with the CMP/Tech Insights/UBM/EETimes group since 1985. Dumas started on EE Times (print) in 1985 and worked on EBN from 1986 to 2003 in various sales, marketing, and management positions. Dumas has extensive contacts in the electronics industry, including at OEMs, distributors, and semiconductor manufacturers. He has won numerous company awards. In addition to the titles and functions above, Bob has also worked on many custom projects, new product launches, events, re-launches, and digital projects across four continents during his career with EETimes Group.
Phone: (516) 562-5742