Digital Dan Dubno is an award-winning broadcaster, technologist, consultant, producer, and "connector". For more than a decade, he has reviewed new technology on numerous network television news programs and on his popular website Gizmorama. He also is co-founder and curator of the annual Gadgetoff, a notorious invitation-only event where inventors and designers gather to share the latest technological breakthroughs.
Dubno, a pioneer in the use of powerful graphic technologies, satellite imagery, and visualization tools for news coverage, served as producer and technologist for CBS News in New York, where he coordinated special events unit coverage of major national and international news stories. Winner of numerous National Emmy awards, Dubno was previously a producer of the Eye on America enterprise reports for the CBS Evening News, and he produced investigative and feature segments for Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, America Tonight and economics coverage for CBS This Morning.
Beginning with his presentation at TED in 2002 and again in 2003, he debuted the Keyhole software imagery program and introduced this cool earth-viewing technology to his friends at Google. This resulted in Google's acquisition of Keyhole and formed the genesis of the wildly popular program, "Google Earth". In addition, at CBS News, Dubno developed the first system to map real-time news feeds and the latest detailed visualization of live earthquake data over Google Earth. At CBS News, he pioneered the first systematic use of 3D animations in nightly news broadcasts; pioneered the use of virtual sets and touch screens in news; and introduced other 3D visualization techniques now seen regularly on broadcast television.
Dubno left CBS News in November 2006 to form his own technology intelligence company, Blowing Things Up. Dan Dubno's technology website, Gizmorama, features video-blogs and product reviews and is one of the most popular technology review sites on the Internet. He also writes technology columns for science magazines, including Discover.