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Founder and senior analyst of ZapThink, an XML industry analyst group, Ron Schmelzer is a well-known expert in the field of XML and XML-based standards and initiatives. Ron has been featured and written for periodicals, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences including XML One, Comdex, and Internet World on the topic of XML.
Prior to ZapThink, Ron Schmelzer was a founder and "ePostle of Partners" for ChannelWave, where he was responsible for identifying the needs of channel partners and making sure all partners receive the full benefit of partner-relationship management systems. Prior to cofounding ChannelWave, Ron worked on advanced Internet applications for U.S. Robotics and was a founding partner of Dynamic Data Services, a data-networking company.
Ron, was named "Geek of the Week" in Internet Magazine and was listed among Boston Magazine's Internet Top 40. Ron received a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).