Bob Goldstein is well known in the digital imaging industry as both an executive and a featured speaker on the subject of using images for communication, documentation and commerce. He is co-author of “Going Visual: Using Images to Enhance Productivity, Decision Making, and Profits,” Copyright ©2005 by Alexis Gerard and Bob Goldstein. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The book focuses on how businesses are using new technology in the form of digital cameras; camera-phones and video to communicate instantly and precisely to better manage project teams and communicate with clients.
Mr. Goldstein began his digital imaging career in 1990 as president and founder of ZZYZX Visual Systems in Los Angeles, California, where he developed businesses in high volume image scanning, digital retouching, stock photo databases and digital distribution networks, fine art digital printing, interactive media projects, web site design, and digital photography studios. He then became president of the Altamira Group, which produced the Genuine Fractals line of digital image scaling and compression software. At Altamira he led a research team developing software to eliminate noise and compression artifacts from images captured with digital cameras. As a digital imaging consultant, his corporate clients have included: Eastman Kodak, Apple Computer, Oracle Corp, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard. In these executive positions he worked closely with industry leaders to help determine the future of imaging
He is a senior analyst for The Future Image Report for whom he authored a study of Internet visual search engines. He has appeared as a speaker at many conferences including: PMA, DIMA, MacWorld, Siggraph, Seybold, PhotoPlus, the Lyra Summit and the Mobile Imaging Summit. He has been quoted in Forbes.com and WashingtonPost.com and appeared on CNN and NPR. Mr. Goldstein has a business degree from the University of Southern California.