Yair Goldfinger, Inventor of Instant Messaging and Founder of Dotomi to Guest Lecture to Chicago Java Users Group
Chicago, IL (February 01, 2010) – Dotomi, Inc. (www.dotomi.com), the leader in personalized media that's more relevant for consumers and more efficient for advertisers, today announced Yair Goldfinger, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Dotomi and founder of ICQ, the technology known today as instant messaging, will speak in a rare U.S. public appearance to the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG) on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
At Dotomi, Goldfinger leads the research and development of the company's online advertising technologies, with a focus on creating personalized, relevant, and timely one-to-one messaging between advertisers and their consumer base. Prior to Dotomi, he co-founded ICQ, which was acquired by AOL in 1998 and is commonly known today as Instant Messaging.
"The two things I find most inspirational in life are the ability to create positive changes to society through technology and the opportunity to discuss those advances with people as passionate about them as I am", said Goldfinger.
Goldfinger's presentation to CJUG, geared toward software developers "interested in learning how to change the world", will address the creation of the first Internet-wide instant messaging program and the use of domain specific language (DSL) in Java. The event takes place at DePaul University in the Chicago loop and is free to CJUG members and first time guests. Networking takes place from 6:00-6:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. Information on the event can be found by visiting http://www.cjug.org.
Goldfinger, who earned a BA in Math and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University was honored as part of the 2009 Young Global Leaders (YGL) by the World Economic Forum and granted the Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award in 2005. He is an active investor in several Israeli start-up companies, and splits his time between the United States and Israel.
Founded in 2003, Dotomi, Inc. is helping marketers rethink display advertising with a new approach called Personalized Media. This approach allows decisions such as the banner creative and media placement to be determined in real-time at the user and impression level. By making every online impression unique, consumers enjoy more meaningful advertisements and companies enjoy higher returns and improved user engagement. The company has experienced hyper growth in the 3 years since raising venture capital and services 3 of the top 10 online retailers and 3 of the top 4 travel aggregators. For more information on Dotomi, visit www.dotomi.com.