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John Fanning


Founding Chairman and CEO, Napster

The founding Chairman and CEO of Napster, John has been a pioneer in Internet Technologies for over 20 years. In addition to his work with Napster on the distribution of aggregation of content, he has introduced such net-related innovations as client-server game play, voice over IP, and auto-upgrading/authentication. Since 1992, he has founded numerous successful Internet ventures, including Napster, NetGames, NetMovies, and NetCapital. John attended Boston College, and has a background in finance from his work at Fidelity Investments in Boston, MA.