Doug Carlston was the co-founder, in 1980, of Broderbund Software, one of the world’s leading publishers of productivity and educational software, and served as CEO (1991-96) and Chairman of the Board (1981-98). He is currently CEO of Tawala Systems, an Internet technology company he founded in 2005. Doug serves on several boards, including Internews, the Albanian American Development Foundation, the Carlston Family Foundation, and the Long Now Foundation. Doug previously served on the board of directors of the American Bank of Albania (2000-2008), Belo Corp. (2007-8), Public Radio International (1997- 2009, Chairman 2004-09) and the Santa Fe Institute (1996-2005). He is also past Chairman and President of the Software Publishers Association.
Doug Carlston received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1970 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1975. He is the author of five published books, from Beginning Swahili (Butu, 1970) to Software People (Simon & Schuster, 1985). He has developed and published many software products and written articles, including Storing Knowledge, in Time & Bits: Managing Digital Continuity (Getty Conservation Institute, 1998).