Dave Snowdon was formerly a research scientist at Xerox Research Centre Europe in Grenoble, France where he created innovative systems for information sharing and worked with peer to peer and context-driven mobile systems. After Xerox, he co-founded Snowtiger Design, a small web/software consultancy, where he put a decade worth of personal experience in professional software development to work for his clients. While at Snowtiger he wrote the software and web user interface for Pete Townshend’s Lifehouse Method - a system to generate unique pieces of music for each individual user.
Dave is currently a staff engineer at VMware, based in London
Dave obtained his PhD from Manchester University, UK after work on a novel object-oriented multi-user collaborative virtual environment (CVE) called AVIARY. Between 1994 and 1998 he worked at the Communications Research Group at Nottingham University during which time he worked on new systems to support CVEs, collaborative information visualisationa and public VR artisitic experiences which were demonstrated publically at the Nottingham Now Ninety6 and NOW Ninety7 arts festivals. He has also co-chaired three international conferences on Collaborative Virtual Environments CVE’96 (Nottingham, UK), CVE’98 (Manchester, UK) and ACM CVE2000 (San Francisco, USA).