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Entrepreneur to Speak at INI Diploma Ceremony

March 10, 2011

The Information Networking Institute (INI) is pleased to announce alumnus Hooman Radfar (MS14) as the guest speaker at the INI diploma ceremony during Commencement Weekend. BusinessWeek.com featured Radfar as one of "The Wizards of Widgets" and named him one of "Technology's Best Young Entrepreneurs" most likely to shape the world's digital future. He was also nominated for Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur of the Year."

Radfar is founder & CEO of Clearspring Technologies, which he co-founded in 2004 after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master of Science in Information Networking (MSIN). At Clearspring, he drives platform and strategy initiatives, where he helps major media companies and marketers, such as NBC Universal, NBA, Time, Turner and Disney efficiently distribute and track their content across the Web.

Radfar graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in economics and computer science. During his graduate studies at the INI, he researched social networks and distributed systems.

Commencement Weekend is scheduled for the second weekend in May. The INI diploma ceremony for the graduating class, the MS 21, is Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm at Rodef Shalom.