Cruise Ship Speakers

IT, Computing, Internet & Social Media
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Bill Belew
History and Impact of Social Media and Social Networks
PhD, Professor of Social Media Marketing
Coming from: Sunnyvale,  California  USA
Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. After his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia. Bill speaks to audiences of all sizes and has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media and Internet marketing.

Louise Le Marquand
IT and Internet & Ancestry Research
Coming from: Burley-in-Wharfedale,  West Yorkshire  UK
Louise has worked in computing for over 40 years in a variety of roles, often working at the forefront of technology. She retired in 2009 after spending 17 years running a successful IT company. On retirement she wanted to help people to get to grips with computers and the internet by teaching adult education classes on the subject. Some years ago Louise also developed an interest in her family history and has been researching it ever since. She has traced her Jersey ancestors back as far as 1600!

Dave Roberts
Anthropologist & Historian
Central & South American History
Coming from: La Mesa,  California  USA
Dr. Dave Roberts holds a BA in anthropology/cognitive science from Southern Illinois University and a doctorate from United States International University. He worked in the field of applied anthropology for over 35 years, and his area of expertise included Central and South America. Since retirement in 2010, Dr. Roberts has worked as a docent, photographer, and curator at several museums in the San Diego area designing new exhibits, giving tours of the museum, and functioning as the museum’s event and curatorial photographer. He regularly speaks on cruise ship, on various topics including anthropology, and local and global historical events.

Patricia and Ian Roberts
All at Sea with Computers
Computer IT Specialists
Coming from: Perth,  Scotland  UK
Pat was a business woman with her own printing company for many years before taking a teaching degree in Business Management and Computing. Ian was a Government Research Scientist for almost 40 years, specialising in the detection and identification of viruses, primarily of plants and insects. Together, with their love of travel, and Pat's IT education, they enjoy presenting lectures in all aspects of computing skills to passengers on cruise ships.

John Wilcock
Archaeology, History, Science & Computing
MA(Oxon), BSc, PhD, CEng, FIET, FBCS, CITP
Coming from: Stafford,  Staffordshire  UK
Dr John Wilcock read Physics at Oxford University then worked for 7 years as an Engineer in the computer industry (1st and 2nd generations), before entering academia in 1969. He was one of the first world practitioners in Computer Archaeology (the application of computers to archaeological research). Categories include Archaeology, Egyptology, History, Computing, Espionage, Codes & ciphers, Science, Geology and Music. See full profile for suggested list of stand-alone and destination-based topics.