The Golden Sky
The Golden Sky, as they are formally known, is a community comprised of Internet activists from the worlds of: business, finance, media, government and non governmental agencies, bio science, medicine, music, social and religious activists and environmentalists.
The Golden Sky are:
Oskar Kiernan Feller
The kids he used to grow up with called him "OK Fellow". Internet Scout and IT journalist from San Francisco. He writes for IT-Rag.com and seekeynow.com amongst others. Age: He has just turned 50. When he is not relaxing on his BMW motorcycle, hiss favorite mode of dress are a pair of Levis, collared polo shirt and a Harris tweed jacket with ankle length brown leather boots.
Theresa "Terri" S. Raffles
Terri is Malaysian-Chinese from Singapore. She has her B.A. and Masters in Computer Science from Oxford and had taught in the Bay Area for 20 years. She considered herself as a serious scientist and spent most of the time in the computer lab on the Internet. Her User name is LabRatSings.
Dmitri was born in Ekaterinburg, Russia, on the day, the siege of Leningrad was lifted, January 22, 1943. From 1972 to 1991, he worked for the Russian oil and gas company rising up to be Chairman of the Production and Development Committee. In 1992, with a few other colleagues, he started a technology consulting firm in Moscow. Today he is an adviser to the Kremlin.
Chinese Internet entrepreneur from Shanghai / Hong Kong, who took his globally expanding social network platform 51societies.com and 51societies.com.cn public at NASDAQ the day it had reached its all time high. He owns the beautiful mountain home EA-RA on Hawaii.
Currie was born in Arlington Heights, Chicago. He made his way to Wall Street. He would get up at 4 A.M., and would be in the office at downtown Manhattan, by five o'clock usually arriving minutes before his boss.
Priyanka was the youngest of the The Golden Sky. She was born in Calcutta and studied computer science in India and the UK. She is one of the outstanding people in IT and works in management for one of the multinational media giants.
Sonia F. Meyer
Sonia grew up in Toronto, Canada. She excelled in her studies in bio science with a Ph.D. at the age of 26. She is married to her wife Jacqueline Waters, the ballet dancer. They adopted Elvis and Batuldzii from Ulaanbatar, Mongolia. Sonia has an extraordinary "global nomade" career with a strong focus on marketing at one of the large FMCG firms.
Col Michael Lewis Korn (Ret)
The initials "MLK" were given to him on purpose. His parents wanted him to always carry the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. During his military career, he had supervised the security on the original Internet established by the government to facilitate communications between academics, research labs and the Pentagon.
Maria M. Boyd MD
Dr. Boyd was born in New York City. Her father was Jewish and mother African American. She has lived in various African countries. She began devoting most of her time to proselytizing her anti-AIDS crusade on the Internet and earned tremendous global respect and recognition.
Japanese, former pilot, Buddhist. He had always loved mechanical and electronic gadgetry. He was environmentally aware at the same time. During the negotiations leading to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Climate, he was in charge of communications, first for the Japanese government, then, directly for the UN.
Hans Dietrich Peters
If there was a true aristocrat in the group, it was Hans. His family began as traders in the 14th Century in Hamburg, Germany. Before becoming CEO, in 1975, he had worked at all levels of the company right after graduating from University, with a B.A. in Economics and a Master's in Business Administration. Chernobyl, in 1986, impacted on him, profoundly, and wakened him to an interest in the environment. He joined the environmental movement. He progressed to wind and ocean current energy.
Philosopher and Taoist. He was often mentioned as a candidate for a Nobel Prize. He became interested with the possibilities of the Internet, and how likeminded individuals (Tribes) could be identified and reached.
He has lived a charmed life. He was born in Boston, MA, in 1970 of second generation American European immigrant parents. He has a great love for philosophy and a thirst for knowledge and is known to avidly consume enormous amounts of information and news, daily. Very early in his career he was appointed Vice President of an Investment bank and later became the youngest President of the World Industrial Bank.
Antônio Montes Rordrigues
He stands at nearly 6’ 6” . The "Walking Mountain" a musician and extreme environmentalist from Manaus and Sao Paulo, Brazil, was invited to take part in a Millennium IT Conference in Rio de Janeiro. As a member of the panel, he became acquainted with other members of The Golden Sky and since the participated in every single activity of the group.
"Becky" Donnelly is the former Irish PM from County Sligo on Ireland's wind-blown volcanic Northwest coast. Today, she is the European Commissioner of Communications and Technology. She refers to her husband as her "Carrot Top" because of his red hair and freckles. It was her suggestion that those individuals who were loosely associated in a global network known as "The Golden Sky" should formally come together as futurists working to facilitate the improvement of the state of the world.
Winston Chee's wife. The hidden power behind Winston and her involvement in his business dealings is not exactly known. She wears western dress outside of China, but at home and in China prefers Chinese dresses. She is a wonderful host and surprises their guests with creative and holistic cuisine.
President & CEO of XM Corporation, the Internet giant and the influential business partner of Winston Chee and a charismatic individual with a broad variety of interests.