David Cole is the founder and CEO of DFC Intelligence, a research firm focused on tracking digital entertainment. Since 1994, he has personally authored numerous reports on the video game and interactive entertainment industry, spoken at leading industry conferences and consulted with top companies in the entertainment, telecommunications, investment and consumer electronics industries. For four years from 1998-2002, Mr. Cole was responsible for preparing the industry retail distribution report that DFC delivered for the NPD Group. In the last ten years, Mr. Cole has spearheaded DFC’s efforts to move into tracking emerging digital distribution channels. Mr. Cole is one of the most widely quoted analysts on video games, computer software and the Internet. Mr. Cole has a BA in economics and industrial relations, as well as a JD from the University of North Carolina.