David Nagel

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David Nagel has held executive positions in a wide variety of technology companies and organizations.

He was named CEO and elected to the board of directors of PalmSource in December 2001, and served in this position until May 22, 2005.[1]

Prior to joining Palm, first as a member of the Palm Board of Directors and then as the first CEO of PalmSource, Nagel was the chief technology officer at AT&T and president of AT&T Labs. Before joining AT&T, he was senior vice president at Apple, where he led the worldwide research and development group responsible for Mac OS software, Macintosh hardware, imaging and other peripheral products development. Before joining Apple in 1988, Nagel was head of NASA human factors research.


  • PhD, Perception and Mathematical Psychology, UCLA[2]
  • MS 1968, Engineering, UCLA[3]
  • BS 1966, Engineering, UCLA

Awards, Honors and Significant Achievements[edit]

  • Member, National Research Council Study Group on IT R&D Infrastructure
  • Member, Board of Directors, Liberate, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Arcsoft
  • Member, Board of Trustees, UCLA Foundation
  • Emeritus Member, Board of the Tech Museum in San Jose, California
  • Member, President Clinton's first Advisory Committee on High Performance Computing, Communication, and the Next Generation Internet, 1997
  • Member, Federal Communications Commission's Technological Advisory Council, 1999


  1. ^ "PalmSource CEO David Nagel Resigns". Palminfocenter.com. 2005-05-23. 
  2. ^ Board Biography David Nagel from International Computer Science Institute
  3. ^ "UCLA Engineering, Fall 2006". Retrieved 2007-11-20. [dead link]

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