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Head of Global Community, Dell
In a sentence: Seasoned online community and social media executive with over 10 years experience working with large scale communities and developing successful web strategies. More About Me: I live in Sonoma, CA with my lovely wife, 5 year old daughter and infant son. They are all awesome. Since April of 2010 I have worked for Dell as Head of Global Community, steering overall online community strategy for Dell, globally. In addition, I am responsible for the strategy of Dell IdeaStorm. I also lead Unconferences for Dell related to social media and community, and I also advise on many social media projects related to ROI and social presence. Prior to Dell, I worked for Forum One Communications as the Chief Community Officer between 2007-2010. I wrote the Online Community Report blog and newsletter. I created and chaired the Online Community Research Network, and conduct research on topics like online community metrics, ROI, and marketing via social media. I planned and hosted conferences about online community, like the Online Community Unconference (East and West Coast). I have worked for Autodesk, TechRepublic.com (grew it from 0 to 2mm), and I built eframe.net (it is really ugly now) waaayyyy back in the day. I have had a blast along the way. I also direct a professional networking group called the Online Community Roundtable in the Bay Area which meets quarterly, and always starts with cocktails.
Sr Editor, Wired
Bill Wasik is a senior editor at Wired Magazine and the author of And Then There's This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture.
VP, Engineering, Pandora
Head of Research, Deloitte Center for the Edge
Study the changing world. Get inspired. Talk to people. Contemplate navel. Work with others to come up with compelling models for a new world. I lead research at Deloitte’s Center for the Edge – a Silicon Valley-based think tank exploring the edges of business and technology. Over the past few years we have explored how the world is changing in very dramatic ways as a result of ever evolving digital infrastructure and liberalizing public policy, and its implications to us as individuals and institutions. I led the team to design and develop the Shift Index, a new set of metrics to supplement current economic indicators in assessing the rate of change in the world around us, and have also led research on the use of Social Software to drive business performance, pathways to moving from static to dynamic performance ecosystems, and rethinking the role of firm and individuals in the form of institutional innovation. I was born and grew up in Sri Lanka and now live in San Francisco with my Singaporean wife, exuberant two year-old and two cats.
Software Engineer, OkCupid
Garrett has guided StumbleUpon’s development since 2001, from inception to more than 20 million registered users. StumbleUpon is now the largest personalized content discovery engine on the web, delivering more than 1 billion personalized recommendations per month. Garrett completed his Masters in Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he researched interfaces for collaborative systems, evolutionary algorithms and information retrieval. He is also a 2007 recipient of MIT Technology Review’s TR35 award.
Assoc Partner, IBM
I focus on helping people and organizations introduce social computing into the workplace. At IBM we call this Social Business. It means understanding the changing nature of work...and how better connecting, collaborating, knowledge sharing and learning will enhance individual, team and organizational performance. It includes the things that a typical "knowledge worker" does as a part of his or her job, but which might require new skills and competencies depending on whether the worker is a digital immigrant or digital native. It also typically includes new behaviors, patterns and interactions with and around work processes and systems.
Co-Founder, The Community Roundtable
Jim (@jimstorer) is a Co-Founder and Principal at The Community Roundtable. He is an experienced community builder and social media strategist. Over the last ten years he’s built and managed communities and consulted with both start-ups and large enterprises on how to effectively build lasting value with community and social media solutions. As a social media/community strategist he’s advised a wide range of clients including Aetna, WebEx, Deloitte, EDR, iRise, Amway, Babson College and others. He was an active contributor and editor on two books on the impact of community and social media on traditional business and political practices: - We Are Smarter Than Me: A collaboration of Wharton, MIT and thousands of business innovators, worldwide. Drawing on their collective “in the trenches” experience, the wearesmarter.org community (and subsequent book) revealed what does and does not work when you bring social networks and communities into your decision-making and business processes. - Barack Inc.: This book spells out the lessons of the Obama presidential campaign and goes on to illustrate them, citing companies that have used similar techniques to succeed. Early in his career Jim managed very large communities (100k+) and very small peer networks (150+) that served as great foundation for his consulting and strategy engagements. He blogs occasionally on community, social media, food and craft beer on the sites below.
I co-founded Get Satisfaction, a web startup that uses community to foster new methods of communication and collaboration between companies and their customers. Get Satisfaction is currently used by over 40,000 businesses across the globe, ranging in size from small startups to huge multinationals. Previously, I co-founded Adaptive Path, a user experience strategy, research, and design consultancy, known for, among other things, coining the technology terms "blog" and "ajax." While with Adaptive Path, I ran the consulting business and, as the creator of the New Ventures program, partnered with early-stage startup companies to provide them with support for their product ideation, design, and launch strategies. Now I've got a new thing. Ask me about it.
Sr Editor, All Things Digital
Founder, BBH Labs
Mel Exon is co-founder and Managing Partner of BBH Labs, Bartle Bogle Hegarty's global innovation unit. BBH is an independently owned, global creative ad agency with six regional hubs worldwide. BBH Labs is the agency's outwardly-focused, technology-driven innovation arm focused on ensuring the company is as smart as possible when it comes to change and the embracing of emerging platforms, processes and partners. She writes about this and more at http://bbh-labs.com and tweets @bbhlabs and @melex. Mel is a shareholder of BBH and has been a partner of the company since 2001.
"What? Did you grow up in the jungles of Borneo or something?"
"Yes" The other stuff: I focus particularly on collaboration and social computing methodologies within organizations and on the Web. I am a Social Business Strategist in IBM Collaboration Solutions with primary responsibilities to devise strategy for social interactions for business processes, determine business value of collaboration technologies, and consider governance and ethics in social business. I have written seven books, his latest being "Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs" (Wharton School Publishing/Pearson, 2010) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product.... I also write the Connected Business blog on Forbes: http://blogs.forbes.com/rawnshah/ I used to be a freelance columnist and editor for technical journals such as JavaWorld, LinuxWorld, Windows NT World Japan, IBM developerWorks Web Services zone. Find me at http://about.me/rawn
CTO & Co-Founder, Get Satisfaction Inc
Editorial Dir, iCrossing
My name is Todd, and I'm a recovering journalist. I spent close to two decades editing and writing at magazines and online publications, including AOL's DailyFinance, Condé Nast Portfolio, Details, Print, Blender, Inside.com, McSweeney's, Chicago, and Advertising Age. I've written for The New Yorker, The Believer, The New York Times Book Review, and a bunch of other publications, and I'm the author of "The Clumsiest People in Europe." Today I head the editorial branch of the Live Media Studio at iCrossing, a Hearst Corp.-owned digital ad agency specializing in search and social media. The Studio is a new department that pairs journalistic rigor with sharp engagement practices to turn the brands we work with into top-shelf online publishers.
Creative Lead, Google Creative Lab, Google Inc
Tom Uglow leads Google's Creative Lab in Asia, working on new ideas and global brand projects for Google, Android and YouTube. This includes launches for Chrome, Maps, Mobile, Google+ and campaigns such as Art Project, Life in a Day, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, Space Lab, StreetView, and more... He tweets as @tomux, writes two blogs, has appeared on the BBC's Culture Show, is a member of the D&AD exec, the European Internet Week Council, and has judged, presented, and enthused globally. He is a Sunday-coder, a traditional creative, a strategist and a book-artist.