A former bookstore owner, Aaron moved on to become a content strategist for several SEO companies.
Adam Buckman has covered the TV business as a journalist for more than 25 years, including 18 years as an editor and columnist at the New York Post. He is now a New York-based columnist for the television Web site XfinityTV.com (formerly Fancast.com), owned by Comcast Corp.
Al teaches economics and business at his local high school. He blogs about business, finance, teaching and the economy in his spare time.
Amy Jo founded Digital Royalty to help companies, celebrities, professional sports leagues, teams and athletes build, measure and monetize their digital universe. In addition, Digital Royalty provides customized social media education programs through Digital Royalty University, which offers a comprehensive curriculum blending strategic and tactical training. Amy Jo travels the world to speak about the latest trends in social media, how to monetize various social platforms, and how to successfully build a personal brand by utilizing social media. Martin also sits on the St. Jude Digital Board of Directors. She is the author of the forthcoming book “Renegades Write the Rules.”
Amy just graduated with a degree in marketing. She helps run a small theater, and she loves to write about entertainment marketing whenever she can pick up the extra work.
Andrea Syrtash is a dating and relationship expert, on-air personality and author. She has contributed to over a dozen relationship advice books and is the author of, "He's Just Not Your Type (And That's a Good Thing)" and "Cheat On Your Husband (With Your Husband)", which will be released by Rodale in Sep 2011. She regularly contributes advice in media outlets including on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, NPR and Martha Stewart Radio. For more, visit andreasyrtash.com and follow @andreasyrtash
Angela left a semi-cushy marketing job in corporate America to launch her own social media consulting company.
Brad is the Chief Operating Officer of the Keller Fay Group (kellerfay.com), the award-winning word of mouth research and consulting company he co-founded with CEO Ed Keller. He is also the co-author, with Ed Keller, of The Face-to-Face Book, scheduled to be published in May 2012 by the Free Press imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Brad Spirrison is the Managing Editor of appoLearning.com and Appolicious. A longtime media and technology commentator, Spirrison has contributed regularly to TechCrunch, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Huffington Post and Yahoo.com. He lives in Chicago with his wife and young son.
The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable vision for computing in 2020. His work is called "future casting"—using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide Intel with a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Along with reinventing TV, Johnson has been pioneering development in artificial intelligence, robotics, and using science fiction as a design tool. He speaks and writes extensively about future technologies in articles and scientific papers as well as science fiction short stories and novels (Science Fiction Prototyping: Designing the Future with Science Fiction, Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment Computing and the Devices we Love, Fake Plastic Love, and Nebulous Mechanisms: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories). He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.
Candace is a mom of three and a computer software engineer. She writes about tech trends from her home in Seattle, which enables her to spend more time with her kids.
A children's learning software developer, Carla reviews new games and learning tools for kids who have learning disabilities.
Charles Warner teaches in the Media Management Program at The New School and NYU’s Stern School of Business, and is the Goldenson Chair Emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Until he retired in 2002, he was Vice President of AOL’s Interactive Marketing division. Charlie’s book Media Selling, 4th Edition is an update of Broadcast and Cable Selling and is the most widely used sales textbook in the field. He has also written a companion book to Media Selling titled Media Sales Management that is available free on www.mediaselling.us.
Charlie Smith has written about technology and life for almost 20 years, as a reporter, technical writer and blogger. He currently foists his ideas onto the world as the Marketing Communications Director for Plum Voice, an IVR-industry leader, through Plum's IVR Deconstructed blog. Charlie has a B.A. from James Madison University
Cynthia Zeiden is the National Program Chair and a National Trustee on the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Trustee Board. In her work for the NATAS San Francisco/Nor Cal Chapter, she produces media seminars, webcasts them and archives them into a professional development library. Her company, Zeiden Media, develops, produces, distributes and markets video content internationally. She was the Program Manager at KCSM-TV in San Mateo, CA and Director of Broadcast Operations at WYCC-TV in Chicago, both PBS stations. Cynthia is a three-time Chicago/Midwest Emmy®-nominated producer. She has a Master’s degree in Broadcast Management from The University of Tennessee.
Danny Rubin is a media strategist and the managing editor of News To Live By™, a blog for Millennials that highlights the career advice and leadership lessons "hidden" in the day's top stories. A former TV reporter, he's always looking for ways to apply the news to our own lives. Follow him at @NewsToLiveBy.
Called "America's Leading Futurist" David has authored four books, including the Amazon #1 best seller "Entering the Shift Age". He has delivered 500+ speeches on all six continents and twelve countries and regularly leads corporate retreats about envisioning the future. His web sites are www.davidhoule.com, www.evolutionshift.com and www.futurewow.com. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Xbox to open source at Microsoft and from games to social media at Viacom, Denmark has spent his career at the forefront of major strategic moves. Most recently, Denmark advises K1 Capital, a private equity firm focused on SaaS businesses based in Los Angeles, and Connectivity Capital Partners, an advisory firm focused on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in New York City. He is also an occasional speaker and a reluctant blogger.
Dror Gill is the CTO at Beamr and is a senior executive with more than two decades of experience in communications, multimedia and consumer devices. Prior to joining ICVT, Dror was an independent consultant on multimedia technologies, advising leading firms such as NEC, Samsung, Comverse, Radvision and Zoran on various platforms. Dror also served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Giza Venture Capital, Chief Technology Officer of Emblaze Semiconductor and project manager at IBM Research in Israel, where he pioneered the fields of Voice over IP (VOIP) and Internet video streaming. Dror holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.
Ed Keller, CEO of the Keller Fay Group, has been called "one of the most recognized names in word of mouth." His new book, The Face-to-Face Book, was recently published by Free Press/Simon & Schuster. You can follow Ed Keller on Twitter, Facebook and Google+, or contact him directly at email@example.com.
Eva is a smartphone fanatic who designs mobile phone add-ons.
George Waller is a co-founder and the prior CEO of StrikeForce Technologies Inc., a provider of out-of-band authentication, keystroke encryption, and mobile security to prevent online identity theft and data breaches. StrikeForce’s products are currently protecting millions of consumers, corporations, and government agencies in over 100 countries. www.strikeforcetech.com
Gillian is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in criminal justice, and still lives in beautiful Washington state. She is working mostly as a freelance writer/contributor right now. She also likes reruns of 90's sitcoms and banana bread.
Gloria Zemer transforms brands as the “Great Dame” at BlackDog Strategy & Brand. Aligning the working culture and buying markets around a simple truth (Big !dea) simplifies buying uncertainty and strategic decision making internally. Integrating the business strategy, the cultural and the customer brands produces explicit brands that boost engagement, overcome constraints, create new opportunities, and drive revenue. @BrandMother
Graeme Hutton is the SVP, Director of Consumer Insights, at UM, New York and oversees communications research on a number of UM clients including Sony. In 2010, his regression modeling for Sony Electronics won the Word of Mouth of Marketing Association’s Gold Award for Research. He is a member of the Media Measurement Council of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, and an editorial advisor to the Internationalist, the global marketing title.
Harold Goldberg is a journalist and author who is the founder of the New York Videogame Critics Circle. His latest book is All Your Base Are Belong to Us, How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture.
Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam is the founder of SSP Blue, the leading advisory firm for online safety, security, and privacy challenges facing corporations and governments. A veteran of online security, he brings over 20 years of experience in private industry, government, and law enforcement. He has been called upon by institutions from the United Nations to The White House to provide counsel on the world’s most critical online protection challenges and has been a featured expert by BBC, BusinessWeek, CNN, Financial Times, Fox News, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. You can get more security tips at his website, Twitter, and Facebook.
Ian Schafer is the CEO and Founder of Deep Focus (a part of Engine USA). Under Ian’s guidance, Deep Focus – an award-winning integrated digital agency – has been lauded for its expertise and excellence at using digital media, technology, creative and communications strategies to create engaging, value-driven experiences that get people talking, including 2009’s MadMenYourself.com. Named a ‘Media Maven’ by Advertising Age, Ian has been featured in Wired, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among many other publications. Ian blogs at http://www.ianschafer.com and can be followed on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ischafer.
Intel Free Press is a tech news site from Intel Corporation, covering technology and innovation stories that are often overlooked or warrant more context and deeper reporting. The news and information here is focused on people, technology, events and topics relevant to Intel and the computing industry.
Jacqueline F. Beauchere is the Chief Online Safety Officer for Microsoft Corp., responsible for strategic communications to worldwide consumer and government audiences about Microsoft's work in privacy and online safety. She also currently serves as the vice chair for the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) board.
Jaffer Ali is the CEO of e-commerce company, PulseTV.com. He is a serial entrepreneur who has touched every part of the online ecosystem since 1998. Jaffer is known as a contrarian thought leader who has contributed over 250 essays to industry trades covering every aspect of online media and marketing topics. A collection of his essays can be downloaded for free: Chasing String In The Digital Era.
Jared Palmer is undergraduate economics major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University. He has interned at NBC Local Media and as a research analyst in Business Strategy and Development at Canoe Ventures, LLC. You can follow him on twitter @DigitalLivingU or email him at DigitalLivingU@gmail.com
Jason Palmer, CPA, CFP, CITP is a technology consultant and an expert in business process and information architecture. He is also president of Palmer Computer Services Inc., a full service value added reseller of computer hardware, software, telecommunications, wide and local area networking, and Internet services.
Jay Garmon is a professional writer, speaker and technology consultant with over a decade of experience making sense of the Internet. He has written for CBS Interactive, Techtarget, Encyclopedia Americana, and has been cited as a source in the Wikipedia (for whatever that's worth). He current serves as the Marketing Director for Backupify. You can follow him on Twitter @jaygarmon
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity and former Fortune 100 c-suite executive. From small business to international corporations, he puts his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills into play, launching ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into professional development, mass marketing prowess and affinity for social media. Follow Jeffrey on Twitter @JeffreyHayzlett
Jessica Hansen is a consumer education spokesperson with Intel Corporation's Global Communications Group. Connect with her on Twitter @JessicaLHansen
Jill Botway joined Specific Media in January 2012 and is the EVP of Sales & Marketing. She has led the development and strategy of all U.S. sales teams and marketing efforts to record growth, and most recently has been awarded global sales and marketing responsibility. Jill was President of U.S. Strategic Business Units at OmnicomMediaGroup prior to joining Specific Media. She managed six OMG companies, including preeminent agencies in internet search, direct marketing, outdoor, newspaper and multicultural businesses. Prior to that role, she was Managing Director of OMD’s Eastern Region, and helped build OMD into the powerhouse media company it is today. Jill was Executive Vice President, Director of Marketing at Initiative Media prior to joining OMD. While spearheading new business, Jill also focused on developing systems of quality control and client service across the company’s portfolio. Jill spent the beginning of her career in media at The Botway Group, Ltd., a national media buying agency founded by her father in 1969, and which grew into the largest independent in the US. She joined as its legal counsel after leaving her corporate law practice, and was later tapped as Chief Executive Officer.
Jim Nichols is Senior Partner - Strategy at Catalyst S+F, a marketing services company based in San Francisco. Surrounded by so many youthful Internet marketers every day, he fancies himself at 47 the "Oldest Living Digital Marketer." He keeps a daily blog profiling start-ups for ad:tech, is a is a frequent contributor to iMediaConnection, and has also contributed to ReadWriteWeb, Venturebeat, Brand Channel, MediaBizBloggers, and Daisy Whitney’s New Media Minute. You can also find him on Twitter @CatalystaJim
John Dick is CEO of CivicScience, a next-generation, polling and data mining utility based in Pittsburgh, PA. CivicScience is a next-generation, polling and data mining company. The company partners with hundreds of premier websites to survey millions of anonymous people every week. Proprietary technology then rapidly analyzes consumer opinion, discovers trends in real-time, and accurately predicts market outcomes. CivicScience is used by leading enterprises in an array of industries including marketing research, advertising, digital media, financial services, and political polling. For more information, visit civicscience.com or follow them on Twitter @CivicScience.
John Fearon (CEO of Dropmysite Pte. Ltd.) has over 8 years experience in Internet marketing and e-commerce, providing consulting and services in the travel and entertainment sectors for HSBC and AsiaRooms. John’s current heading Dropmysite with a focus on business development around Asia.
John Fenzel is a senior Army Special Forces officer who has directly served on the staffs of the Secretary of Defense, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Homeland Security Advisor, and the Vice President of the United States. He was the principal architect of the nation's first system of public warning for terrorism, and is the author of the international thriller, The Lazarus Covenant. John can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @johnfenzel
John Wimsatt is the senior vice president – Product Development, responsible for developing new products as well as managing the current portfolio for the Consumer and Small Business Segments. This includes network, CPE and application components across the broadband, video, and voice product sets. In addition, John manages the DIRECTV relationship.
Jordan is Shelly's Executive Admin. She has a degree in journalism and started her career as a desk assistant at CBS Network Radio where she learned to be a proper news junkie. In her spare time, you can find her upside down practicing trapeze and right side up at the best comedy shows in Brooklyn. You can reach her on Twitter @jordopc
Julie Steiner is the founder and president of Percy3D, a video personalization platform which powers cutting-edge immersive technology products. Recognizing the growing influence interactive media plays in today’s generation, Steiner works with industry giants to license content for consumer personalization thereby offering brand-driven businesses a profitable means of engaging target audiences on a more intimate level. With more than twenty years of post-production experience, Steiner and her team use the latest rendering technology to bring studio-quality visual effects to consumers on-demand in just seconds. She is one of the first to bring this fairly nascent technology to the forefront.
Justin is a mechanic and freelance writer who shares his tips and ideas on how drivers can save money and energy by switching to alternative fuel vehicles.
Karin Muskopf is a spokesperson for Bing. Bing is the search engine from Microsoft, designed for people who do. For people like you who are always doing more and don’t have time to sit still. Now, only Bing brings together the best search and the best people from your social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, to help you spend less time searching and more time doing. So whether you’re on your PC or on your phone, Bing is designed not just to connect you to the information you are looking for, but also to help you get things done right on Bing.com.
Ken Myers is the editor-in-chief for kenneymyers.com & loves to write up articles on different subject matters. Ken is also an Executive with over 15 years of experience leading companies serving as CFO, CTO, COO, and CEO of several successful business ventures. You can check out his articles at http://www.kenneymyers.com/blog/.
Lance is the CEO and Founder of The Echo System, a social analytics and engagement platform that bridges the gap between the web and social web, and empowers marketers with the data to drive performance. Lance is a veteran of the digital media, tech start-up and agency world. He enjoys being a Professor of Digital Communication Strategies and loves live music.
As general manager of Microsoft’s New York Metro Enterprise and Partner Group, Laura Wallace is responsible for overseeing the sales, marketing and service delivery functions to the company’s largest enterprise customers in the five boroughs of New York City, New York’s Westchester County, southern Connecticut and northern New Jersey. She is additionally responsible for Microsoft’s engagement with the broader New York community on issues of regional importance including economic development, innovation and STEM education, among others.
Lauren loves to blog, play golf and sing in the rain.
Linda is a public relations specialist with Bluefire PR who covers business, banking and finance.
Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval are the CEO and President, respectively, of the Kaplan Thaler Group, the advertising agency responsible for such award-winning campaigns as the Aflac Duck and Continental Airlines. Specifically, their highly successful "Work Hard. Fly Right." campaign helped propel Continental from worst to first in the industry. You can follow Linda and Robin's agency on Twitter @KTGtweets
Lydia is the founder and CEO of GGGrit, a technology start-up whose mission is to empower women everywhere to take control of developing their career capital – the hard and soft skills that are at the core of success at work. In life. At any age or life stage. You can also follow her on Twitter at @lydianyc.
Lyle Bunn (Ph.D. Hon), independent Enterprise media analyst, advisor and educator is considered the guru of Dynamic Place-based media. He assists end users, integrators, suppliers, operators and investors to get the most from media investment. He has over 200 articles and whitepapers on the subject and is a regular presenter at dynamic media events. He was one of the first to deliver the message of dynamic location-based messaging to NAB and CES in the post 9/11 economy, and is referenced in the early pages of the NAB executive technology briefing as "one of the best known and best versed" in the business. Lyle was the only individual named to the Digital Signage Forum’s 2005 Digital Signage Top Ten List, listed among such corporations as Thomson, 3M, Clear Channel, Focus Media and others. Contact him here.
Matthew Gaines is the director of technology for 'wichcraft.
Michael is an enterprise software executive with over 15 years experience driving and marketing software businesses from $250M to $4BN. He is the president and co-founder of Zamurai, the whiteboard for today’s mobile generation, and a creator of patent pending touch technology. Before Zamurai, he was the Vice President of Enterprise Marketing at Symantec where he managed messaging/ad creative, brand, strategic IT trends and campaigns for a $4BN enterprise portfolio. He is a co-founder and advisor to The Digital Collective for senior digital marketers from $1BN+ organizations. An award-winning pioneer in interactive/digital marketing, he is passionate about new ways to communicate.
Mike is a dynamic, multi-award winning online and technology executive with a history that spans multiple successful startups, large technology firms, a top 40 web site and a leadership role with Microsoft. Mike's strength is building organizations that scale and execute. As President & Chief Operating Officer he has responsibility for all company operations.
Nancy Hill is the President-CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. Nancy’s background is steeped in technology experience from work with clients like Cisco, Microsoft, LucasArts, Sybase, Sony and Verizon. Honored as a Woman to Watch by Advertising Age in 2008, Nancy has been named by both the Arthritis Foundation and the Girl Scouts of New York as a Woman of Distinction.
Natasha is an international business consultant.
Nick writes about Internet technology and IT news for several industry blogs.
Pat is a tech writer from Toledo, Ohio.
Penelope Holt is a writer, publisher, and co-founder of Mobelastic, a new mobile marketing joint.
Peter Vaughan is the Director of social media at RBM, a digital marketing agency based in San Francisco. Peter holds a BA in Literature from the University of Virginia and began his career with RBM in 2006. Present and past clients of this San Francisco digital marketing agency include Sony, Hitachi, PayPal, Adobe, VEVO, Seagate and Vogue. At RBM Peter built a reputation as an award-winning copywriter in multiple forms of online media including email, banner, SEO, websites and PPC. Since then he has developed and managed effective marketing campaigns on emerging web channels like Facebook and Twitter.
Ray Beckerman is a veteran commercial litigation lawyer in New York City, with Ray Beckerman, P.C., which represents small and medium sized business and startups. Ray is the author of the popular digital online copyright law blog Recording Industry vs The People, ranked by Justia.com as the all time most popular copyright law blog in the United States. He also writes the social media blog "Ray's 2.0", tweets as @RayBeckerman, and is NewYorkCountryLawyer on Slashdot.
Website: http://www.MENGonline.com Richard is chairman emeritus of the nearly 2,000 member Marketing Executives Networking Group, founder of the Demand Marketing consulting firm, and former Sr. VP of Marketing for three multi-billion dollar companies: CEC, WLP, and Service Merchandise. His early career was at GE, P&G, Playtex, and the Marketing Corporation of America. You can follow his communications about marketing, social media, and careers on Twitter at @Sellers_Richard.
As Chief Executive Officer of Geomentum, the largest hyper-local media agency in the United States, Sean Finnegan is at the helm of one of IPG’s most innovative and fastest-growing companies. A builder by nature, Sean joined Geomentum in 2010 to capture the spirit of the rapidly developing hyper-local platform by engineering a full-service agency model that enables global brands and advertisers to drive momentum “from national to neighborhood.”
Seth Shapiro is a two-time Emmy® Award winner and a leading voice in digital media. His work includes projects with Disney, Comcast, Intel, IPG, Showtime, Verizon, Universal and Goldman Sachs and many others. Shapiro is Principal of New Amsterdam Media, President of Village Green Network and an Adjunct Professor at USC. As Head of Production at DIRECTV Advanced Services, Seth launched over 25 services including NFL Sunday Ticket Digital and TiVo by DIRECTV. A Governor at the Primetime Emmy’s Academy of Television of Arts & Sciences, he is a Magna cum Laude graduate of NYU.
Shahid Khan is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Mediamorph. An acclaimed thought leader in media and cable industries, Shahid has worked with leading TV networks, publishers, cable MSOs and device companies to identify opportunities based on emerging platforms. Prior to Mediamorph, Shahid held senior executive positions at leading consulting firms IBB Consulting Group, BearingPoint/KPMG Consulting and IBM Global Services. He has worked with clients: Disney, Sony, Showtime, A&E, Univision, Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable and Motorola. He holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and is a Fellow at U. Penn’s Wharton School of Business.
Shawn is a communications technology consultant with 10 years of experience.
Sonny is a freelance writer, and frequently contributes to http://www.nannywebsites.com/.
Srini Dharmaji is the Founder & Chief Executive of GoldSpot Media, Inc. a digital rich media and video advertising solutions company based in the Silicon Valley, with offices around the world. An avid technologist, entrepreneur and inventor, Srini is the author of 20+ patents in mobile broadcast and multicast, ad targeting, dynamic ad rendering, sequential messaging, ad measurements and verification.
Stephen Danos is the Associate Editor for appoLearning.com and Appolicious. He has contributed to articles published on TechCrunch, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. He received his BA in English from the University of Iowa and MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Playhouse State (H_NGM_N Books, 2012) and Gravitational (The New Megaphone, forthcoming).
Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps service. His next challenge is to manage and grow our devices channel. He has been a journalist and editor specialising in the telecoms industry since 1996. Steve has worked for a number of publications in staff and freelance roles, most recently working with market intelligence provider Market Mettle covering topics including smartphones, mobile value added services and operator strategy. He has also held staff positions with Financial Times Media & Telecoms, CMP Europe, ComputerWire and CI Works.
Steve Millington has been running Michael's New York for more than a decade, having started three years before that as breakfast manager. Steve grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, which lit the fuse for his interest in food. He was educated at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where, to help pay his tuition, he first worked in a restaurant. Eventually, Steve entered the New York restaurant scene, running lunch at Bella Luna for six years, honing his reputation for providing warm, kind, professional service. From there, he went on to a more corporate environment at the BR Guest Corporation, known for restaurants including Blue Water Grill, Isabella's, and Ruby Foo's, for which Steve managed their Park Avalon.
Steve is a marketing and marcom consultant for Customer Focused Solutions specializing in media, entertainment and online advertising organizations. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at NYU teaching a course in Competitive Marketing Strategy. You can reach Steve at email@example.com
Stevie Clapton works for SmallLoans.net, a website providing assistance with short term loans.
As CEO of RampRate Sourcing Advisors and DeepStrat, Tony Greenberg has been an idea generator transforming perceptions and industries since he was 17. Under Greenberg's leadership for more than a decade, RampRate has radically changed how IT services are purchased, creating actionable, data-driven, sourcing information that has saved tens of millions of dollars and thousands of hours of headaches for major clients in entertainment, Internet services, finance, media and video games.