Meet Our Featured Writers

Aaron Mccormick

Aaron Mccormick

A former bookstore owner, Aaron moved on to become a content strategist for several SEO companies.

Adam Buckman

Adam Buckman

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.

Albert Lester

Albert Lester

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 Martin

Amy Jo Martin

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 Winters

Amy Winters

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

Andrea Syrtash

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 Moran

Angela Moran

Angela left a semi-cushy marketing job in corporate America to launch her own social media consulting company.

Brad Fay

Brad Fay

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

Brad Spirrison

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.

Brian David Johnson

Brian David Johnson

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 Baumgardner

Candace Baumgardner

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.

Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley

A children's learning software developer, Carla reviews new games and learning tools for kids who have learning disabilities.

Charif El-Ansari

Charif El-Ansari

Charif El-Ansari is the CEO of Dropmysite.com, a startup that aims to backup the Internet – starting with emails, websites, databases and mobile devices. Charif is a well-respected technology industry veteran, having over 15 years of experience in senior management for various Fortune 500 firms. Prior to joining the team, Charif was the Head of Business Development at Google South East Asia.

Charles Warner

Charles Warner

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

Charlie Smith

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

Christian Larson

Christian Larson

Christian Larson is a NYC-based writer, karaoke host and self-proclaimed social media guru. He currently produces the semi-weekly sports/pop culture podcast Sports 4 Starters and you can follow him at @capngoodtimes.

Cynthia Zeiden

Cynthia Zeiden

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

Danny Rubin

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.

David Houle

David Houle

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.comwww.evolutionshift.com and www.futurewow.com.  His email is david@davidhoule.com

David Lochridge

David Lochridge

David Lochridge has spent 17 years in the high-tech industry with experience in sales management, direct and indirect channels, and strategic partnerships. David is currently responsible for Microsoft’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions business for the New York Metro District. In this role, David manages the team that focuses on servicing Microsoft’s largest customers, providing solutions based on Microsoft’s client, datacenter, and cloud technologies.

Denmark West

Denmark West

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

Dror Gill

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

Ed Keller

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 ekeller@kellerfay.com.

Eva Murray

Eva Murray

Eva is a smartphone fanatic who designs mobile phone add-ons.

George Waller

George Waller

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 Holmes

Gillian Holmes

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

Gloria Zemer

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

Graeme Hutton

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.

Greenberg Tony

Greenberg Tony

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.

Hemu Nigam

Hemu Nigam

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

Ian Schafer

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

Intel Free Press

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 Beauchere

Jacqueline Beauchere

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

Jaffer Ali

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

Jared Palmer

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

Jason Palmer

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

Jay Garmon

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

Jeffrey Hayzlett

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

Jen Glantz

Jen Glantz

Jen Glantz writes stories that occupy a confessional territory where she exposes her deep love affair with New York City, her chaotically tremendous failed first dates, and the embarrassing stories that still haunt her from the second grade. She'd like to say a giant HELLO to her high school Journalism teacher who told her she should give up writing and try something else--like finger painting. She's really glad you're here now, reading this.

Jennifer Jacobson

Jennifer Jacobson

Jennifer L. Jacobson is the founder of Jacobson Communication and a Silicon Valley leader known for helping great companies, organizations, and ideas get the attention they deserve. She is also a social media expert and author, known for her book, 42 Rules of Social Media for Small Business.

Jessica Hansen

Jessica Hansen

Jessica Hansen is a consumer education spokesperson with Intel Corporation's Global Communications Group. Connect with her on Twitter @JessicaLHansen

Jill Botway

Jill Botway

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

Jim Nichols

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

John Dick

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

John Fearon

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

John Fenzel

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 john@johnfenzel.com and on Twitter @johnfenzel

John Wimsatt

John Wimsatt

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 Polan-Clarke

Jordan Polan-Clarke

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

Julie Steiner

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 Houston

Justin Houston

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

Karin Muskopf

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.

Katie Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald

Katie is a grad student studying how gamification can help small and large businesses. She's also an avid gamer.

Ken Myers

Ken Myers

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/.

Kevin Cooper

Kevin Cooper

Kevin is a financial planner by day and home brewmeister by night. He is married with two kids.

Kristin Guerrero

Kristin Guerrero

Kristin runs three technology blogs about computers, software, smartphones and apps.

Lance Neuhauser

Lance Neuhauser

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.

Laura Wallace

Laura Wallace

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 Schmidt

Lauren Schmidt

Lauren loves to blog, play golf and sing in the rain.

Lett Teresa

Lett Teresa

After enduring all the pains and aches that come with getting older, Teresa spends her retirement blogging about staying fit and healthy in your 50s, 60s and 70s.

Linda Allen

Linda Allen

Linda is a public relations specialist with Bluefire PR who covers business, banking and finance.

Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval

Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval

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 Loizides

Lydia Loizides

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

Lyle Bunn

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

Matthew Gaines

Matthew Gaines is the director of technology for 'wichcraft.

Megan Foster

Megan Foster

Megan left corporate America when her twins were born. Now she writes parenting, kids and lifestyle articles for a number of sites, though she suspects that may change when they start walking.

Michael Parker

Michael Parker

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 Estes

Mike Estes

Mike is a car salesman, writer and cyclist.

Mike Zammuto

Mike Zammuto

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

Nancy Hill

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 Miller

Natasha Miller

Natasha is an international business consultant.

Nicholas Kelly

Nicholas Kelly

Nick writes about Internet technology and IT news for several industry blogs.

Patricia Tucker

Patricia Tucker

Pat is a tech writer from Toledo, Ohio.

Penelope Holt

Penelope Holt

Penelope Holt is a writer, publisher, and co-founder of Mobelastic, a new mobile marketing joint.

Peter Friedman

Peter Friedman

Peter Friedman (friedman@liveworld.com) is the Chairman and CEO of LiveWorld, a social content marketing company that is a trusted partner to the world’s largest brands, including the number-one companies in retail, CPG, pharmaceutical, and financial/travel services.

Peter Vaughan

Peter Vaughan

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.

Preston Scotts

Preston Scotts

Preston owns a successful residential construction company. He enjoys sharing advice with others about what he has learned while setting up his business.

Ray Beckerman

Ray Beckerman

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.

Richard Sellers

Richard Sellers

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.

Robin Raskin

Robin Raskin

Robin Raskin is a reformed journalist and founder of Living in Digital Times (LIDT), a team of technophiles who bring together top experts and the latest innovations that intersect lifestyle and technology. LIDT produces conferences and expos at CES and throughout the year focusing on how technology enhances every aspect of our lives through the eyes of today’s digital consumer. An author, editor, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, Raskin has spent the past 30 years exploring what it means to be living in digital times. She lives in NYC and the Hudson Valley, with her husband, her three drop in now and then children, and closets full of obsolete technology.

Sean Finnegan

Sean Finnegan

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

Seth Shapiro

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

Shahid Khan

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 Hardy

Shawn Hardy

Shawn is a communications technology consultant with 10 years of experience.

Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum hosts and produces Tomorrow Will Be Televised, the radio program all about TV. The program runs live Mondays and Fridays at 3 p.m. Eastern time, noon Pacific on BlogTalk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com), with replays at www.blogtalkradio.com/televised.

Sonny Giffin

Sonny Giffin

Sonny is a freelance writer, and frequently contributes to http://www.nannywebsites.com/.

Srini Dharmaji

Srini Dharmaji

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

Stephen Danos

Stephen Danos is the Associate Editor for appoLearning.com and Appolicious. He has contributed to articles published on TechCrunchThe Chicago Sun TimesThe 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 Costello

Steve Costello

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

Steve Millington

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 Yanovsky

Steve Yanovsky

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 syanovsky@optonline.net

Stevie Clapton

Stevie Clapton

Stevie Clapton works for SmallLoans.net, a website providing assistance with short term loans.

Tony Zimmerman

Tony Zimmerman

Tony is a digital marketing manager who spends more time with devices than with his dogs.

Uwe Hook

Uwe Hook

Uwe Hook (@uwehook) is the CEO and Co-Founder of BatesHook, Inc. (bateshook.com) and a veteran of the advertising and marketing industry with the goal of building connections between people and brands. Uwe can be reached at uwe@bateshook.com.