Chris Brogan uses social media and technology to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations, and individuals. He has merged his experience in technology (enterprise IT and wireless telephony) with his passion for social media, such that he’s showing organizations how to use these tools inside the firewall, as well as to build authentic conversations between coworkers, customers, and even competitors.
Chris blogs, write articles, and make media of all kinds at [chrisbrogan.com]. Skilled in new media creation (blogging, podcasting, videoblogging) as well as social media community building (through sites like Facebook, Ning, Twitter, and others), his strength is in connecting passionate people together for business, collaboration, and networking.
Brogan is cofounder of the PodCamp unconference series (with Christopher S. Penn), exploring the use of new media community tools to extend relationships and build value. There have been over 30 PodCamps all over the world, including Sweden, South Africa, and Australia.
Nathan Gilliatt >>>
Nathan Gilliatt has over 15 years of experience making new technologies relevant to non-technical audiences. His multidisciplinary approach to marketing and technology emerges from his broad-based experience in marketing, education, research, and media. His native curiosity and varied personal interests introduce fresh thinking and frequent cross-pollination of industry and functional perspectives. The author of the AT&T WorldNet Tour Guide, Nathan has demonstrated an ability to identify the benefits of new technologies and communicate them in an accessible way.
Nathan has held marketing and product management positions at Alcatel and Nortel Networks, focusing on the emergence of broadband and its impact on the Internet access market. He has also worked in technology deployment and support roles in environments ranging from small business to higher education and large enterprise. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Nathan also holds an M.A. in communications management from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.
Sylvia Marino >>>
Sylvia Marino is the Executive Director of CarSpace for Edmunds, Inc. the premier resource for automotive information. She is responsible for managing all consumer-generated content and interaction on the three Web sites that make up the Edmunds Automotive Network: Edmunds.com, Inside Line and CarSpace. Additionally, Ms. Marino oversees all aspects of design, features, business operations and strategy for CarSpace, the premier online automotive social network for car and truck enthusiasts.
Ms. Marino began working with Edmunds since 1997 when the company launched its online community. Before joining Edmunds as a full-time employee, Ms. Marino was an industry consultant who provided guidance on how to build, manage and maintain online communities for a number of companies including Intuit's QuickBooks, E*TRADE, CBS SportsLine, Forbes, AOL, The Wall Street Journal and Kaiser Permanente. She has been a keynote and presenter at online community conferences around the world.
Jay Bryant >>>
Jay Bryant joined the company in 2007 as Sales Vice President based in New York, NY. In this role Jay is responsible for building partnerships with agencies, media companies and Internet developers to deploy LiveWorld's products and services. As an active blogger, Jay has first hand knowledge of the power of individuals to build communities and influence groups.
Prior to working at LiveWorld, Jay has held various roles in business and product development with publishers and software developers. Jay's most recent position was Director of Online Products for TV Guide. At TV Guide Jay developed and deployed one of the largest blogging communities focused on entertainment. Prior to TV Guide, Jay held positions as Director of Business Development for Educational Testing Service, Vice President of Online Communities at bigchalk.com, Information Architect for Communities at KOZ.com and Manager of Corporate Communications at Freedom Communications.
Jeanette K. Gibson >>>
Jeanette K. Gibson is Director, New Media, Corporate Communications, for Cisco Systems, Inc. She has 14 years of experience in corporate communications and 9 years of experience at Cisco Systems. As lead for Cisco’s New Media group, she is responsible for extending Cisco’s leadership and innovation with new media and overseeing the vision and direction of Cisco’s award winning online newsroom, News@Cisco. In her role as head of new media strategy, Gibson is responsible for developing and communicating the direction of Cisco’s corporate blogging and podcasting initiatives and driving its web strategy for communications websites, News@Cisco and the Investor Relations and Analyst Relations Websites. The News@Cisco team is responsible for communicating Cisco’s vision and strategy by leveraging the power of the Internet. Now it its eighth year, News@Cisco’s audience rivals that of mainstream media websites such as Business Week online with monthly visitors averaging 1 million. On a quarterly basis, News@Cisco total traffic surpasses 10 million page views and subscriptions to the site’s 350 RSS feeds are growing 90 percent year-over-year.
Prior to working with the News@Cisco team, Gibson ran the Corporate Technology PR team at Cisco where she was responsible for promoting Cisco’s technology vision and strategy and securing top-tier business press for Cisco and its senior executive team. Prior to joining Cisco in 1998, Gibson worked for a start-up, PointCast, which pioneered push technology for delivering news broadcasts directly to users’ desktops. Gibson helped launch the company in 1995 and managed its external reputation via media and analyst relations activity. Prior to PointCast, Gibson held various account management positions at leading public relations firms, Miller Communications (now Weber Shandwick) and Copithorne & Bellows (now Porter Novelli).
John Hingley >>>
John Hingley is the CEO and Founder of Andiamo Systems, a leading self-service Word of Mouth & Social Media Analysis provider to businesses of all sizes. John brings over 20 years of experience leading direct, brand and internet marketing programs for leading companies in technology, media and online retail industries. John served as Chief Operating Officer for wine.com, the world’s largest online wine retailer. Prior to wine.com, John was general Manager of Yaga, one of the first peer-to-peer content distribution networks. He was also Vice President of Direct Response and Ecommerce for The Learning Company and Mattel Interactive.
Prior to starting Andiamo Systems in 2006, John was the Founder of Crush Direct, a boutique brand and direct marketing agency for the wine and spirits industries. It was his experience launching social media programs at Crush that motivated him to start a business to monitor and measure the impact consumers have on brand perception and purchase intent. Hence, Andiamo Systems was born.
Michael Terpin >>>
Michael Terpin has nearly 25 years of senior management experience in public relations. In addition to being responsible for his Firm’s vision and corporate management, Terpin has supervised many of the Firm’s largest accounts, including America Online, EarthLink, Memorex, Playboy and the Red Herring. A serial entrepreneur, he has been frequently written about as a pioneer in online PR and marketing, newswire distribution and online finance.
Michael has been a frequent speaker at leading technology conferences, including Ad:Tech, CES, E3, NAB, PRSA, Red Herring, Southern California Software Council and VNU Digital Media. He has been profiled in PRWeek and O’Dwyer’s PR Report, and has been a guest columnist for O’Dwyer’s PR Daily. Terpin is the only PR executive to be twice named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of the most influential technology leaders. He was a finalist in the 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Terpin also founded Market Wire, the preferred press release distribution system of the NASDAQ Stock Market and London Stock Exchange. Originally known as Internet Wire, Market Wire was acquired in April 2006 by British information services conglomerate PIMS, which had previously acquired the largest Canadian newswire and media directory company, CCN Matthews. The combined Market Wire/CCN now offers North America’s most comprehensive company news distribution, employs more than 200 people, has offices in 12 cities and serves more than 6,000 clients, including Bayer, HP, IBM, Merck, Symantec and Wal-Mart.