Jun 29, 2012
Shane Vaughan is Chief Marketing Officer for Balihoo, the premier provider of Local Marketing Automation (LMA) technology and services to national brands with local marketing needs. In addition to helping guide the company's business strategy and leading its marketing initiatives, Vaughan manages the Balihoo service teams that helps the company’s expanding list of national brand clients, including Kohler, Pearle Vision, Geico and 1-800-DOCTORS, raise visibility and increase sales through local dealers, agents, distributors, retailers and franchisees. Vaughan joined Balihoo in 2007 as vice president of marketing. Previously, he was global search engine marketing manager for Hewlett-Packard setting the strategic direction and overall investment strategies for HP's significant worldwide annual search spend. He has also led business development, customer acquisition and marketing programs for businesses of all sizes including HP, Dailey & Associates Advertising, and Wirestone. Shane is also a former Google Tech Council member, a 10-person advisory council chartered with providing search and internet marketing insight to Google.
Jun 22, 2012
Harold Jarche helps organizations learn, work, and innovate in the network era. He has been described as “a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models”. People have connected with Harold over the past decade, through his blog (jarche.com) and professional services, for innovative ideas on leadership, social business, and collaboration. He also distills heady topics like complexity theory into practical advice. A graduate of the Royal Military College, Harold served over 20 years in the Canadian Forces in leadership and training roles. Harold has held senior positions at the Centre for Learning Technologies and e-Com Inc. He is a co-author of The Working Smarter Fieldbook with his colleagues at the Internet Time Alliance. His preferred workplace is on his bicycle, where he gets his best ideas.
Jun 15, 2012
Jody Thompson, along with her partner Cali Ressler, is the Fouder of CultureRx and co-creator of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Her first book, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, was named “The Year’s Best Book on Work-Life Balance” by Business Week. She has been featured on the covers of BusinessWeek, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Magazine, Hybrid Mom Magazine, and HR Executive Magazine as well as in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, USA Today, and on Good Morning America, CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN.
Jun 8, 2012
Allison Aldridge-Saur has worked in high-tech and web for over ten years. She holds a Master’s degree in German Literature and Culture. As a member of the Chickasaw Nation, she jumped at the chance to leverage digital media to support the Tribal business initiatives that fund services for Chickasaw people and Native Americans. In 2011, she spoke at SXSW on “What Digital Tribes Can Learn from Native Americans” which explored what Native Americans know about Tribal systems and what holds them together and motivates membership. Aldridge-Saur is an eConsultancy Digital Vision Grantee, writing a series exploring the nature of digital communities through a Native American perspective and revealing applicable tribal techniques to make them stronger.
Jun 1, 2012
David Kay is principal of DB Kay & Associates, a consultancy that provides thought-leading advice in knowledge management, self-service, and social support. DB Kay customers include IBM, Microsoft, Research In Motion, Tektronix, TI, Intuit, and Cisco. Kay is a frequent speaker at industry events. He was recognized as an Innovator by the Consortium of Service Innovation, and has been KCS Verified v4 as a Knowledge-Centered Support consultant. He has been granted five patents for his work in knowledge management technology. David is co-author of Collective Wisdom: Transforming Support with Knowledge, available on Amazon.com.