New technologies create opportunities, but not until you figure out what they're good for. I bridge that gap for people who aren't in love with the technology, translating tech jargon into English and abstract capabilities into relevant purpose. Since 2006, I've focused on "listening" in social media—applying intelligence and analytics techniques to social media and other sources of market information.
The Net-Savvy Executive is my business blog focusing on social media and market intelligence for business leaders. The executive in the title is you, by the way. This blog is about helping you find the practical value in emerging technologies.
Social Media Analysis is my site for news and information about the social media intelligence and analytics business.
If you searched for my name in 2005, you found old posts and discussions from my early days on the Internet, and nothing about what I do now. That was the beginning of the blog, which has grown into my place for thinking out loud about what I find interesting.
I've spoken on social media and listening strategies at conferences in the US, Canada, and UK, including:
- Monitoring Social Media Bootcamp (London)
- ODNI's Summer Hard Problems (SHARP) workshop
- Triangle AMA Social Media Bootcamp
- Executing Social Media (Los Angeles & Atlanta)
- Sentiment Analysis Symposium
- SaskInteractive Summit