The American workforce – cubicles and water coolers may come to mind. But innovation in mobile and cloud has brought a new work style. We work smarter, more remotely and use apps to manage workflow. We’ve fundamentally changed the way we do business. This panel will discuss new tools and work thought-processes emerging today. This session is sponsored by Gist.
Adam is a software developer and entrepreneur with 16+ years professional expertise and a keen interest in social media. He has been a computer hacker since the 1980s, cited in Lotus Magazine in his early teens. Adam’s passion for viral user experience design led him to create Twibes (currently ranked first in Google for “Twitter groups”) which launched to 40,000 DAUs in a weekend.
Adam was featured in Microsoft’s “A Startup A Week” documentary series, where he built a Facebook app to help Room to Read raise money for a computer lab in Cambodia. Adam is also the inventor of the Zuckerbuck (the first virtual currency on Facebook). His Facebook app “Dumb Americans” won an overnight coding contest at the CommunityNext conference in San Jose.
In addition to speaking at several conferences on viral application design, Adam produces and sells a training course for small business owners called “Twitter Turbocharger.”
Sharon is the managing editor of Mashable, where she is responsible for editorial strategy, operations and staff hiring and management. Previously, she held the position of features editor, building and overseeing the site’s guest writer and contributor programs and co-creating the popular Mashable Guide Books for Twitter and Facebook. Sharon joined Mashable in June 2008 as assistant editor.
T.A. McCann is the founder and CEO of Seattle-based Gist (www.gist.com) - a next-generation social contact management solution for business professionals.
Previously T.A. was an entrepreneur-in-residence at both Vulcan Capital and Polaris Venture Partners. Prior to Polaris, he held senior positions at Microsoft, leading product planning for the Exchange Server Group and developing Service Delivery Platforms focused on mobile applications and was the founder of Jump2Go, HelpShare and Soft Labour. T.A. currently serves on the board of Zoopa and Wishpot. He is also an advisor/mentor for Techstars/Seattle, Founders Institute, H-Farm and NWEN. In addition to his deep technology background, T.A. has won sailing's America's Cup and sailed around the world. T.A. holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. You can learn more about T.A. at gist.com/tamccann or @tamccann.
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