NETT Day Keynote Speakers
Chairman of the social media development and management company, MediaVine Marketing, Jim Treleaven is the President and CEO of Via Strategy Group, LLC (VSG). VSG advises CEOs on growth and turnaround strategies and has affiliates throughout the U.S. and in three countries. Jim has had a successful career in industry as the CEO of both public and private technology companies ranging in size from $40 to $500 million, including Catalyst International, a NASDAQ listed supply chain software company, Global CommerceZone and Visual Intelligence Corp. Jim was President of DeVry University Chicago, serving 15,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs in business and technology, is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois, and serves on several university advisory boards. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University; his M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota; and his P.h.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve, where he serves on the Advisory Board of the Weatherhead School of Management.
Fred McMurray is a champion of social media for B2B companies and the CTO of Mediavine Marketing, a social media marketing company in the Chicagoland area. Fred is an entrepreneur, speaker and platform blogger on social media topics for small business, and is the co-founder of the Linked Local Network. Fred has co-developed the Digital Dominance Index Methodology for measuring the growth of a digital/social media presence. In addition, he was an early adopter of LinkedIn in 2003 and has worked on developing models for the development and growth social media groups. The networks he has developed have to grown to over 600,000 connections. He continues advanced research on the development of syndication peer networks for small business and non-profits. Equally at home designing software solutions, trouble-shooting computer networks or building online community networks, Fred understands the technology needs of small to medium-sized businesses. Fred has over 25 years of technology experience, which includes Director of Technology positions at both Triad Foods Group and Creekstone Farms, where he developed advanced tracking systems for the first in-plant Mad Cow testing facility in the USA. (image source)
Jamie Notter & Maddie Grant
Jamie Notter started his career in the field of international conflict resolution. He spent six years designing and delivering training programs in areas of ethnic conflict (if you get a chance, ask him about the awesome people on the island of Cyprus). Jamie then moved into working with organizations, initially as a diversity trainer and consultant, and later commanding his private management consulting practice, working extensively with trade associations and professional societies. In 2008 Jamie merged his company with MSP (an association management company) to create the consulting division. Jamie carries a master’s degree in conflict resolution from George Mason University, and a Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown. An avid writer, he has authored dozens of published articles to go along with a 2007 e-book Generational Diversity in the Workplace and in 2006 published We Have Always Done It That Way: 101 Things About Associations We Must Change. Jamie is a Vice President at Management Solutions Plus, where he leads the consulting division.
Maddie Grant, CAE, is the co-author of Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. Maddie is also the lead editor of one of the most visited and respected blogs written for association executives, SocialFishing where she gets to express her viewpoint as a classic Gen-X early adopter and “shiny new toy” addict. As the chief social media strategist for SocialFish, Maddie draws from more than 10 years of experience in marketing, communications, and international business operations to help organizations large and small build capacity for using social media to achieve business results. Maddie is also the lead editor for SocialFishing, one of the most visited and respected blogs for the association/nonprofit industry.
Maddie and Jamie were both fans of the Matrix movies long before they started work on this book. (bio source)
Daniel Sinker is the Director of Knight-Mozilla OpenNews, a joint program between the Knight Foundation and Mozilla to spread open web innovation and development within journalism. Prior to joining Mozilla, he was an Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago, where he had a focus on entrepreneurial journalism and the mobile web. A writer, designer, and programmer, Sinker is the author of the @MayorEmanuel Twitter feed, the founder and developer of the local election tracker ChicagoMayoralScorecard.com and the mobile storytelling project CellStories.net.
From 1994-2007, Sinker was the founder and Editor-In-Chief of the influential underground culture magazine Punk Planet; the editor of the book We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet, the collected interviews; as well as the founder and editor of a line of fiercely independent books, Punk Planet Books, an imprint of Akashic Books.
Sinker was a 2007-08 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, where he studied the impact of mobile technologies on traditional publishing models and he received his B.F.A. in video production and new media from the School of the Art Institute in 1996.
Sinker is also a graphic designer whose design for Joe Meno’s Hairstyles of the Damned was named one of the 25 “new classic” book covers of the last 25 years by Entertainment Weekly.
He lives in Chicago with his wife and son. (bio source)
Dan Sinker interview with Stephen Colbert
NETT day 3 - oct. 25