your Summit co-hostS

 
Jeremiah Owyang, Founder and Chief Catalyst, Crowd Companies Resilient Summit Guest Host Jeremiah helped big companies navigate the first phase of sharing, called social media.  He’s committed to helping companies through the second phase of sharing, as people share and create the physical world around them called the collaborative economy. Over the course of his career, Jeremiah Owyang has identified big trends before they happen, and helped big companies through the transition. Prior to founding Crowd Companies, Jeremiah was a founding partner and research director at Altimeter Group. Before that he served as a Forrester Analyst covering social computing for the interactive marketer, and Global Web Marketing manager at Hitachi Data Systems, where he launched the social media program. Read his full bio here.

Jeremiah Owyang, Founder and Chief Catalyst, Crowd Companies

Resilient Summit Guest Host

Jeremiah helped big companies navigate the first phase of sharing, called social media.  He’s committed to helping companies through the second phase of sharing, as people share and create the physical world around them called the collaborative economy. Over the course of his career, Jeremiah Owyang has identified big trends before they happen, and helped big companies through the transition. Prior to founding Crowd Companies, Jeremiah was a founding partner and research director at Altimeter Group. Before that he served as a Forrester Analyst covering social computing for the interactive marketer, and Global Web Marketing manager at Hitachi Data Systems, where he launched the social media program. Read his full bio here.

Ben Smith, Principal at Social: IRL, and Director of Social and Emerging Media at Callahan Creek Resilient Summit Host Ben Smith serves as Principal at social business agency Social: IRL, and Director of Social and Emerging Media at Callahan Creek, a full service marketing agency working with national and regional specialty brands. He also hosts Social: IRL’s national conference series, working with some of the most respected names in the industry to provide in-depth training and education in a format that goes well beyond typical keynote presentations. He regularly speaks on social media related topics to national and regional audiences and volunteers with a number of digital education and advocacy groups, including recently completing a term on the Global Board of Directors of Social Media Club.

Ben Smith, Principal at Social: IRL, and Director of Social and Emerging Media at Callahan Creek

Resilient Summit Host

Ben Smith serves as Principal at social business agency Social: IRL, and Director of Social and Emerging Media at Callahan Creek, a full service marketing agency working with national and regional specialty brands. He also hosts Social: IRL’s national conference series, working with some of the most respected names in the industry to provide in-depth training and education in a format that goes well beyond typical keynote presentations. He regularly speaks on social media related topics to national and regional audiences and volunteers with a number of digital education and advocacy groups, including recently completing a term on the Global Board of Directors of Social Media Club.