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Christian Kuhna, Head of Internal Communications, Adidas Group
Christian Kuhna AdidasChristian heads up Internal Communications of the adidas Group since December 2007, including the brands adidas, Reebok, Taylormade-adidas-Golf and Rockport. His focus is on setting-up a unified internal communictions with harmonized strategy and channels. At the moment, Christian and his team is working on implementing Enterprise 2.0 tools in the company.
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Nick Reynolds ,Editor, BBC Internet Blog, BBC Future Media & Technology
Nick ReynoldsNick Reynolds is editor, blogs and social media, BBC Online. Until recently he was also the editor of the BBC Internet blog. His other jobs at the BBC have included radio producer, commissioning editor, senior policy adviser, and assistant web producer.
BBC Internet blog http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/
Nick's personal blog http://nickreynoldsatwork.wordpress.com/
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Tayfun Bilsel, Chief Executive Officer, Rabbitsoft
Tayfun Bilsel RabbitsoftTayfun Bilsel is co-founder and CEO of Rabbitsoft. He is responsible for product development, engineering, strategic direction and the day to day running of the business. He holds an MSc in Information Technology (Software Engineering) from the University of Liverpool and degree in Computer Technology & Programming from Bilkent University. His international professional experiences include 12 years in information technologies as a Director, IT Manager, System Analyst, and software developer.
 
Mark Redgrave, Founder & CEO, Amplify

Mark RedgraveMark Redgrave is a pioneer in the application of natural language processing (NLP) and his vision to empower brands, publishers and advertisers with a full appreciation of the topics, perspectives and action triggers in text is set to transform corporate social networking as we know it.

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Zeinab Lenton, Digital Content Manager, Sage UK
Zeinab Lenton, Sage UKZeinab Lenton is Digital Content Manager for Sage (UK) Limited, responsible for planning and developing content for Sage’s digital initiatives.  Zeinab has spent 8 years in web and digital media, with a background in content creation, editorial and community management.  A professional communicator with a passion for all things digital, Zeinab specialises in developing strategies that help organisations communicate better in the digital world, helping them to build and strengthen relationships with audiences online
 
Euan Semple, Freelance consultant/formally Director of Knowledge Management at the BBC
Euan SempleWhilst at the BBC, Euan pioneered the use of weblogs, wikis and online forums to enable staff to work more collaboratively across the organisation.  Euan also worked on the BBC’s award winning leadership programme, gaining experience in how to engage and inspire people with the possibilities of social computing as a business tool.   He is now independent advisor on social computing for business, and a well known writer, thinker and public speaker.   His unique experience enables him to provide inspiration on this wired-up world of work and strategies for how business can prepare themselves for the challenges and opportunities presented by new technologies.

 
Olivier Creiche, Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Six Apart
Olivier CreicheAs the General Manager of EMEA, Olivier Creiche is responsible for business operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Olivier gained rich experience in sales and marketing at Danone, Pepsico, BBDO and DDB. He co-founded two companies, one of which was Ublog, a French blogging service acquired by Six Apart in 2004. Olivier joined Six Apart as the Business Development Manager for EMEA in 2004 and stepped up as General Manager in March 2007. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of South Dakota and is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
 
David Terrar, CEO, D2C Limited and Executive Director of ITBrix/WordFrame

David TerrarDavid heads up D2C, a consulting firm which provides social media consulting and Software as a Service (or cloud) based solutions for content, collaboration, web publishing, and online accounting.  In addition he is Executive Director of ITBrix LLC, the software company that creates WordFrame, the web publishing and collaboration platform for building better web communities, and PageTypes their CMS.  D2C are the UK partner for Hinchcliffe & Company's Web 2.0 University™ products.  In addition, David is on the advisory board of SocialMediaToday LLC.   He is Vice Chair of the UK's newly formed Intellect SaaS Group.

 
James Garner, Editor, ComputerWeekly.com
James Garner James Garner is the web editor on ComputerWeekly.com.
James's focus is managing ComputerWeekly's website strategy and development.
He also writes the editor's blog, which signposts interesting content on ComputerWeekly.com and discusses changes to the site itself, as well as commenting on what's in the news for IT professionals.
James joined Computer Weekly in April 2007 and relaunched the website towards the end of 2007.
Previously, he worked as web editor for ComputerWeekly.com's sister website CatererSearch.com, part of the Reed Business Information (RBI) portfolio.
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Suraj Kika, CEO, Jadu
Suraj KikaSuraj Kika started his career in publishing and then for a brief period worked in graphic design and then marketing, eventually moving into online marketing and eCommerce development at Electrocomponents PLC. Suraj has shaped the functionality of Jadu CMS around enterprise 2.0 and social media - making Jadu one of the first CMS system to deploy personalisation, blogging, podcasting, image and video feeds as standard features. Recently, announced the first CMS client for Twitter – taking the micro blogging service into the enterprise for brand management and moderated publishing to social networks.
 
Trish Hunt, EMEA Corporate Communications, Dell
Trish HuntdellTrish Hunt is responsible for Corporate Internal Communications for Dell EMEA. This diverse role involves working with a number of business segments across Dell globally, including employee engagement, corporate responsibility, and most recently, leading the communications on a global branding project.
Trish started Dell five years ago in sales then moved to event planning, which led her to join the Communications team eighteen months ago. Prior to Dell she spent a gap year in Toronto, and graduated from Aston University with a 2:1 in Psychology and Management. 
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Bob Pike, Chief Operating Officer, SITEFORUM group
bob_pike_siteforum100x120Bob Pike has worked in the Global Computer and Telecommunications industry for 31 years, with one exception of becoming a banker and spending 3 years as VP of Global Cash Management at Citbank NA. His career has covered the SITEFORUM Group, MDT (Major Deal Team Limited), dR (Digital Rum), Mobileway/Mobile365, Microsoft, VXtreme, Informix, Citibank, Hitachi, McDonnell Douglas and AES Data.
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Niall Cook, Author of Enterprise 2.0 and Worldwide Marketing Technology Director, Hill & Knowlton
Niall CookNiall Cook is the author of Enterprise 2.0: How social software will change the future of work, and Worldwide Director of Marketing Technology at communications consultancy Hill & Knowlton where he manages the agency’s online marketing and enterprise 2.0 strategies. He also advises many of the agency’s Fortune 500 clients on the effective use of marketing technologies.
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Thomas Power, Chairman, Ecademy
Thomas PowerThomas is Chairman of Business Social Network Ecademy (http://www.ecademy.com) founded in February 1998 by his wife Penny Power and now with over 500,000 users in 234 countries. Ecademy serves the 100 million business people who work from home providing support, contacts, collaboration, opportunities and most importantly a safe environment for people to meet, talk and network. There are 500 face to face meetings a month worldwide.
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Dirk Singer, Co-Founder, Cow
Dirk SingerDirk is a co-founder of brand consultancy Cow and heads up the agency’s digital efforts.  He’s active on various social networks including maintaining two blogs (thisisherd.com and liesdamnedliesstatistics.com) and advises clients on their online strategies.
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JP Rangaswami, Managing Director, Service Design, BT Design
jprangaswamiJP Rangaswami is the Managing Director, Innovation for BT Design – BT Group’s IT design and delivery business.
JP’s reputation for innovation and collaboration make him ideally suited to a role that encompasses the development of BT’s 21CN web services, BT’s growing Open Source innovation group and other initiatives seeing innovation at the edge of the network. He is chairman of Ribbit, BT’s recent acquisition, has extensive international experience and is passionate about delivering outstanding end-to-end customer experience.
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Lee Bryant , Co-founder and Director, Headshift

Lee BryantLee Bryant is an online community and social networking specialist, and co-founder of the leading social computing consultancy Headshift, which helps companies use lightweight social tools to create meaningful applications and purposeful social networks. Headshift has a 35-strong social computing team that operates internationally, with clients across Europe, the UK, Australia and North America, which gives us an insight into the diversity that makes for healthy networks. We help put IT at the service of business, not the other way around, and apply the lessons of what works on the public internet to the real needs of businesses, both internally and externally. Our clients include several top 10 global law firms, consultancies and various FTSE-100 companies. We also work with media companies, such as the BBC and Channel 4, as well as government and third sector agencies involved in public participation.

 
Julie Meyer, CEO, Ariadne Capital

Julie Meyer has 20 years of investment and advisory experience, helping start-up businesses and industry standards to emerge and become established. She has lived and worked in the UK since July 1998, and worked in Paris, France and Boston, MA, USA before then. She is originally from San Francisco. She is Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital, the investment and advisory firm she founded in August 2000. Ariadne backs entrepreneurs in the Media (music, broadcast, publishing, advertising, gaming), Mobile internet and Communications, and Internet sectors. Ariadne’s strength is in advising on the “Go To Market” strategies of hyper-growth companies.

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Iwona Petruczynik ,Research Analyst ICT, Warsaw, Europe, Frost & Sullivan
Iwona PetruczynikIwona Petruczynik is a Research Analyst with the Frost & Sullivan Europe Information & Communication Technologies Practice. She focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies and market dynamics in the Enterprise Communications market in Europe.
Since joining Frost & Sullivan in December 2008, she has been specializing in unified communications and collaboration applications. Recently, Iwona has completed an extensive research on Web 2.0 technologies and their application in the small and medium businesses (SMB) sector.
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Carl Billson, Task Force Business Consultant, UKCeB.org
carlbillson100x120Carl works for UKCeB (www.ukceb.org), an organization that provides a trusted forum on e-Business, bringing together companies from the aerospace & defence Supply Chain and the Ministry of Defence.  Social networking tools are increasingly becoming of interest as part of the knowledge management mix that is vital for complex products whose life-cyles span decades and involve extensive Support Chains.  This user community has particular demands on secure collaboration and sharing of sensitive information across organizations and countries and is using federated identity management in some cases (www.tscp.org). 
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Salvatore Reina, PwC Programme Manager, PwC
Salv ReinaSalv has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 13 years in a number of business and technology related roles. In the last 6 years he has specialised in Knowledge Managment (KM), seeking out opportunities to maximise the business value from KM technology implementations.
This has led him to explore the world of social media. Salv believes that social technologies provide huge potential for organisations to help their people connect with each other more effectively.
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Robert Johnson, Strategic Consultant, COI

Robert Johnson COIRobert is a Strategic Consultant with the Central Office of Information (COI) specialising in internal engagement and change.  Over the past 5 years has worked with most central government departments and many of their agencies. He is currently working with the Cabinet Office on employee engagement in the Civil Service and the Learning and Skills Council on a campaign to embed sustainable development across the organisation.

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