Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet’s sister site TechRepublic. Larry is currently exploring the returns on social media in a follow-up to his Kindle Single, The Business of Media: A Survival Guide. He has written extensively on social media and as an editor, applies social media to create, research, manage, and promote content.
Steven L. Johnson is the Director, Social Media Programs and Research for IBIT. As an Assistant Professor at Temple University, his research focuses on social and network dynamics of online communities. He also teaches a popular elective course where students engage in a Social Media Innovation Quest.
Chris Kearns is a Director for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Enterprise Business Services and manages the corporation wide desktop and collaboration technology portfolios. He was one of the key strategic architects for the development and eventual corporate wide deployment of Lockheed Martin’s “Unity” social media platform. This platform now hosts 21,000 team and personal spaces enterprise wide and spawned a investment in a open source conversation platform, Eureka Streams, published by Lockheed Martin.
Munir Mandviwalla is Executive Director of IBIT and provides strategic leadership on programs and relationships. He is currently building a 3000+ social media community and is researching the use and sharing of knowledge at a large firm that has developed a custom social media platform. He is also measuring the impact of social media on elections and politics.
David Schuff is Co-Director, Business Intelligence Programs and Research for IBIT. He is an expert in information visualization and Web 2.0 and how these technologies change organizational decision-making. He publishes in premier academic and practitioner journals and is an award winning instructor in the Fox School’s MBA and Executive Education programs.
Sunil Wattal is Co-Director, Business Intelligence Programs and Research for IBIT. His research focuses on social media in organizations, politics, and on measuring business value. He is applying advanced econometric models and integrating multiple data sources to quantify the value of social media and crowd-funded marketplaces.