• Welcome to Crowdcentric
    Welcome to Crowdcentric
    Our mission is to help create a future where technology and humans come together to create a more open, connected and sustainable world.
  • Our Vision
    Our Vision
    We envision a world where openness and connectedness will lead to a more open, abundant and prosperous world. We believe our collective success will have a positive impact on economies and cultures around the world.
  • We're Living in an age of unprecented Connectivity
    We're Living in an Age of Unprecedented Connectivity
    We are experiencing one of the biggest shifts in how we connect and communicate. Because of this, our aim is to provide the best information, ideas and experiences to help people understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.


Based in New York and working with a global network of partners and collaborators, Crowdcentric is building its business around three cross functional areas:


Conferences, publishing, news and research.

With a global community and local properties in more than 18 countries around the world, Crowdcentric's media division is positioned as one of the most networked and influential platforms in the social media landscape.

Its largest media property is Social Media Week, a leading news and publishing platform and worldwide event that captures, curates and shares the most.

In five years SMW has brought hundreds of thousands of people together in more than 30 cities across Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America.

For more information visit socialmediaweek.org.


Creative strategy, digital marketing and experience design.

A NYC-based creative agency with proven expertise and a global network to help brands engage at scale through experiential marketing and events.

We provide creative strategy and execution through an integrated approach that brings together physical, digital, social and mobile experiences.

Since launching in 2010, we have utilized our global conference platform Social Media Week to work with global brands, publishers, platform companies and startups to help them engage with audiences, influencers and hyper-connected consumers around the world.

To learn more about how our team can help your brand engage deeply with consumers and at scale please email ben@crowdcentric.net.


Startup advisory, incubation and in-house development

Crowdcentric’s Labs team is made up of technologists and digital strategists and is uniquely positioned to help ideas scale globally. Whether we’re advising startups, incubating new ideas, partnering with emerging technologies or building our own products, we believe that networked collaboration is the fuel to help ideas and businesses grow.

To learn more about how our team can help you, email eric@crowdcentric.net.

Media Services Labs

Clients & Partners


Team Centric

Toby Daniels

Toby Daniels

CEO and Founder, Crowdcentric

Toby Daniels is the CEO of Crowdcentric. He is an entrepreneur with 12 years experience in digital media, managing an interactive agency in London, helping launch Mint Digital in the US, and co-founding ThinkSocial and Social Media Week. He enjoys running, jumping, diving, and eating.

Ben Scheim

Ben Scheim

EVP & Executive Director, Crowdcentric

Ben Scheim is Executive Vice President and Executive Director, Client Services, overseeing strategy and brand partnerships for all of Crowdcentric's clients. Previously, he was manager of the Paley Center for Media’s International Council conferences, a private biannual CEO-level meeting of global media heads. Ben loves music, biking, and technology, and strives to live within a happy cross-section of seriousness and laughter.

Zach Smith

Zach Smith

Finance Director, Crowdcentric

Zach Smith is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Revenue Officer of Crowdcentric. Prior to Crowdcentric, he advised companies and investors for 10 years in Derivatives, Corporate Finance and M&A at Citi and Merrill Lynch. Rumors of Zach’s love for Tex-Mex and photography have been greatly under-exaggerated.

Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown

Director of Marketing & Communications, Crowdcentric

Nicole Is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Crowdcentric. Previously, she oversaw digital marketing and interactive programming for the Museum of the City of New York, and managed the marketing and communications plans for global brands at Elizabeth Arden, Shiseido, LVMH and Hearst magazines. Nicole enjoys sports blogs, street art, reality TV podcasts, coffee and rooftops.

Eric Kramer

Eric Kramer

Director of Client Strategy, Crowdcentric

Eric Kramer is the Director of Client Strategy at Crowdcentric, focusing on brand partnerships and emerging technologies in addition to client services. Previously, he played various roles at several startups in the social analytics space and worked on the agency side executing digital campaigns. Eric enjoys sports, music, blogging and has a true passion for mobile innovation.

Simon Dabkowski

Simon Dabkowski

VP of Design & Technology, Crowdcentric

Simon's professional career as a creative and a developer spans nearly 15 years in working with variety of design & web agencies, non-profit & political organizations and various e-commerce startups. Co-founder of hMAG, a lifestyle magazine and a social networking platform, and a published author of "Livemotion 2: A Beginner's Guide". Hobbies include Pool, snowboarding, and anything outdoors.

Brian Quinn

Brian Quinn

Global Director of Media, Crowdcentric

Brian Quinn has produced consumer events for the past 5 years, working for a wide range of companies in the culinary, tech, and corporate worlds, including GroupMe, Michelin Guide, Pernod Ricard, Georges Duboeuf, Moleskine, and others. He has also played the drums for 20 years, produced concerts for 10 years, makes delicious cocktails regularly, and is recognized for founding a groundbreaking supper club in NYC.

Tyler Becker

Tyler Becker

Manager of Marketing and Communications, Crowdcentric

Tyler is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at Crowdcentric. Previously, he studied and worked in sports, entertainment, and events, and assisted with the social media and marketing efforts for Six Flags, the National Hockey League, the NYC Marathon, and New York University. Tyler has an affinity for sports, craft beer, podcasts, dog parks, and travel.

Michael Papadeas

Michael Papadeas

VP, Sponsorship + Business Development, Crowdcentric

Michael heads up sponsorships and business development for Crowdcentric and Social Media Week. He brings more than 14 years of marketing and advertising experience including years in publishing and experiential agencies. An integrated marketing strategist at-heart, he’s always looking for creative ways to help brands innovate and close the gap between them and their elusive targets. He dabbles in the art world by representing UNTITLED. Art Fair (Art Basel Miami) and also runs Engagements Inc, a bespoke marriage proposal planning service. Michael’s a native New Yorker; he’s never been to the Statue of Liberty but can see it from the roof of his apartment building.

Megan Inaba

Megan Inaba

Sponsorship & Business Development, Crowdcentric

Megan joins the Crowdcentric team with over 14 years of experience securing high level event sponsorships and producing innovative and memorable sponsorship activations at some of the hottest events in sports and entertainment. Previously, Megan worked as the Director of Events & Sponsorships at the National Basketball Players Association securing corporate partnership deals with Fortune 500 companies and global organizations such as Anheuser-Busch, Hilton Hotel Corporation, Burger King, L’Oreal, Nike, Diageo, VEVO and Bermuda Tourism. Megan enjoys playing golf, fantasy football, snowboarding and running around Harlem with her two kids.

Latest Posts

May 27, 2014, 2014

Announcing "Transition" Conference: How Technology Is Reshaping Marketing and Our World

Percolate, a leading marketing technology company, announced today the first installment of their new must-attend conference series entitled Transition.

February 4, 2014

Where Access Trumps Ownership: The Sharing Economy

According to a Forbes magazine article this January, "The revenue flowing through the share economy directly into people's wallets will surpass $3.5 billion this year, with growth exceeding 25%. At that rate, peer-to-peer sharing is moving from an income boost in a stagnant wage market into a disruptive economic force..."

January 31, 2014

Doug Rushcoff Explores our Relationship with Technology in his new book, "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now"

Writers often skew towards either salvation or doom and gloom, when addressing the affects of technology on the human experience....


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