We are experiencing one of the biggest shifts in how we communicate in human history. Because of this, we want to provide the best information, ideas and inspiration to help people understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.
We envision a future where openness and greater connectivity will lead to a more information abundant, prosperous and sustainable world. We believe our collective success will have a positive and measurable impact on economies and cultures around the world.
Social Media Week is like a collective mind getting in touch with itself - an autonomous being reaching for new levels of intelligence. The facts everyone exchanges - though valuable - seem less significant than the acknowledgment we're all thinking and caring about the stuff that matters. - Douglas Rushkoff, Author of Program or Be Programmed
Social media week is the crowning achievement of the hard work of Toby Daniel's and the whole team at Crowd Centric. It's an amazing accomplishment and a true testament to what can be achieve when all the smartest kids in the room pull resources together. - Mike Street, Social Media Strategist
Based in New York, we help businesses thrive at the intersection of media, technology and communication. We do this through:
Conferences, publishing, news and research.
Creative strategy, digital marketing and experience design.
Design and development of web and mobile products.
As a division of the organization, Crowdcentric MEDIA owns and operates Social Media Week, a leading news and publishing platform and worldwide event that captures, curates and shares the most meaningful ideas, trends, and best practices with regard to social media's impact on business, society, and culture.
Over the past six years, Social Media Week has expanded to 26 cities around the globe, gathering more than 6000 media impressions.
Founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week, and CEO, 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.
Operations Director, Social Media Week, and COO, Crowdcentric
Brian Leddy is COO of Crowdcentric. He is a web entrepreneur with seven years experience in equity research and operations at Pequot Capital Management. He co-founded Citiology, a social network focused on NYC nightlife, and enjoys hoops, softball, squash, tennis, ping pong, and everything 80’s.
Director of Communications, Social Media Week and Crowdcentric
Nicky Yates is Director of Communications at Crowdcentric. Previously, she led communications and community engagement in the non-profit sector for 4 years with organizations like charity: water and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Nicky is a fan of travel, running marathons in different countries, the beach, psychology, and brunch.
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.
Global Director of Sales, Social Media Week & Crowdcentric
Katya joins Crowdcentric as the Global Director of Sponsorship Sales. She comes from a sales and events background working for Critical Media as the Senior Director of Sales and as a Media Relations and Events Consultant at Kettlebell Kickboxing. Katya enjoys traveling, biking, snowboarding, ping pong, and indie dance music.
Finance Director, Social Media Week and CFO and CRO, 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.
Programming & Production Manager, Social Media Week and Crowdcentric
Ryan Thompson spent 4 years in Los Angeles working in Media Management and Film & TV production before teaming up with Crowdcentric. He has worked closely with several media companies including Dick Clark Productions, Funny or Die and Tubefilter. He also played an active role in the programming and production of SMWLA 2012. An Oklahoma native and a bit of a thrill seeker, he enjoys the outdoors, taking the road less traveled and cooking.
Director, Client Strategy, Social Media Week and 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.
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Prior to joining SMW, Giorgia worked for Personal Democracy Media, an organization that helps nurture a world-wide conversation about technology’s impact on government, politics, and society. Before coming to NYC she worked in fashion, healthcare and for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and moved between Milan, Paris, Madrid. She spends an inordinate time reading about technology, culture and food.
Director of Technology, Social Media Week and 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.
Head of Media, Crowdcentric and Director of Programming, Production - Social Media Week
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.
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