• Slide 1
    Welcome to Crowdcentric
    We want to help make a future where technology and humanity come together
    to create a more open, connected and sustainable world.
  • Slide 2
    We are in an era of information abundance.
    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.
  • Slide 3
    Our Vision
    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.

Our History

Based in New York, we help businesses thrive at the intersection of media, technology and communication. We do this through:

MEDIA

Conferences, publishing, news and research.

SERVICES

Creative strategy, digital marketing and experience design.

LABS

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.

Team Centric

Toby Daniels

Toby Daniels

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.

Brian Leddy

Brian Leddy

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.

Nicky Yates

Nicky Yates

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

Ben Scheim

EVP & Executive Director, Client Services, 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.

Katya Libin

Katya Libin

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.

Zach Smith

Zach Smith

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.

Ryan Thompson

Ryan Thompson

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.

Eric Kramer

Eric Kramer

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.

Giorgia Lucciola

Giorgia Lucciola

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.

Simon Dabkowski

Simon Dabkowski

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.

Brian Quinn

Brian Quinn

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.

Latest Posts

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....

January 29, 2014

How To Be A Person

You get up in the morning and even before crawling out of bed, the first thing you do is check your phone for new notifications. As you grab your morning coffee, you again turn to social channels as you wait inline. More notifications. More likes. A few retweets and oh, an email and a text...

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