Social networks are taking over the Web and changing how we interact with other people and businesses. With over 1 billion people around the world now online, the future of marketing and technology will depend on the social graph that maps our connections to each other, the patterns of interaction with businesses and services we use, and the distribution and visibility of our shared social activities. See where social networks are headed in the future, and how business and technology is adapting.
Charlene Li is founder of the Altimeter Group and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership. She is also the coauthor of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book Groundswell, which was named one of the best business books in 2008.
She is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies and a consultant and independent thought leader on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Formerly, Li was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research and a consultant with Monitor Group. She was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010 and one of the most influential women in technology 2009.Charlene is a frequently-quoted expert and has appeared on 60 Minutes, The PBS NewsHour, ABC News, and CNN. She is also frequently quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Businessweek, USAToday, Reuters, and The Associated Press. She is a much-sought after public speaker and appeared at the World Business Forum in Radio City Music hall in October 2010.
Charlene is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received a magna cum laude degree from Harvard College. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association as well as The Poynter Institute. You can follow her blog at charleneli.com/blog or at twitter.com/charleneli
Charlene is the mother of two kids and and the wife of Come Lague, a venture capitalist with Nueva Ventures. She is also a self-professed geek, an avid fan of reality TV shows like Survivor, and loves to play puzzle games. She lives in the Bay Area with her family.