One of the sharpest social thinkers in the world, Michael Brito, is coming to speak at Community Conference 2014!
He recently published the book "Your Brand - The Next Media Company" which is this year's must read. Content matters in all communities and social media initiatives and Brito understands this to the fullest.
The Huffington Post
Each month, The Huffington Post receives more than 5 million comments and has more than 100,000 bloggers contributing to the website. As Community Director, Tim McDonald sets the strategy and oversees a team of moderators. Tim also founded My Community Manager, a great resource and network for community managers.
Ben & Jerry's
Jay Curley, Senior Global Marketing Manager, leads the development and execution of consumer marketing activities in the United States. He is one of the strategic forces that brings Ben & Jerry’s mission to life through innovative social media and digital activities.
Ben & Jerry's DNA is social, which makes it easy for them to tap into the social movement, so there is plenty of experiences for everyone else to learn from!
Ben & Jerry's
Mike Hayes is Digital Marketing Manager at Ben & Jerry's and he is one of those energetic and dedicated people with a love for experimental and digital marketing.
As responsible for developing and executing U.S. digital marketing programs and social media engagement strategies he is always looking at new and creative ways that Ben & Jerry's can interact and engage their consumers.
Magnus Restofte is Vice CEO and Head of Communication at VEGA, Denmark's biggest music venue. VEGA has annually 250,000 guests and approx. 300 concerts. Magnus has specialized in digital communication. VEGA is a pioneer in terms of exploring the potential of communities and digital platforms in relation to being a cultural institution.
With 2.9 million Facebook fans and a huge online forum the global computergame Hitman has an impressive online presence and a very loyal fanbase.
Nick Price is a Community Designer at IO-Interactive. He works to create in-game spaces that allow for players to get closer to each other and to help bring social sharing and a strong sense of community to everything done in the game.
Standing on Giants
The former Head of Community at the world's only fully community-based phone company Giff Gaff, Vincent Boon is an award-winning community manager and arguably one of the leading experts in the world of community management. As co-founder of the community agency Standing on Giants he now helps brands to collaborate with their customers.
Jesper Müller-Krogstrup is partner at Nosco - an idea management consultancy. With Jesper's great deal of experience and specific knowledge on what business potential idea management processes can unlock, he will share insights on cases like Volkswagen, Maersk and Novozymes along with the dos and don'ts of online ideations on a community based platform.
Frank Hatzack, Senior Innovation Manager at the Danish biotechnology company Novozymes, will share the secrets of how Novozymes has made the organisation rapidly adopt their new 'collaborative online ideation' process named COLIN; an approach that has led to groundbreaking new biotech projects in a more social business-oriented way.
Barbara Horowitz Johansen
Barbara Horowitz Johansen is Social Media Manager at Danske Bank. She manages their Facebook page and was highly involved in the handling of the critique that hit Danske Bank in the aftermath of the "New normal" campaign. Besides that she works with engaging users through content, e.g. an idea bank where users can contribute to product development.
As Senior Manager Open Innovation at LEGO Stiven plays at the intersections of disruptive technologies, inclusive social needs and meaningful design innovation. Infinite curiosity along with a mastery of design thinking processes, are his most effective leadership and innovation tools. Stiven excels at orchestrating innovation opportunities, and in turn manifesting simple solutions that align with both strategic business and holistic user needs.
Shelley is an accomplished and highly successful entrepreneur. After years of pioneering work
in the emerging field of crowdsourcing, she founded Chaordix in 2009, helping clients such
as P&G, University of Oxford, American Airlines, and Orange Telecom to gain a new level of
market intelligence through crowdsourcing.
Rorey Jones is the global community manager at music-streaming service Spotify in Sweden. Rorey is the author of Spotify's super user program titled the "Rock Star Program". He helps Spotify incorporate customer feedback into product development and develop world-class social customer support.
Anja Tønning works as Senior Advisor at the digital consultancy Seismonaut. She was lead on a project for Dansk Supermarked that focused on crisis management on social media and she has great experience in community management as well.
Researcher and designer
Jens Dyvik is a designer specialized in global collaboration and local manufacturing. In 2013 he concluded a two year research world tour, where he worked at open collaborative workspaces on all corners of the world. He is currently applying this research into open design and personal manufacturing in Oslo. He is also the co-founder of Fellesverkstedet, a super-FabLab in Oslo.
Rasmus Møller-Nielsen is CEO in Komfo. For the past 6 years Rasmus has operated behind the scenes of hundreds of companies, who work professionally with social media. He knows what it takes to do it successfully. Furthermore, Rasmus himself has created great results for Komfo by continuously developing the brand to being 60+ employees today and being market lead in the Nordic countries.
Stefan Lindegaard is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker and strategic advisor. His focus on open innovation, innovation culture and communication for innovators has propelled him into being a trusted advisor to many large corporations. He believes open innovation requires a global perspective, and has given talks and worked with companies on open innovation across the world.
Kasper Birkeholm Munk
Danish Technological Institute
Kasper Birkeholm Munk is Team Leader at Danish Technological Institute. His team
runs a Fablab helping companies work more openly, networked and involving when developing and maturing their ideas.
All operations are supported by and heavily rely on an extensive outreach through
the use of digital media, online presence and community building.
Pieter Limburg has been in the visionary and community-based 3D printing company Shapeways since 2012 as a Vendor Relationship Manager, managing the supply chain for Europe. Next to that he is also involved with business development and various other projects.