Where are you? What are you doing? Simple questions, simple answers, essential to our social existence. Twitter, Jaiku, Plazes, Dopplr and Hyves help us to share our lives with friends, family, anyone, anywhere. This session explores our existence and contact in an always-'on' world.- PICNIC
Matt Biddulph is a creative technologist who works with companies like Nature, Joost and the BBC to bring cutting-edge technologies into the mainstream. He is also the CTO of Dopplr, a social network for frequent travellers.
Matt Biddulph is an independent freelancer specialised in the design of software systems for the internet. Clients include Joost, the BBC and the Nature Publishing Group. He writes about his experiences on his weblog Hackdiary.com
Before Biddulph went freelance, he worked at the Press Association and the BBC.
Dopplr is an online service for frequent travellers. It was created by an international team of world travellers and is currently in beta.
He is also Founder and Vice-Chairman of Aula Network, a nonprofit to advance the vision of a creative society. Jyri incubated start-ups at Tera Group, a venture capital partnership, and co-founded ShiftControl, an online recruiting company based on friend-to-friend referrals. Prior to that he worked as a Concept Designer at Satama Interactive, where he co-led the design of Nokia.com. Jyri is working on a Ph.D on innovation at the Management School at Lancaster University, UK. He holds a Masterâ€™s degree in sociology from the University of Helsinki. He maintains a weblog at zengestrom.com.
Felix Petersen is co-founder and member of the board of plazes.com, a bottom-up approach to spatial interaction and location oriented service platform, sometimes also dubbed â€œMobile Social Softwareâ€.
Plazes has been written and talked about up and down the blogosphere and its supporters and developer community include some of the brightest minds in cyberspace. Plazes was featured several times in publications like Wired, Red Herring and others as well as EditorÂ´s pick for â€œBest of new Webâ€ over at Businessweek.
Raymond Spanjar is Co-Founder and Chief Hyving Officer of the social network Hyves, with 4 million members and over 1 billon pageviews per month one of the most popular Dutch websites.
Before co-founding Hyves, Raymond co-founded IEX.nl, Hollandâ€™s largest financial community, together with one of his current partners Floris Rost van Tonningen in 1998. He studied economics and psychology at the University of Amsterdam.
Linda Stone is a writer, speaker and consultant focused on trends and their strategic and consumer implications. For more information on Linda, go to lindastone.net
Biz Stone is co-founder of Twitter, the one-tomany network that is changing the way people communicate around the world. He has previously helped build other popular social media services such as Xanga, Blogger, and Odeo. And went on to publish two books about the origins and social significance of blogging: Who Let the Blogs Out? and Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content.
Stone teaches an annual master class at Oxford's Saïd Business School. He shares much of what he has learned over the past decade as an advisor to startups such as answer community Fluther.com, travel service Trazzler.com which he co-founded, content encouragement service Plinky.com, and the non-profit organization Justgive.org.