In Search of Belonging with discussants Susan Kish, Marc Canter and Dana Boyd.
It's human nature to form cliques and join communities. The Internet, TV, music, mobile devices, virtual reality and gaming and print publications make it easier for people to form communities of interest where they can access info, share resources and connect with people with similar interests- PICNIC
Dr. Danah Boyd is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a Research Fellow of the Born This Way Foundation, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. Her research examines the intersection of technology, society, and youth culture. Currently, she's focused on privacy, youth meanness and cruelty, and human trafficking. She co-authored Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. She's working a new book called "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens."
Marc Canter is the Founder and CEO of Broadband Mechanics.
Canter also created a company called MacroMind - which became Macromedia.
Susan Kish has more than two decades of executive experience in finance and starting businesses. As CEO for First Tuesday Zurich, she has led its growth into a recognized innovative think tank and knowledge network focused on new technologies and industries undergoing radical change, producing thought leadership and leading publications. Susan is also on the Board of the FT Global Network, having successfully led the purchase of FT Global by a syndicate of private investors and licensee cities around the world.
Prior to FT, Susan was with UBS for more than 14 years, most recently as Global Head of Structured Finance, based in Zurich. Before moving to Europe in 1995 with UBS, she held a variety of executive positions at UBS in New York, where she was responsible for their successful entry into several new financial markets and products.
Ms. Kish is an experienced public speaker and moderator at institutes and corporate events on topics including financial services, venture capital and entrepreneurship, risk and innovation.