Measuring Impact in Online Communities featuring panelists from Map This!, Ushahidi, and Greener One. This event was moderated by Jeff Hamaoui.
This year's NetSquared Conference, a Mashup Challenge, brings together a unique mix of people from the public and private sectors to develop and release Mashups designed to provide deeper insight into the social issues affecting communities around the globe.
Jeff Hamaoui is an expert and thought leader in the social enterprise field.
Erik Hersman is an avid blogger and writes four different technology blogs, including AfriGadget, WhiteAfrican, African Signals, and Realty Thoughts.
When he is not blogging, Hersman serves as VP of strategy and marketing at eppraisal.com, an online real estate site providing on-demand access to home valuations, real estate professionals, home inspectors and appraisers. In this position, he is responsible for marketing implementation, partner strategy and consumer evangelism.
Raised in Sudan and Kenya, Hersman brings unique energy and insight to the world of technology and bridging the gap between Africa and the Silicon Valley.
Nicolas Kardas is Director of Business Development for Microsoft.
Peter Manzo has over 13 years of experience in public interest law and management. In addition to his work at the Advancement Project, he is a Senior Research Fellow at the UCLA Center for Civil Society and is the author of numerous articles and reports on legal, management, and policy issues affecting nonprofits and philanthropy.
Previously, Mr. Manzo was the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Center for Nonprofit Management, where he directed the expansion of the Center's information, training, consulting, technology, and search and compensation services to nonprofits.
Prior to leading the Center, Mr. Manzo was Directing Attorney of Community Development Programs for Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, and the Los Angeles affiliate of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where he represented nonprofit charitable organizations in a broad range of real property, corporate, tax, and other transactional matters.
Before moving into the nonprofit sector, Mr. Manzo practiced real estate and corporate law in the private sector, first at the law firm of Riordan & McKinzie, then at Tuttle & Taylor in Los Angeles.
Mr. Manzo is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley; he also attended the London School of Economics, where he received a Master's degree in Political Sociology, and the University of Notre Dame, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Government.
He is a member of the boards of directors of the following: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; PacAdvantage, a nonprofit alliance whose mission is to enable small employers throughout California to provide excellent, affordable health coverage to their employees; and United Friends of the Children, which provides transitional living assistance and job training to emancipated foster youth in Los Angeles County.
Zoli Piroska is head of Business Development and Partnership Opportunities for Greener One.