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Reconnect 2: 13 Sept 2011Digital: You, Your Business, Our PlanetThe theme for our second Reconnect event of the year isabo...
Reconnect 2: Digital: You, Your Business, Our PlanetLogistics                                                  13 Sept 201...
Reconnect 2Digital: You, Business, the Planet                     13 Sept 2011DIGITAL: YOUWe will examine the digital revo...
Reconnect 2Digital: You, Business, the Planet                   13 Sept 2011DIGITAL: YOUR BUSINESSWe will explore how and ...
Reconnect 2Digital: You, Business, the Planet                     13 Sept 2011DIGITAL: YOUR BUSINESS & OUR PLANETDan Coble...
Reconnect 2Digital: You, Business, the Planet                     13 Sept 2011DIGITAL: OUR PLANETAnne Marie Huby Co-Founde...
Reconnect 2Digital: You, Business, the Planet                     13 Sept 2011DIGITAL: OUR PLANETPatrick Meier, Director o...
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  1. 1. Reconnect 2: 13 Sept 2011 1  
  2. 2. Reconnect 2: 13 Sept 2011Digital: You, Your Business, Our PlanetThe theme for our second Reconnect event of the year isabout Leading In a Digital Age. Whether its our own Richard Sambrookpersonal leadership "brand", the challenges posed to our Global Vice Chairman, Edelmanbusiness models and relationships with our customers andcolleagues or how human rights movements are shaped Jacob Bøtterand connected, the internet and social media platforms are Founder, Wemindchanging everything. Tim McCoy•  Should you be using Twitter and Facebook? Director of Communications, Starbucks UK•  How can the accelerating development of online tools improve your business performance? Dan Cobley Marketing Director, Google•  How can social media crowd source improve philanthropy and mass social action? Anne Marie Huby Co-Founder, JustGivingA world class line up of speakers will address these questions- and no doubt more! Patrick Meier Director of Crisis Mapping & Partnerships, UshahidiWe hope you can join us. 2  
  3. 3. Reconnect 2: Digital: You, Your Business, Our PlanetLogistics 13 Sept 2011When & Where Venue: MC Motors, 28 Millers Avenue, E8 2DSTuesday 13th September 2011 This venue is not at the end of a tube line (although its much easier to get to than Sheepdrove!) soStarts 08:30 Finishes after drinks at 20:00 please plan your journey carefully! Map link: http://bit.ly/qqveLjSomewhere to stay? Your options are:If you need overnight accommodation Wavelength 1.  By train to Dalston Kingsland station via thehave secured a preferred rate of £159 (excl VAT) for Overland, then it’s an 8 min walk. The OverlandB&B at No 10 Manchester Street hotel. runs from Richmond in the West to Stratford in thehttp://www.tenmanchesterstreethotel.com/ East, stopping at Highbury & Islington Tube stop,Click on corporate rates & enter code “wavelength” for example. 2.  Or it’s a 5-10min cab ride from Highbury & Islington Tube. 3  
  4. 4. Reconnect 2Digital: You, Business, the Planet 13 Sept 2011DIGITAL: YOUWe will examine the digital revolution and how it impactsrelationships, the nature of work, and what it means to you and yourpersonal leadership.We will hear from Richard Sambrook, Global Vice Chairman andChief Content Officer for Edelman where he takes a strategic leadon developing media content for clients and heads the crisis andissues practice.Previously he was a 30 year veteran of BBC News, most recently asDirector of Global News, responsible for radio, TV, and digital servicesfor 230 million people each week. He was a producer and editor onmany of the BBCs major news programmes and directed coverageof many big news events.He is a regular speaker at the World Economic Forum and elsewhereon digital media and served on the Advisory Group for the UnitedNations’ Internet Governance Forum.  4  
  5. 5. Reconnect 2Digital: You, Business, the Planet 13 Sept 2011DIGITAL: YOUR BUSINESSWe will explore how and why businesses are reengineeringthemselves in a digital age.Jacob Bøtter founded Wemind in Denmark in 2005. He has no formaleducation but is nonetheless a very experienced entrepreneur.Jacob has been blogging since 2003 and was one of the first Danesto podcast and tweet. Jacob has previously worked as a graphicdesigner and run his own design agency with over 250 associatedesigners in more than 50 countries.At Wemind, Jacob works with concept development and he has thefinal responsibility for the companyʼs products and services.Tim McCoy Director of Communications Starbucks UK & IrelandTim joined Starbucks in 2009 as the company focused intently on thereputation of its business, seeking to build new levels of trust withcustomers and stakeholders. He came across from the PR agencyBlue Rubicon where he had advised global brands, ranging fromenergy multinationals to retailers and Government departments.Before entering the world of Public Relations, Tim was a programmeeditor at BBC News and worked at home and abroad on TV andradio news. He begun his journalism career in local newspapers. 5  
  6. 6. Reconnect 2Digital: You, Business, the Planet 13 Sept 2011DIGITAL: YOUR BUSINESS & OUR PLANETDan Cobley is a Marketing Director at Google, where he connectscustomers and businesses, helping both navigate digital space tofind what they need. In 2006, Dan Cobley was appointed director ofmarketing at Google for central and northern Europe. He showscustomers the best way to use Google products to find theinformation and services they’re searching for, while working withbusinesses to demonstrate how a search engine can help them findinterested customers.We will consider how digital is reinventing our ability to tackle someof the planet’s biggest problems.Dan will also talk to us about how Google.org uses Google’sstrengths in information and technology to build products andadvocate for policies that address global challenges.We focus our efforts on activities that are uniquely suited to Google’sengineering teams, global infrastructure and user-driven approach,taking advantage of our ability to innovate and scale. Our productsand projects include Google Flu Trends, Google Powermeter, RE<C,Google Earth Engine and Google Crisis Response. 6  
  7. 7. Reconnect 2Digital: You, Business, the Planet 13 Sept 2011DIGITAL: OUR PLANETAnne Marie Huby Co-Founder of JustGiving trained in journalism butafter university, she turned her sights towards humanitarian aid andbecame employee No2 at the newly formed internationalsecretariat of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Brussels. Within amonth, she was sent to Zagreb to support MSF’s attempt to evacuatethe hospital in Vukovar, the Croatian town besieged by Serbiantroops.Though the operation went wrong – the MSF convoy came under fireand several MSF colleagues were wounded – it proved to MSF thevalue of press relations in high-profile emergencies. Anne-Marie wasgiven free rein from then on, opening a press and campaigningoffice in Nairobi in 92 and relocating MSF’s international press officefrom Brussels to London in 93.She became MSF’s UK Executive Director within a year, raising theorganisation’s public profile and turning it into a major contributor ofboth funds and medical talent to the MSF movement. In 1999, MSFwas awarded the Nobel Peace prize.This is when she met Zarine Kharas, who came to MSF to present herfledgling idea for JustGiving. Immediately bowled over by the powerof the idea, Anne-Marie decided to leave MSF and partner withZarine to develop the company. 7  
  8. 8. Reconnect 2Digital: You, Business, the Planet 13 Sept 2011DIGITAL: OUR PLANETPatrick Meier, Director of Crisis Mapping & Partnerships at Ushahidi isan international networker and connector. He is the co-founder ofthe International Network of Crisis Mappers and previously co-directed Harvard University’s (HHI) Program on Crisis Mapping andEarly Warning. He has consulted for many international organizationsincluding the UN, OSCE and OECD on numerous crisis mapping andconflict early warning projects in Africa, Asia and Europe. Patrick is arecognized expert and thought leader on the intersection betweennew technologies, early warning, civil resistance, human rights andhumanitarian response. He has written extensively on these topicsand has presented his work at numerous high-profile conferencesworldwide.Patrick is also completing his PhD at The Fletcher School of Law andDiplomacy at Tufts University and is currently a Visiting Fellow atStanford University’s Program on Liberation Technologies. He is on theBoard of Digital Democracy, the Meta-Activism Project and theKonpa Group. Patrick has an MA in International Affairs fromColumbia University and is an alum of the Sante Fe Institute’s (SFI)Complex Systems Program. He blogs at iRevolution.net and can bereached at patrick(at)ushahidi.com and @patrickmeier. 8  

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