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Ali Velshi    Blog Rss Facebook Twitter Linked In Wikipedia Other

Ali Velshi (born October 29, 1968) is a Canadian television journalist best known for his work on CNN. He is CNN's Chief Business Correspondent, and host of CNN's weekday show, CNN Newsroom, which airs Mon-Fri at 1pm-3pm ET.

Country or city of residence: New York/Atlanta
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3ric Johnson    Blog Rss Twitter

"3ric Johanson has been a hacker for many years. He's been involved with several successful projects, most of which he can't talk about and never really happened. What we do know is that he has designed and built a system which shoots mosquitoes with lasers. His past work includes excessive voltages, Shmoocon, Hackerbot Labs (A Seattle-based hackerspace), vend-o-rand and rainbowtables. By day, he is a Project Scientist and Entropy Generator at Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

Country or city of residence: Seattle, WA
Akim El Sikameya    Blog Facebook Twitter

Akim EL SIKAMEYA : Artiste International. Chanteur compositeur Violoniste issu de la culture arabo-andalouse 3 albums à son actif : Atifa/Oumi : 1999 Aini/Amel : 2004 Un chouia d'Amour : 2009 Speaker TEDx

Country or city of residence: Paris
Alberto Ibarguen    Linked In Wikipedia Other

Alberto Ibargüen is President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami, Florida. He is the former publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald in Miami, Florida, and is chairman of the board of the World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Under his leadership, The Miami Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes; El Nuevo Herald won Spain's Ortega y Gasset Prize for excellence in journalism. He is also chairman of the board of the Newseum in Washington, DC, and member of the boards of Pepsico, the Council on Foreign Relations, AMR Corporation (American Airlines), and Snag Films. Ibargüen is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After college and prior to law school, he served in the Peace Corps in Venezuela's Amazon Territory and in Colombia.

Country or city of residence: Miami
Alexander Tamas    CrunchBase Other

Alexander Tamas joined DST as a Partner in 2008 and established a presence for DST in London from where he is spearheading some of DST’s international efforts. Alexander serves on the Board of Forticom, one of the largest social networking companies globally, and on the Board of Mail.ru. Prior to DST, Alexander worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in London where he was responsible for numerous technology and Internet IPOs in Europe and Russia, mergers and acquisitions in the Internet and software sectors and fundraisings for high-growth companies across Europe. Before Goldman Sachs, Alexander co-founded Arma Partners and helped to build it to one of Europe’s leading independent technology m&a advisory firms with a presence in London and Silicon Valley. Alexander holds a BA form the Catholic University of Eichstaett and a MA in Business, Finance and Accounting from the Goethe University, Frankfurt.

Country or city of residence: London, United Kingdom
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Alexis Maybank    Facebook Twitter CrunchBase Wikipedia Other

Alexis has dedicated her career to building and launching innovative and compelling online ecommerce experiences for consumers. In 2007, Alexis founded and served as the founding CEO of Gilt Groupe, which provides access, by invitation only, coveted fashion brands at prices up to 70% off retail.

Country or city of residence: New York City
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Ali Naqi Shaheen    Blog Rss Twitter Linked In CrunchBase

I am CEO of Coeus Solutions GmbH and Uraan Software Solutions. We are a mid-size firm with focus on developing rich internet applications and custom desktop applications. We are based in Munich, Germany.

Country or city of residence: Munich, Germany
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Alistair Croll    Blog Rss Twitter Linked In CrunchBase Other

Alistair is an author, entrepreneur, and conference organizer with a background in startups, Internet technology, and human-machine convergence. Alistair is a founding partner of Montreal-based Year One Labs; the principal analyst at Bitcurrent; an executive at CloudOps; an advisor to various technology venture firms; the founder of the Bitnorth conference; and the founder of the Human 2.0 blog on emerging technologies. He co-founded startup accelerator Rednod (now part of Year One Labs); web performance management firm Coradiant; and Networkshop, a research firm from which Coradiant was born. He has also worked as a product manager for 3Com Corporation, Primary Access, and Eicon Technology. Alistair is the content chair for Cloud Connect, the industry’s largest cloud computing event; the track chair for cloud computing and the Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop; and the co-chair of O’Reilly Strata, which focuses on big data, ubiquitous computing, and virtualization.

Country or city of residence: Montreal, Quebec
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Andrew Bird    Facebook Twitter Wikipedia Other

Andrew Bird (born July 11, 1973) is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in Chicago[1] and currently spends his time between Chicago and a farm near the town of Elizabeth in northwest Illinois. He has mastered several instruments and is musically proficient on others. They include the violin, guitar, mandolin, whistling, and glockenspiel.

Country or city of residence: Chicago, IL
Andrew Robertson    Other

Andrew Robertson was named Chief Executive Officer of BBDO Worldwide in May of 2004, having been made President of BBDO Worldwide in 2002. In 2001, Mr. Robertson was President and CEO of BBDO North America and was subsequently elected to the Worldwide Board of Directors of BBDO.

Country or city of residence: New York
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Anil Hansjee    Facebook Twitter Linked In CrunchBase Other

Anil joined Google in September 2006 as Head of Corporate Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in London. Prior to joining, Anil was a Principal with the venture capital firm IDG Ventures, where he was board director of one of their portfolio companies, the mobile music company, Shazam Entertainment. Between mid 2000 and end of 2001, Anil was a Vice President for corporate finance with Bear Stearns International in London. Between mid 1997 and mid 2000, Anil was a member of Chase Manhattan Bank’s corporate finance group both in New York and London. Anil joined Chase’s corporate finance team after spending the first 7 years of his professional career as a software engineer first with UBS then Chase. Anil has a BSc.(Hons.) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from Edinburgh University and has an MSc. in Finance at London Business School.

Country or city of residence: London, United Kingdom
Anousheh Ansari    Blog Facebook Twitter Linked In Wikipedia Other

Anousheh Ansari (Persian, born September 12, 1966 in Mashhad, Iran) is an engineer and the Iranian-American co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI). The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. On September 18, 2006, a few days after her 40th birthday, she became the first Iranian in space.[1] Ansari was the fourth overall self-funded space tourist, and the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station. Her memoir, My Dream of Stars, co-written with Homer Hickam, was published by Palgrave-McMillan in 2010.

Country or city of residence: Dallas/Fort Worth
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Anthony Atala    Wikipedia Other

Anthony Atala, M.D., is the W.H. Boyce Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Urology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina. Regenerative medicine is "a practice that aims to refurbish diseased or damaged tissue using the body's own healthy cells.

Country or city of residence: North Carolina
Bernard Liautaud    Facebook Linked In Other

Bernard Liautaud founded Business Objects in 1990 and was CEO for 15 years then Chairman until January 2008. With 6,700 employees, 45,000 customers and $1.5 billion of revenue in 2007, Business Objects was the world leader in Business Intelligence and one of the 15 largest software companies in the world. Business Objects was the first European software IPO on Nasdaq in 1994. In January 2008, Business Objects was acquired by SAP for $6.8 billion, making it the third largest software acquisition at the time. Bernard is now a member of the SAP Supervisory Board and its strategy committee. He is also a member of Cap Gemini’s board and its strategy committee. He has received a number of distinctions including “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” in 2007 in France, Time Magazine Europe's Digital Top 25 and BusinessWeek Stars of Europe of 2002, Top 10 CEOs in North America by Chief Executive Magazine in 2001.

Country or city of residence: London
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Cecilia Attias    Twitter Wikipedia Other

Cécilia Attias was the second wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy until October 2007. She married Richard Attias, Executive Chairman of The Experience, an events management company, on March 23, 2008, in New York's Rockefeller Center. In October 2008, Cecilia Attias announced the launch of her Foundation for women's rights. The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women actualizes concrete improvement in the lives of women worldwide by serving as a strategic, media, and financial platform for small and moderate sized, established non-governmental organizations, associations and foundations who champion the cause of women’s equality and well-being.

Country or city of residence: New York/ Paris
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Chris Russo    Linked In CrunchBase Other

Christopher Russo serves as CEO of Fantasy Sports Ventures, Inc. ("FSV"), a company he founded in 2006. Fantasy Sports Ventures is an integrated marketing and media company with a focus on digital and fantasy sports.

Country or city of residence: New York City
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Craig Newmark    Blog Rss Facebook Twitter Linked In CrunchBase Wikipedia Other

A web-oriented software engineer by training, with 30 years of IT experience at companies such as IBM and Bank of America, Craig now spends his days working as a customer service rep at craigslist. In 1995 while Craig was working at Schwab, he started craigslist as an email list for friends and co-workers about events going on in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1999, Craig retired from IT consulting to work full-time on craigslist. What started as a fun side project in Craig’s living room has since grown into one of the busiest sites on the internet, helping people with basic day-to-day needs such as finding a job, an apartment and a date, all within a culture of trust.

Country or city of residence: San Francisco
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David Kenny    Linked In Other

As Managing Partner of VivaKi, David Kenny brings vision and sensibility to the complex digital media landscape that marketers must master to engage people. It is this vision that earns him the top job with Vivaki. VivaKi was launched in June 2008 to leverage the assets of Digitas, Starcom MediaVest Group, Denuo and ZenithOptimedia, Publicis Groupe's best-in-class global resources in media, digital, direct and technology marketing communication services.

Country or city of residence: Greater Boston Area
David Kirkpatrick    Facebook Twitter Linked In CrunchBase

David Kirkpatrick is the author of The Facebook Effect and an organizer of the Techonomy conference. Previously, he was the senior editor for internet and technology at Fortune Magazine. He specialized in the computer and technology industries, as well as in the impact of the Internet on business and society. He thinks that impact is huge. His book, The Facebook Effect, about Facebook’s history and how it is changing behaviors across societies worldwide, was recently published. He maintains a blog at facebook.com/thefacebookeffect.

Country or city of residence: New York
Frank Schatzing    Blog Wikipedia

Frank Schätzing (born May 28, 1957 in Cologne), is a German writer, mostly known for his best-selling science fiction novel The Swarm (2004). Schätzing studied communication studies; he later ran his own company, an advertising agency named INTEVI, in Cologne. Schätzing became a writer in 1990, and penned several novellas and satires. His first published novel was the historical Tod und Teufel in 1995, and in 2000 his thriller Lautlos. Schätzing achieved his greatest success in 2004 with the science fiction thriller The Swarm.

Country or city of residence: Germany
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Gary William Flake    Blog Rss Facebook Twitter Linked In Wikipedia

Gary William Flake is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft and author of the book, The Computational Beauty of Nature (MIT Press 1998), which is used in college courses worldwide. He has numerous publications spanning over 15 years which have focused on machine learning, data mining, and self-organization. His other research interests include Web measurements, efficient algorithms, models of adaptation inspired by nature, and time series forecasting. Flake received his bachelor's degree in 1989 from Clemson University, and his PhD in 1993 from the University of Maryland, College Park. He became a research scientist at NEC Research Institute in 2000 and the leader of its Web data-mining program. Dr. Flake became Overture's Chief Science Officer in 2002, and after Yahoo merged with Overture, ran Yahoo! Research Labs, its corporate research and development activities, and company-wide innovation effort, eventually becoming a vice-president.

Country or city of residence: Bellevue, Washington
Gregor Vogelsang    Other

Based at Booz & Company Munich office, Gregor Vogelsang focuses on top management consulting for major telecommunications and media companies, including film studios, consumer publishers, television packagers and broadcasters, wireline and wireless telecom carriers, cable operators, and online portals. Mr. Vogelsang is the co-author of several books, including Customer Centricity – Die neue Chance für die Medienindustrie, which details on how media companies can thrive in their dynamic market. Die Neue Elite: Deutschlands Weg zurück an die Spitze (The New Elite: Germany’s Way Back to the Top) explores ways Germany can develop its next generation of leaders.

Country or city of residence: Munich
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Jeff Clavier    Blog Rss Facebook Twitter Linked In CrunchBase

Based in Palo Alto, California, Jean-Francois “Jeff” Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. Since 2004, Jeff has invested in more than 20 consumer Internet companies developing new concepts (such as social media) or revisiting “old” ideas with a new set of economics and technologies. In 2007, Jeff was recognized as one of the 13 “Web 2.0 King Makers” by Business 2.0, and is often noted for his investments in categories such as “passion-centric communities,” or for having already sold five of his companies in the past two years through successful M&As. Jeff’s 19 years of operational, entrepreneurial and venture capital experience enable him to add relevant perspective and value to the companies in which he invests.

Country or city of residence: Palo Alto, CA
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Joe Schoendorf    Facebook Linked In CrunchBase

Joe Schoendorf has been active in high technology industries for nearly forty years. Joe is a member and strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and has served as a consultant to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in Japan. He is able to help our portfolio management establish significant strategic global relationships in the US, Europe and Asia with a strong focus on China and Japan. Joe has participated as a Board member in industry pioneers such as Macromedia (Authorware). Joe joined Accel in 1988. Previously he was the Vice President of Marketing for Apple Computer. Before that he was Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Ungermann-Bass and a member of the Office of the President. Prior to that he was the CEO of Industrial Networking, a joint venture of Ungermann-Bass and General Electric.

Country or city of residence: Palo Alto, California
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Marc Cenedella    Facebook Twitter Linked In CrunchBase Wikipedia Other

Marc Cenedella is the founder and chief executive officer of TheLadders.com, the world’s leading online marketplace for $100K+ jobs and $100K+ job seekers. Marc started TheLadders.com in 2003 to make finding a professional job a lot easier, and transformed the way $100K+ candidates and recruiters connect online. With a membership base of 3.5 million, TheLadders.com job search and recruitment model has been embraced by executives and employers alike, with the company ranking #1 for overall satisfaction in an independent survey of recruiters. TheLadders.com has received numerous accolades, including the 2009 Webby Award for Best Employment Website, 2009 Best Companies to Work for New York, 2009 Silicon Alley Award - Most Likely to be Worth $1 Billion and “Best of the Web” designations by BusinessWeek and Forbes.

Country or city of residence: New York
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Martin Nesenholtz    Twitter Other

Martin Nisenholtz was named senior vice president, digital operations for The New York Times Company in February 2005. He is responsible for the strategy development, operations and management of The New York Times Company's digital properties, including About.com, whose acquisition was announced in February 2005. Prior to joining the Times Company, Mr. Nisenholtz was director of content strategy for Ameritech Corporation, where he was responsible for guiding development of new video programming opportunities and interactive information and advertising services.

Country or city of residence: New York
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Nathan Eagle    Blog Facebook Linked In

Nathan Eagle is the CEO of txteagle Inc. He holds faculty appointments at the MIT Media Laboratory and Northeastern University, and is an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. His research involves engineering computational tools, designed to explore how the petabytes of data generated about human movements, financial transactions, and communication patterns can be used for social good. He holds a BS and two MS degrees from Stanford's School of Engineering; his PhD from the MIT Media Laboratory on Reality Mining was declared one of the '10 technologies most likely to change the way we live' by the MIT Technology Review. Recently, he was named one of the world's top mobile phone developers by Nokia and also elected to the TR35. His academic work has been featured in Science, Nature and PNAS, as well as in the mainstream press.

Country or city of residence: Santa Fe, New Mexico Area
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Nazar Yasin    Linked In CrunchBase

Nazar is the CEO of Forticom, which is the world's 3rd largest social networking company and the #1 social networking company in Eastern Europe / Russia / CIS. Forticom operates the world's leading Russian social network (Odnoklassniki), the #1 Polish social network (Nasza-klasa), and the largest social networking brand in the Baltic states (ONE).

Country or city of residence: Greater New York City Area
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Nils Holger Henning    Facebook Other

Nils Holger Henning is the CCO at Bigpoint. After graduating with “Diplom-Kaufmann”, “Master of Laws” (LL.M.) and working in companies like AOL Time Warner and Whirlpool Nils-Holger joined Bigpoint in 2005. Since then Bigpoint became the leading developer and publisher of browser-based multiplayer games, and grew from 20 to more than 220 employees in 2008.

Country or city of residence: Hamburg, Germany
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Nizan Guanaes    Linked In Wikipedia

Nizan Guanaes, born in 1958, is one of Brazil’s leading communications entrepreneurs and the chairman of Grupo ABC de Comunicação, ranked as 20th among the biggest Marketing Communications groups worldwide by Advertising Age – May 2010, and headquarted in São Paulo, Brazil.

Country or city of residence: Brazil
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Philip balboni    Facebook Linked In Wikipedia Other

Philip Balboni is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of GlobalPost. GlobalPost is an online-based international news agency. It has the mission: "to redefine international news for the digital age. The group started on January 12, 2009, with 65 correspondents worldwide. Former Washington Post journalist Caryle Murphy, based in Saudi Arabia, and Time journalist and novelist Matt Beynon Rees, based in Jerusalem, worked for the agency from the beginning. Philip Balboni started it with $8.5 million from private investors. He had previously started the New England Cable News network. The agency largely supports itself from internet advertising.

Country or city of residence: Greater Boston Area
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Ria Hendrikx    Facebook Linked In

Ria Hendrikx has a distinguished career in human resources work spanning almost three decades. Dutch by birth, Ria began her career with Deutsche Post DHL in Rotterdam nine years ago. Since then, she has worked in various senior positions within the DHL family, including her current position of Executive Vice President for Human Resource Guidelines Personnel and Labor Management at the Corporate Headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Prior to DHL, Ria's portfolio included facility management, temporary labor agency work, and public relations for Vendex International based in the Netherlands.

Country or city of residence: Cologne Area, Germany
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Shervin Pishevar    Blog Facebook Twitter Linked In CrunchBase Other

Shervin Pishevar is a technology entrepreneur, published researcher, and technology incubation expert and who has raised nearly $40M in venture funding for his startups. He is the founder and executive chairman of SGN, one of the leading social and mobile gaming companies. Currently, Shervin is an active angel investor or advisor in such companies as Aardvark, Thread.com, Gowalla, and Kissmetrics.

Country or city of residence: Palo Alto, CA
Thomas Crampton    Blog Rss Facebook Twitter Linked In CrunchBase

Thomas Crampton worked as a correspondent for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times for more than a decade, reporting from five continents, writing a column on Asia and covering Asian politics, economics and culture. Currently based out of China, he is working with the founder of a major media company on entrepreneurial ventures. All views expressed on this blog are entirely personal. He has served as president of The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong, president of The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand and on the board of the New York-based Overseas Press Club. In addition to citations from Amnesty International for his articles and photography, he has served as a judge for numerous journalism awards and worked to promote freedom of expression and the training of journalists.

Country or city of residence: Hong Kong
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Thomas H. Glocer    Blog Facebook Twitter Wikipedia

Tom Glocer (born 8 October 1959) is the CEO of Thomson Reuters and former CEO of Reuters. Mr. Glocer joined Reuters Group in 1993 as Vice President and Deputy Counsel, Reuters America. He held a number of senior leadership positions at Reuters, including President of Reuters LatAm and Reuters America, before being named CEO of Reuters Group PLC in July 2001. He is a director of Merck & Co., Inc., and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Columbia College Board of Visitors, the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University, the Advisory Board of the Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University, the European Business Leaders Council, the International Advisory Board of British American Business Inc., the International Business Advisory Council London, and the Madison Council of the Library of Congress.

Country or city of residence: New york
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Trevor Edwards    Other

Edwards joined NIKE in 1992 as a Regional Marketing Manager and has held senior marketing positions in the Americas, the Europe/Middle East/Africa region, the U.S. and Global Brand Management. During his career he has led some of the brand’s most significant breakthrough innovations, including spearheading the creation of Nike+. Edwards helped transform the digital landscape and position Nike as a leader in the use of social media to connect with consumers. Prior to NIKE, Mr. Edwards was with the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Country or city of residence: USA
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beth brooke    Other

Beth Brooke is the global vice chair at Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms. She started out at the firm as the first women to work in Ernst & Young's Indianapolis office in 1990. In 1993, during the Clinton administration, she worked as an advisor to the president within the Department of Treasury. She also sits on boards of various charitable organizations including the White House Project and the National Women's Leadership Hall of Fame Advisory Council.

Country or city of residence: USA
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gabi zedlmayer    Facebook Twitter Linked In Other

Gabi Zedlmayer was appointed as Vice President of HP’s Office of Global Social Innovation in October 2009 and is responsible for driving social innovation programs that are aligned with HP’s business strategy. Gabi is responsible for a team of experts around the globe who aim to make a contribution to solving societal issues by enabling and accelerating the creation of social innovations in the areas of education, healthcare and community engagement. In addition, she is also in charge of HP’s overall Global Citizenship strategy. From 2005 to 2009 Gabi was Vice President, Corporate Marketing for HP Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role she was responsible for driving a comprehensive global marketing strategy for HP in the region. She lead EMEA branding efforts and drove all marketing initiatives including corporate communications, internal communications, brand & digital strategy and advertising as well as Global Citizenship.

Country or city of residence: Switzerland
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paul steiger    Wikipedia Other

Paul Steiger (born 1942) was managing editor of the Wall Street Journal from 1991 until May 15, 2007. He is currently editor at large for The Wall Street Journal and a vice president of Dow Jones & Company. He chairs the Committee to Protect Journalists and has won numerous journalism awards. He is editor-in-chief of ProPublica, an "independent, non-profit newsroom", which commenced operations in 2008.

Country or city of residence: USA

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