This morning I begin a new chapter in my career - I have joined the Altimeter Group as a Partner running the Innovation Practice. I am super excited to join forces with Charlene, Ray and Jeremiah - three extremely accomplished individuals! In the short time in which we have been working together I have already seen how our experience and knowledge provide a 360 view of the emerging technology landscape and how it impacts business and society.
My work life began in the early 90's when the Internet/Web first made it's presence known both culturally and economically. I was smitten from my first hyperlink! The power shift had begun! The idea that technology could bring together people and organizations in new and exciting ways to bring new ideas and innovations to the world was and still is thrilling. Over the years I have participated in many different corners of the Web - from designer to coder to marketer to business person. Throughout it all I have maintained the thread of focusing on the User/Customer and what this technology means to the individual and by extension business. As a result I have often been a translator for both sides of the table - geek and non geek alike. Bringing disparate points of view to the table to innovate and create something better is what brought me to this industry in the first place.
The world we live in today is porous - meaning that old definitions of public and private, business and free are being shredded. The open web and flow of data mean that we need to develop new understandings and new strategies for business and personal life. Just take a look at Deloitte's recent Shift Index and you know things have to change!
My vision for the Innovation Practice at Altimeter is to bring together the entire ecosystem in new and exciting ways that benefit us all. I realized the power of this both with my recent work at P&G and at a passionate session on this topic I ran at this year's Social Web Foo Camp. This means that geeks, and thought leaders, vc's and big business ALL benefit by sharing knowledge earlier in the game. Time to break up some of those homophily and work closer together !
If you are interested in learning more I encourage you to take the time to sign up for our webinar - we want to hear from YOU! Also please feel free to drop a comment here or on twitter or on my altimeter email address.
The future looks bright!
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