I've given talks for small intimate audiences that fit into large conference rooms as well as 5000-person developer events to 70,000 attendee festivals.

My talks cover the gamut from product design, UX, startups, technology & society, culture, media, the future, behavior, and more.

I've put together workshops and other consulting programs for startups, small companies & enterprises, banks (including the Federal Reserve and American Express).

Photo credit:  Christian Heilmann

Photo credit: Christian Heilmann


Upcoming speaking events

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State of Social

June 25 • Perth

Step off the social media and digital marketing merry-go-round and get your bearings with a day of social and digital enlightenment and entertaining at Australia’s most unconferencey conference.

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TOA (Tech Open Air) Berlin

July 2-5 • Berlin

TOA is Europe’s Leading Technology Festival. TOA’s mission is to help people futureproof their businesses and their lives.

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StartupFest Montreal

July 9-12 • Montréal

More than just world-class content and a global attendee base, Startupfest is known for rethinking the standard event format. Crowned “a music festival for startups” by Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian, you’ll have tangible opportunities to make the connections you need, in one of the world’s most iconic festival cities.


Past Events

I have been speaking publicly since 2004. My first talk was on open source and citizen activism, but I’ve come a long way since then. I’ve participated in over 100 speaking engagements (presentations, panels, workshops, and live Q&A) in dozens of cities over the world, including two TEDx events, SXSW, Google I/O, Microsoft’s Future Decoded, and more.

You can see some of my past presentations on SpeakerDeck, Colliq, and Slideshare.


Example talks

The Unlikely Lesson from Inventing the Hashtag

Nov 2018 • TEDxIzhevsk

Lessons from the death of the PC

Lessons from the Death of the PC

September 2017 • Web Directions Summit



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