Tag: applications

What’s Next: It’s Business.com

Last May, after 6 great years at UBM – and a decade helping legacy media businesses adapt to a new reality defined by the Internet – I decided to step back.  I wanted to really explore the trends that continue to reshape media, marketing and technology before deciding what to do next. Over the past […]

Ignore the Analysts. 5 Reasons to Go Long on Facebook.

Historically I’ve not invested in individual stocks, particularly tech-related stocks. Given my background running technology media companies I’ve followed the policy that if you have responsibility for editorial operations, you don’t trade in the stocks of companies your media brands cover. I’ve always analyzed the value of tech companies however: their market positioning, their product […]

What’s Next?

For the last 6 years I have led a team that has transformed a declining print-centric business into a fast-growing $200 million digital media, live event and marketing services behemoth, otherwise known as UBM TechWeb. It has been an extraordinary experience and one that I’m immensely proud of. I’ve made the difficult decision that this […]

The Social Enterprise

Business is a collaborative sport. Always has been, always will be. Growth in business, whether from new customers, new products, new efficiencies or by acquisition requires collaboration. Business school case studies are founded on examples of successful or unsuccessful collaborations. The challenge is encouraging, coordinating and enabling collaboration is incredibly hard. Through the years technology breakthroughs […]

Web 2.0 Changes Everything. No Really

Hype, hope or hyperbole? Revolution, evolution or a simple change? A technology, a platform or a cultural movement? Web 2.0 has everyone talking. Last week we had a global leadership meeting for our parent company United Business Media, held in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We had presentations and sessions with business and technology […]

Development Centric Content

The role of editing is being transformed in media 2.0 companies today. The job of refining the work of journalists, crafting headlines and packaging the flow of content in a given issue is still an important part of the print content process. In online media however the throughput from writer to audience is far more […]