As a professional musician in the late 70’s and early 80’s, I was an early adopter of electronic music, building digital recording studios around the Commodore 64 and Atari 1040ST [and subsequently, Mac and PC-based digital multi-track studio applications].
I launched my first new media start-up in the mid-80’s with friend and musical mentor Paul Richardson. A precursor to today’s social networks, East Coast MIDI (ECM) was a multi-line bulletin board system dedicated to electronic musicians. Partnering with manufacturers, ECM provided a forum for customer support, discussion, digital sample exchange, and more. ECM competitors were CompuServe and The General Electric Network for Information Exchange (GEnie).
Some of my other transformative (and disruptive) digital start-ups include Ambient Media Inc., a developer and operator of digital-out-of-home networks; TxtEdge Inc., a mobile marketing venture that used innovative ‘pull’ technology to put the consumer in charge of the marketing conversation; and Digital Mindshare Inc., a digital marketing think tank that helps individuals and organizations innovate, compete, and succeed in the digital transformation space.
I’ve served as an independent business and IT advisor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Chief Marketing Technologist (CMT), and head of product development and digital technology with agencies and brands in a multitude of verticals.
In 1996, with my good friend @docteled, I co-authored “Strategic Networking”, a comprehensive introduction to the strategic use of computer networks (and this thing called “the Internet”) for communication, commerce, and learning.
I’m an Adjunct at New York University’s School of Professional Studies, sharing my thinking (and opinions!) over the past 15 years or so in areas including digital strategies for marketing, content development strategies for digital marketing, emerging topics in marketing, digital media technologies, and narrowcasting. I’m also a proud recipient of the New York University School of Professional Studies “Excellence in Teaching” award.
Today, as a digital transformation strategist, I help world-class clients solve complex business, marketing, technology, and organizational challenges through customer-driven, integrated digital strategies.
My latest book is called “Strategic Networking: eBook Edition.” It’s perfect for a broad range of readers who want to become more aware of the omnipresent computer networking technology infrastructure that supports their individual, organizational, and social activities.
I’m always looking for new opportunities and ways to partner with smart people and progressive organizations. You can find more information about me here. You can also contact me directly for more information…or just to say hello!
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