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February 22-26, 2016

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Crowdcentric is a New York-based strategy firm that helps the world’s greatest people and organizations become more connected through collaboration and sharing. With a global community and local properties in more than 18 countries around the world, Crowdcentric's media division is positioned as one of the most networked and influential platforms in the social media landscape. It's largest media property is Social Media Week, a leading news and publishing platform and worldwide event that captures, curates and shares the most meaningful ideas in regards to how social media is helping us progress in a globally connected society.


  • Toby Daniels

    Toby Daniels

    CEO and Founder and Executive Director of Social Media Week

    Toby Daniels is the CEO of Crowdcentric. He is an entrepreneur with 12 years experience in digital media, managing an interactive agency in London, helping launch Mint Digital in the US, and co-founding ThinkSocial and Social Media Week. He enjoys running, jumping, diving, and eating.

  • Brian Leddy

    Brian Leddy

    Managing Director, Events Division, Co-Founder, Social Media Week and Crowdcentric

  • Michael Papadeas

    Michael Papadeas

    Vice President, Sponsorship and Business Development, Social Media Week and Crowdcentric

    Michael heads up sponsorships and business development for Crowdcentric and Social Media Week. He brings more than 14 years of marketing and advertising experience including years in publishing and experiential agencies. An integrated marketing strategist at-heart, he’s always looking for creative ways to help brands innovate and close the gap between them and their elusive targets.

  • Eric Kramer

    Eric Kramer

    Vice President, Client Services, Social Media Week and Crowdcentric

    Eric Kramer is the Director of Client Strategy at Crowdcentric, focusing on brand partnerships and emerging technologies in addition to client services. Previously, he played various roles at several startups in the social analytics space and worked on the agency side executing digital campaigns. Eric enjoys sports, music, blogging and has a true passion for mobile innovation.

  • Simon Dabkowski

    Simon Dabkowski

    Vice President, Design and Technology, Social Media Week and Crowdcentric

    Simon's professional career as a creative and a developer spans nearly 15 years in working with variety of design & web agencies, non-profit & political organizations and various e-commerce startups. Co-founder of hMAG, a lifestyle magazine and a social networking platform, and a published author of "Livemotion 2: A Beginner's Guide". Hobbies include Pool, snowboarding, and anything outdoors.

  • Shannon Chirone

    Shannon Chirone

    Director of Marketing, Crowdcentric Media and Social Media Week

    Shannon brings over 12 years of experience in digital marketing, media and event planning. Prior to Crowdcentric, she worked at General Assembly (where she continues to teach Digital Marketing classes), Two Tomatoes Records, Oxygen Media, and CAA. When not working she can be spotted running, diving or lindy hopping.

  • Tyler Becker

    Tyler Becker

    Director of Content, Social Media Week and Crowdcentric

    Tyler is the Director of Content at Crowdcentric. Previously, he studied and worked in sports, entertainment, and events, and assisted with the social media and marketing efforts for Six Flags, the National Hockey League, the NYC Marathon, and New York University. Tyler has an affinity for sports, craft beer, podcasts, dog parks, and travel.

  • Jessica Vollman

    Jessica Vollman

    Director of Operations, Social Media Week and Crowdcentric

    Jessica is the Director of Operations at Crowdcentric and brings years of marketing and operations experience to the role. She was one of the earliest team members at General Assembly and held a number of different roles, most recently leading their new market expansion efforts. Prior to joining General Assembly, she produced conferences for Mediabistro. When not working, Jessica loves to travel and is always up for exploring a new city.