Next Conference: February 23-27, 2015

Social Media Week

Host Team



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.

  • Ben Scheim

    Ben Scheim

    EVP & Executive Director, Client Services, Crowdcentric

    Ben Scheim is Executive Vice President and Executive Director, Client Services, overseeing strategy and brand partnerships for all of Crowdcentric's clients. Previously, he was manager of the Paley Center for Media’s International Council conferences, a private biannual CEO-level meeting of global media heads. Ben loves music, biking, and technology, and strives to live within a happy cross-section of seriousness and laughter.

  • Brian Quinn

    Brian Quinn

    Global Director of Media, Crowdcentric and Director of SMW New York

    Brian Quinn has produced consumer events for the past 5 years, working for a wide range of companies in the culinary, tech, and corporate worlds, including GroupMe, Michelin Guide, Pernod Ricard, Georges Duboeuf, Moleskine, and others. He has also played the drums for 20 years, produced concerts for 10 years, makes delicious cocktails regularly, and is recognized for founding a groundbreaking supper club in NYC.

  • Zach Smith

    Zach Smith

    Finance Director, Social Media Week and CFO and CRO, Crowdcentric

    Zach Smith is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Revenue Officer of Crowdcentric. Prior to Crowdcentric, he advised companies and investors for 10 years in Derivatives, Corporate Finance and M&A at Citi and Merrill Lynch. Rumors of Zach’s love for Tex-Mex and photography have been greatly under-exaggerated.

  • Nicole Brown

    Nicole Brown

    Director of Marketing & Communications

    Nicole Is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Crowdcentric. Previously, she oversaw digital marketing and interactive programming for the Museum of the City of New York, and managed the marketing and communications plans for global brands at Elizabeth Arden, Shiseido, LVMH and Hearst magazines. Nicole enjoys sports blogs, street art, reality TV podcasts, coffee and rooftops.

  • Eric Kramer

    Eric Kramer

    Director, Client Strategy, 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

    Director of 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.