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.

  • Brian Leddy

    Brian Leddy

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

    Brian is one of the co-founders of Crowdcentric and leads its Events division. Formerly from the world of equity investment, he became an entrepreneur in 2009, Brian has headed projects spanning from architecting numerous digital applications, large scale Social Media Week events, while also managing SMW’s global organizer network. When free time emerges, you’ll find him playing ultimate frisbee, softball, squash and busting out some sets of burpees at Crossfit.

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • Gail Amurao

    Gail Amurao

    Programming & Production Logistics Manager, Social Media Week and Crowdcentric

    Gail is the Programming & Production Logistics Manager of Crowdcentric. Her experience spans over 10 years from working in web design for tech startups to being a software trainer for Apple. When not busy working, you can find her running, baking, dancing, traveling, or planning someone’s wedding.