The first keynote speaker taking the stage on the Next Generation Conference is Sean Gardner, who will talk about the use of new digital tools and motivating start-ups for business growth.
Sean Gardner is co-founder of the pioneering, Huffington Post “Twitter Powerhouses Series”. In these series hundreds of people in diverse fields – technology, business, health, philanthropy, travel, food and more – have been interviewed since 2010, and it has been an influential voice in the social media conversation.
Formerly of Apple, Inc. and Microsoft, Sean has delivered results for multi-national corporations, non-profits and small businesses. Also, he has been a ghost writer and new media manager for celebrities and a popular keynote speaker. He gave presentations on digital and social media strategy at Harvard University, The Smithsonian Institution, and at conferences in London, New York City, and Hamburg, Germany.
He has been profiled in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., and American Genuis for his personal branding tips and marketing expertise; given commentary on CNN, FOX and PBS; and his written work has appeared in Fast Company and Buzzfeed.
Sean is an ambassador and digital volunteer for GivingTuesday.org, and helps the United Nations Foundation promote and expand it online. Currently he is ranked the #1 Social Media Power Influencer by Forbes. He is recognized as one of social media’s top marketers, writers, thinkers and social good advocates. The Huffington Post called his twitter feed “one of the top 100 twitter accounts in business, leadership and tech to follow.”