Katie Couric invited Brian Solis to her CBS studio in New York to discuss all things social and new media. In an hour-long conversation, Couric and Solis approached new media’s impact on the media business, journalism, education, family and friends, and society and culture at large. The two approached each complicated subject with the warmth and approachability of lifelong friends and also the depth of professionals seeking clarity in a time of confusion.
Part 1: Katie Couric on Social Media and Real-Time Journalism
Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.