StarkInsider was on hand to catch Brian’s keynote at the inaugural C2SV festival in San Jose. Bringing culture, technology and music together in one place, C2SV brought together luminaries to share their thoughts on the past and future of their fields. Performances and conversations featured the likes of Steve Wozniak, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, John McAffee, Jello Biafra among others.
Brian focused on technology’s impact on business and society and how to innovate in a world where new technology is part of everyday life. In a post that incorporates his new book into the title, “WTF is Brian Solis Talking About?” StarkInsider shares an in-depth summary of his talk and also a video interview here.
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.