Brian Solis Joins Jeff Clavier, Robert Scoble, David Hornik and Matthew Brezina as Judge at Paris Demo Day

Les 44 start-ups françaises avaient chacune 5 minutes pour convaincre dans ce bel événement porté par 50 Partners, Le Camping et Microsoft Ventures.

La Mairie du IVème arrondissement accueillait ce lundi un événement pour le moins atypique. Nous vous l’annoncions déjà il y a deux semaines, Presse-Citron était partenaire d’un événement rassemblant de multiples acteurs de l’écosystème et notamment Microsoft Ventures, 50Partners et le Camping. Un très vif intérêt a très vite accueilli ce rendez-vous qui bousculait les codes établis. Outre la pluralité des acteurs derrière celui-ci, une scène était réservée pour permettre aux investisseurs de pitcher devant les start-ups : un renversement de vapeur pour un public habitué à être séduit plutôt qu’à séduire.

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Mercury News: Google for kids, coming soon


Michelle Quinn reporting for the San Jose Mercury News examined the recent moves by Google to make its most popular online services more child friendly. Quinn spoke with Brian Solis among other experts to understand why and that the future holds.


I am excited Google plans to roll out kid-friendly versions of some of its services next year.

Of course, a lot of parents hope they are getting NSA-like parental controls and surveillance tools.

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Introducing The Technology of Us, a Provocative Discussion About the New Relationship Between Technology and Humanity


The Technology of Us is a collection of essays and interviews with leading authors and thinkers about technology’s potential to reshape our businesses and lives in the years to come.

Brian Solis joins an amazing lineup of contributors that includes George Lucas, Don Tapscott, Don Peppers, Doc Searls, Rachel Armstrong, Janine Benyus, Erik Brynjolfsson among several other brilliant minds.

The ebook is available online or offline via iBooks, Kindle and Nook.

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LeWeb Paris Keynote: Disruption as an Ecosystem


On December 11th, Brian Solis will return to the LeWeb stage in Paris. This time, Brian is not just keynoting, he’s organized an entire session that explores disruptive technologies that are creating ecosystems beyond just products. He invited two world renown entrepreneurs to join him. Each in their own way is disrupting the industries in which they operate and at the same time teaching other businesses to learn from their open perspective.

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HUFFPOST LIVE: The Urge To Purge Our Social Media Personas


HUFFPOST LIVE hosted a fascinating discussion around the role social media plays in reputation management. From college recruiters to potential employers, more people than we think may be scrutinizing our social media personas. Host Josh Zepps asks should we have to sanitize our past selves to escape judgment from our future bosses and bureaucrats?

Brian Solis joined the cast to share his thoughts and predictions…

Watch the video below (Brian appears at the 6:20, 10:40, 12:10, 16:45 marks)

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20 Books Every Marketer Should Read in 2015

LinkedIn’s Deanna Lazzoroni assembled a list of 20 books every marketer should read in 2015. The post is part 3 in a series of ’12 Days of Content’, for marketers, by marketers. WTF by Brian Solis made the list!


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Inbound 50: The Top 50 Marketing Blogs On The Web

Inbound_50__The_Top_50_Marketing_Blogs_On_The_Web__inbound50 named the 50 top marketing blogs on the web. Brian Solis ranked at number 5. Other top blogs include Seth Godin, Hubspot, MOZ, Search Engine Land, eConsultancy, ClickZ, among others. It’s a useful list!

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CNET: After Uber’s stumble, is it Lyft and Sidecar’s time to shine?


Dara Kerr writing for CNET observed that both Lyft and Sidecar saw significant bumps in business after Uber’s publicity blunders. In her article, she also talked to experts to get their thoughts on what Uber’s latest round of negative publicity actually means for its business today and its future.

After a pile-on of bad publicity for ride-sharing service Uber last week, a certain hashtag started to gain prominence on Twitter: #deleteUber. “It appears it’ll take more than a boycott to oust the top dog,” said Kerr.

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Digital Transformation: Brian Solis Headlines Capgemini’s #CCWeek 2014 in Chantilly France

Brian Solis shared his thoughts on the state and future of digital transformation at Capgemini’s annual #CCWeek in Chantilly France.

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Important Lessons Brian Solis Learned in 2014

While in Amsterdam for his keynote presentation at The Next Web, Brian Solis took some time to share his thoughts on…

1) How to scale a startup, or any company, globally,

2) Important lessons he’s learned so far in 2014, and

3) Common mistakes startups make

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Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog,, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

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