Robert Scoble (Scobleizer/Rackspace), Gary Kremen (Bitcoin), Steve Kirsch (entrepreneur), Bradley Lautenbach (Zuckerberg Media), Brian Solis (Altimeter Group) and Maynard Webb (Yahoo Chairman) are just some of the big names in social media and tech that will take to the stage in Silicon Valley over the coming days.
C2SV (Create. Converge. Silicon Valley.) kicks off September 25th at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center (its new $130 million expansion opens next month).
Following his keynote at Telefonica’s annual Campus Party at the O2 Arena in London, Brian Solis joined Co-anchors: Shivvy Jervis and Hugo Pinto for an episode of Digital Futures: ‘Innovate! Inspire! Invent!’.
What’s it going to take to really drive innovation and entrepreneurship? Telefonica Digital tracked down an MIT data scientist, programming prodigy and ‘father of the internet’ plus 7 other global thought leaders (including Brian Solis) at the world’s largest electronic entertainment event – Campus Party. Here’s their take on future innovation, women in technology and building a Digital Europe.
For a second year in a row, Brian Solis’ blog (www.BrianSolis.com) has been named one of the Top 50 Must-Read IT Blogs by BizTech Magazine.
According to BizTech, “When it comes to understanding the intricate relationship between social media and business, Brian Solis wrote the book — literally. As the principal at research firm Altimeter Group, Solis is often regarded as the authority on social business. With the trends pointing toward the growing influence of social media in business, you might want to snag his words of wisdom for yourself.”
Sara Ashley O’Brien of the The New York Post interviewed Brian Solis in a story that examined SnapChat’s business model and its ongoing challenges with keeping pictures private as well as the feud between its co-founders.
Here are some of Solis’ thoughts…
“What makes Snapchat so promising and popular is the illusion of self-destructing images. It is still genuinely misunderstood that Snapchat is a safe environment,” explains Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group. Illusion is now very much the key word he believes.
Scott Steinberg interviewed Brian Solis for his column in Huffington Post to discuss “The New Rules of Advertising, Marketing, and PR.”
While in New York for Integrated Marketing Week, All Analytics spent a few moments with Brian Solis to hear his thoughts how marketers can stay competitive in the new digital economy. Brian Solis, author of What’s the Future of Business and principal analyst at Altimeter Group, advocates going back to the basics: what customers think, believe and share with others. That, he says, may be the key to marketing principal analyst at Altimeter Group, advocates going back to the basics: what customers think, believe and share with others. That, he says, may be the key to marketing success.
In July 2013, Brian Solis was invited to present in London at a special Adobe event celebrating the launch of What’s the Future of Business: Changing the way businesses create experiences. Immediately following the presentation, he joined Adobe’s Jeremy Waite to shoot an episode of Marketing Minute.
As the title suggests, each episode is supposed to last 60 seconds. However, this conversation wrapped just shy of 10 minutes. The interview was edited down for its usual episode format but was also published in full to preserve the rich dialogue between Solis and Waite.
CNET’s Jennifer Van Grove talked to Brian Solis once again to discuss how the loopy video app is providing young adults, aspiring actors, and YouTube stars with a new place to showcase their quirky creativity. As Van Grove and Solis observe, a new generation of stars are emerging.
As with so many new social tools, Vine is cool with the younger set. “Vine is mainstream amongst Millennials,” said Brian Solis, an analyst who studies digital preferences among young people for Altimeter Group. Gen Z, those born between the mid 1990s and mid 2000s, is also “all over Vine,” he said.
PSFK, a leading media authority on Design, Advertising and Digital Media, interviewed Brian Solis on his ideas around the future of experiences introduced in his latest book, #WTF.
Macala Wright lead the interview and introduced it this way…”In today’s digital age, consumers expect more from the business they support and the products they purchase. Consumers not only expect great brand experiences, they believe they’re entitled to them. Experience are now directly tied to aspiration and intention, creativity and technology are merely the enablers. In his new book, What’s The Future of Business, Brian Solis, the principal of The Altimeter Group, takes marketers through matrix of designing and connecting for consumers.”
In his popular column in Forbes, business author Rob Asghar interviewed Brian Solis for two in-depth, back-to-back stories on how to build a true Social Business and why most businesses are Anti-Social in a Social Media era.
Building A Truly Social Business: A Conversation With Brian Solis
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. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.
His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold 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. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.