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Talk Title: Pull and the 21st Century Organization
Abstract: David Siegel has a message for business people and technologists alike: In the world of pull, you don’t own the customer; the customer owns you. Customers want to pull information, products, and services to them. They want to be much more in control than they are today. When companies start collaborating, customers win. That collaboration is what will bring us the semantic web. Today, all around the world, we waste about 20% of our economy just dealing with information inefficiently. This has led to information crises in finance, health care, government, and business in general. We have computers and we have networks, but we are still using 19th century models of creating and sharing information. This shift is the first new way to use information in 4,000 years, and it’s coming to your industry. By looking at the business landscape from a pull perspective, David shows how everyone can win. Don’t miss this action-packed session full of examples and new videos based on his book, Pull, in bookstores now.
David Siegel is an author, consultant, and investor focusing on the future of technology, the Internet, and business. Always on the cutting edge, David is credited with being one of the first entrepreneurs and designers in the emerging web site design business, designing his first site in 1993. He started blogging in 1995 and is likely one of the first five people to start blogging. He started Studio Verso, one of the first web-design and strategy firms in the same year. David has been writing books about the Web since 1995: Creating Killer Web Sites (Macmillan, 1995; translated into 16 languages), Secrets of Successful Web Sites (Pearson, 1997), Creating Killer Web Sites II (Pearson, 1999), Futurize Your Enterprise (Wiley, 1999), Pull (Penguin, 2010).
David has an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1982) and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford (1986). He worked at Pixar Studios one year before going into business for himself. He has designed or produced three of the world’s top-50 typefaces (in terms of sales) and started designing web sites in 1993. He has taught graduate design courses and seminars in marketing and business. He started one of the first online design and strategy firms, Studio Verso, which he sold to KPMG in 1999.
David has been lecturing and speaking about the Web since 1995, and about the semantic web since 1998. He has delivered over 100 speeches on the Internet and business. Since 2000, David has been an active angel investor, advisor, and board member. He has worked with such companies as Taligent, CSC, Sony, the W3C, Amazon.com, and many others. He is chairman of LTR.com, based in New York City, and Primoris Brick and Paver Company in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He also lectures on dark chocolate and has been doing professional chocolate tastings since 2002. His web site is www.ThePowerOfPull.com.
David Siegel is an author, consultant, speaker, and investor focusing on the future of technology, the Internet, and business. He has an undergraduate degree in Math from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford. He has designed three of the world’s best-selling typefaces. He started blogging and designing web sites in 1994. He has written three bestselling books about the Internet, including his 1995 book, Creating Killer Web Sites, which remains Amazon.com’s longest-running number-one bestseller. In 1994, he started one of the first web design and strategy agencies, Studio Verso, which he sold to KPMG in 1999. He is an active angel investor and advisor to start-ups. He is chairman of Primoris Brick in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. His latest book, Pull, describes the coming semantic web and the shift from pushing information to pulling it. His web site is www.ThePowerOfPull.com.
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David Siegel is an internet pioneer, author, and entrepreneur. His
first book, Creating Killer Web Sites, published in 1995, remains
Amazon.com’s longest-running number-one bestseller. He is the fifth
person in the world to start blogging. In 1995, he started one of
the first web design agencies in San Francisco, and in 1999, he sold
company to KPMG. He has given more than 100 speeches about the web, and
he also lectures on dark chocolate. All together, he has written four
books about the Web. His newest book, Pull, describes the coming
semantic web and the future of how businesses will use information.