Traveling Geeks Roundtable

Traveling Geeks Roundtable

Event Details

July 9 2009 (1:30pm – 5:30pm)
Swan at the Globe, London, United Kingdom
About 4 hours

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The Traveling Geeks are an informal group of US-based technology influencers and bloggers, who're coming to London and Cambridge in July as part of Innovation UK.

The mission of Traveling Geeks is to collaborate with innovators and influencers, then share what's been learned through blogging, video, podcasts, social media tools and meet-ups.

As part of their tour, Econsultancy is hosting a roundtable event, based on three areas of mutual interest in which innovation and new technologies are fundamental:

  • Innovation within larger organisations
  • Social media and associated technologies, particularly their use within communities and the public sector
  • Customer service, the impact of social media and new technology, and the implications for skills and learning

The objectives are to share knowledge, experiences and best practice on the topic in question. Discussion will include case studies, trends and developments, innovative and disruptive techologies, new ways of interacting, the challenges these create and resource allocation.

To ensure that the visiting Geeks get a good taste of England, we'll be hosting the event at The Swan at The Globe, on London's Southbank. Roundtable sessions will be followed by a traditional English tea and a tour of the Globe Theatre.

Photo credit: Nik Milner


1.30pm  Coffee

2.00pm  Introductions

  • Ashley Friedlein, CEO, Econsultancy
  • Susan Bratton, Traveling Geek

2.20pm  Roundtable discussions

  • Welcome and introductions, aims of the table discussion
  • In-depth discussion
  • Round-up and close

4.00pm  English Tea and networking

5.00pm  Tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

5.30pm  Close

Photo credit: Matt Christmas at Roth Creative

Who should attend?

This event is by invitation only.

Who is coming?

The Traveling Geeks are:

Find out more about each of them and their interests at

Econsultancy guests:

  • Community Product Manager, BSkyB
  • Global Digital Marketing Director, Warner Music
  • Commercial Director, Photobox
  • Head of Marketing for Future Media & Technology
  • Founder & CEO, eOffice
  • Head of Digital, OMD
  • Co-founder, Poke London
  • International COO, MySpace
  • Head of Innovation,
  • Head of New Media Marketing and Communications, Channel 4
  • Head of Content and Co-Founder, Intruders tv
  • Platform Evangelist, Adobe
  • Jim Sterne, CEO, Emetrics
  • Digital Guru,
  • Head of Digital, Ruder Finn
  • Associate Director, Mandate
  • Director, Nixon McInnes
  • Operations Manager, Open Rights Group
  • Head of Digital Marketing, Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Head of Digital, Equalities Human Rights Commission
  • Head of New Media, London 2012
  • Head of Social Media & Stakeholder Engagement, UK Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills
  • Head of Audience Development, Telegraph Media Group
  • Editor-in-Chief, Internet Retailing
  • CEO, Make It Rain
  • Junior Account Executive, Make It Rain
  • Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Content Editor, e-skills UK
  • Project Officer - Skills, Northwest Vision and Media
  • Head of Ecommerce, Random House
  • Digital Media Communications, EMEA, Dell
  • Marketing and Ecommerce Consultant, Progenit
  • Managing Director, Summit Media
  • Online Help Manager, Carphone Warehouse


Swan at the Globe

21 New Globe Walk
United Kingdom

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Clare Laurie

Tel. 020 7269 1450

Event Details

July 9 2009 (1:30pm – 5:30pm)
Swan at the Globe, London, United Kingdom
About 4 hours

Sorry, this event is now sold out. A waiting list is available.