Global Conference 2006

Speaker's Biography

David Weinberger

Author, Small Pieces Loosely Joined and The Cluetrain Manifesto; Fellow, Berkman Institute for Internet and Society, Harvard University

David Weinberger is the Author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined and The Cluetrain Manifesto, as well as a Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Institute for Internet and Society, where he explores cyberspace and pioneers its development. His new book, Everything Is Miscellaneous, focuses on how new ways of organizing information online are transforming the authority and ownership of knowledge. Weinberger writes the blog "Joho,"; his articles has appeared in such publications as Harvard Business Review, USA Today, Wired, Salon, The Guardian and Esther Dyson's Release 1.0. He sits on the advisory boards of Technorati, ITConversations, SocialText, BlogBrigade, Fon and the Christopher Reeve Foundation. Weinberger helped reinvent politics as senior Internet advisor to Howard Dean's presidential campaign, consulting on Internet policy. His corporate experience includes eight years with Interleaf, where he launched the first document management system and its first electronic document publishing system; and as vice president of strategic marketing at Open Text, where he helped move one of the first web search engine companies (the engine behind Yahoo!) to market. He earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto.

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