Robert Scoble, Futurist, Rackspace
Robert is a geek who grew up in Silicon Valley and since 1985 he has been building online communities. In 2000 Robert started his technology blog, http://scobleizer.com/, and his life has been on a rocketship ever since. In 2003-2006 he worked at Microsoft as an evangelist and one of the five guys who started Microsoft's famous Channel9 video community.
Currently as a Futurist at Rackspace he travels the world to study and make media about world-changing innovators. He is also the co-author of "Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers" with Shel Israel.
Robert speaks around the world, including at Bloomberg Summit, SXSW Interactive, Next Web Europe, and Tech Crunch Disrupt. He provides a practical and optimistic roadmap to help leaders build creative ideas and implement them in their own companies.