David Weinberger, PhD, is one of the world's most respected thought leaders at the intersection of technology, business, and society. He is also one of the most entertaining and acclaimed presenters around.
Dubbed a "marketing guru" by The Wall Street Journal, Weinberger co-authored the influential bestseller The Cluetrain Manifesto. Called "a primer on Internet marketing" by The Guardian and "the most important book since [Tom Peters'] In Search of Excellence" by InformationWeek, it was one of the first books to tell businesses what the web was really about. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Small Pieces Loosely Joined, a highly original and accessible reflection on the impact of the Internet on human behavior, and Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, which uses the shift to digital music as the model for the future in virtually every industry. His latest book, Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room, is a roadmap on taking advantage of networked knowledge now that it has replaced books and experts of old.
One of the connected economy's most thought-provoking mavericks, Weinberger currently works as a strategic marketing consultant, working for, founding, and consulting with corporations of all sizes - from Fortune 500s to early-stage startups. He has been published in a variety of journals and newspapers, including Wired, Harvard Business Review, Salon, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Guardian.
Weinberger holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto and taught philosophy for five years at New Jersey's Stockton State College. Since 2004, he has been a fellow at Harvard University's prestigious Berkman Center, gag writer for Woody Allen, NPR commentator for "All Things Considered" and "Here and Now," technology columnist for KMWorld and Darwin Magazine, blogging pioneer, and dot-com entrepreneur.
An active blogger and former senior Internet advisor to the Howard Dean presidential campaign, David Weinberger speaks around the world about the web's impact on business and culture. A dynamic and witty speaker, he has received widespread acclaim – and we can prove it! – for captivating presentations to such companies as IBM, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google and Disney.
"David Weinberger's business concepts and presentation were the perfect way to jump-start our conference"
"an absolute hit as the keynote speaker"
"He sneaks up on his audience with his unassuming style only to completely captivate them with his controversial, intelligent and witty perspective."
"Wow - what an extraordinary performance from a shy, retiring, introverted philosopher! ... It was high-energy, thought-provoking and very funny."