We hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. At UP, we’re still hard at work finalizing the details of the speaker lineup for The UP Experience 2011. And, since today is Tuesday, we’re announcing the name of the next innovator to take our stage in October.
Dave Nelsen is the president of Dialogue Cng Group and a social media expert who has achieved incredible success using innovative social networking, social media, and internet communication tools. His UP presentation, Insights about Social Media and Social Networking will help attendees understand how to develop strategies that enhance conversations with their most important internal and external customers using proven social media tools and techniques.
Dave is an award-winning CEO who has founded, run, and sold several high-tech companies including the social media pioneer, TalkShoe.com, where he introduced the world to live, interactive podcasting. Through this venture, he quickly became immersed in the emerging social networking and social media phenomenon. During this time, he was recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as CEO of the Year by the Tech Council, a leading US technology trade association. Throughout his career, he has raised more than $70 million federal, angel investor, and venture capital funding.
Most importantly, as a CEO himself, he has successfully tackled in his own businesses many of the same challenges businesses and professionals face today in the ever-expanding and increasingly important world of social media.
Dave is an experienced podcaster, blogger, tweeter, Facebook and Ning user, and LinkedIn networker. He writes a monthly column for TEQ Magazine, and appears regularly as a guest on WMNY Radio.