Vanessa DiMauro is CEO of Leader Networks, a research and consulting firm that helps companies use digital and social technologies to gain competitive advantage. She is a strategist, advisor, researcher, author, and keynote speaker.
Vanessa is a pioneer in the field of online communities and in using digital business solutions to gain customer insight and increase revenue. She has shaped the digital business strategies of some of the world’s most influential companies, including Cisco Systems, Hitachi, Hewlett-Packard, Royal Dutch Shell, Cognizant, and the World Bank.
Before founding Leader Networks, she held leadership positions at Cambridge Technology Partners, Computerworld, and CXO Systems. Her perspective on digital business has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Forbes.
Vanessa was named one of Forbes’ Top 40 Social Media Masters Worldwide and one of CEOWorld’s Most Powerful Women in Social Media. She was also recognized as Research Fellow of the Year by the Society for New Communications Research.
Vanessa holds a B.A. and M.A. from Boston College and is faculty at Columbia University in the Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) Master’s program. She sits on several boards, including the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board and Network Activator.