It is with the greatest pleasure that I announce today that Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group, host of Pivot Conference, and author of What's the Future of Business and friend, will be included in our lineup at The Social Shake-Up. Brian will be interviewed for the Tuesday morning keynote by Maggie Fox, and will share with us his latest findings and predictions for how social (and digital and mobile) are changing the ways that we do business, and that we communicate in the world.
I've known Brian since 2006, and interviewed him over Skype not long after his first book, Now is Gone (co-authored with Geoff Livingston) appeared. Since that time, Brian has proved one of our most popular contributors at Social Media Today, and frankly, has become something of a rock star, surrounded by admirers at SXSW, respected by clients and non-clients alike, and paid attention by everyone from Katie Couric to corporate chieftains.
His most recent book, What Is the Future of Business?, will be given to all attendees at the conference (feel free to pass one along to those in need back at your company!), and many of the themes explored in this remarkably comprehensive look at social will be explored at our event.
In WTF, Brian talks about his "heroes," those of you on the frontlines of change in your businesses. In the interview, we're going to press him further to outline the best strategies for effecting further change, for convincing the unconvinced of not only the inevitability of social business, but the many ways in which social and digital are a great leap forward to a better future.
Brian's wit, good sense and smarts will be most welcome in Atlanta. As you will be. Join us September 15-17 for The Social Shake-Up. To honor Brian's inclusion, we are offering a special discount code of 30%. Register here using the code SOLIS30 - and thank Brian in person in Atlanta.