Social Business Summit Report: Austin Photo Gallery

by Bryan Menell 19 Apr 2012 Blog Post

The 3rd Annual Dachis Group Social Business Summit in Austin was held on March 8, 2012. Attendance was restricted to a small group to keep the day intimate and engaging. For those that missed out, we have shared some pictures from the Summit here. Check back often as we will be posting, short summaries of some of the presentations, additional notes, videos and slides in the coming weeks.

The day kicked off with a breakfast hosted by exclusive presenting sponsor, IBM, and a presentation from IBM’s VP, Social Business Sales and Evangelism, Sandy Carter. After a short introduction from Dachis Group Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Dachis and Dachis Group Chief Strategy Officer, Peter Kim, the day continued with presentations from Steve Furman, Director of Design at Discover Financial Services, Melissa Lavigne-Delville, VP Trends and Strategic Insights at NBC-Universal, Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Social and Member and Board of Directors at Starbucks, Bonin Bough, Vice President of Global Digital and Consumer Engagement at Kraft Foods, David Armano, EVP of Global Integration and Innovation at Edelman Digital, Jeremiah Owyang, Partner at Altimeter, Sherri Maxson, Director, Digital Marketing & Social Media at US Cellular, and Dachis Group executives, Dion Hinchcliffe, Dave Gray and Erick Huddleston.

To view a complete listing of all the photos from the Summit, find us on Facebook. The Social Business Summit global series just stopped in Shanghai on April 18th, and will continue in Rio de Janeiro on May 9th. For more information and to request an invitation, visit

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