Fortune Brainstorm Draws the Best


I’ll be in Chicago this week otherwise would be in Pasadena taking in an incredible agenda at the Fortune Brainstorm conference where the speaker line up is top rate.

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They’ve managed to draw Barry Diller, Disney’s Robert Iger, Ashton Kutcher, Reid Hoffman, Marc Andreessen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, HP’s Mark Hurd, AOL’s Tim Armstrong, Adam Bain of Fox, top players from eBay, Fedex, Intel, Dreamworks, Sybase, Salesforce, CNN, Google, Adobe, NBC, Qualcomm, Yahoo, AT&T, Cisco, Sony and more.

Topics include how technology needs to be used to strengthen the global economy, renew confidence and speed a recovery that establishes new business traditions.

And, the fact that the Internet and technology is often underplayed in thinking about social issues. They’ll cover mobile and social media and the implications behind the fact that we now live in a world where people bypass traditional media outlets for their news, entertainment and communications.

It begs the question: how do content creators avoid commoditization? How do infrastructure companies recoup their investments in broadband networks? How do big software companies stay relevant when more everyday people access everything over the ‘Net?

Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.
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