National Leadership Center Presents "Living Digitally" with Amy Webb, Webbmedia Group

2012 National Leadership Conference

CSG's National Leadership Center:
Living Digitally
May 19, 2012

As a public official, you know how important the Web has become as a tool for citizens to learn about you and their government. The virtual world presents both opportunities and risks. In order to successfully navigate both, you need to know how the internet and social media can both help and hurt you. Amy Webb is a leading expert on life on the Web.

Amy Webb:

Amy Webb is an author, speaker and future thinker who heads the Webbmedia Group, an international digital strategy consultancy that offers mobile, platform, social and emerging tech/media strategic services and workshops to Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies, media organizations, governments, foundations and universities worldwide. Amy has spent more than 18 years working with digital media, founding several web-based companies and now advising various tech startups and media groups as well as Webbmedia's clients.

Amy serves on the Board of Directors for the Online News Association, the SXSW Accelerator Advisory Board, Knight-Batten Advisory Board, the Advisory Board for Temple University’s Journalism Program and the Advisory Board for the International Center for Journalists. She is a Delegate on the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission and one of the Knight News Challenge judges. Amy is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Interactive Media Peer Group) and serves as a judge for the Emmy awards. She is one of the co-founders of Spark Camp, a quarterly invite-only gathering of technologists, journalists, designers, policymakers and others working in emerging technology.

Amy’s work has been recognized with awards/nominations from Webby, Editor & Publisher, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, W3 and IAVA, among others. She has an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and holds a B.A. in political economics from Indiana University. She also earned Nikyu Certification in the Japanese governmen-tadministered Language Proficiency Test and speaks fluently. Amy has been a Lecturer at the Columbia University Sulzberger Program at the Graduate School of Journalism since it began in 2007 and has served on the adjunct faculty at University of Maryland, Temple University, Tokyo University and University of the Arts. She is a regular commentator on various broadcast shows and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences around the world. She is based in Baltimore.