Gary Anderson is president and CEO of Netbriefings. Netbriefings is a full-service webcast technology provider that specializes in robust audio/video streaming designed for large audiences as well as solutions for smaller, rich media presentations. Netbriefings solutions provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional corporate communication methods, allowing its clients to conduct successful rich media webcasts with ease. Netbriefings also offers secure broadcasting, on-demand access of archived content, and repurposing of content into CDs, DVDs, podcasts and other formats.
Prior to Netbriefings, he was founder, president, and chairman of SPS Commerce, the leading hosted EDI provider for B2B integration. He was a founding member and board member of the Minnesota Software Association and the Minnesota Software Technology Center, and is active with the Minnesota High Technology Association and the Minnesota Chapter of the Council of Growing Companies. In addition, Mr. Anderson serves on the boards of Applied Statistics, and the St. Paul Software Technology Center. Mr. Anderson attended Mankato Technical College, where he graduated from its Computer Technology Program before specializing in Computer Science and Business at Mankato State University, in Mankato, Minnesota.
Gary can be reached by phone at 651-225-1532 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Provident Partners/Marketing Edge
Albert Maruggi is founder and president of Provident Partners, host of the Marketing Edge podcast, and senior fellow for the Society of New Communications Research. He has spent his 25 year career in communications working in broadcast journalism, national politics, corporate marketing, and venture capital. In the 1980s Maruggi worked as a radio and television journalist in markets across the Midwest. He moved to politics when he became a press secretary for a Congressman from Nebraska and then the press secretary for the Republican National Committee during the 1988 president election cycle. He served as a communications senior staff member for presidential cabinet members in the Bush ’41 Administration. He’s also held several upper-level corporate marketing and communications positions.
Now he’s putting all of that experience together as the leader of his own marketing firm, providing services ranging from public relations strategy to social media consulting to audio and video production. Maruggi has developed a keen sense of the impact new media are having on marketing, communication and business in general. From the technical aspects of recording and production to the strategic elements of new-media marketing, Maruggi is a well-rounded and knowledgeable resource on new media and consumer engagement.
Maruggi launched Provident Partners’ own podcast, the Marketing Edge, in February 2005. The firm has built a solid audience for its own podcast and has put its continually developing knowledge of new media to use for many of its clients. From business consultants to software developers, publishers to governors, Provident Partners has used social media to break ground and achieve business goals.
Albert can be reached by phone at 651-695-0174 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Vonder Haar
Interactive Media Strategies
Steve Vonder Haar is Research Director of Interactive Media Strategies, a consulting firm focused on the development of multimedia-enriched online communications. He is the firm’s lead analyst, tracing the use of interactive audio and video in enterprise- oriented applications, including Webcasting, Web Conferencing and Video Conferencing.
Prior to launching Interactive Media Strategies in April 2002, Vonder Haar had served as director of The Yankee Group’s Media and Entertainment Strategies unit. In that role, Vonder Haar managed the Yankee unit focusing on the platforms, access services and user applications that make next-generation entertainment services possible. Areas of coverage under Vonder Haar’s direction included multi-channel video services, high-speed Internet applications, telco video strategies, digital television, interactive television, set-top devices and other topics related to the growing market for digital services.
From 1995 to 2000, Vonder Haar worked as a senior writer for the trade publication Interactive Week, covering Web media, advertising, and electronic commerce. Previously, he also worked as technology reporter on the business desk of the Fort Worth Star Telegram from 1990 to 1995, and as a technology reporter for both the Dallas Times Herald (1989-1990) and Dallas Business Journal (1987-1989.)
Steve can be reached by phone at 817-860-5121 or via e-mail at SVonder@InteractiveMediaStrategies.com