Sean Gardner

Best-Selling Author of "The Road to Social Media Success", Keynote Speaker, Digital Producer,

CO-FOUNDER of the pioneering, Huffington Post "Twitter Powerhouses Series"​, which has interviewed hundreds of people in diverse fields - technology, business, health, philanthropy, travel, food and more - since 2010, and has been an influential voice in the social media conversation. Working for Apple Inc. right out of high school, Sean has delivered results for multi-national firms like Microsoft, Ford, Ultimate Software, Huawei, Marriott, and Silicon Valley Bank, and non-profits like World Vision and Charity: Water. He is both a board member and V.P. of Social Media for the World Communication Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the social media producer for financial powerhouse TwinStarCU. He has also been a digital volunteer for since 2013, and helps the U.N. Foundation promote and expand it online. THOUGHT-LEADER: He has given keynote addresses and presentations on digital strategy at NATO Headquarters, Harvard University, the annual Google Conference, the Smithsonian Institution, and at conferences and events in cities on 3 continents, including London, Amman, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, Belgrade, Hong Kong, New Delhi, and Kazan (Russia). Forbes'​ #1 Social Media Power Influencer, he's also been honored as one of the world's top marketers, writers, thinkers and social good advocates. He has been profiled in Entrepreneur, Inc, Huffington Post, Hootsuite, and Glamour Magazine for his personal branding tips and marketing expertise; given live commentary on the BBC, Al Jazeera, and CNN; and his written work has appeared in Fast Company and Buzzfeed. When he's not traveling for business, he's working on his next two books. PASSIONS: Mobile Strategy, Wearable Tech, Social Selling, Big Data, Collaborative Leadership, Predictive Analytics, Internet of Things, Digital Diplomacy, Travel & Tourism VISION: A more connected planet, with people working together to produce constructive, responsible solutions to our most serious problems.