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Industry Event

Sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland

The ICWSM-12 Industry Event will be held from 2-6 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in Trinity College Dublin. Admittance to the ICWSM-12 Industry Event is included in the ICWSM-12 technical program registration fee. Individuals interested in attending only the Industry Event may do so onsite for €50 ($65).

Please note that we have a limit of 50 tickets for the Industry Event since we will have 250-300 additional attendees from the main conference. E-mail to reserve a spot.

Schedule on June 6

Register Now!

Go to our Registration Form, scroll down to "ICWSM-12 Industry Event" and "Add to Cart". Pre-registration is now closed. Interested individuals can register onsite beginning June 4 at 8:00 AM (and on June 6 from 8:30 AM). You can also reserve a spot by sending an e-mail to

Want a Stand?

There will be a limited number of industry stands for exhibitors with a fee of $100 (€80). For more information contact

Industry Keynote

  • Igor Perisic

    Senior Director of Engineering, LinkedIn

    Talk Title: A Look at Some Dynamics of Social Networking following the Jobs Ecosystem

    Igor Perisic is an Engineering Senior Director at LinkedIn, where he is responsible for the company's Data and Analytics infrastructure and products. At LinkedIn, he built the SNA team and is currently working on Search, the Social Graph, Data Infrastructure, A/B platforms, measurement, modeling, and relevance. In the past, he has worked as a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, Chief Scientist of Entopia's research program, Statistical Consultant at Turn, and CTO at He holds a bachelor degree in mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and a doctorate in statistics from Harvard University. He has published several scientific articles related to the educational, biostatistical, data-mining and information retrieval fields. His current interests are in the areas of statistics, data mining, social networks, search, semantic engines, unstructured data analysis, information retrieval, distributed systems and data infrastructure.

Industry Panel: I Want to (Net)work With You, But I Don't Know What/Where/Who You Are

  • Connor Murphy

    CEO and Co-Founder, Datahug

    Connor Murphy is the CEO and co-founder of Datahug. Datahug unlocks, measures and manages the hidden network of 'who knows who' within every organisation, automatically and within 2 minutes. He is an experienced product lead, software developer and management consultant. He is passionate about customer centric design, big data, automation and making life easier for professionals. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, venture start-ups and government organisations. Connor has worked in Denmark, Jamaica, Dubai, the US and the UK in a variety of roles. He holds a first class honors degree in Computer Science and is originally from Cork, Ireland.

    Read this Guardian article: Datahug Aims to Unlock the Business Social Graph Inside Your Inbox

  • Stuart McRae

    Executive Collaboration and Social Business Evangelist, IBM Collaboration Solutions

    Stuart McRae is an Executive Collaboration & Social Business Evangelist for IBM Collaboration Solutions, responsible for articulating IBM's vision for Social Business and exceptional web and work experiences. He is particularly focused on the business impact of emerging technologies: Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices and Social Collaboration. In his role, he supports key customers, partners, marketing events and analyst briefings with a blend of business, market and technical knowledge. Prior to his current role, Stuart has worked in Technical Sales, Business Transformation, Product Management, IT Architecture and Development teams in IBM and Lotus. He has been with the company for 15 years and previously worked with e-mail specialist Soft-Switch and computer fax & telex start-up Systems & Telecoms. Stuart has been involved in many industry bodies, including Guide Share Europe, EEMA and the IETF. He is currently on the board of EEMA and is an EEMA Fellow.

    Read Stuart's blog: Collaboratively Speaking

  • Keith Griffin

    Office of CTO, Collaboration Technology, Cisco Systems

    Keith Griffin is a Principal Engineer in Cisco's Collaboration Technology Group, based in Galway, Ireland where his research is focused on Enterprise Social Software. His vision combines modern social software techniques and application integration with real-time unified communications capabilities. He also spends a large portion of his time working with customers, partners and analysts to ensure that technology direction is aligned with market needs. Previously he was a lead architect in Cisco's Voice Technology Group and prior to that held a chief architect role at Nortel. Keith has a PhD from the University of Limerick in Ireland related to Representational State Transfer (REST) for Communications Integration and continues to actively sponsor global collaboration research projects via Cisco Research Center.

    Read this IT Pro article: Cisco Brings Quad to 5,000 Virgin Seats

Industry Panel: News Generation and Consumption Through Social Media

  • Gavin Sheridan

    Innovation Director, Storyful

    Gavin Sheridan is the Innovation Director at Storyful, which has a team of journalists that separates actionable news from the noise of the real-time web. He is also co-founder of (focussing on freedom of information acts) and founded (a parliamentary transparency website). He has worked as a journalist for the Irish Examiner, and blogged at Gavin's Blog. Gavin has interests in the freedom of information, computer-assisted reporting, investigative journalism, real-time news curation, news gathering, data journalism and data visualisation. He has a degree in arts, history and politics from University College Cork.

    Watch this YouTube video: Social Media and Journalism Seminar

  • Paul Quigley

    Founder, NewsWhip

    Paul is co-founder of NewsWhip, a site that shows the news that's spreading fastest through social networks. NewsWhip does not exercise editorial control - instead, it tracks the activity of a billion social network users to see which news is the most important right now. The company also provides feeds and social data to help keep news companies ahead of the curve. Before founding NewsWhip, Paul practiced law in New York City at two of the city's biggest commercial firms. Paul holds two masters degrees: an LLM in international law from NYU, and an MLitt from Trinity College Dublin.

    Read this Mashable article: The Most Viral News Sources on Twitter and Facebook

  • Hugh Linehan

    Online Editor, The Irish Times

    Hugh Linehan is Online Editor of The Irish Times, where he is responsible for editorial strategy on all digital platforms including Previously, he held the position of Features Editor for The Irish Times, and prior to that he was Editor of The Ticket, The Irish Times' weekly entertainment supplement. He has been working in journalism and broadcasting for 17 years. Before that, he spent five years working in film and TV production.

    Read Hugh's blog: Mechanical Turk

  • Howard Mortman

    Communications Director, C-SPAN

    Howard Mortman is Communications Director and member of the executive leadership team at C-SPAN, an American public cable television network that covers federal government proceedings and other political events. He is responsible for expanding C-SPAN's brand to meet new media challenges, including social media. Venture Beat called C-SPAN's livestream of the President's State of the Union address on Facebook "the most notable moment in politics on Facebook in 2011." Before C-SPAN, he was Public Affairs Practice Director for New Media Strategies. Other positions he has held include Communications Director for the US Broadcasting Board of Governors, producer for "Hardball with Chris Matthews" on MSNBC, and editor for National Journal's Hotline. At the Hotline, he pioneered one of the first online political columns, which later became the blog Extreme Mortman.

    Watch this YouTube video: Howard Mortman Speaks to Stanford Journalism Students

  • Hannah Waldram

    Community Coordinator, The Guardian

    Hannah Waldram is a community coordinator in the newsroom at the Guardian. Her work includes thinking about reader engagement with news content through on-site interaction and social platforms, and building a network of online communities to help tell the story. Before moving to London, Hannah was the Guardian's beatblogger in Cardiff - part of an experimental project in local journalism called Guardian Local - she is considered a frontrunner in the field of news innovation online and founded the hyperlocal news website after finishing journalism studies in 2009. She also worked as a social reporter for Podnosh in Birmingham and has a passion for empowerment and civic engagement through online networks and training, collaborative reporting through social media, and building online conversations into journalism as part of the Guardian's open news agenda.

    Read Hannah's blog: A Geek Girl's Guide to Social Media


Platinum Sponsor

Science Foundation Ireland

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Google   Bing   Meet in Ireland   Fáilte Ireland Tawlk

Bronze Sponsor

Yahoo! Research   Dejan SEO   Knoesis   IBM   Church and Duncan Group Inc.

Supported By

  • AAAI
  • DERI, NUI Galway