MDE#15: Barbara Mallinson, CEO and Founder of OBAMI, a robust social network designed specifically for schools

Barbara Mallinson founded OBAMI, a social network and eLearning platform specifically designed for schools. Barbara is on a mission to bring the best eTools and social networking to teachers and learners.  OBAMI enables the teachers to distribute resources, to allow the learners and teachers to comment and discuss the resources, as well as to provide assessments…

Mde#14: Cedric Hutchings, Ceo Of Withings, Innovator & Manufacturer Of Connected Objects (for Health)

The internet of things useful... arrives Having heard Cedric Hutchings, co-founder and CEO of Withings, speak at LeWeb 2010 last year, I had the chance to meet him at the Université d'Ete 2011 for the MEDEF (an organization for French business executives and entrepreneurs).  If I had to summarize, Withings is the real beginning of the "internet…

MDE #11: François Pétavy, CEO Of Eyeka – Co-creation & crowdsourcing for brands

I had the chance to meet François Pétavy, a fellow INSEAD alum, who is CEO of Eyeka, a successful French start-up providing a co-creation and crowdsourcing platform for brands around the world.  Eyeka manages a community of over 140,000 creative consumers who participate and co-create with  brands on a wide array of briefs that focus…

Rachel Weiss Redken Interactive Digital Marketing – MDE10

Interactive Marketing at its best I got to know Rachel Weiss while working at L'Oreal. Specifically, Rachel began at L'Oréal in 2007 working on the digital strategy for PureOlogy and Redken USA ('professional' brands that sell through the hairdresser channel and is, thus B2B2C). At the beginning of this year, Rachel was promoted to run…

Up Close With A Founding Father Of The Internet: Dr. Stephen Crocker

I had the distinct pleasure to meet and interview Dr Stephen Crocker, one of the three founding fathers of the Internet.  In the photo on the left, Steve is the one with the intention of only listening to what goes on.  The other two are Jon Postel (1943-1998) and Vinton Cerf (b 1943).  As a…