2014 – Keynotes


Keynote:
Dr. Keith N. Hampton
Rutgers University, USA
@mysocnet

Dr. Keith Hampton

Dr. Keith Hampton

Keith N. Hampton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, School of Communication and Information, and an affiliate member of the Graduate Faculty in Sociology at Rutgers University. He is Chair of the Social Media & Society Cluster in the School of Communication and Information. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Toronto in sociology, and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Calgary. Before joining the faculty at Rutgers, he was an assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and Assistant Professor and Class of ’43 Chair in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests focus on the relationship between new information and communication technologies,
social networks, democratic engagement, and the urban
environment.

Industry Keynote:
John Weigelt
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
@Thumbtackhead

John Weigelt

John Weigelt

Mr. Weigelt drives Microsoft Canada’s strategic policy and technology efforts. He is the lead advocate for the use of technology by private and public sectors, economic development, innovation, environmental sustainability, accessibility, privacy, and security.

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