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Gina Bianchini      

Serial Entrepreneur, Columnist & Thought Leader; Founder of Mightybell; Co-Founder & Former CEO of Ning

Gina Bianchini is the founder of Mightybell, an aggregator of ideas where people of common interests come to congregate and collaborate. Bianchini was also the co-founder and CEO of Ning, the largest social platform for the world's organizers, activists, and influencers to create unique social experiences online. She led Ning as CEO from its inception in 2004 to March 2010 as an exponentially growing top 100 global website and one of the most valuable start-ups in Silicon Valley with close to 50 million registered users and touching 90 million people around the globe each month.

Bianchini has been featured on Fortune Magazine's "40 under 40," Huffington Post's 10 technology "Ultimate Game Changers," and 7x7 magazine's "Hot 20" list. Bianchini and Ning have been featured in Fast Company, Wired, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has also appeared on Charlie Rose, CNBC, and CNN. While firmly planted at the forefront of the technology and social media revolution, Bianchini also serves as an advisor to The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University; the List Project, a non-profit to resettle Iraqi allies in the U.S.; and She Writes, the largest social network for women writers globally.

Speech Topics

The future of work

What do start-ups and technology companies who have been living with social technologies for six years know about how social media will change recruiting, training, teams, and how you treat your alumni?

Taking an idea and turning it into a hit

In the case of Ning, she took it from an idea and turned it into one of the top 10 social platforms in the world. What does this take and how can you bring it into your organization?

What your organization can learn from the next wave of social games and platforms

Why do people love social games and how can you take their principles and use them in your organization?

The future of popular culture

When you look at how popular culture has been fundamentally changed by social technologies and media, it’s profound. What will arts, entertainment, politics, and even sports be transformed by social technologies over the next five years

How to use social media to drive action

For companies and brands, I believe the first generation of social technologies was about creating a conversation. The next generation will be about transforming talk into action.


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