This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Sean O’Driscoll – Top International Authority on Social Media, Founder/Chief Evangelist, CGT Consulting. Sean provides strategy, tactics, lessons and tips for leveraging the power of social media into organizations.
About Sean O’Driscoll
Sean O’Driscoll is the founder and chief evangelist for CGT Consulting where he focuses on education/immersion workshops on social media / communities / advocacy programs. Sean also provides extensive strategy development sessions focused on working with clients turning his workshops into business strategy for organizations with roadmaps, metrics, and action plans.
Prior to founding CGT Consulting, Sean was the Global Manager for CSS and the MVP Award Program at Microsoft Corporation. As the Global Director, Sean was responsible for the worldwide team that identified, awarded, and engaged 4000 MVPs spanning 90+ Microsoft technologies and in more than 90 countries. O’Driscoll began his career at Microsoft in 1992 as a customer service and sales professional responsible for business development and client relationships. Most recently, he was responsible for Premier and Professional Services sales and delivery to Independent Software Vendors in the US. Prior to that, Sean served as a business development manager working with ISVs on joint development, co-marketing and channel development with Microsoft.
Before joining Microsoft, O’Driscoll graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR (1992) with degrees in Business and Philosophy. He and his wife Kari, have two daughters, Erin and Lauren.
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