Social Media and Digital transformation: Conversation in Crisis

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DateThursday, June 15, 2017
Time18:30 - 22:00
Speaker(s)Elizabeth Linder, Founder of Conversational Century and Senior Consulting Fellow, Chatham House. Public spokeswoman in the fields of digital diplomacy, soft power, and changing patterns of leadership and decision making in the 21st century

Against the backdrop of sweeping political changes, from the rise of Emmanuel Macron to the fall of Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth will give us a global tour-de-force on how the technology revolution is changing our expectations of leaders today - and where we go from here. Elizabeth will draw from her unique perspective in the heart of the spaces where social media and societies coalesce and collide.  

Her experience comes from today’s most successful tech companies – Google, YouTube, and Facebook. As Facebook’s first Politics & Government Specialist – often referred to in the far corners of the globe as “The Facebook Lady,” Elizabeth trained more than forty parliaments, scores of elected officials, hundreds of diplomats, and dozens of civil society leaders. Her experience ranges from the U.S. State Department TechCamp program in Iraq, Palestine, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan; to heads of state offices in Germany, France, the United Arab Emirates and the Democratic Republic of Congo; to the European Parliament, Commission, and Council, NATO, and the Royal Households of Europe and the Middle East.  

Elizabeth’s Media appearances include the BBC, CNN, CNBC Arabia, Haaretz, and Wired. She is a Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House, where she is designing and building Chatham House’s Connectivity Initiative from the ground up.



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Dress CodeBusiness Casual
Registration DeadlineTuesday, June 13, 2017
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