Barry Libert is recognized as an industry leader and visionary within the social technology space. He has published five books on the value of social networks and human interaction. He is a regularly featured keynote speaker and has delivered speeches to audiences of 20,000+ globally. He co-founded Mzinga, a leading provider of social software, services and analytics.
Social Nation, his latest book, examines how businesses can harness the power of social media to attract customers, motivate employees and grow revenue. He also co-authored the critically acclaimed book, We Are Smarter Than Me, which highlights the power of open innovation, as well as Barack, Inc. that explores the power of Open and Citizen led government. He has been published in Newsweek, Smart Money, Barron's, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and he has appeared on CNN, CNBC, FNN and NPR.
He is also an investor and Director at Innocentive, the leader in Open Innovation for Companies and Governments. In addition, he is a board member of the The SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania that focuses on the impact of open and social networks on our society and serves on a number of other boards that have social offerings.
Prior to co-founding Mzinga (a company that now manages over 15,000 communities for 300 leading brands), he was a partner at Arthur Andersen and a managing director at John Hancock. He began his career with McKinsey & Company, is a graduate of Tufts University, and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.