Vanessa DiMauro is a digital transformation strategist, investor, advisor, researcher, and speaker. She is a pioneer in the field of online communities and in using digital business solutions to gain customer insight and increase revenue.  Vanessa has shaped the digital business strategies of some of the world’s most influential companies, including Cisco Systems, Hitachi, Hewlett-Packard, Royal Dutch Shell, Cognizant, and the World Bank. Before founding Leader Networks, she held leadership positions at Cambridge Technology Partners, Computerworld, and CXO Systems. Her perspective on digital business has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Forbes. Vanessa was named one of Forbes’ Top 40 Social Media Masters Worldwide and one of CEO World’s Most Powerful Women in Social Media, and identified as one of 20 Top Digital Influencers of 2018 by Whatagraph. She was also recognized as Research Fellow of the Year by the Society for New Communications Research.
Vanessa DiMauro is on the faculty of Columbia University in the Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) Master’s program. She sits on several boards, including Network Activator and is a Senior Fellow of the Marketing and Communications Center of The Conference Board.