Beth Kanter Archive

Social Media and the Bottom of the Pyramid

On Thursday, I was honored to be part of a panel at NASSCOM CSR Track called “Reaching out to the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) Through Technology Services and Media.”  The moderator was the  Seemantinee Khot, CEO, Suzlon Foundation. The other speakers  Gaurav Mishra, CEO, 20:20 Social, Vijay Talwar, CEO, William J Clinton Organization. more

NILF: Pioneering the use of ICTs and the social media

The NILF, such an integral part of the IT industry’s calendar for the opportunities and trends that it serves to highlight, has also quietly shown the way in the use of ICTs for such events. It began innocuously enough with text message updates, followed by online registrations and print outs of badges at the venue. This was augmented in later years by the official blog which kept people abreast of the goings on at the NILF and gave them a window into the kind of event it is. more

Should CEOs embrace social media?

This was the topic of discussion of an “unconference” session facilitated by Beth Kanter today. The audience had a good mix of CEOs, marketing professionals of corporations and social media consultants. At the same time, we had some believers and a good number o sceptics. more

The Universal Language of Technology Conferences: Schwag

I arrived in Mumbai on Monday morning in the very early morning hours (3:00 am) after a trip that lasted nearly 24 hours and hopped across 12 time zones. I greeted at the airport with a sign that read “Nasscom Leadership India Forum – Miss Kanter.” The driven took me to the Grand Hyatt Hotel saying that during the day the traffic is much different. The conference hotel one of the largest hotels in Mumbai with many rooms and a large convention area. more

I’m Headed for Nasscom Foundation’s Indian Leadership Forum in Mumbai

The Nasscom Foundation in India is the epicenter of nonprofit technology and social innovation.   They are hosting the Global CSR track at the Indian Leadership Forum in Mumbai Feb 9-11.   I’ll not only be speaking at the conference and CSR Track, but will be leading two workshops for NGO and CSR practitioners.   Nasscom Foundation is a partner of TechSoup Global and has an impressive technology product donation program called “BIGTechmore