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Don is a Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer in Intel’s Corporate Demos Group supporting various Intel events from executive keynotes to trades shows. His latest gig is with the Intel Extreme Masters Gaming Series where he provides general technical support as well as managing the iRacing Intel GP Series. Don’s an avid gamer, mostly first person shooters, his real passion is on-line racing with iRacing.com which is the closest thing to driving a real race car as you’re going get. Don is also a skier, photographer and avid motorcyclist, recently making a trek from his home in San Jose, CA to the Arctic Circle, and back.
Jessica Hansen joined Intel Sept. 2010 as part of the consumer media relations team within Intel’s Global Communications Group. Jessica is responsible for increasing awareness and preference for Intel and its consumer products, particularly in the area of mobility. She utilizes a variety of offline, online and social media tools to expand the reach of Intel’s consumer messages, connecting Intel to major consumer trends. Prior to joining the Intel team, Jessica served as an agency account lead working with clients in a variety of industries including a focus on technology for a few national and international brands.
As Editor of Inside Scoop, Marcia has responsibility for the content and conversations you find on Inside Scoop. She joined Intel in July 2010 as a social media marketing manager with the Digital Marketing group and manages consumer and corporate social media projects. Prior to working at Intel, Marcia was at Allstate Insurance where she pioneered their use of social media, including hosting a weekly Internet radio show featuring car and driving tips for women. She is an active participant in the social media space and at face-to-face events where she speaks and leads workshops on social media topics. Marcia holds an M.A. from the University of Missouri where she completed a thesis on digital literacies and her research interests spanned network rhetorics, new media/digital composition, and how teachers and students can use social technologies for learning. She's passionate about how people use new technologies to communicate and share parts of their identities online, as well as how companies use social technologies to communicate with consumers. Previously, Marcia worked for Southern Methodist University, Verizon.com, and was once one of five interns to design and develop GTE's first integrated HR Intranet. You can connect with Marcia Hansen on Twitter, at m2h blogs, or on Facebook. When she has time off, she likes to explore new places on her Honda Shadow 1100 and take pictures to post to her Flickr photostream. Ever curious, Marcia's goal is to see and experience as much of the world as possible.
Kevin is a consumer campaign manager in Intel Americas, creating integrated marketing programs for technologies beyond the PC and for techsetter audiences. His campaigns have included broadcast TV, digital signage, and online media. In his 12 years with Intel he has been an enterprise campaign manager, founding an IT community with members in over 160 countries. That community is now known as the Intel IT Center, which earned him an Intel Marketing Excellence Award. He also co-created/piloted a measurement for online advertising which earned a 2011 ARF Ogilvy Award, also now deployed globally. Previously, he worked at marketing agencies for clients such as The World Bank, Lexus, GE, and Ford. He has a Master's Degree in English Lit and is a comic book geek.
David Dickstein is an Intel media relations manager and staff writer for Intel Free Press. Before joining Intel in 1999, he was with Pacific Bell/SBC (now AT&T) in Los Angeles and a staff writer on daily newspapers in Southern California. He has served as president of the Orange County Press Club and on the national board of the Society of Professional Journalists. In addition to his day job, David is a freelance entertainment and travel writer for a variety of California publications. Follow David on Twitter @rallymonkey.
Eric is a Software Community Strategist for Intel's Software & Services Group. You can find him online at: - www.Twitter.com/CaptGeek - www.Linkedin.com/in/ericmantion | Eric graduated from the US Naval Academy, with a bachelor of science in Physics. He has served on Nuclear Powered Submarines and was attached to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE. He has worked in the Semiconductor Industry for over 10 years and has held positions as a Product Marketing Engineer, a Senior Industry Analyst, a Senior Competitive Intelligence Analyst, and a Technology Evangelist. In whatever spare time he has, Eric loves spending with his family, working out, tinkering with computers, dabbling with Linux, exploring Android, and playing video games (especially StarCraft II & DOTA 2)