Meet the Bloggers
Paul Tapp is Intel's Consumer Electronics (Smart TV) Segment Manager in EMEA. Paul joined Intel in 2003 and has held various technical and marketing management roles during that time. Over the past 5 years Paul and team have been responsible for the development and evangelism of Intel’s consumer products in EMEA. Intel’s Consumer Electronics offerings have been evolving and maturing significantly in the past three years and Intel has worked closely with OEM’s, Service Providers, ISV’s and other ecosystem partners to make the smart TV vision a game-changer for consumers. Paul is based in the United Kingdom.
Founding member of the Intel Social Media Center of Excellence. Global social media manager for our consumer audiences and brands. I helped pioneer social media techniques that laid the foundations for Intel to leverage Web 2.0. I designed and built this external blog at http://blogs.intel.com, establishing the infrastructure, legal, security and publishing guidelines that integrated social media into Intel's marketing mix. I led a 4-year research project with MIT that researched online trust and digital marketing strategies. My Intel and MIT researchers designed innovative approaches to increase user confidence and trust in online media experiences. I'm also the designer of the Intel Download Center and many highly-trafficked sections of Intel's web systems. Lecturer on digital innovation and social media at the Yale Center for Customer Insights, MIT Center for Digital Business, Innotech, SxSW Interactive, the Marketing Sciences Institute, the Experiential Marketing Summit, to name a few. Adjunct faculty at Portland State University, I also sit on the Executive Board of the Internet Strategy Forum, the Center for Consumer Research at St. Joseph's University, the Marketing Advisory Track at Northeastern University and a member of the City Club of Portland.
A gadget geek and early adopter at heart, Jeff Sass is an experienced technology and entertainment exec. He has co-founded and run mobile commerce and technology companies and he has written and produced for film and television. Currently the VP of Business Development for mobile entertainment company Myxer, Jeff also writes for several blogs including Sassholes, Social Networking Rehab, and Dad-O-Matic. He is also a former Sony DigiDad. Jeff grew up in New York and attended Cornell University.
Michael is an avid technologist, blogger for High Tech Dad, social media pundit, loving husband and father of three girls. He writes about technology, consumer electronics, gadgets, software, hardware, parenting "hacks" and other tips and tricks. As a former Sony DigiDad, he’s a fan of all technology that is new, exciting and valuable. Professionally, he is the technology evangelist for GoGrid, a leading Cloud Computing Infrastructure hosting provider.
Oprah of the Web, Corvida is a well establish Tech blogger and new media strategist well deserving of the title. A social media maven, tech advocate, and mobile technology evangelist, this young soul from Gen-Y has her fingers on the pulse of this industry with a keen eye for upcoming platforms and surprisingly firm understanding of the tools of today. She can be found sharing today's technology under @Corvida on Twitter or voicing new tools and solutions for today's technological state at SheGeeks.net.
Allison Worthington is one of the most recognized names in social media and the Lifestyle-blogger community. Allison is well known and respected among her peers and the marketing community. She is the founder and CEO of Blissfully Domestic women’s magazine, one of the most trusted women’s destinations online. Blissfully Domestic magazine proudly promotes original content from talented women from around the world. She is the author of digital book, The Smart Girls Guide to Twitter, which takes readers from the basics of using Twitter to helping companies establish Social Media best practices. The Smart Girl’s Guide has been a must have for new Twitter users and a resource for businesses who seek to establish a Social Media action plan. Allison is a dynamic consultant and strategist who specializes in advising social media strategy, personal branding, developing promotional campaigns and appropriate blogger outreach. Alli and her husband have five sons and live outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
Alison Wesley is part of the consumer media relations team at Intel, responsible for the company’s consumer PR outreach in Intel’s Global Communications Group. She’s worked in communications for over 17 years, covering a variety of consumer technologies, including spending eight years at Intel Corporation in Asia pacific and the U.S. Most recently, she has focused on Intel’s efforts around innovation and how technology is changing the lives of consumers today and into the future. She also oversees the Intel Advisors program (formerly the Intel Insiders program), an award-winning program that helps Intel to gather immediate advice and better engage authentically with consumers through the networks of 10 external social media influencers and near dozen of the now three-year-old program’s alumni. These Advisors make up some of the most popular and followed consumer-targeted social media names today.
Mike Armstrong is a Senior Digital Marketing Specialist. He has worked in several different marketing roles in his ten year career at Intel. His current position is based around managing content for all things beyond the traditional PC at Intel, including smart TV, netbooks, smartphones and other up and coming consumer segments. He is passionate about gadgets and loves figuring out how to best use all the products on the market. Outside of work, he can be found teaching his sons how to play soccer and build train tracks. Be sure to connect with him on Twitter (@mikearmstrong99) and LinkedIn.