The man hailed as “Obama’s secret political weapon”, Ben Self, Program Director and Founding Partner of Blue State Digital, will be visiting Australia to divulge various secrets surrounding the most successful online campaign in history.
Ben is coming to Australia as a special guest of the Internet Industry Association (IIA). He will be the keynote speaker at the IIA’s annual dinner on Thursday 12 February. He will then conduct a series of exclusive lunches and cocktail events where guests will be able to take part in a lively discussion about Obama’s campaign and unlocking the power of the internet for your business.
Follow the link below to the Couch Creative website for more info on exclusive events which will take place in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. The Threesides team plans to be tuning in at the Canberra event so let us know if you’ll be there and we can meet up.
Visit http://www.couchcreative.com.au/kingmaker09/ for more information. Some more info on Ben below (from the event website):
About Ben Self and BSD
Ben founded BSD in 2004 with three other individuals responsible for Howard Dean’s use of the Internet during his presidential campaign. The company now has offices in New York, London, Boston, Washington DC, and San Francisco, creating digital strategy and technology for political candidates, non-profits and companies. BSD powers the online presence of the largest and most prominent Democratic candidates and progressive organisations, including the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.
During his career, Ben has garnered extensive experience in digital technologies, statistical data analysis, data warehousing, database architecture and administration, system design, and system development. He has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science’s from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).