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Charlene Li

Charlene Li is founder and CEO of Altimeter Group and the author of the New York Times bestseller Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform How You Lead. She is also the coauthor of the critically acclaimed, bestselling Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies, which was named one of the best business books in 2008.

She is one of the foremost experts on digital strategies and a consultant and independent thought leader on leadership, strategy, employee engagement, and marketing. Formerly, Charlene was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, worked in online newspaper publishing, and was a consultant with Monitor Group. She was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010 and one of the most influential women in technology in 2009.

Charlene is a much-sought-after public speaker and has keynoted top conferences such as the World Business Forum, World Economic Forum, and SXSW. She is also a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco, Southwest Airlines, and UPS.

Charlene is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received a magna cum laude degree from Harvard College. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two teenagers and regularly indulges in making “slow” foods like sourdough bread to balance her real-time digital life.

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