Opera Conference 2014: Audiences Reimagined

Thinking Outside the (Drop)Box
We all have our favorite online social media, analytic and design tools to facilitate our work and spread the excitement of opera. Discover new tools and explore free or "freemium" services that may replace some of your paid services, freeing up valuable budget dollars. GUILLAUME DECUGIS, co-founder and CEO, Scoop.it; BETH KANTER, blogger (moderator); SEAN WAUGH, assistant to the director of artistic administration, San Francisco Opera.

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Speaker Information
GUILLAUME DECUGIS, co-founder and CEO, Scoop.it
Guillaume is the CEO & co-founder of Scoop.it, the leading publishing-by-curation platform. Launched in Nov. 2011, Scoop.it attracted about 100 million unique visitors in two years by enabling people and businesses to efficiently discover, curate and share relevant content on their topics of expertise. He's also been a board member, business angel and advisor for various start-ups, including Tedemis, the leader in ad email retargeting in Europe - acquired by Criteo.

Guillaume's previous company, Musiwave, became the leading Mobile Music Service Provider in Europe and was sold for $120 million in 2006. It is now a Microsoft company. A former Mobile Industry executive in the late 90's, Guillaume also launched Goojet, a mobile social media which topped 1m downloads in France at the end of 2010.

Originally from France, Guillaume received a Master of Science in Engineering from Stanford University and now lives in San Francisco.

BETH KANTER, blogger (moderator)
Beth Kanter is a well-established international leader in nonprofits' use of social media. Her first book "The Networked Nonprofit," introduced the sector to a new way of thinking and operating in a connected world. Her second book, "Measuring the Networked Nonprofit," is a practical guide for using measurement and learning to achieve social impact. She is the author of Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, considered the go-to source for how nonprofits can use networks and social media for social change. Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, and capacity and has facilitated trainings for nonprofits on every continent in the world (except Antarctica). Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s "Voices of Innovation for Social Media," Beth is Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013

SEAN WAUGH, assistant to the director of artistic administration, San Francisco Opera
Sean Waugh joined San Francisco Opera in May 2010 as Assistant to the Director of Artistic Administration. In August 2014, Sean will begin a new role with the company as Artistic Planning Manager assisting with casting, season planning and strategic initiatives. Prior to San Francisco Opera, he was a student in the Performing Arts Administration Program at New York University and completed internships with the Metropolitan Opera, OPERA America, the Castleton Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera and the Handel & Haydn Society. He is a graduate of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University where he helped lead the school's recruitment team and founded the Musicians' Health Series, the Schulich Ambassador Program and the Music Career Service, all which have grown to be integral programs at the institution today. He is a recipient of a California “NextGen” Leadership Development Award and is an active participant of Emerging Arts Professionals.
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