Eric Brown has more than 15 years of experience in information technology, strategy, and leadership and technology management. Prior to joining the Boy Scouts of America, Eric spent several years as an independent consultant specializing in information technology, social media and project management.
Prior to his consulting role, Eric served as Director of Technology for Silicon Valley Group, Director of Technical Services at Marconi and spent time in senior management roles at Cap Gemini, Aircom International, Digit Technologies and Datavision-Prologix.
Eric has a long history of volunteering including sitting on committees and boards of various non-profits. Eric is the co-founder of two Dallas based non-profit’s and he currently sits on two committees for the Project Management Institute and one advisory board for the Association for Computing Machinery.
Eric holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is currently working on a Doctor of Science in Information Systems degree from Dakota State University. He has previously earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Gene De Libero launched his first new media startup in 1986. A precursor to today’s social networks, East Coast MIDI (ECM) was a multi-line bulletin board system dedicated to electronic musicians. Partnering with manufacturers, ECM provided a forum for customer support, discussion, digital sample exchange and more.
Gene has served as an independent business and IT advisor, CIO, CTO, COO and head of product development in public and private companies in a multitude of verticals. He has launched a number of new media start-ups including Ambient Media Inc., a developer and operator of digital-out-of-home networks; TxtEdge Inc., a mobile marketing venture that uses innovative ‘pull’ technology to put the consumer in charge of the marketing conversation; and Digital Mindshare Inc., a digital marketing think tank that develops innovative products, services and training in the areas of strategic networking for new media, technology, digital marketing and social media.
He is the co-author of “Strategic Networking”, a comprehensive introduction to the strategic use of computer networks (and this thing called “the Internet”) for communication, commerce and learning. Gene has served as an adjunct instructor at New York University since 1999 teaching courses about Internet technologies, digital strategy, narrowcasting, digital ad operations and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) in the Certificate in Digital Media Marketing program.