Whiting-Turner Business & Entrepreneurial Lecture: Adam Ostrow
Speaker: Adam Ostrow, Chief Strategy Officer at Mashable.com
Alumnus of the Merrill School of Journalism and the Hinman CEOs Program
Title: "Reimagining Media for a Connected World"
The reception will begin at 4:30 pm and the program will start at 5:00 pm. The event is co-sponsored by the Clark School of Engineering and the Merrill School of Journalism.
Adam Ostrow is a new media entrepreneur and commentator. As Mashable's chief strategy officer, Adam is responsible for defining and implementing strategy across the organization.
Prior to being promoted to CSO, Adam was Mashable's executive editor, a role in which he was responsible for the company's editorial and business development strategy. In that position, Adam led the development of the Mashable Publisher Platform, created Mashable's video program and expanded the scope of the company's syndication relationships.
Adam joined Mashable in 2007 as editor in chief, a role in which he directed day-to-day editorial coverage, authored more than 2,500 articles and grew the editorial staff from 3 to 25 employees. During his tenure as editor in chief, the site's audience grew tenfold to more than 15 million unique visitors per month.
Adam has been frequently quoted by numerous mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today, among many others. He is a frequent guest on CNN, Bloomberg and NPR.
Adam is also a highly sought after speaker and has made presentations at TED Global, Cannes Lions, CES, SXSW Interactive and Harvard Business School, among other conferences, corporate events and universities. His TED Talk "After Your Final Status Update" has been viewed more than 650,000 times as of July, 2012.
Adam is a graduate of the University of Maryland at which he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and was awarded most outstanding senior in the school's prestigious Hinman CEOs program.