Jeremiah Owyang: Why The Industrial Revolution Is About To Unravel

Fred Bauters | Silicon Valley News | February 1, 2014

There's a revolution coming, and Jeremiah Owyang wants you to be prepared.

In 2005, social media was a nascent topic, viewed as a fad by brands and corporations. He saw it coming then, and believes the next step after social—a collaborative economy based on peer-to-peer transactions and co-innovation—is about to change our world.

Next Thursday, Feb. 6, and Friday, Feb. 7, the web strategist—touted by Time as having one of the top 140 Twitter feeds in 2011—will be joined by a host of other speakers for the inaugural Collaborative Economy Resilient Summit at Kansas City's Union Station. Before the event, Silicon Prairie News asked him about the movement, how it got here and how startups and corporations can keep up.

Ahead of the curve

Owyang was at the front lines of social media, pushing companies to form a presence through his web research in corporate marketing and social strategy, and ever since has been a go-to for corporations trying to keep up with the times.