2013 SILS Emerging Trends in Information Professions Showcase

The 2013 Emerging Trends in Information Professions Showcase was held at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC, on February 26, 2013. Hosted by SILS and the UNC Young Alumni Council, the evening brought together leading lights from SILS and the Research Triangle to talk about the future of the information professions.

Lightning Round Presentation:

Abe Crystal, Ph.D, SILS alumnus; Principal Design Researcher, MoreBetterLabs; Co-Founder/CEO, Ruzuku Inc.- Presenting on Web Services Trends

Local Startup Companies Panel:

Joe Colopy, Founder/ CEO, Bronto
Emma Battle, President, Three Ships Media
Adam Covati, Founder/ CEO, Argyle Social
Todd Moy, Senior UX Designer, Viget
Katie Page and Anthony Deloso, Founders, Knurture

Lightning Presentations:

Duncan Smith (MSLS ’80), SILS alumnus; creator and founder of NoveList, EBSCO’s electronic readers’ advisory service. Vice president of the division whose products include NoveList Plus, NextReads, NoveList Select and LibraryAware.

Zeynep Tufekci, SILS faculty member; Fellow, Center for IT Policy, Princeton University; blogger at technosociology.org – presenting on Social Media Impact Trends in 2013

Jimmy Nguyen, SILS alumnus – Presenting on “SILS Works”

Oakkar Oakkar, current SILS MSIS student; Co-Founder/CEO, Keona Health – presenting on Health Informatics in 2013

Moderated by Dr. Gary Marchionini, SILS Dean, and Kelly Phoenix, UNC Young Alumni Council and executive director, Nourish International

Video produced by Matt Poland (MSIS ’13), graduate assistant, SILS Department of Communications. Video captured using a Sony HD Camcorder and an iPhone 5.

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