SREE SREENIVASAN (@sree) is a professor and chief digital officer at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches in the digital media program, including social media and digital entrepreneurship. He is a technology expert, specializing in explaining technology to the general public. For more than eight years, he served as technology reporter for WABC-TV and WNBC-TV in NYC - and still appears occasionally on NBC, CNN, CNBC, etc, to talk tech.
During 2009-11, he was part of the founding team of DNAinfo.com, a Manhattan news site with Joe Ricketts, Ameritrade founder (and new owner of the Chicago Cubs). The site was named one of the six hottest news startups of 2010 by BusinessInsider.
He has written articles for The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone, National Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes and Popular Science. He is co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, a group of 1,000+ journalists across the US & Canada. In 2009, he was named one of AdAge’s 25 media people to follow on Twitter and in 2010 was named one of Poynter’s 35 most influential people in social media. He is creator of such learning opportunities as Social Media Weekend, Social Media One-Night Stand and more. You can find him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sree and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/sreetips and on the web at http://sree.net