Dave Olson is VP of Community at HootSuite after 2 years as the Marketing Director where he crafted programs and initiatives to spark HootSuite’s rapid international growth. Working with Internet-centric companies since 1996, Dave’s experience includes community building around ISPs, open source web tools, movie promotion, and green business. He also organized a citizen reporting accreditation program during the Vancouver Olympics.
A graduate of Evergreen College in Interdisciplinary Studies, Dave frequently shares his stories about technology, art, and culture at events including SXSW, TEDx, Pecha Kucha, Northern Voice, and industry events for financial services ombudsmen, government agencies, and alternative media. He often appears in TV, radio and documentary films and is an avid producer of podcasts. After living and traveling to 25+ countries, Dave now enjoys exploring his local North Vancouver mountains and forests.