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.
BA, Inter-disciplinary Studies2004
|May 30, 2015||Tech Cocktail - Cool Under Pressure: How HootSuite Responded to Embarrassing Tweets, Crashing Servers, and the Japanese Earthquake|
|Jul 11, 2014||Tech Cocktail - The 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs|
|Mar 5, 2014||WSJ Blogs - Ryan Holmes: How to Win the Networking Game at SXSW|
|Sep 24, 2013||Tech Vibes - HootSuite Hires Former Cisco Executive Jeanette Gibson as Vice President of Community|
|Oct 25, 2012||Tech Vibes - Radian6 Layoffs Prove Social is Not All About Technology|
|Oct 14, 2012||The Next Web - The High-Risk Jobs Behind Your Digital Conveniences|
|May 11, 2011||Mashable - HOW TO: Use HootSuite as a Marketing Tool|
|Nov 20, 2010||The Next Web - The Next Web|