Bios

  • Julian Bond
  • Social Media-Marketing Manager, Detroit Medical Center

Julian Bond is a long-time supporter of Detroit and follower of the growing local Detroit social media community. He works as social media-marketing manager for the Detroit Medical Center hospital system, where he helps lead their social media efforts and outreach in the Metro Detroit area, and also is a current contributor for the national Ragan Health Care Communications News. Prior to joining the Detroit Medical Center in 2005, Mr. Bond worked for the Detroit Free Press newspaper as an apprentice, and was a head feature writer for the University of Michigan college newspaper for their Dearborn campus.

  • Kamaria Campbell
  • Usability Auditor, ForeSee Results

Kamaria Campbell is a usability auditor at ForeSee, a customer experience analytics firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her work consists of helping companies and other organizations ensure their websites and customer-facing technologies provide the optimal experience for users. She also plays an active role in the team's ongoing research into website usability best practices, leading research on emerging trends in the social media space. Ms. Campbell has a M.S. in information with a specialization in human-computer interaction from the University of Michigan's School of Information and a B.A. from Duke University, where she majored in computer science and history. Kamaria is a member of ACM SIGCHI and UPA.

  • Constantinos K. Coursaris
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University

For over a decade, Dr. Constantinos K. Coursaris has been designing and developing websites for academic, government, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. He has also owned a social networking site, managed the digital and social presence of various businesses, and consulted for organizations on the strategic and tactical use of social media. In 2005, he joined Michigan State University's Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, and Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting, where his research agenda has focused on exploring the motivations, experiences, outcomes, and design implications associated with new media use. Dr. Coursaris has been privileged with opportunities to train others in this space, including the instruction of diverse audiences in the U.S., Canada, France, the U.A.E. and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Connect with him on Twitter @DrCoursaris.

  • Daniel Foster
  • New Media Specialist, TechSmith Corporation

Daniel Foster heads up social strategy for Lansing-based software maker TechSmith—a company that used social media tools and word-of-mouth marketing tactics long before the buzzwords. Mr. Foster is helping TechSmith scale up to get more employees involved, with better tools and processes to delight and learn from more customers.

  • Terrence McKinney
  • User Experience Manager, General Motors Company

Terence McKinney is manager of GM's intranet user experience, with 25 years at the company. He has extensive background in print, illustration and web design, attending the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Mr. McKinney manages GM's intranet standards and designs the templates used by some 3,000 intranet sites globally. A leading web content management SME at GM, he has worked directly with many enterprise software companies to improve the usability of their products and to promote usability testing. In addition to managing daily operations of the GM homepage, Socrates, he is also responsible for the design and usability of GM's media platform at media.gm.com in 90 countries and 30 languages. Currently, he is leading the strategy and redesign of GM's next gen employee portal and its mobile design and integration with GM's internal social tools.