Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan

President/CEO, Human Business Works

Chris Brogan has more than 11 years of experience using social media and both web and mobile technologies to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations and individuals. He consults and speaks professionally with Fortune 100 and 500 companies like PepsiCo, General Motors, Microsoft, and others on the future of business communications and social software technologies. He is a New York Times bestselling co-author of Trust Agents, and a featured monthly columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine. His blog,, is in the Top 5 of the Advertising Age’s Power150.

Brogan is president of Human Business Works, an online education and community company for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs. His first project, 501 Mission Place, helps nonprofits and charities learn how to grow their capabilities. Chris is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at CrossTech Ventures, where he’s working to develop New Marketing Labs and The Pulse Network, among other projects.

He is also the cofounder of the PodCamp new media conference series, exploring the use of new media community tools to extend and build value.

Advice Straight Up: Chris Brogan – Part 1

Advice Straight Up: Chris Brogan – Part 2


Q&A Guest Speaker

Rami Jabaji

Senior Marketing Manager, PepsiCo

Rami Jabaji is a brand marketer with a passionate interest in blending emerging technologies and unique marketing strategies to build powerful brands. Rami is currently the Brand Manager for the SoBe brand. He is the team lead on digital, social media, emerging trends and content initiatives. Prior to PepsiCo, Rami earned his MBA from Duke University, representing a turning point in his career. Prior to business school, Rami spent five years at Lockheed Martin in an Advanced Technical Leadership Program. He has spoken numerous times at key industry initiatives, including South By Southwest, on the intersection of brands and digital and entertainment platforms.

Advice Straight Up: Rami Jabaji

Advice Straight Up: Q&A with Rami Jabaji and Chris Brogan