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Talkbiznow.com : A revolution in Business Networking !

Publié le 4 Septembre 2008, 09:57am

Catégories : #NETWORK

Management Team

Martin Warner Martin Warner
Chief Executive Officer & co-founder

Martin Warner is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Talkbiznow.com, a new business networking platform designed to enable all business professionals to expand their network and manage their online business life using everyday productivity services.  Martin is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He also chairs the design committee focused on Talkbiznow's services and development of its core technologies.

Formerly, Martin was a European Technology Practice Leader at BearingPoint Inc. where he provided technology advisory and transformation services to technology leaders around the world. Prior to this, Martin held several leadership roles at JP Morgan Chase Inc. across technology, finance and a software venture - in London, New York and Frankfurt.

Martin is a well regarded thought leader in consumer and enterprise software, and appears frequently on television, radio, in newspapers and magazines, including Forbes, BBC News, Sky News, CNBC Squawkbox, Bloomberg, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Financial Times, and others.  He speaks frequently at seminar and conference events around the globe and has been featured several times on cover stories of leading executive magazines.

Martin is a committed supporter of Cancer Research UK.


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Mark Parker Mark Parker
President & co-founder

Mark Parker is President and co-founder of Talkbiznow, while also serving as Chairman of the Board.

At Talkbiznow, he co-heads corporate strategy and business development, and overseas the teams responsible for managing its operations.

Mark has held several leadership roles, most recently at Halifax Bank of Scotland Plc (HBOS) - Intelligent Finance, where he was Managing Director responsible for a £9bn internet and telebanking business.

Prior to this, Mark held COO and CIO roles at HBOS managing five thousand people and oversaw its business and technology infrastructure operations. Prior to this, Mark held technology leadership roles at PepsiCo Inc., British Sugar plc, The Boots Company plc and J Sainsbury plc.

Mark has won many awards for business leadership, and was one of the most featured banking leaders in the UK press during his time at HBOS. He has appeared several times on the cover of leading management magazines, and speaks at business conferences around the globe.

Mark is a keen supporter of Cancer Research UK.

Mike Duma Mike Duma
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Mike Duma is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Talkbiznow.  Mike is responsible for setting the technology strategy at Talkbiznow.  This includes overseeing software engineering, architecture, and technology infrastructure.  Mike leads our open applications architecture program designed to enable anyone to develop services on the Talkbiznow platform.
Prior to joining Talkbiznow, Mike was Managing Director and founder of Xervia Limited, a leading web design and marketing solutions company in the UK. Under his supervision and leadership, Mike's teams created leading products in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM), recruitment and communication fields.
Mike is highly regarded as a web thought leader and sound practitioner in the field of internet architecture and open source methods.
Prior to this, Mike held a variety of management roles in technology management and sales.

Ollie gash Ollie Gash
Vice President & Head of Software Engineering

Ollie Gash is Vice President and Head of Software Engineering at Talkbiznow.

Ollie is responsible for setting the product architecture, overseeing product management and leading the software development team.  He is also responsible for the technical innovation behind the Talkbiznow software platform.

Prior to this he held Project and Technology management roles at Boots Plc.

Ollie has a Bsc in Manufacturing Engineering from Loughborogh University, and a Masters in Information Technology from University of Nottingham where he achieved a Distinction.

Jon Foster Jon Foster
Vice President & Head of Customer Experience

Jon Foster is Vice President and Head of Customer Experience at Talkbiznow.

Jon is responsible for user interface design, development, customer experience and consumer behaviour research. In addition, he leads the development of system logic and site scalability.

Previously, Jon was senior web developer at Xervia Limited where he was responsible for the conceptualisation and development of both B2B and e-commerce web development projects.

Prior to this, Jon has held roles within a number of design agencies including Watermark Publishing, Robson Dowry and has worked as a Freelance Designer.

Jon is a committed supporter of Help Unlimited.

A revolution in Business Networking
with Productivity Services.

No matter what industry you are a part of, or what job function you are involved in, we all know that business networking is essential to the future growth of your company.

Talkbiznow provides an unrivalled, professional, networking platform, enabling smart communication between you and new found contacts on both the national and international market place.

Talkbiznow was designed with the business professional in mind.  Unlike many other networking websites, Talkbiznow is completely free, it is intuitive to use and will add value to the way that you work. Talkbiznow comes equipped with a suite of Productivity Services that have been developed to help increase your business productivity.

With your personal profile, you can choose to publicise your current career position as well as an in depth career history.  By building a rich personal profile, you are then able to search for likeminded business professionals and give them a glimpse of yourself before becoming business contacts.

Invite business colleagues to join you in a Talkbiznow network, host webinars and invite people to come and take part in business presentations.

Through Talkbiznow you can:

  • Rapidly find and build relevant contacts
  • Be found for business opportunities and new careers
  • Build public and private networks
  • Host and invite people to your webinar sessions
  • Use our clean email system and stop unwanted mail
  • Compose and send adverts to your contacts
  • Customise your entire experience
  • Manage all of your appointments with your personal calendar
  • Upload files and media to your personal store

    Media Relations

    For press relations or speaking opportunities with our executives, please contact:
    Kully Dhadda at Flame PR |
    Tel. +44 (0) 207 233 7578 |
    Email: kully.dhadda@flamepr.com

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    Talkbiznow in the press

    Design Week - Wednesday, August, 27, 2008
    Design defining professional social networking
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    Sky News - Tuesday, August, 26, 2008
    A Brand New Way To Do Business
    read the article here...

    FT.com - Tuesday, August, 19, 2008
    Start-up for 'super-networkers'
    read the article here...

    The Guardian.co.uk - Monday, August, 18, 2008
    Web networking: MySpace invader does business
    read the article here...

    Times Online - Monday, August, 18, 2008
    Talkbiznow joins online battle to provide networking for executives
    read the article here...

    Forbes.com - Thursday, August, 14, 2008
    LinkedIn's Newest Rival
    read the article here...

    The Daily Telegraph - Wednesday, August, 13, 2008
    Technology expert has made it his business to provide new forum for networking
    read the article here...

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