Speakers Profile - Andy Gent

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Andy Gent is leader in the area of social media and translating what this means to businesses as consumers rapidly adopt this new media for communication. He is a passionate speaker on harnessing the power of social media as business information and how this can lead to a competitive edge for those businesses that choose to embrace the opportunity. Through his work he has a global view of the latest developments in this space and delivers succinct insights that are digestible and simple to implement for all types of organisation.

In his professional career Andy has founded and lead number of fast growth businesses, initially in the human capital sector and more recently within technology. He is currently the director of two technology businesses and in addition to being a seed investor in BuzzNumbers also holds the role of CEO.

BuzzNumbers is a forerunner in the area of social media monitoring and Andy has guided the business through a rapidly adopting market. Through building a world class software development team and "A player" sales culture the business have thrived and been recognised for a number of awards including an AIIA award and being finalists twice in the RED Herring Asia 100.

BuzzNumbers client portfolio spans a cross sector of clients which includes clients such as Rio Tinto, Volvo, Dyson, AMP and Queensland Government.

Through his work with BuzzNumbers Andy has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of corporate and government organisations to help navigate them through the rapidly changing world of social media. This rewarding and challenging position has given him an unrivalled view of what social media means to corporate Australia and how the associated risks and opportunities can be harnessed to great effect.