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Stefan Fountain, Soocial

Stefan is the Chief Monkey of Soocial, the solution to the growing problem and mess that is your address book.

Interface designer, software developer, rocker and night-time haka-performer Stefan Fountain brings a fresh singular focussed vision to the mouldy address book. His Soocial service provides a unified address book that connects all your devices, computers and web applications. It's a hassle-free way to keep your address book sane, safe and clean. Soocial aims to be an open address book platform for the web where anyone can plug into the capabilities provided by the service.

In addition to being the Chief Monkey of Soocial, Stefan is a regular speaker on topics ranging from mobility to network effects and from cloud computing to Knight Rider. Recently being asked as advisor to clueless multinationals that don't know how to react to the changing world where they no longer rule by default, he poses challenges and provides realistic constructive (and destructive) feedback.

Stefan is a half Dutch and half Kiwi internet entrepreneur from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has previously founded a successful internet agency (Eight Media - www.eight.nl) and an advertising agency (Total Experience - www.totalexperience.nl). Stefan holds a MSc in CS and is a published academic author with his work on Trust and Network Effects. Stefan loves creating simple interfaces, usable web applications, futuristic musings about spiritual journeys and crazy movies featuring David Hasselhoff (http://www.vimeo.com/834214).

Attended conferences

QCon London 2009