Bill Johnston

Bill has focused on developing thriving in-person and online communities throughout his career. He designed and launched TechRepublic.com, quickly growing to 2 million members in less than 2 years. He has developed, launched and led successful community initiatives for Autodesk and Dell, connecting millions of customers and creating upwards of $100 Million in financial impact. While at Forum One, he established the first large-scale conference series for community professionals, and pioneered the concept of the “community of community managers”. He has consulted for and advised some of largest organizations in the world, including The Global Fund, Cisco, Salesforce and IBM. He also makes excellent crepes.