Bill Johnston – Director of Strategic Content & Community, Autodesk
Mobile: (415) 233-6914
In a sentence: Seasoned online community and social media executive with over 10 years experience working with large scale communities and developing successful web strategies.
More About Me:
I live in Sonoma, CA with my lovely wife, 5 year old daughter and infant son. They are all awesome.
I currently work at Autodesk driving strategic content, online community and social media initiatives for our CSS divison. Prior to Autodesk, I worked for Dell as Head of Global Community, steering overall online community strategy for Dell, globally. In addition, I was responsible for the strategy of Dell IdeaStorm. I also led Unconferences for Dell related to social media and community, and I also advised on many social media projects related to ROI and social presence.
Prior to Dell, I worked for Forum One Communications as the Chief Community Officer between 2007-2010. I wrote the Online Community Report blog and newsletter. I created and chaired the Online Community Research Network, and conduct research on topics like online community metrics, ROI, and marketing via social media. I planned and hosted conferences about online community, like the Online Community Unconference (East and West Coast).
I have worked for Autodesk, TechRepublic.com (grew it from 0 to 2mm), and I built eframe.net (it is really ugly now) waaayyyy back in the day. I have had a blast along the way.
I also direct a professional networking group called the Online Community Roundtable in the Bay Area which meets quarterly, and always starts with cocktails.