Keynote Speaker Category: Business, Entrepreneur,
Biz Stone is an American entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Twitter. He has been developing large scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than fifteen years. Today, Biz is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Jelly Industries—known for Super.me, a service for expressing emphatic statements that become small works of art.
In 2000, after launching Xanga Biz went on to publish two books about the origins and social significance of blogging. In 2003, Google invited Stone to join a recently acquired Blogger.com team at its Silicon Valley headquarters in a full-time, senior role. Biz helped relaunch the service and grow Blogger significantly worldwide. In 2005, he left Google in 2005 to rejoin the start-up world.
In the autumn of 2008, Stone debated and won at Oxford Union against the proposition, “The Problems of Tomorrow Are Bigger Than the Entrepreneurs of Today” along with his esteemed team-mates, including Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn.
He is an advisor to start-ups such as answer community Fluther.com, travel service Trazzler.com, which he co-founded, content encouragement service Plinky.com, and the non-profit organisation Justgive.org, among others, this allows Stone to share much of what he has learned over the past decade.
Stone has published two books about blogging, Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content (2002) and Who Let The Blogs Out? (2004). Stone’s most recent book is titled, “Things A Little Bird Told Me.”
In addition to his long running personal blog, Stone has published an op-ed piece in The Atlantic.
Biz has been honoured with the International Center for Journalism Innovation Award,
INC Magazine named him Entrepreneur of the Decade,
GQ named him Nerd of the Year.
In 2014, The Economist recognized Stone with their annual Innovation Award.
In 2015, Stone’s Twitter won an Emmy.