Deborah Schultz

Deborah Schultz


Deb is an Internet industry veteran and open-web advocate who merges expertise in design, technology and innovation to bring fresh approaches to business. She is widely recognized for her understanding of the social web and its impact on society, culture and business. Her current work focuses on open-innovation, real-world experimentation and the new human dynamics required to succeed in a hyper-connected world. Deb is founder and co-host of and a Senior Fellow with the Altimeter Group. She consults and advises Fortune 50s, startups and VC’s and serves on Procter & Gamble’s Digital Advisory Board.

One of her proudest accomplishments was launching the Downtown Info Center, a community center & online hub to revitalize her hometown of New York after the attacks of September 11th. As a self-described “practical utopian,” Deb has a strong idealistic streak partnered with an understanding of the realities of human behavior in the digital world. Deb can be found in SF, NYC, or Tel Aviv. But wherever she is, she’s always connected.


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Businesses realize that they need to be part of the participatory, real-time web. Unfortunately, companies big and small, ignore the new framework needed in this new context. The participatory world requires both new thinking and a renewed focus on human skills and behavior. Read more.
  • Bundle
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • .CO
  • Serve (amex)
  • Tagged
  • Berlin Partner
  • IBT
  • OpenSRS
  • PR Newswire
  • RIM
  • SoftLayer
  • StrataScale Inc.
  • TokBox

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