Francesco D'OrazioCEO at Pulsar
Francesco D’Orazio is a researcher, product designer and entrepreneur specialised in online audiences and Internet culture. He holds a PhD in social science and the immersive evolution of media.
He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pulsar, an award-winning audience intelligence firm on a mission to reshape the way we understand people, consumer behaviour and public opinion.
Pulsar combines conversational and behavioral signals from the world's leading digital destinations and industry-specific AI, to provide transformative insights for marketing and innovation strategy.
Prior to Pulsar Francesco has been Chief Innovation Officer and Research Director at innovation consultancy Face and Director of the Visual Social Media Lab, an industry-academia think tank specialised on studying the impact of social media images on society and culture.
He’s a regular speaker at research, innovation and technology conferences such as Big Data Week, Social Media Week, Social Data Week, Strata, WARC, MRS, Esomar, Virtual Worlds Forum, World Business Forum, TedX and many others.
His work on virality, social influence and public opinion has been featured in the likes of BBC, Guardian, CNN, Forbes, The Independent, Daily Mail, Mashable, Gigaom, Business Insider etc.