Overloaded 2014

Overloaded 2014

produced by the Information Overload Research Group

June 7, 2014

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Faith Chiang, speaker at Overloaded 2014

Faith Chiang

Director of User Experience, FirstRain

Faith is the Director of User Experience at FirstRain, bringing a powerful combination of both enterprise/B2B UX leadership and large-scale consumer web apps. At FirstRain, she oversees all of the company's apps, including the web app, mobile apps and CRM deployment.

Faith has led UX and Digital Design in businesses ranging from financial services, insurance, ISP and consumer web portals, and mobile/social health applications.

Faith holds an MBA from the Case Weatherhead School of Management, and a B.A. in Architecture from Yale University.

Joshua Hailpern, speaker at Overloaded 2014

Joshua Hailpern

Research Scientist, HP Labs

As a research scientist at the Social Computing Lab under Bernardo Huberman (part of HP Labs), Josh focuses on finding novel human-centered intersections between disparate research communities both within and beyond computer sciences. His research has leveraged multiple areas of computer science including everything from visualization and data mining to graphic design, psychology, and special education.

On an unrelated note, Joshua's favorite ice-cream is chocolate chip cookie dough.

Kory Kogon, speaker at Overloaded 2014

Kory Kogon

Global Productivity Practice Leader, FranklinCovey

Kory has spent the last two years as the Global Practice Leader for Productivity, and is one of the authors of the “5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity”, “Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager” and “Presentation Advantage”. Prior to taking on this role, Kory was as a Senior Leadership Consultant and the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Speed of Trust Practice.

Clients describe her as energetic and straightforward, and they appreciate her ability to offer real-world skills that they can apply “now—not next year.”

Before joining FranklinCovey, Kory spent more than 6 years as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations for AlphaGraphics, Inc. She was responsible for the teams helping franchisees start up their business, develop staff, and reach profitability in a highly competitive, commodity-driven industry. She also led the implementation of ISO 9000, supervised the move of the corporate headquarters from Tucson to Salt Lake City, and managed the installation of the first companywide global learning system.

Previously, Kory worked in the hospitality industry, where she held executive positions in sales, sales management, and training.

In 2005 Utah Magazine honored Kory as one of the “Top 30 Business Women to Watch” in Utah.

Bob Marsh, speaker at Overloaded 2014

Bob Marsh

Associate Professor of Management, Sacred Heart University

Bob Marsh is an Associate Professor of Management who received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Cincinnati. Bob has nearly ten years of industry experience, predominately with General Electric Aircraft Engines, and two years of consulting experience. In 2001, he joined Sacred Heart University, where he teaches courses in Operations Management and Strategic Management. Bob is now conducting research in the area of time management and information overload, specifically in applying lean process techniques to managerial efficiency and knowledge workers.

Dr. Gloria Mark, speaker at Overloaded 2014

Gloria Mark

Professor, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine

We are excited to announce one of our banner speakers, Gloria Mark, who will be joining us to present on some of the most recent innovative research she has been working on. More details to follow, but this will be a talk you will surely not want to miss.

Nima Niakan, speaker at Overloaded 2014

Nima Niakan

Executive Fellow, FirstRain

With more than a decade of software experience designing solutions that meet the everyday information challenges of business users, Nima brings a combination of leadership, creativity and analysis to organizational adoption and customer success at FirstRain. Before FirstRain, Nima was a part of the Cadence Design Systems worldwide business development team responsible for developing new ways of utilizing Web technologies and for driving a more flexible license and purchasing business model to help customers adapt and respond to business needs in real time.

Nima holds a B.S. from the College of Architecture & Environmental Design from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

Dr. Stanley Rosenschein, speaker at Overloaded 2014

Stanley Rosenschein

Founder, BranchTime Technologies

Dr. Stanley Rosenschein has been active in academic research and technology ventures in artificial intelligence, robotics, and collaboration technology. He is the former Director of the AI Center at SRI International and has been affiliated with Stanford University's Computer Science department, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Media X, and Medical School. Prior to BranchTime, he was founder and CEO of two technology startups, one in robotics and machine vision, and the other in collaboration technology. Dr. Rosenschein holds a BA from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Spira, speaker at Overloaded 2014

Jonathan Spira

CEO, Accura Media Group

A noted author and expert in the field of Information Overload, Jonathan B. Spira served as CEO and chief analyst of Basex, a research firm focusing on issues companies face as they navigate the knowledge economy, for over 20 years. His book, Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous To Your Organization published by Wiley & Sons, is the culmination of more than ten years of research with some of the world’s top companies. He is currently CEO and co-founder of Accura Media Group, a startup that provides original content in travel, lifestyle, and automotive areas to magazines, newspapers, websites, and corporate portals and publishes Frequent Business Traveler magazine.

Mr. Spira is recognized as one of the technology industry’s leading thinkers and pundits, having pioneered the study of knowledge workers and how information technology impacts them. He began studying the problem of information overload more than two decades ago and his findings, which include data on the lost productivity of knowledge workers, have been cited by literally thousands of researchers.

Nathan Zeldes, speaker at Overloaded 2014

Nathan Zeldes

Principal, NZeldes.com

Nathan Zeldes, co-founder and the president of the Information Overload Research Group, is a globally recognized thought leader in the search for knowledge work productivity. After a 26-year career as a manager and principal engineer at Intel corporation, he now helps organizations solve core problems at the intersection of technology and human behavior. Nathan has been working on information overload for 20 years, during which he’s developed and deployed original solutions at Intel and other companies, and exchanged knowledge and solutions with scores of organizations worldwide. He blogs on IO at http://www.nathanzeldes.com.

Jared Goralnick, speaker at Overloaded 2014

Jared Goralnick

Founder and CEO, AwayFind

Jared Goralnick is Founder and CEO of AwayFind.com, a web application that addresses email interruptions. In 2010 he sold his technology productivity training company, SET Consulting, that worked with organizations like NTT, HP, NIST, and the FBI. He is also the EVP of the Information Overload Research Group, Founder of Ignite DC, and a Mentor at Founder Institute and 500 Startups.

You can find Jared blogging/tweeting online at Technotheory.com/@technotheory, and he’s also written for sites like Lifehacker and WebWorkerDaily. He received a software engineering degree at 17 and Bachelor’s in Philosophy with honors from University of Maryland at 20. When he’s not addressing (or suffering from) information overload on his blog or at conferences, he’s a big fan of photography, swing and blues dance. He divides his time between San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and Washington, DC.



The schedule for the day is still growing and improving. Take a look at the fantastic talks already lined up for the day.

Time Title Speaker
8:30 AM - 9:00 Breakfast and Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Introductions
9:15 - 10:00 Rhythms of Attention, Focus and Mood with Digital Activity Dr. Gloria Mark
10:00 - 10:25 The New Information Overload: How the Explosion Became Mainstream and What We Can Do About It Jonathan Spira
10:25 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 11:15 Electronic devices in meetings? They’re less disruptive than you’d think Dr. Bob Marsh
11:15 - 11:40 Information Overload—It's about the role Nima Niakan and Faith Chiang
11:40 - 12:05 PM Replace the email protocol with a to-do protocol Dr. Stanley Rosenschein
12:05 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 Brainstorming and Small Group Work All Participants
2:45 - 3:00 Coffee Break
3:00 - 3:25 The Love Triangle Of Overload: Technology, Information, and Design Josh Hailpern
3:25 - 4:00 Participant Unpanel You and your peers!
4:00 - 4:45 Thoughts on Overload and Closing Comments Nathan Zeldes
4:45 - 5:00 Next steps and wrap-up

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Location & Details

PARISOMA Innovation Lounge,
169 11th Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

Saturday, June 7th,
8:30 AM—5:00 PM

Snacks and a light lunch will be served. For lodging, we recommend the nearby Hotel Whitcomb.