Hello: I'm Ben Tannenbaum
Storyteller, Innovator, Pioneer
Pioneering the Emerging Frontier
Here's a corporate-sounding bio for all of you myopic ladder-climbers that would dismiss me without one.
A forward-thinking innovator, I possess expertise and experience at the crossroads of emerging media,, business development, and technology. I currently work for Mastercard, where I support efforts within MasterCard Labs focused on engaging directly with early stage companies driving innovation in and around commerce and payments. It's a lot of fun, albeit challenging at times. More importantly, I like it because I believe our charter represents the right way to treat people and companies. Everybody benefits. Sort of like stakeholder theory.
What are some of the things I'm skilled at?
I'm a digital anthropologist maintaining an outwardly focused, technology-driven perspective on innovation, with a focus on both storytelling and the ever-increasing participatory expectations of audiences I have a knack for translating technology to non-technical audiences, with a proven track record of success in initiating and launching complex strategic partnerships and cutting-edge marketing & emerging technology programs. A valued company resource, I've become known for my entrepreneurial mindset and enthusiastic style. In the past, I focused on developing and executing forward-thinking interactive campaigns utilizing emerging technologies designed to deliver sustainable engagement for brands and agencies activated across all media. What a mouthful!
In a world marked by exponential change and evolution, success requires a combination of subject matter expertise and strategic guidance. I leverage both. Consistently. Huh? Look, friend - things are constantly changing. I meditate at the forefront of change. It's a good fit. In a today's professional climate, somebody needs to protect fragile ideas from corporate conservatism and myopic thinking. Might as well be me.
I am actively involved with these fine organizations
Young Executive Board Member, Mentor
iMentor's mission is to improve the lives of high school students from underserved communities by providing them with mentors who are dedicated to helping them succeed in college, and beyond. As a mentor, I had the pleasure of working with Miguel R., a charasmatic, intelligent, thoughtful young man that will be attending City Tech in the fall of 2014. As a member of the YEB, I assist with mentor outreach and recruiting, fundraising, and other geneal support of the iMentor mission.
The Animation Project
Advisory Board Member
The Animation Project nurtures the social, emotional and cognitive growth of at-risk youth, using digital art technology as a therapeutic medium and a workforce development tool. As a member of the advisory board, I assist with writing press releases, pitching news stories; and developing the social media and blog strategy.
Looking to connect?
Check me out on Emissary.
Good ol' fashioned email
Let's grab coffee
Oh, and the icon?
That’s Babe, the blue ox. Obviously. Pioneering... the Frontier... Get it?!
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