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David Witzel

Managing Director of Forum One Communications

Dave, a founder of Forum One Communications, is really excited by the concept of social production -- lots of people working together to make the world a better place. He works with clients, users, and colleagues to define and implement new approaches and tools to get more work done better and faster. Dave is responsible for Forum One's 'productions' unit which includes ProjectSpaces, Live! Interviews Online, and Backyard Jungle. He is a frequent contributor to the Online Community Report. He helps design tools to support collaborative work and develop

approaches to attract, engage with and support online professional networks.    Dave's background includes time as a teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps in Botswana, as a computer programmer at a couple of software companies, and as an international development consultant in Indonesia, Burkina Faso, and with the World Bank. He came of age in Texas and has degrees from Texas A&M University and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. When not at his computer he spends his time with his wife Claudia and their two boys Adam and Zachary.

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