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Joe is founder of Maglitta Communications [www.magcoms.com], a San Francisco-based boutique consultancy specializing in developing high-quality content and events focused on enterprise technology, including IoT, security, 5G, AI/ML and application development tools.
With more than two decades helping leading media, industry vendors, agencies and associations, Joe brings perspective and experience in technology communications that is matched by few in the industry today. He has programmed and moderated more than 600 in-person and digital events for technical and business leaders on four continents, from C-suite to hardcore geeks.
Prior to starting Maglitta Communications in 2011, Joe served in senior content, events, evangelist and executive roles at Slashdot, Geeknet, Ziff Davis Enterprise (eWeek, CIO Insight, Baseline), IDG (Computerworld, CIO, CSO, Network World), UBM (InformationWeek), Schwartz Communications/MSL, and others. His reporting, research and writing on IT leadership, ecommerce, knowledge management, reengineering and other leading-edge topics have been widely cited in academic journals and courses worldwide. He once spent an afternoon interviewing Timothy Leary in the LSD guru’s Hollywood Hills living room using a coffee table that, in reality, was a big boulder.
The eldest son in a family of three engineers, Joe realized early that his gifts lay not in building things, but in talking about doing so, and in finding smart people to do the same. After completing a BA in Journalistic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a graduate certificate in Western Philosophy at St. John’s and Boston College, Joe left daily newspapers to become a pioneering tech journalist and never looked back. Today he definitely has too many software applications on his computers, tablets, and phones.