Who is Tony Karrer
Tony is a long-time blogger on SoCal CTO and eLearning Technology. A few years ago, he found himself wanting a way to help industry professionals to find all the great content getting created by fellow bloggers and other thought leaders. But there was no one who was really pulling it together in a meaningful way. With that Tony founded Aggregage. It is behind many vertically focused sites like eLearning Learning, the largest online publication in that space. Now Tony is using the technology to apply to his passion: Startups.
His goal is to bring together the amazing content being created by leading bloggers and from other sources to become the Google News of Startups.
In addition to his work on StartupRoar and Aggregage, Dr. Tony Karrer is founder and CEO of TechEmpower, a Los Angeles Web Development firm. He works as a Part-Time CTO for early stage companies and has been doing this for more than 15 years. He is best known as the original CTO at eHarmony, but has worked on more than 40 startups including one that won a webby for technical achievement beating Google and Sony.
Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events.
And, yes, Tony often wears a blue shirt.
You can find out more about Tony via his LinkedIn Profile. Tony will accept most invites (firstname.lastname@example.org). Here's his philosophy on his LinkedIn Open Connection Approach. If you are not familiar with a PAN, CAN and FAN - then go read it.