Lisa Gansky is good at anticipating trends. She shared her latest insights with the crowd at DEMO Fall 2010 on Wednesday in a conversation with VentureBeat edit0r-in-chief Matt Marshall. She foresaw photo sharing’s growth as the chief executive of Ofoto, which raised more than $60 million in funding a decade ago and then was bought by Kodak. By the time she left Kodak in 2005, Kodak had more than 45 million photo-sharing users.
Now her new tech theme is The Mesh, which she describes as a future where we will all be tied together in a web of sharing. She talked about the lessons of a couple of years of research — which resulted in her just published book The Mesh. See the videos below. And here’s a link to a story about her talk yesterday.
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