Leading the social media world for over 30 years

Peter Friedman, Chairman & CEO

Peter Friedman is a social media visionary and veteran with over 30 years of experience in the space (20 at LiveWorld and 12 at Apple). He’s provided multiple global brands with strategic social media guidance and delivered hundreds of social media programs for them in multiple countries and languages. These include Unilever’s Dove Campaign For Real Beauty; HBO’s original show character-driven web site community; the American Express Member’s Project; Walmart’s social media programs; MINI Cooper’s Member’s Lounge; and one of the social media platforms that started it all, Apple’s revolutionary, industry-wide social network called AppleLink.

Peter founded LiveWorld to help people and brands leverage the transformative power of online dialogue and relationships to create value together that they couldn’t do alone. He raised over $100 Million in private rounds and an IPO, grew the company to hundreds of employees, and managed its downsizing, survival, and re-invention through multiple market crashes, recessions, and resurgences. Prior to LiveWorld, Peter was Vice President & General Manager of Apple’s Internet Services Division, overseeing the creation and management of social media services such as AppleLink, eWorld, AOL, and Salon. His Apple tenure incudes being a member of the original Macintosh division.

He is a also a fine art photographer and celebrated public speaker. His writing on social media can be found at The Huffington Post and across the web and his book, The CMO’s Social Media Handbook, A Step By Step Guide For Leading Marketing Teams in the Social Media World. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in American History from Brown University and an Masters In Business Administration from The Harvard Business School.

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To book Peter Friedman to speak at your next event please contact us at hello@liveworld.com


Jeffrey Hayzlett, Host of “C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett”

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a change agent, focusing on leadership, innovation and change management to drive business growth. His signature humor and big, bold approach engages audiences to start thinking differently about their business. Jeffrey motivates audiences to become change agents and leaves them inspired to think big and do bigger.

With decades of experience in business growth, communications, leadership and marketing, he shares his many successes – and failures – to give your company a new perspective on creativity, innovation, marketing, management and customer service.

An online marketing, social media and mobile marketing expert, Jeffrey explores up-to-the-moment trends to help business survive and thrive in the increasingly competitive digital landscape and the future of marketing. He receives standing ovations and is considered a top professional speaker in the business and marketing industries. In short, Jeffrey is a subject matter expert that will knock your socks off and keep your audience wanting more.

Bill Cleary, Senior Partner and Owner at Cleary & Partners

Bill Cleary leads Cleary & Partners, a small marketing firm based in Saratoga, California. In addition he sits on numerous boards; including Santa Clara University (business school), SUNY at Stony Brook (Human Origins, Dr. Richard Leakey), Wildlife Direct (Nairobi, Kenya), PGP and the Hillbrook School. Bill continues to work with web-based companies—and he is currently seeking companies to work with in the various “green sectors.”

He began his marketing career in New York City in 1979, working on such formidable brands as Pepsi®, Pizza Hut® and Welch® Foods. In 1981 he joined Apple Computer and moved to Cupertino, California. In his four years at Apple, Bill played an instrumental role in the development of marketing programs, including sales promotional efforts, advertising and merchandising. In 1986, he joined Activision as the VP of Marketing. In 1987, he founded Cleary Communications, which later became CKS Group. While at CKS, he worked with partners Tom Suiter and Mark Kvamme to build an extraordinary company that helped launch major web-based brands including eBay, Amazon, Excite and Yahoo.

Bill attended school in New York (SUNY Buffalo), receiving degrees in Social Science with an emphasis in anthropology. In addition, he participated in the Fullbright-Hays program in Cairo, Egypt at Ain Shams University.

Arthur A. Ushijima, President & CEO, The Queen’s Health Systems, Honolulu, Hawaii

Art Ushijima is a healthcare executive with over 40 years experience managing and leading hospitals and health systems in five different states.  For the past 28 years, he has been with The Queen’s Health Systems (Queen’s), which is the parent corporation over ten healthcare and real estate companies with an annual operating budget of $1.2 billion; 7,000 employees and 1,600 physicians. Queen’s, which was founded by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV in 1859, is Hawaii’s oldest and largest health system and one of the few companies  today established when Hawaii was an independent sovereignty.

In addition to Queen’s internal boards, he serves on a start-up board, Kineticor, which is commercializing a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) motion-correction technology developed by the University of Hawaii and Queen’s.  He also established a novel position emission tomography (PET) joint venture with Hamamatsu Photonics of Japan, bringing the first PET scanner to Hawaii twenty years ago. He serves on the joint venture management committee.

His past corporate board service includes Vizient, Inc. (formerly VHA, Inc.), which is the nation’s largest group purchasing organization with over $60 billion in medical supply and equipment spend, representing over 2,000 hospitals.  He has served on numerous charitable organization and trade association boards in Hawaii and on the Mainland.

He was recognized as Pacific Business News Leader of the Year in 2013; American College of Healthcare Executives Regents’ Award in 2014; and Hawaii Business Magazine CEO of the Year in 2014.  He received his baccalaureate degree from Cornell College and is master’s degree from the University of Iowa.

Barry Weinman, Co-Founder and former Managing Director of Allegis Capital and AVI Capital

Barry Weinman has been making venture capital investments, principally in Silicon Valley, since 1980. Barry and his partners at Allegis and prior funds have helped numerous private companies go public. Barry has led and participated in investments resulting in over $35 billion in market value, including: Palm, Cypress Semiconductor, Caere, Cadnetix, Columbia/HCA, Women.com, Medscape, LiveWorld, InfoGear, Be Inc., Quokka, and XOMA.

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Barry held management positions with AT&T, IBM, and Fairchild Semiconductor. He co-founded Interactive Applications Inc., the first on-line manufacturing software and services company, merged it with Boole & Babbage which then went on to have an Initial Public Offering. After university, he spent 6+ years in the US Navy and served as an Operations Officer and Air Controller on the destroyer USS Radford.

Barry joined the University of Hawaii Foundation Board, serving first as Chair of the Endowment Committee and then Chairman of the Board. He was Co-Chair, with Senator Daniel Inouye, of the UH Centennial, which raised $328 Million against a target of $250 Million. Barry is currently Chairman of Kineticor, a Motion Control MRI imaging company based on UH Intellectual Property. He is a member of the TruTags Board, a Hawaii based company focused on brand-protection and fraud detection. He serves as a Board member and is Chairman of the $2.2 Billion Endowment of the Queens Health System.

Barry holds a B.S. from Clarkson University, and an M.A. from the London School of Economics / University of Southern California. He graduated from the Board of Directors Program at Stanford University.