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Dom Sagolla

Co-Creator of Twitter; Author of "140 Characters"

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Dom Sagolla Biography

A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard University, Dr. Sagolla earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Computer Science, a Master of Education in Cognitive Science, as well as a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Becker College.

Co-creator of Twitter, Dom has also contributed to Macromedia Studio, Adobe Creative Suite, and many influential apps such as the Official Obama '08 iPhone App. Co-founder of the world's most prolific hackathon, iOSDevCamp, Dom has advised mega-hits like GetAround, FoodSpotting, Tapulous (now Disney), Small Society (now Wal-Mart Labs), and Square.

Dr. Sagolla was first recognized as an International Genius by the City of Amsterdam for his career and leadership in the technology industry. Based in San Francisco, he operates the agile software studio DollarApp and advises businesses of all sizes on product development, marketing, and launch strategy.

Dom's first book, 140 CHARACTERS, includes a foreword by Jack Dorsey, Creator and Chairman of Twitter, Inc. The book was released simultaneously as an interactive iPhone application (with full text) and in print & e-book form by John Wiley & Sons. For more information, follow @dom or visit http://140characters.com.

Speaking Topics
  • Culture of Innovation: Creating a Marketplace of Ideas

    Twitter started out as a podcasting company but is now the world's fastesttext communications channel. Blogger began as project management software and is now one of the most popular publication tools in history. Google began with a search box, and is now the world's largest advertising network, changing its identity almost yearly. Adobe started out shipping printer drivers, and is now producing the standard in professional content creation tools.

    Dom Sagolla has been a part of some of the world's most renown innovation pipelines. From HP Laboratories to the MIT Media Lab, from Harvard Law, Medical, and Education schools to Adobe Labs, Sagolla noticed some common patterns. When absent these patterns and processes, innovation fails to emerge and ideas are squandered. Sagolla believes that any company, no matter what size, can foster the kind of innovation that drives the most aggressive startup.

    Sagolla maintains that innovation lives in small teams operating as independently as possible, listening to customers, providing a unique experience, and actually creating demand where there was none.

    Using case studies from Apple and other American companies –both large and small• Sagolla explores the truth behind Brian K. Smith’s famous quotation,"On a good day, we fail in a really interesting way."

  • Success Through Simplicity: Apps For Everyone

    What does the phenomenal success of the iPhone and iPad and their Apps tellus about what consumers want? Dom Sagolla knows. After his success withTwitter, he founded DollarApp, an iPhone development company, and helped build the official Obama ’08 iPhone Application. Dom has spent the last four years building the world’s largest independent developer community for the iOS, iPhone Developer’s Camp. He is uniquely positioned to explain the explosion of Apps, and what this says about technology culture and how we live today.

  • Twitter: Changing the World With 140 Characters

    With over 200 million users worldwide, Twitter has become an instant part of our culture. Not only is it changing the way we communicate, but it has proven to be a tool for social and political change. In this presentation, Dom tells the story of Twitter and introduces the concept of “tweets per capita,” giving us a snapshot of our current status as a planet. He’ll also provide a glimpse into the future of writing and journalism, as well as information and social networks, concluding with a lively Q&A session.

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140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form

140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form

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  • How do I book Dom Sagolla to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Dom Sagolla for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Dom Sagolla, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Dom Sagolla or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Dom Sagolla

    Speaking fees for Dom Sagolla, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dom Sagolla are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dom Sagolla, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dom Sagolla speak about?

    Dom Sagolla is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Media, Science and Technology, Social Media, STEM, Technology Speakers, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Dom Sagolla travel from?

    Dom Sagolla generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dom Sagolla’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dom Sagolla for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dom Sagolla for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dom Sagolla or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Co-Creator of Twitter; Author of "140 Characters"

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Dom Sagolla Biography

A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard University, Dr. Sagolla earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Computer Science, a Master of Education in Cognitive Science, as well as a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Becker College.

Co-creator of Twitter, Dom has also contributed to Macromedia Studio, Adobe Creative Suite, and many influential apps such as the Official Obama '08 iPhone App. Co-founder of the world's most prolific hackathon, iOSDevCamp, Dom has advised mega-hits like GetAround, FoodSpotting, Tapulous (now Disney), Small Society (now Wal-Mart Labs), and Square.

Dr. Sagolla was first recognized as an International Genius by the City of Amsterdam for his career and leadership in the technology industry. Based in San Francisco, he operates the agile software studio DollarApp and advises businesses of all sizes on product development, marketing, and launch strategy.

Dom's first book, 140 CHARACTERS, includes a foreword by Jack Dorsey, Creator and Chairman of Twitter, Inc. The book was released simultaneously as an interactive iPhone application (with full text) and in print & e-book form by John Wiley & Sons. For more information, follow @dom or visit http://140characters.com.

Dom Sagolla Speaking Topics

  • Culture of Innovation: Creating a Marketplace of Ideas

    Twitter started out as a podcasting company but is now the world's fastesttext communications channel. Blogger began as project management software and is now one of the most popular publication tools in history. Google began with a search box, and is now the world's largest advertising network, changing its identity almost yearly. Adobe started out shipping printer drivers, and is now producing the standard in professional content creation tools.

    Dom Sagolla has been a part of some of the world's most renown innovation pipelines. From HP Laboratories to the MIT Media Lab, from Harvard Law, Medical, and Education schools to Adobe Labs, Sagolla noticed some common patterns. When absent these patterns and processes, innovation fails to emerge and ideas are squandered. Sagolla believes that any company, no matter what size, can foster the kind of innovation that drives the most aggressive startup.

    Sagolla maintains that innovation lives in small teams operating as independently as possible, listening to customers, providing a unique experience, and actually creating demand where there was none.

    Using case studies from Apple and other American companies –both large and small• Sagolla explores the truth behind Brian K. Smith’s famous quotation,"On a good day, we fail in a really interesting way."

  • Success Through Simplicity: Apps For Everyone

    What does the phenomenal success of the iPhone and iPad and their Apps tellus about what consumers want? Dom Sagolla knows. After his success withTwitter, he founded DollarApp, an iPhone development company, and helped build the official Obama ’08 iPhone Application. Dom has spent the last four years building the world’s largest independent developer community for the iOS, iPhone Developer’s Camp. He is uniquely positioned to explain the explosion of Apps, and what this says about technology culture and how we live today.

  • Twitter: Changing the World With 140 Characters

    With over 200 million users worldwide, Twitter has become an instant part of our culture. Not only is it changing the way we communicate, but it has proven to be a tool for social and political change. In this presentation, Dom tells the story of Twitter and introduces the concept of “tweets per capita,” giving us a snapshot of our current status as a planet. He’ll also provide a glimpse into the future of writing and journalism, as well as information and social networks, concluding with a lively Q&A session.

Dom Sagolla Videos

  • Dom Sagolla — Becker College 2012 Commencement Address on ...
  • Dom Sagolla on Twitter, 140 Characters, Square, and more on Vimeo
  • On the Origins of Twitter

Dom Sagolla Books

FAQs on booking Dom Sagolla

  • How do I book Dom Sagolla to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Dom Sagolla for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Dom Sagolla, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Dom Sagolla or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Dom Sagolla

    Speaking fees for Dom Sagolla, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dom Sagolla are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dom Sagolla, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dom Sagolla speak about?

    Dom Sagolla is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Media, Science and Technology, Social Media, STEM, Technology Speakers, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Dom Sagolla travel from?

    Dom Sagolla generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dom Sagolla’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dom Sagolla for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dom Sagolla for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dom Sagolla or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Dom Sagolla is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Culture of Innovation: Creating a Marketplace of Ideas, Success Through Simplicity: Apps For Everyone and Twitter: Changing the World With 140 Characters. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dom Sagolla for your event is available upon request. Dom Sagolla generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Josh Linkner, Randi Zuckerberg, Ray Kurzweil, Jon Steinberg and Erik Qualman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dom Sagolla for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dom Sagolla Speaking Topics

  • Culture of Innovation: Creating a Marketplace of Ideas

    Twitter started out as a podcasting company but is now the world's fastesttext communications channel. Blogger began as project management software and is now one of the most popular publication tools in history. Google began with a search box, and is now the world's largest advertising network, changing its identity almost yearly. Adobe started out shipping printer drivers, and is now producing the standard in professional content creation tools.

    Dom Sagolla has been a part of some of the world's most renown innovation pipelines. From HP Laboratories to the MIT Media Lab, from Harvard Law, Medical, and Education schools to Adobe Labs, Sagolla noticed some common patterns. When absent these patterns and processes, innovation fails to emerge and ideas are squandered. Sagolla believes that any company, no matter what size, can foster the kind of innovation that drives the most aggressive startup.

    Sagolla maintains that innovation lives in small teams operating as independently as possible, listening to customers, providing a unique experience, and actually creating demand where there was none.

    Using case studies from Apple and other American companies –both large and small• Sagolla explores the truth behind Brian K. Smith’s famous quotation,"On a good day, we fail in a really interesting way."

  • Success Through Simplicity: Apps For Everyone

    What does the phenomenal success of the iPhone and iPad and their Apps tellus about what consumers want? Dom Sagolla knows. After his success withTwitter, he founded DollarApp, an iPhone development company, and helped build the official Obama ’08 iPhone Application. Dom has spent the last four years building the world’s largest independent developer community for the iOS, iPhone Developer’s Camp. He is uniquely positioned to explain the explosion of Apps, and what this says about technology culture and how we live today.

  • Twitter: Changing the World With 140 Characters

    With over 200 million users worldwide, Twitter has become an instant part of our culture. Not only is it changing the way we communicate, but it has proven to be a tool for social and political change. In this presentation, Dom tells the story of Twitter and introduces the concept of “tweets per capita,” giving us a snapshot of our current status as a planet. He’ll also provide a glimpse into the future of writing and journalism, as well as information and social networks, concluding with a lively Q&A session.

Dom Sagolla Speaker Videos

  • Dom Sagolla — Becker College 2012 Commencement Address on ...
    Dom Sagolla on Twitter, 140 Characters, Square, and more on Vimeo
  • On the Origins of Twitter

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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