SXSW: Josh Bancroft featured by Forrester’s Charlene Li

Now, okay. I’ll give you that Josh Bancroft doesn’t exactly work for a “startup.” (He works for a little company called “Intel.”) But no one can deny his impact on the Portland startup scene. Be that his efforts on Ignite Portland, his participation in the Legion of Tech, (both of which are “startups” in their own rights) or even his conversations and guidance via Twitter—he’s a startup guy at heart.

And he’s Portland through and through.

So, it was a proud moment for all of us when he was recognized as a thought leader—or more accurately, a “Revolutionary”—by Charlene Li of Forrester during her SXSW presentation on Sunday.

Dawn Foster of Fast Wonder and Jive Software summed it up best, observing:

[Li] also used Josh Bancroft as an example of someone who made something happen inside a big company using social software (wiki) to create Intelpedia under the radar of the executives (bonus points for a little Portland geek cred).

Other coverage included:

  1. Josh is great! I met him when I worked at Intel on the Intel Developers Forum. He helped a couple of us in the group get video podcasting started so we could spread the word on what Intel does for developers. He helped us navigate the internal corporate battles, and kept us on the straight and narrow with developers by running the camera and conducting interviews.

    He is a great source for news and help, even now that I have been outside of Intel for the last 18 months. He is top of my twitter list, first read in my Reader feeds.

    Congratulations, Josh, you deserve the notice from Forrester, you make things happen.

  2. Awwww. 🙂

    I’m flattered! It was a surprise to be included in Charlene’s preso, but she did interview me as a case study for her upcoming book.

    Thanks for the kind words! 🙂

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