keynote address

keynote address

Sue Gardner, Fmr Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation- Keynote Address

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Technology has rapidly altered the world of communications and media, which perhaps no one knows more acutely than Sue Gardner, the former executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit behind Wikipedia. The online, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is the fifth most-visited website in the world, but that status does not come without its share of risks. The open nature of Wikipedia has led to concerns about the accuracy of information, the quality of the editing from its volunteer "Wikimedians," and questions about transparency and reputation risk. Hear Gardner discuss how the Wikimedia Foundation transformed from a 10-employee, $3 million operation to a staff of 179 with more than $50 million in donations and grants, how a new era of transparency is transforming the business landscape and the future of media.